If I remember correctly, first out of the starting gate was their .22 Long Rifle shot cartridge
. For decades, we had been conditioned to the industry's, standard, rimfire, "scattergun cartridge," consisting of a Long Rifle case filled with a dollop of No.
This is the shot cartridge
. It is loaded with tiny #12 shot instead of a solid bullet and can best be described as a very small shotgun shell.
Indian arsenals produced several special .450 Martini cartridges, including a Shot Cartridge
for use by prison guards and army sentries.
The shot cartridge
just might be the most useful load.
It can hold a CCI shot cartridge
containing 52 pellets of No.
If so, it appears your cane gun was made to take the .44-40 Shot Cartridge
, better known for its use by trick shooters than as a defensive tool.
In fact, after experimenting with a box or two on mixed barnyard fauna, we concluded that the .22 shot cartridge
was a real bummer and resorted to our BB guns shooting big steel BB's for interior pest control.
And for those European "garden and collecting" guns that fire the 9mm Flobert rimfire shot cartridge
, Fiocchi offers 1/4 ounces of numbers 6, 7 1/2, 8 and 9 at 600 fps.
Winchester Remington, Federal, CCI and RWS loads all worked perfectly in the 30GM, including a CCI shot cartridge
that surprised me on an aluminum beverage can at 30 paces.
Most were designed around smoothbore .22s and the little, long rifle shot cartridge
packing 1/15-ounce of No.
These include match, high velocity, hyper velocity, heavy subsonic, tracers and even shot cartridges
. My advice regarding the .22 Long Rifle is pretty straightforward.