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12 gauge "Activ" round?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by basqueechmo, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. basqueechmo

    basqueechmo G&G Newbie

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    Can anybody identify this shotgun round? It's an all red plastic 2 3/4" 12 gauge shotgun round with no metal around the primer. the only markings read 12-Activ (That's how it is spelled). When it is fired, there is no kick, like a blank. It fires a small projectile about 30 yards out which subsequently explodes with a loud bang and a large puff of smoke. It was with some old ammo my Grandpa had. Said he got it about 10 years ago from someone. Thanks gentlemen.


     
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  2. LakerDad

    LakerDad G&G Addict

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    That might be one of the exotic speciality rounds I remember seeing back in the late '80's, "bird bombs" that were used to scare migrating birds from farm land, etc... there were "dragon breath" a round that had a very hot burning metal chaff, flechettes that propelled needle like nails and some other high dollar rounds [smoke bombs]. activ was most likely the people that had the shot shell loads made.
     
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  3. Sooner Shooter

    Sooner Shooter G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    I can only remember Wanda shotshells but they were a clear green with shot and wads.
     
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  4. jerry

    jerry G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Active was a brand. They had a plastic coated steel base. Nice shells, lost the market share wars with the big boys. I still have one left.
     
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  5. samuel

    samuel G&G Newbie

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    I have some but they only have #6 shot.No bombs. sam.
     
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  6. turkn8r1

    turkn8r1 G&G Newbie

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    I have some 3" turkey shells and was really dissapointed when they went away.
     
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  7. jimkim

    jimkim G&G Enthusiast

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    They shot well. They reminded me of Winchester AA.

    One contributing reason for going under may have been feeding problems. This was due to the soft plastic yielding to the magazine feed stops. They did shoot well they just didn't feed well.
     
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  8. basqueechmo

    basqueechmo G&G Newbie

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    Thanks for the info. Either way, sounds like they won't be legal in this wonderful Communist Republic of California.
     
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