Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ejecta?


Dear Technoid, Hey, what the heck is ejecta velocity? Thanks, Rich Rich, “Ejecta velocity” is a two dollar phrase for muzzle velocity of the shot load as used in the formula for free recoil. The only difference is that “ejecta” … Continue reading

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Bore Derivation


Dear Technoid, How were shotgun gauges determined? Is 410 a shotgun? Thanks Jimmy Dear Jimmy, Shotgun gauges are determined in the following way. A one pound piece of pure lead is made into a certain number of balls. Let’s say … Continue reading

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Optimum Choke Percentage


Dear Technoid, You offered the opinion recently that “77% at the desired range is an optimal pattern”, but declined to discuss why this was true. It seems a little counterintuitive to me; I’m more used to something like “maintain an … Continue reading

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Blinking Down


Dear Shotgun Report, I’m left eye dominant enough that when I shoulder a shotgun the barrel looks to be aiming toward the left of center (with both eyes open). I shoot a bow left-handed (I learned as young kid on … Continue reading

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MEC Reloading Help


Hi, Bruce – I haven’t written quite a while. I’m a fairly experienced reloader, doing 12’s, 20’s and 28’s on MEC Sizemaster presses. (9000G for 20’s) I get consistently good crimps on the 12’s and 20’s but barely adequate crimps … Continue reading

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Browning B27


Technoid: Could you tell me anything about the Browning Belgian B-27? What do they compare with that Browning makes now? What did they sell for and what are they worth? Is it worth having one of these guns with fixed … Continue reading

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Barrel Convergence Again


Dear Master of Lead Scatter: I recently purchased a longer set of O/U barrels (from Beretta USA) for my 682 Gold Shotgun. I had these barrels fitted to my receiver by a gunsmith who specializes in Beretta shotguns. Unlike my … Continue reading

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