Explanation? Can we have a description of the ammunition? Calibers, bullets, powder, ballistics, etc.? Whose idea was it, & what was their purpose?
I had the same thought but was thinking i was "slow" and missed it, glad someone else is confused about the product, by the way whats the story on coach guns, do they have ejecters, or extractors.
cannot have those devices. But you can polish the chambers, so that when you break the gun open a simple rock back and the hulls slip right out.
My Baikal has extractors only. Maybe it depends on the manufacturer. I believe the old Savage/Stevens doubles (they made an 18" version, as well as 26 & 28") had extractors also (they're now pretty expensive on the used gun market, & probably worth it). I don't know what the Rossi's have.
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and threw it out for discussion. Try their sight for more info...
In the early 1980's Winchester ammunition (now Olin) in East Alton, IL approached the company I was working for, for help in developing "bullets" for military use. They wanted something to use in artillery ammunition so that trainees could see their point of impact when learning to use the weapons. I was assigned the project, & worked with Winchester. We developed a heat cured epoxy matrix, which was itself quite frangible (if you dropped a cured "plug" of it, it totally shattered when it hit the concrete floor of the lab). This epoxy matrix was filled with iron powder, fine iron oxide powder, & another bright red pigment. The missiles were formulated to be the same weight as the missiles in standard ammunition, so that the point of impact would be the same. When this missile hit, it immediately disintegrated into power, quite effectively marking the point of impact. I volunteered to go to Ft. Sill (by Lawton, OK) where the stuff was being tested, so I could note its performance for possible reformulation, but was essentially told to piss off - they'd report back anything I needed to know. The team at Winchester got a patent, but all I got was that I continued to draw my salary. I have no idea if the same formulation was ever used for other applications; I've never been aware of it, if so.
I built a cam device that clamps onto the trigger
guard of my Marlin 22 and is operated with a rod&
reel handle. I can fire 18 rounds as fast as that
guy did lol