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Polychokes, Good Or Bad?


Dear Technoid: The idea behind the polychoke seems inspired: why mess around with interchangeable chokes, when a twist of the wrist will do. I know two outstanding shooters who use them, and yet I have never read a review that … Continue reading

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The Classic Cutts Compensator


Dear Great Technoid, Perhaps in your vast, intricate knowledge of the eternal abyss of the shotgun Netherworld you could answer . . . When / why did the Cutts become popular, aside from the obvious of one barrel, multiple chokes? … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Reloads


Dear Technoid: I have just started shooting trap on a regular basis (nearly every Thursday night since March) and have also started to reload (1000 rounds every 3 months since April). Must be some sort of connection here) Well, I … Continue reading

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Golfers Lead Tape


Dear Technoid, In your reply to the question about adding weight to the barrels of an O/U I was surprised to hear that you hadn’t found a way to add the weight along the entire length. Have you tried lead … Continue reading

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Foot Position Importance


Dear Technoid, In case you think your advice is “cast to the winds” I thought I would update you on our recent exchange. I queried you about two topics, one being barrel length and lead and the other on a … Continue reading

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More On Plated Shot


Dear Technoid, There have been a couple of recent questions that involved nickel shot. Which is what prompts this question. I know that some of the manufacturers use copper and nickel plated shot, primarily for long range shells. My question … Continue reading

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MEC Adjustable Bushing Bar


Technoid, You made a reference to using a “Canadian adjustable bushing bar”. Would you give me more information on this as well as where to get one of my very own. Thank you, David Dear David, One of your very … Continue reading

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Solid Vs Screw Chokes


Hi Bruce… I spent an afternoon doing a little “backyard” patterning and thought you’d find the results interesting. I shot 5 o/u guns with a variety of factory skeet loads…all #9’s (AA, Rem, Fed, Victory, Fiocchi) at about 20-25 yards. … Continue reading

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Recoil Pads And Soft Shells


Dear Technoid, I hope you can take a little time out of your busy schedule to respond to my questions about reducing recoil: 1) I was about to write to ask about the Kickeez recoil pad when the reader from … Continue reading

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All Around Chokes


Dear Technoid: My question concerns parts for Charles Daly Mirokus (specifically 12 ga Ventura model, choked mod and full). I read your response to a reader’s question concerning the Miroku, and finally learned the history behind the seldom used 12 … Continue reading

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