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Worn Triggers


Technoid, I shoot a Beretta 682 Gold Sporting. I have had it close to two years. I am starting to have a problem with the hammer not being set for my second shot. I only had this problem a couple … Continue reading

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Theoretical Choke Constriction


Dear Technoid: I recently “acquired” a 16 ga. SxS and I’m wondering how to tell the choking. I do have an I.D. micrometer to measure bore size about 4″ to 5″ down the muzzle. Without getting into patterning to determine … Continue reading

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BT-100 Thumbhole


I am an amateur trapshooter and a confirmed Browning man. I currently shoot a BT99. I am considering a Browning BT100. Several decisions must be made. No 1 is stainless steel, is it practical, and most importantly, the thumbhole stock. … Continue reading

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Shooting Through Trees


Dear Shotgun Oracle, Here’s a situation in sporting shoots we don’t talk about much. That is the technique in hitting crossing/quartering targets thrown through trees with multiple tree trunks in front of you. This sort of target is often encountered … Continue reading

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Franchi SL 12 ga.


Technoid, Your opinion of the Franchi SL 12 gauge O/U? I hunt only woodcock and ruffed grouse and only regionally in Northern New England. Age and past injuries make it preferable to carry a light weight, mild recoiling gun. In … Continue reading

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Gun Safes


Most honorable Technoid, Could you please provide some additional wisdom in selection of a new or used gun safe/vault? I have looked (casually) at what seems to be a tremendous variety of these… some of them at Wal-Mart look as … Continue reading

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Gaussian Ducks


Technoid: I recently discovered your stuff and I am very impressed. As an engineer with a good knowledge of such things as interior and exterior ballistics and a shotgunner for 38 years I have read much that is technical hogwash. … Continue reading

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