Who Makes Long Tom shotgun?
About 100 years ago, Long Tom was a trade name for a single barreled shotgun sold by Sears Roebuck. These guns were manufactured by Crescent Firearms for Sears before 1930. When these shotguns were first made, the longer barrel was used to create higher velocities in the barrel and longer shots.
Which shotgun has the longest range?
Rifled slug guns will have the longest range by far. Couple points here though: Rifling causes shot to spread quite a bit faster than a smooth barrel. In theory you could use sabots in a rifled shotgun barrel to get nearly rifle accuracy/range.
Does a longer shotgun barrel increase range?
Longer barrels are slower and have more follow-through. A 30” barrel shoots ten inches farther than a 20” one. The choke is responsible for the pattern, not the length of the barrel. A longer shotgun barrel will (up to a point, complete powder burn) increase velocity, and keep a tighter shoot pattern at a longer range.
What is the range on a 12 gauge slug?
A slug also becomes increasingly inaccurate with distance; out to 100 yards, it drops approximately 5″ and has a maximum range of approximately 400 yards. In contrast, centerfire projectiles from rifles can travel miles. Shotgun slugs are best suited for uses over short ranges.
What was the range of the Long Tom?
The gun could fire a 100 lb (45 kg) shell to a maximum range of 14 mi (23 km), with an estimated accuracy life of 1,500 rounds. The Long Tom was also adopted by a number of other nations, including the United Kingdom, Austria, Israel, and the Netherlands. Before entering World War I, the United States was poorly equipped with heavy artillery.
What was the range of a 155 mm gun?
The gun could fire a 45.36 kg (100 lb) shell to a maximum range of 22 km (13.7 mi), with an estimated accuracy life of 1,500 rounds. The Long Tom was also adopted by a number of other nations, including the United Kingdom, Austria, Israel, and the Netherlands. Before entering World War I, the United States was poorly equipped with heavy artillery.
Is the 12 gauge shotgun too small for longer range?
Simply put, its too small and decelerates too fast to penetrate enough (unless one gets lucky on eyes, etc.) at longer range. On the flip side, buckshot and slugs are known to be particularly brutal.
Are there still people shooting 10 gauge shotguns?
Still, there are enough folks shooting 10s for Browning to continue to produce the Gold Light and BPS pump in that gauge (Harrington & Richardson also makes a single-shot Pardner in 10-gauge). But this niche shotgun club has become smaller as the years have ticked by. The reason for that is the advancement of non-toxic shot.