Duck Season in Russia at TRV…

Bye Bye Ducky…

This morning I was sitting on my bench and watching it get lighter…

Then, one boom, sound like a twelve gauge (18.5 mm) then boom and a hundred more from all around. I sat there and listened to the gauges being shot. 410 in the valley, 4 booms quick, huge boom and rumble as a 10 gauge unleashed three in a row, twenty gauge, then 410, then twelve and on and on and then a really big boom boom, boom…

Everything silenced…

I just heard a KS-23 (most likely the ТОZ-123 “Drake-4” civilian version) the largest gauge shotgun in the world in use today. A 4 gauge (around 26 to 27 mm). It really talked and I had to shake my head at the idea of what was left of any duck after it was hit by that thing . Then a 10 gauge barked twice and two seconds later in the valley three more 4 gauge, The 10 gauge sounded like a toy and or it sounded like a 410 (actually a caliber, not a gauge) yapping at a 10 gauge. Except, it was a 10 yapping at a 4…

Ducks were everywhere, our area is home to tens of thousands of ducks in a small area. This year was exceptional for the duck population and it showed by the relentless hours of shooting this morning. Everyone was in place and it only took one shot from that twelve gauge about 15 minutes early and the war started. Ducks filled the skies…

Wish I had a ТОZ-123 “Drake-4” for Tiny Russian Village protection!

Regardless: It sounded like anti-aircraft guns going off as the bombers flew overhead…

By the way a KS-23 was just that, ant-aircraft barrels that could not be used for the real weapon due to flaws and were turned into multipurpose shotguns.They shot everything from grenades, shot to massive hardened slugs…

Interesting…

Duck hunting with a real canon…

WtR

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.