Monthly Archives: August 2020

Ducky 870


Dear Technoid: I am another satisfied reader. I purchased a new duck gun this spring and your wisdom is appreciated. I was considering one of the high priced, highly advertised autos (Beretta, Benelli, Browning, etc.) Their cost was not prohibitive … Continue reading

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Leads For Shotgunning


Dear Readers, Kian is an old Canadian shotgunning friend of mine and an engineer by profession. He recently asked me for some time to distance figures for shot pellets. Here is what he came up with. You will find it … Continue reading

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Bad Back Shotgunner


Dear Technoid: I read the recent letter from B, the shooter with the bad back, and it occurred to me that he might benefit from a shooting style common among English game shooters, and some successful clay shooters as well. … Continue reading

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Opening Lever Woes


Dear Technoid, I love my B-325 Sporting but there seems to be a problem for which any ideas/solutions will be greatly welcomed. On firing any load of more than three and a quarter drams (such as a typical duck hunting … Continue reading

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Trap Stuff


Dear Lonestar, I shot in my first Trap competition two weeks age. Loved it, and won the 16 yard “D” class with a 89. I also entered the handicap event and was placed at the 20 yard line. Everyone told … Continue reading

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Federal Papers


Dear Technoid, Can paper shotgun shells still be purchased for actual use or are the paper shells in existence all antiques? A friend of mine told me I could buy them still and they are fun to shoot and give … Continue reading

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On Buying Used


Dear Bruce, I’ve been shooting for a little over a year now; I’m having a great time and doing unusually well. About 8-9 months ago I bought a new Browning Ultra Sport O/U that I use for skeet, trap and … Continue reading

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Beads On Shotgun Barrels


Senor Technoid, If, in theory at least, we should not “aim” a shotgun, but merely point it via hand – eye coordination; why then are there beads on the barrel??? I can understand why there might be for anal retentive, … Continue reading

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Gun Fitting


Dear Technoid, Shotgun Report is the best website for shooting information on proper technique, gun selection, and so on. I seem to have a problem shooting (hitting) flushing birds, mostly woodcock and grouse. I could be shooting high because the … Continue reading

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Tube Sets


Dear Bruce, I’ve recently purchased a Browning Gran Lightning 12 ga. over/under with invector-plus choke system. I’m now starting to shoot a lot more and have considered adding 20-ga tubes such as Briley or Kolar. My question is how well … Continue reading

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