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Have adhesives ever been tested or used as shot concentrators? I ask because I once pass-shot a Redhead duck and found about ten steel 3's lightly rusted together in the bottom of the shot cup that was lodged just in front of the breast. Several other shot holes were in the breast and neck. These were reloads. Range was about 30 yds.

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I am making the assumption that these (projectiles?) are similar in effect to the "cut shell" that is supposed to hold the shot all together till it almost reaches the intended target? If that is indeed the idea, I'm surprised some of these long range, shotgun with a scope sight turkey hunters haven't brought them back.

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Originally Posted by nialmac
As a kid, growing up in Ireland, I was shown how to open up the cartridge and pour melted wax into the shot to produce ammunition suited for big game.
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A “cut” shell
Probably still prevalent in some parts of the world.


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I was going to add my article but see you already did! quite a few of those Eley ads talk about the shot concentrators and talk about the different styles and types and colors, etc. For anyone browsing, it's worth reading through. I have since picked up like 6 more of these advertising sheets since I wrote the article.

https://aaronnewcomer.com/w-c-eley-eley-bros-and-eley-brothers-limited-advertising-sheets/

I also just bought a collection of 50 or so variations of them. I'll photograph them all some day.

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I went ahead and photographed my other new ads too:

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Thanks, Aaron. Those are great.


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Davis-Warner Hy-Power used 3" shells with shot "enclosed in parchment paper capsule which extends beyond the chamber into the bore of the gun."

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I've never seen such a shell. The illustration seems to show 'Winchester Record' on the base.

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"Shot Concentrators vs. Loose Shot Charges", Henry Sharp, Arms & The Man, February 15, 1919
https://books.google.com/books?id=DI4wAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA411&lpg

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Purple Heather, in the book I mentioned in your Small Bore thread, describes ambushing a chick-stealing Magpie on its lookout perch at 73 yards using an Eley Wire shot concentrator, filled with 1 1/8 oz No 4 shot ahead of 2 3/4 drams, in the 16 bore Nock muzzle loader. Probably in the late 1850’s.

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