That is a whole new topic, but I am going to answer it here.Just a thought. There are Aguila mini shells on the market. Their distribution is limited by the unreliable feeding in standard action shotguns (2-3/4”-3”). Development of a short 1-3/4” action may accomplish both reliable feeding of mini shells and higher capacity at the same time using existing mag feeding systems.
It’s a section of the market that has underutilized potential. Shorter, faster strokes, smaller external magazines for box fed shotguns...
If this were true, we’d never have new cartridges. Further, Aguila, Federal and Challenger are all manufacturing minishells.First, developing a new action from the ground up for just one type of ammo would be useless and too expensive to make (economically speaking)
If this were true, bird shot wouldn’t cycle in semi autos. That is controlled by the gas ring.Shorter means less powder, less powder means less gas pressure (also less recoil), and less gas pressure means no enough gas for the piston to run the action, that is why it fails to extract (because extraction is the first problem with those shells, even if you chambered only one mini shell, feeding issues come after that...)
Last time I checked, mini shells are made for every available use that a full size shell can accomplish.Also, do not forget that 12ga shotguns are meant to be versatile firearms, so you can shoot all types of loads without making "any" modifications to the action or mechanism. If you decide to make a shotgun that can only shoot mini shells and nothing else, you totally miss the point and nobody is going to buy it because of the price of the gun, price of the shells
Now who’s missing the point? Did you just compare 350 ft lbs of .45 ACP and 1250 ft lbs of 12 ga mini slug? Not really a comparison, but I’ll just leave this one alone."smaller external magazines for box fed shotguns..."
At this point, if it is the magazine that bothers you, buy an AR pistol like a CMMG Banshee in .45ACP for good firepower, more capacity, glock magazine compatible and less complexity, because a 5 mini shells magazine is ridiculous.
I cannot answer that question, since every shooter has his own way to feel and handle a firearm, in that case a shotgun...Wonder what having the weight of the rounds toward the back of the gun would have in pointing the gun?
I find rifles that are too light in the front tend to have me drifting trying to hold my bead on target
By one type of ammo, I mean one category which is "mini shells".If this were true, we’d never have new cartridges. Further, Aguila, Federal and Challenger are all manufacturing minishells.
In addition, I am referring to shortening an existing design. It’s not a ground up redesign, neither is the design you have suggested.
If this were true, bird shot wouldn’t cycle in semi autos. That is controlled by the gas ring.
Last time I checked, mini shells are made for every available use that a full size shell can accomplish.
Now who’s missing the point? Did you just compare 350 ft lbs of .45 ACP and 1250 ft lbs of 12 ga mini slug? Not really a comparison, but I’ll just leave this one alone.