There's nothing special or magical about 7-1/2s, but, to Charlie Elk's point, it sort of allows a person to split the difference between traditional target and hunting loads.I guess if I were forced to make the case for 7-1/2s, it is a bit of a "do-it-all" shot size.Found 25lbs of trash, then found the shown item on the way back to the car. Reality: Hunted ass off, found nothing, pissed and ready to wrap detector around a tree.
Reality: Knocked on 20 doors and got 20 rejections, so I went to the site I already have permission for.
Detectorist Says: I was going through my finds and thought I’d share. Detectorist Says: The neighbor came over and asked questions.
Full-length brass cartridges proved more resistant to moist field conditions and the repeated loading and unloading during patrols and watches when no ammunition was fired.
Some of these early brass cartridges had an unusual saw-tooth crimp.
Twelve gauge has been widely accepted as an appropriate bore diameter to provide an effective number of projectiles within an acceptable recoil.
Early 12 gauge popularity for sporting purposes produced a large number of repeating firearms designs readily adaptable to military purposes.
Combat experience in Vietnam suggested two improvements.
It's just another option hunting and/or target use.
Reality: I scrubbed it for 2 hours with steel wool and then put it in olive oil.
Military use of combat shotguns through the 20th century has created a need for ammunition maximizing the combat effectiveness of such weapons within the limitations of international law.
Plastic shotgun shells devised following World War II were equally durable and water resistant as the earlier brass cartridges and had the additional advantages of corrosion resistance and lower cost.