Could a Shotgun shell function as a very low quality landmine?

Could a Shotgun shell function as a very low quality landmine?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    no

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    No, there's no barrel for gas expansion and controlled acceleration of the shot

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The earth around it provides the barrel. The gas will expand along the path of least resistance.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe. Or you could just put some cheapo steel tube in instead and get an actual lethal weapon.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Loaded cylinders from a Pancor Jackhammer were supposed to also be usable as mines, but it never made it to production so it's hard to tell if it would have actually worked

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      the mass popularity of that gun and its features never ceases to amaze me give the fact there's only 1 semi-functional prototype in existence

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, mousetrap + shotgunshell

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    not like that anon but let good ole Charlie teach you

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Seems like it wouldn’t work very well without a metal tube and some kind of pressure plate. Wouldn’t a piece of bamboo be too weak to contain the pressure of the cartridge?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm unconvinced this would cause wounds that couldn't be treated with some gauze

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        You can treat any wound with gauze, dipshit.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry, treated with *ONLY* gauze

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >treared effectively with only gauze
            Get with it, man!

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous
  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >wear armor plate like a sandal
    now what?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Unreal calf gains and no holes in your feet.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Well you might be alright then but then everyone would have to wear armour sandals which 99.999% of the time would just be useless and just make you look like a dick.

      https://i.imgur.com/hTz8f6Z.jpg

      not like that anon but let good ole Charlie teach you

      I heard they used poor covered bamboo sticks as well, really horrible.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        punji pits are one of those things that gives me nightmares to think about. Sharp, shit-covered bamboo all over. Bastards would set them up near ambushes in spots of likely cover so you were double fricked.

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        you could pretty easily put together a pressure switch that would trip a sear that's holding back a firing pin with a spring

        You're still not going to make a great landmine, someone's going to have to step right on it to do any possibility of damage. You'd really have to make a little mini-gun to have any sort of hope of containing the pressure enough to send the shot through a foot (maybe repurpose a flare gun?)

        Feels like a lot of extra effort to accomplish not that much...

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          yes, that is my point. Any 'landmine' made from a shotgun shell won't be very practical.

          A tripwire gun with a shotshell in a pipe would be much more dangerous.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Came here to say this. The mousetrap 12 guage booby trap, with a piece of 3" black pipe that the shell is inserted in, nailed to a tree and aimed down a likely approach like a path, trench or door with a trip wire is going to work significantly better than a shotgun shell mine that has to be stepped on

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Don't primers need an impact to set them off? Would just stepping down on them do it?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If it's set up like

      https://i.imgur.com/hTz8f6Z.jpg

      not like that anon but let good ole Charlie teach you

      where there's a short drop to make the victim fall forward onto the cartridge it should set it off, but it seems like it wouldn't be super reliable.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If it's set up like [...] where there's a short drop to make the victim fall forward onto the cartridge it should set it off, but it seems like it wouldn't be super reliable.

      it's not enough to deform the primer.
      it needs to happen kinda quick.
      the theory about the short drop might work well though

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If it's set up like [...] where there's a short drop to make the victim fall forward onto the cartridge it should set it off, but it seems like it wouldn't be super reliable.

      [...]
      it's not enough to deform the primer.
      it needs to happen kinda quick.
      the theory about the short drop might work well though

      you could pretty easily put together a pressure switch that would trip a sear that's holding back a firing pin with a spring

      You're still not going to make a great landmine, someone's going to have to step right on it to do any possibility of damage. You'd really have to make a little mini-gun to have any sort of hope of containing the pressure enough to send the shot through a foot (maybe repurpose a flare gun?)

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    This is already a thing. You know those 12 gauge pipeguns? That but shortened and buried barrel pipe up with some glue to hold the pipes in place. Someone steps on the exposed part of the barrel and the force overcomes the hold from the glue and it fires.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Something like this?

      yes, that is my point. Any 'landmine' made from a shotgun shell won't be very practical.

      A tripwire gun with a shotshell in a pipe would be much more dangerous.

      >won't be very practical.

      I'm unconvinced this would cause wounds that couldn't be treated with some gauze

      >I'm unconvinced this would cause wounds that couldn't be treated with some gauze
      Toe wounds in the jungle would suck, high risk of infection and all that. Puts someone out of action, keeps the rest on edge.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        That one MIGHT work. I'd still bet on rusty, shit-covered nails though.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I thought the thumbnail was a flag. Like a Black person version of the Polish flag lmao

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If they were that easy to detonate, then carrying them around all day on a shoot would be deadly.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

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