Arrow type flechettes are not particularly lethal. Flechette rounds are different. @25mm long, these and similar sized Flechettes were used through the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War in Artillery, Tank, and 12 Ga. shotgun rounds. this was the main reason flechette rounds were discontinued in '66 in the m79 grenade launcher and was replaced later by rounds … These used a cadmium plated flechette and the flechettes didn't stabilize until an average of 32 feet from the muzzle. Used through the ages to destabilize columns of Infantry, our Govt. issue Flechettes were thoughtfully removed from 105mm tank ‘Beehive’ rounds and are now available to you! Flechette Rounds. Flechette … Each steel flechette is roughly an inch long and weighs 8 grains or so, and upon impact they bend into a hook shape, with the finned tail section often breaking off to start a second wound channel. The Flechette Round If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to shoot 19 tiny little darts from your 12 gauge, now you can with Sabot Ammo’s Flechette shotgun shells . The flechette rounds you are probably reading about are aftermarket round, and not the Winchester or Remington loads produced for the Army and Marines during Vietnam. They are usually artillery rounds or rocket rounds which contain thousand of little needle point feathered darts called flechettes. a shotgun doesnt generate the velocity needed to stabilize a flechette in-flight. True shotgun flechette ammo like the SP-12F-20, XM258 and L-L1 used a different flechette. Flechettes are tiny steel darts that first saw heavy use in the heavy jungle environments of Vietnam. At close range the high velocity of the flechettes made the M546 extremely lethal; it was described as the world’s largest shotgun round. Nothing used in defense of self is illegal as long as the level of force used to defend against an assault is equal to the severity of the threat. These were donated to us by Granite State Guns. Don't use them, even though they're not illegal. Flechette Rounds were banned for quite some time in the military and I am wondering if they are now back into use. In addition, the flechette rounds sold at gunshows are made from artillery flechettes. Also a semi-automatic pistol with a fixed magazine holding more than 10 rounds, or semi-automatic shotgun with folding stock or revolving cylinder. Also, a semi-automatic, centerfire rifle with fixed magazine capacity more than 10 rounds, or with a length less than 29 inches. Because they are needle points they will penetrate most anything. 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