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20 bore ammo

Post by The Doc » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:15 am

Gentlemen,

Can you comment on the availability and price of 20 bore shotgun ammo please ? Is imported stuff available, does Shaktiman make it ?

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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by MoA » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:21 pm

20 Bore ammo is pretty rare even outside of India. I havent seen many 20 bore weapons here in the EU.

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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by The Doc » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:45 pm

I do understand that IOF manufactured them in past, it doesn't anymore.

Members, who are A/A Dealers, any leads ?


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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by vmanicks » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:59 pm

20 Bore Ammo is almost indefinite. IOF stopped manufacturing their 16 and 20 Bore Cartridges quite sometime back.

Most of the old dealers used to have Eley, Grand Prix and stuff which they used to discard them as they were more than 40 - 50 years old.

For your interest I am adding you a pic of few cartridges that I have in my collection.

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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by The Doc » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:19 pm

vmanicks wrote:20 Bore Ammo is almost indefinite. IOF stopped manufacturing their 16 and 20 Bore Cartridges quite sometime back.
I see you have a Harrington & Richardson 20 Gauge, where do you get your ammo from ? Do you reload?

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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by MoA » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:51 pm

Wow I havent seen a S&B cartridge like that in decades. BTW is the one on the right a brass cased cartridge?

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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by ashokgodara » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:46 pm

hi vmanicks for your information iof and shaktimaan both are manufaturing ammo for 16 gauge and in many sizes 1no 2no,BB,rifle slug etc i recently purchased them for rs 90 a pop thanks

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hi vmanicks for your information iof and shaktimaan both are manufaturing ammo for 16 gauge and in many sizes 1no 2no,BB,rifle slug etc i recently purchased them for rs 90 a pop thanks
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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by MoA » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:59 pm

That slug looks like it is completely off center. What kind of accuracy are you getting?

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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by ashokgodara » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:04 pm

Hi moa what kind of accuracy?these are indian made ammo you expecting accuracy once in my village a dog went mad of rabbies and my uncle told me to shoot it.i took aim and shot towards dog with 12 gauge hollow point made by shaktimaan but the bullet whistled and went atleast 15 feet away in a curvy manner hitting the wall of govt school I think air got filled in hollow portion and made it swing insteed of going straight this is the accuracy of indian ammo and finally shot it BB cartridge.sperical ball is much more accurate then others two rifle slug and hollow point thanks

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Re: 20 bore ammo

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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by MoA » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:47 pm

A hollow point should not cause a curved trajectory. Certainly not make you miss by 15 feet.

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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by ashokgodara » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:37 pm

hi moa it certainly did i dont know what was the cause after that i fired rest of 9 cartridges that were left with me.in my farms with another gun but the others didnt went like the first one.one thing was same that every shot gave a sound like whustle.i shot them from roof of room to koop of turi(these are made in farms of wheat husk for cttle feeds)about five and half acre(1100 feet) and every shot made a hole about 6 or 7 inches wide gun was iof make 12 gauge 1968 model with full barrel length since that day i have not bought or fired any hollow point of 12 gauge.i prefer sperical ball over rifle slugs as you have seen in photo of 16 gauge ammo the front tip of rifle slug is way off center and i checked other ones only two or three are off center others seems to be in center.i dont know how they manufacture some are good and some bad ones from the same batch thanks

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i also have some old cartridges of 12 gauge like LG,SG,sperical ball all imported ones i am posting pics of some of them thanks
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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by riflemarksman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:24 am

Shaktiman is making 20 bore cartridges they cost around 180 to 200 Rs per cartridge.....I am looking some cartr for myself

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Re: 20 bore ammo

Post by Vikram » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:35 pm

riflemarksman wrote:Shaktiman is making 20 bore cartridges they cost around 180 to 200 Rs per cartridge.....I am looking some cartr for myself

That's interesting. I did not know that.Good to hear though the price is high.
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Re: 20 bore ammo

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