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Winchester 8 Gauge Industrial reduced velocity shell
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December 4, 2017 - 1:32 am
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A fellow gave me one of these beasts, I am curious as to their application and if Winchester manufactured the contraption that fired them.

TIA for any info you may have on this subject.

Erin

 

Easy enough——–I googled it.  Seems like it might work well for snow goose control with the 3 oz. loads of #2 shot with the full choke adapter.Laugh

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I’m pretty sure Colt made an 8 gauge…..

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Erin, leaving for cataract surgery in ten minutes, When I get back I will tell you the story of what my neighbor says they were used for at the plant that he worked. He gave me several and said they bought them by the case loads. wish me luck. brian

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Erin, leaving for cataract surgery in ten minutes, When I get back I will tell you the story of what my neighbor says they were used for at the plant that he worked. He gave me several and said they bought them by the case loads. wish me luck. brian  

I’m guessing this will be good…………. 

Hope your surgery went well, I have a rotator cuff scheduled to be repaired on 12/18.

 

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Okay Erin,  I am back. Now this story was told to me some years ago, so some small details may be off, but you’ll get the gist of what they used them for. He was born, raised and lived until retirement in a small town in northwest, Wash. state called Concrete..Who’s main industry was, you guessed it…..a Cement plant….He worked there his entire career..now somewhere in the process they used either large boilers, or furnaces and these would develop a crust of slag or coke on what I believe was the flame nozzles, but leastwise some internal part..This crust was supposed to be, you guessed it again, as hard as concrete.There was no access to these without a days worth of dismantling on the boilers, so they had a small hatch at the opposite end. This would be opened and then the floor mounted shotgun would be placed in position..From there they would blast away repeatedly until the obstructing concretion was blasted away….He said this was no one shot deal, and took lots and lots of blasting to remove completely..This had to be done on a routine schedule to keep the boilers[or whatever] running at maximum efficiency.He mentioned that these 8 gauge shells were a great way to deal with the problem compared to the alternative..He also said He thought that this was fairly common in some other industries that used the same large furnaces or boilers..So I think this may have been the main use for these industrial 8 gauge shells.. Hope this helps, and if anyone knows of other uses I would love to hear….Good luck with that rotator cuff    Brian

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I’ve heard about the cement plant applications locally but wonder if it was once used by market hunters. I’ve heard of shotguns as large a 4 gauge (boat-mounted like artillery pieces) but haven’t seen or heard of the 8 gauge used for market hunting.

Any idea what type shot the industrial shell is loaded with?

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Several years ago, I has able to put my hands and eyes on a pair of Parker Brothers 8-Ga double barrel shotguns (at a Little John’s auction). One of them had 36-inch tubes, the other 34-inch tubes. Both were P grade guns, and in exceptionally nice condition.

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Tx, I checked the shells that he gave me and they are headstamped Remington Industrial..No  shot size is printed on them..Maybe Erin will chime in if his winchesters are marked. I have read of the 8 gauge being used for market hunting, and in one book it was said to be the largest guage that you would want to shoulder fire..

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TXGunNut said
I’ve heard about the cement plant applications locally but wonder if it was once used by market hunters. I’ve heard of shotguns as large a 4 gauge (boat-mounted like artillery pieces) but haven’t seen or heard of the 8 gauge used for market hunting.

Any idea what type shot the industrial shell is loaded with?  

Mike,

If you go to Winchesters Industrial site, There is a large selection of shells. They range from solid projectiles to buckshot and even # 2 shot. The beasties that shoot them are pedestal mounted and are in the 4K range.

Erin

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