New Crimped Shotgun Shells (Jul, 1939)

I *think* this is how all shotgun shells are made now…

New Shotgun Shell Aids Skeet Shooters
TRAPSHOOTERS and skeet enthusiasts should improve their scores with the use of a new shotgun shell that is said to eliminate the possibility of fired shot forming a “doughnut” pattern that could encircle a clay target without breaking it. Highspeed photographs like the two at the upper right, taken by the light of a 1/1,000,000-second spark, proved that the top wad at the end of conventional shells occasionally interferes with the charge, causing the inefficient “doughnut” shot pattern. The new shells have no top wad, the open shell mouth being crimped together by a special machine to confine the shot. When fired, the shell mouth unfolds, leaving nothing to obstruct the charge.

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  1. aboozar ghazi says: December 23, 20113:05 pm

    Hi
    I’m from iran,from a beautiful village in the sothern of caspian see and north of iran
    I have bought a new russian shotgun about a week ago.
    here the gun is very expensive;for example my gun price was more than 5000$.
    nevermind ;the type of my gun is (baikal mp-27m).
    but there’s question that I don’t knew how much powder and pallet shoud to use for reloading of it’s shotshell.how can I calculation it’s chock because of my gun is fix chock (i can’t change it’s chok)..also have to tell that the hunting here is in the winter(temperature=+3 up to +12 ° C)
    thank’s

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