Olin patents concept to circumvent hunting regulations

    Olin Corporation (which trades under the Winchester Ammunition brand) has just been granted a patent (#8161886) for a 12 gauge shotshell design that would be used in conjunction with a barrel insert in order to allow the firing of small-caliber bullets through a rifled barrel from a 12 gauge shotgun.

    Why would you want to use such a system? For the same reason you would prefer a rifle over a shotgun: ballistics and accuracy. Only this system could be used during shotgun hunting seasons! Sneaky, although I as soon as it was bought to market it would be banned by the state hunting authorities.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!