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Final send off ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    I know I plan on being cremated. Just saw a rather unique way of distributing ashes. The departed ashes were loaded into 12 ga shells & all of his buddies shot them along the trap line at once at several targets. Now the real questions how many shells will 7 lbs of ashes fill. I'll go first class Federal papers, Winchester Primers & factory wads. Must use Krieghoff or equal guns. No auto loaders plese.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    I don't think ashes will cycle a auto anyway.

    Might get a tad squeamish cleaning out the "debris" afterward.

    Don Verna
     
  3. vpr80

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    Hope it's not a windy day.
     
  4. KENENT1

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    "Now the real questions how many shells will 7 lbs of ashes fill."



    should get 100, if you put 1 1/8 oz in each one.



    hope this helps.

    tony
     
  5. white rattler

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    Phil, I have been to a couple of this coming out events. We just use a small amount and everybody touches off a last shot or two.I carried a friend around to all the shoots I went to that year and left a little bit of him at each club. Trevor Dawe.
     
  6. Janet

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    This has been done in Wisconsin. 4 buddies fired shells after loaded by one of them. It was the decedent's wish that this be done.
     
  7. grunt

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    Ive seen this done at the Iowa State Shoot. A member plays taps on a harmonica. Very nice send off for old friends. Dave B
     
  8. phirel

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    Give the nice people at Alliant a call. They might be able to work up a special load for you. It could be easier for them to do that if you would send them a few ashes before you die.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    As little as Shootlow is, it would only take a .410 shell........However for me.......It might take a howitzer........lol lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  10. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    Another passage from "Pat Ireland's Book of Common Sense". I'm glad I didn't have a mouth full of coffee. LOL-- Shoot well and have fun, Bob
     
  11. Auctioneer

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    Just use the ashes as a buffer in the shell with the shot. Shoot a full round. If you have to use some wood ashes or flower mixed in with the shot as a test before you try his ashes. Please let us know how it works out.
     
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