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best way to shoot a hat with 20 guage shotgun Answered

what is the best way to shoot a hat with a remington 870 express magnum 20 gauge shotgun? when i did it it put a giant hole in the hat and i wanted the little bb's to hit it not explode. btw the shotgun is youth model with shoulder pad to make it adult size ...(ps i also have a .410 but im very bad at it >.<)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

8 years ago

Oh the pellets didn't explode hitting a hat (unless there was a HEAD in it :-) If you blew a hole in it, the pellets were still held in a pretty tight pattern. Backing up will help spread them out a bit, but perhaps having fewer pellets in the the shell would help (I am NOT advocating you remove pellets if you don't know what you are doing !!!! that can be very dangerous). Since it is a "youth gun" the barrel is probably not as long as a standard one, and so you may not need to back up very much to get more of a pellet spread. Another idea, if again you know what you are doing, is to get "closer" but have no pellets at all. The resulting forced flaming gases coming out of the barrel would knock a hat off of anything if done properly (but again, you don't want to be firing AT a person, even without pellets you can severely injure or burn a person with such a blast.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

8 years ago

What about rock salt rounds? They might not wipe the hat out... If it's not very far away and you just want to knock it over a blank round might do the job - not sure on a shotgun but a rifle loaded with blanks with still disintegrate a hole about foot wide in a cardboard box at six feet. So I guess a hat may fall over from far away...

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

8 years ago

So you want to shoot a hat to knock it off something without damaging it? Then see if you can get bean bag rounds for it. I know you can get 12 guage rounds but it may be hard to get 20 guage. 

Any conventional round will penetrate and damage the hat. If damage isn't a problem and you just want the hat to move then put a steal plate in the hat. 

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GASSYPOOTS
GASSYPOOTS

Reply 8 years ago

you dont say?