Message from GingaBomber in Subverse #firearms-chat

2018-07-14 19:46:49 UTC

2018-07-14 19:47:03 UTC  

I want one of these

2018-07-14 19:47:07 UTC  

Is there like a legal limit on the size of shotgun bore?

2018-07-14 19:47:49 UTC  

I can say what the legal limit should be

2018-07-14 19:47:49 UTC  

20mm and above is usually considered cannon, however since 12ga > 50cal shotguns already have a DD exemption, so I dunno

2018-07-14 19:47:58 UTC  

with the size of that thing it looks like it could function as a makeshift anti-aircraft gun

2018-07-14 19:48:00 UTC  

The strongest one can hold without shattering their forearms

2018-07-14 19:48:00 UTC  

Disregard the hinge thing (the inventor just wanted to show that it can be made into a top-break as well as side-swing revolver, so he implemented both in a prototype)

2018-07-14 19:48:29 UTC  

What if I made a shotgun pepperbox/volley gun?

2018-07-14 19:48:38 UTC  

Same basic effect but legal?

2018-07-14 19:48:40 UTC  

How long before the US Space Force gets bolters

2018-07-14 19:48:51 UTC  

You can get any size you want, legally

2018-07-14 19:48:54 UTC  

This russian revolver is 12.7mm, but it comes with a buttstock, so it would not murder the hands

2018-07-14 19:48:57 UTC  

DDs can still be registered

2018-07-14 19:48:59 UTC  

If I recall, the DD designation comes from how fast you can fire right?

2018-07-14 19:49:03 UTC  


2018-07-14 19:49:04 UTC  

a bolter would rip your arm straight off, so extreme genetic engineering would be first

2018-07-14 19:49:14 UTC  

bolter rounds are roughly the size of a water bottle

2018-07-14 19:49:15 UTC  

Comes from bore size OR explosive charge

2018-07-14 19:49:31 UTC  

Is there a specific number for that?

2018-07-14 19:49:37 UTC  

IE, rifle above .50cal is a DD

2018-07-14 19:49:37 UTC  

Or does it vary by state?

2018-07-14 19:49:42 UTC  


2018-07-14 19:50:00 UTC  

But a .30cal could be a DD if it's explosive tipped above a certain amount

2018-07-14 19:50:13 UTC  

Don't know the amount, sorry

2018-07-14 19:50:15 UTC  

AFAIK US inherited the british gun sizing, then evolved it a bit, and then adopted metric alongside the old designations...

2018-07-14 19:50:21 UTC  

It is a bit of a mess

2018-07-14 19:50:26 UTC  

But bore cutoff is >12.7mm

2018-07-14 19:50:43 UTC  

I mean, trying to name the different calibers are like naming pokemon at this point

2018-07-14 19:50:47 UTC  

Barring C&R exemptions and shotguns

2018-07-14 19:51:09 UTC  

Actually, get in voice

2018-07-14 19:51:36 UTC  

can you hear me?

2018-07-14 19:51:41 UTC  

I can

2018-07-14 19:51:50 UTC  

I can't hear you

2018-07-14 19:51:55 UTC  

aye aye captain

2018-07-14 19:52:04 UTC  

@GingaBomber join voice

2018-07-14 19:52:08 UTC  

Oh okay

2018-07-14 19:52:19 UTC  

Mind the bad ping

2018-07-14 19:53:26 UTC  

The Canadian meme bullpup is just an early prototype, and not man fireable for safety reasons I'd imagine.

2018-07-14 19:54:30 UTC