Snake Shot in Rifles

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Snake Shot in Rifles

Postby 3Horse » 13 Mar 2017 21

A dumb and crazy question. Has anyone fired snake shot (.44 and .45LC) in a Rossi 92? I've fired the same in handguns, and at close (snake shooting) range it always performed well. Are there any drawbacks in shooting from a carbine or rifle length barrel?
Weather is warming up on the coast and snakes are beginning to crawl.
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Re: Snake Shot in Rifles

Postby HarryAlonzo » 13 Mar 2017 23

I've fired a few test rounds in 44 Mag with my 16 inch 92, and it patterns just fine. I don't recall the particulars.
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Re: Snake Shot in Rifles

Postby 3Horse » 14 Mar 2017 10

As long as it comes out the muzzle I'm good. I'll be shooting it out of a 24" barrel.
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Re: Snake Shot in Rifles

Postby Archer » 16 Mar 2017 01

Finally we figure out why Rossi runs such a low rifling twist, so the gun can shoot snake shot without flinging the pattern to heck and gone.
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Re: Snake Shot in Rifles

Postby Missionary » 16 Mar 2017 17

Greetings
Some years back on Castboolits fellers were running tests with snake shot.
Ended up that if a piece of paper (plain old typing paper) was inserted in the case forming a cylinder in which the shot was placed then the trip down the barrel was much less affected by the barrel twist.
So you might give it a try if you need /want better patterns than what bare shot down the tube will give.
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