World's Largest Shotgun

The 10-feet long, 2-in barreled weapon, called the Punt Gun, is the longest shotgun in the world.

In the late 1800s, a hunter could use this gun to sneak up on a raft of sleeping ducks, fire a single shot (which consists of 2 lb of BB pellets) and kill nearly 100 ducks with a single round!

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Yep, back in the early 1900s (and prior, of course) the Chesapeake Bay (Virginia and Maryland) used to be home to hundreds of thousands of water fowl. The flocks were so thick that hunters didn't even have to wait for the ducks, etc. to sleep, just land on the water or marshes. The hunters would then sell the ducks at market or to restaurants.

Once in a while, I still see flocks of small birds (sparrows?) that extend for yards and yards, flying across fields, twisting and turning in a beautiful, seemingly random dance. I have a hard time imagining the sky darkening due to massive flocks flying by. Sure wish I could see it though…
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man that is the saddest gun ever.

no one thinks sneaking up on 100 sleeping ducks and slaughtering them all in one single finger jerk is ...

i dont know, ... fucked up?
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