am I crazy?

could this work? would it be possible to load enough powder to keep it sub 600fps? I was thinking of using a cloth wad so the person on the other side of the gun doesn't get pelted with plastic.

are there any problems I could face from trying something like this?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's called a baton round.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Even it was sub 600fps it’s likely just going to turn into cork confetti because of the sudden pressure change mixed with the fire that comes from the powder

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      would it still be flying out the barrel or would it lose all its momentum? you could call it wiener buckshot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        shit. *cork*

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          you now know what you must make. it is your destiny.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So wooden bullets were actually a thing. Think of it like an early rubber bullet and had roughly the same problems. The big one is viable range. If you're too close you end up killing or maiming the target. Too far and the target shrugs it off like a jab from a 10 year old.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Think of it like an early rubber bullet
      No. They were a method of making training blanks. The wood would shatter when fired to reduce down range risk.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Only if fired through a certain muzzle device
        i.e. Swedish m96s
        Dunning Kruger in full effect

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not all required the breaker. Quite a few were made of softer wood and others were hollow so the pressure would destroy them at the muzzle.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >he said, confidently wrong in his assertation

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            None of them "required" the breaker, wood is much less dense than lead, a wooden bullet is going to have terrible energy retention downrange compared to lead.
            Imagine you're holding a bullet and a small piece of wood in your hand of the same size and shape. How far do you think you could throw each one? Even a child understands the heavy metal one can be thrown a lot harder/farther than the light wood one. The "breaker" reduced this distance but it was already pretty darn short to begin with.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          don't tell anyone that you can get that training ammo for like 17cpr

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That particular bullet might have been a blank but wooden bullets for riot breaking were definitely a thing.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You're thinking baton rounds. They were quite alrge and fired from gas guns.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Think of it like an early rubber bullet
      this is 100% wrong you actual moron

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It could be done, you'll have to experiment to figure out the right powder load. The first problem that I can see is that shotshells need a certain amount of resistance for the powder to burn consistently. If the shell isn't crimped properly or if the mass of the wads + shot is too light for powder charge then the shot will start down the barrel before the powder has had a chance to fully ignite. That can be an issue with normal loads but it's going to be a much bigger concern trying to make these, you'll have to experiment to find out what kind of powder will give you consistent ignition.
    The second issue I can see is stability. If that's just a random cork it will not fly straight, it's going to tumble. Normally shotshells are drag-stabilized, in other words the center of mass is in front of the center of drag--they are front-heavy. I don't think you could safely and easily add mass to the front of the cork without fricking up the whole point here, but adding a tail might be possible. In fact the tail could even double as the wad. Hot-glue a few strands of hemp or sisal twine to the back end of the cork. It would easily compress down inside the hull but once the cork left the barrel then it would both add drag, slowing the cork down, and keeping it flying straight. An X12X gas seal would be great to use over the powder, they help consistent powder burn and their aerodynamics are terrible so they don't fly far or carry much energy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Normally shotshells
      Meant to say slugs, not shotshells.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ...OP are you just a britbong by any chance trying to figure out how to have a shotgun without needing a certificate? If so you still need to take into consideration foot pounds of energy from the end of the muzzle even at 600 fps with how the legislation works.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no Im just a moron who wants to shoot my brother for fun

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