Hey y'all (as I put my beer down) watch this!

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by carver, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Thats pretty stupid. why would they even post that? Seem slike a huge amount of liability on their part. you know some dumbass is gonna hurt himself trying this at home.

    On a similar note tho, it gave me a sweet idea for saboted .50 cal loads for a 12 ga slug gun.. :D
     

  3. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    Not for nothing but those two seem to have a bit too much time on their hands. That being said it was an interesting watch to see how it worked.
     
  4. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

  5. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel

    Oct 16, 2009
    NE Pennsylvania
    Reminds me of a line you do NOT want to hear when riding in your buddy's pickup. "Put your seatbelt on, I want to try something".
     
  6. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
  7. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Did they take it down? All I got was a blank screen that said advertisement and a bunch of comments below that.

    I'm assuming that someone was shooting 50 BMG from a 12 gauge?:eek:
     
  8. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
  9. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    I would not want to hold the shotgun and do that.
     
  10. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Highboy, I am not sure I would want to be part of any of that crazy stuff, several years back maybe but not now.
     
  11. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    UK
    You didn't try it several years back, so now you're still around to say you wouldn't try it now. :D
     
  12. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 29, 2005
    North Florida
    Well, I am impressed. A quick Google-fu on SAAMI specs shows approx. 13,000 PSI MAX for 12gauge, and 54,000 PSI for .50BMG. BIG difference!!
    That the shorgun stood up to it for at least a couple shots speaks well for the design.
    But, you wouldn't get me to shoot it from my shoulder....... :D
     
  13. snuffy

    snuffy New Member

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    Dec 27, 2011
    Oshkosh Wisconsin
    I can't believe nobody understands how ammunition works. In order for a cartridge to reach it's designed operating pressure, it has to have a chamber that fits the cartridge case, and a barrel that fits the bullet. Did you notice that they had to wrap tape around the 50 BMG shell to hold it in the 12 ga. chamber?

    As soon as the powder begins to burn, the shell expands to the 12 g. chamber to leave a 50 cal,(.500) bullet in a .729 barrel. Nothing to contain the pressure. The fact that it had any velocity at all is simply a function of a lot of gas and powder flying PAST the bullet. The bullet also will tumble almost immediately after leaving the barrel.
     
  14. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Actually the .50 BMG uses a .510" bullet. :)
     
  15. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    It didnt develop near that much pressure because the bullet didnt fit the bore.