Low velocity big bore

Throughout history has there been a firearm that fired a very large/heavy projectile at a very low velocity?
Not like a 45acp, but more akin to a 10ga lead pumpkin ball at 350-400 fps.
Something that would pull your shirt halfway into your chest.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >350-400 fps.
    That's really slow, even for black powder.
    But sure, something roughly similar to that has always existed. Flintlock and later percussion pistols of around .75 caliber were common. After smokeless powder made most arms fire smaller, faster, projectiles things like shotgun slugs still exist.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ah too bad. I thought it would be cool if a firearm made use of extreme mass to generate energy rather than the typical small projectile going fast.

      Smalled bullet faster is for sure the way to go for several reasons, but something about the idea of just lobbing an enormous slug sounds fun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        For the same muzzle energy, a heavier, slower projectile has more felt recoil.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Some old seige mortars might fit your description, with barrels single-digit calibers long, like the one in the sticky

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ShAK 12 "assault rife" might be what you're looking for.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mass times Velocity Squared

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Custom Derringer with 2" barrels chambered in 50GI but loaded with the 700gr 500 magnum lead boat.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't there a military rifle prototype that uses a very large(long) and heavy projectile at subsonic speeds? Can't remember the name.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      8.6 blackout?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, Thank you.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're getting into crossbow territory at that velocity.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    its a shame .50 GI never too off

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It was designed to appeal to boomers who are extreme caricatures of the boomer stereotype. Might have worked a couple decades earlier.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >uses the same PSI as 45 acp, around 19000
      You may as well walk up to the guy and give him a handshake, just like 45 acp

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A Mk.19 with inert practice grenades would still take somebody's head off.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Touch grass and have sex Anon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Stop being an internet retard.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Built4BBC

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      is this an antique dragon fleshlight?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yup

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not as extreme as the numbers you've requested, but this stupid russian thing can fling a ~75 gram projectile at 300 m/s

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Witness

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you lose a lot of penetration
    a baseball cannon will kick more than a 10ga
    also you're not penning any soft body armor unless you go the crossbow dart route.

    But it will work.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Where can in find a blunderbuss or blunderbuss kit?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Traditions used to make a kit, I don't know if they still do.
      Real ones are easily found anywhere that sells antique guns. Gunbroker, Gunsinternational, auctions like Rock Island or Morphy, or shops that specialize in antiques like International Military Antiques, Collector's Firearms, or Simpson Ltd.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Collectors Firearms usually has a few

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Better get the 4 bore.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Loyalist Arms or Middlesexvillage Trading, they import indian made flintlock blunderbusses, among other things. Quality is nothing to brag about, but they are perfectly shootable and nice looking from 10 feet. Although if you plan to use it maybe for non meme purposes, like hunting, I would rather get a short barreled smoothbore musketoon or carbine - they do the same thing only better because you can actually aim them more precise which flared barrel end will prevent.
      Plus carbines will allow mounting bayonet.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >if you plan to use it maybe for non meme purposes, like hunting,
        No. I plan to shoot rocks and nails with it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thats fenomenally bad idea, unless the barrel is chrome lined which Indian made ones are not. But hey, its your funeral.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The actual blunderbuss was retarded

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No it wasn't. The funnel helped load shot in a hurry.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Improvised fire arms will get you that. For example, this PVC bolt action.

    Often these are used to make potato cannons, which will throw a decent size potato 150 yards if you build a decent sized one.

    For a rifle you want to make it smaller. Easiest is to have it come apart at the back and then you spray a fuck ton of hair spray or WD-40, anything that will burn quickly, in there. Then load a projectile that takes up most of the tube down the muzzle. Hit the sparker and boom.

    If you use a larger chamber for the combustion and a smaller projectile you can get a faster shot.

    With a bit more craftsmen shit you can have these be bolt action or breech loaders. Alcohol soaked sponges let you fire multiple rounds without adding primer.

    I would think 200mph, speeds you're talking a double for a good one. With compressed air you can do a lot more. I saw a guy with a 600fps automatic PVC air gun that shot AA batteries.

    Lower end air rifles too, although they tend to have smaller projectiles, like .22, and can go up to 1,000-1,500 fps.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    black powder bowling ball cannons seem to fit opees request.

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