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Beretta 390 Kicker


Dear Technoid, I have a Beretta AL390 Silver Mallard. I am very pleased with the gun. It came with a thin solid recoil pad. My friends and I have all perceived stronger recoil when comparing it to our heavier Remington … Continue reading

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410 Shot String


Dear Bruce, Thanks again for your advice with the Model 42. It has become my favorite gun in only two weeks. I used the non-skid shower material on the butt plate, and now the stock stays rock solid in the … Continue reading

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One Man’s Choice


Dear Technoid: Great site and great column and answers. In spite of your O/U bashing, I love my Ultra. It came down to a 425 or an Ultra about a year ago and the 425 just didn’t come up right … Continue reading

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Birds With A .410


The Technoid, The great and know it all shotgun guru. The .410 for quail are you better off using the 2.5 inch shell #8 or #9 shot? What choke is preferred I keep leaning towards a full per what I’ve … Continue reading

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Reload Shell Separation


Dear Bruce, During a shoot i had a shell 12ga gold medal hull tear and send about half of the hull down the bore. It made a very loud report and recoiled a lot. The gun sucked up most of … Continue reading

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Miroku/Browning


Hi Technoid! I have a B.C Miroku O/U 12ga which has some problems with it. I am not sure as to what model it is, because it has a Stirling barrel, but is a single selective trigger model and has … Continue reading

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Recoil Pads


Dear Sage of the Shotgun, Would like your opinion on recoil pads. I need to replace a pad on a Suhl 12ga SxS. The gun weighs approx 6 3/4lbs. I intend to use it mainly as an upland field gun … Continue reading

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Adjusting Point Of Impact


Dear Sirs I have a Browning Special Sporting that patterns its barrels at 2″ and 5″ high at 40 yards, respectively and would like to have my top barrel altered to shoot 2″ high. I would like some advice on … Continue reading

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Report Pair Problems


Dear Technique-oid There’s nothing more frustrating than consistently missing the second bird in a report pair. If I can hit the first, what’s going haywire on the second? It’s exactly the same presentation. Is there any such thing as a … Continue reading

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Patterning Vs Point Of Impact


Dear Technoid, I have recently acquired an AYA #2 12 gauge (my first SxS) choked cylinder and skeet2. I was fitted for this gun by a well known gun fitter and the gun seems to fit me quite well. I … Continue reading

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