Author Archives: bcbuck

Fitting A Recoil Pad


Dear Technoid, I have been experimenting with the stock length on my Browning 425 Golden Clays by using spacers and am now ready to make a more permanent change. I need to increase the stock length 3/4 of an inch. … Continue reading

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Yet More On Center Beads


Dear Technoid, You are right on (again) about center beads. As an older (56) shooter, wide vision on the trap house and a grey smudge for a barrel will always produce a smoke ball if I maintain my concentration on … Continue reading

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Center Beads


I just purchased a new Beretta and was surprised that it had no center bead. What is the recommended location for the center bead? 1/2 the bbl length or is there a better position? Dear ?, Why do you want … Continue reading

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Faster Pellets


Dear Technoid, First let me says thanks for all your writings I enjoy your columns immensely!!Especially the last one regarding shot strings.And I like to note that theturkey pan under the reloader has saved me on numerous occasions. My question … Continue reading

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Backboring And Recoil


Dear Technoid, At the last sporting clays tournament that I attended, there was a Browning sales rep there with an array of finely tuned shotguns for our viewing pleasure and test drive. The one thing that Browning was putting alot … Continue reading

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Gun Fit Vs Barrel Work


Bruce: The pull on my Beretta 390 Trap measures out to 14 3/4″ including the solid Beretta pad which I think is a little too long for me. My face is a little sore after only 100 rds. and my … Continue reading

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7 1/2 Shot At Sporting


Dear Guru of Gear: Last weekend my buddies and I did some practicing on a really tough, long-range teal shot on the 5-stand at Sporting Clays. It is a standard target, with the entire top side exposed to the shooter … Continue reading

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Picking Chokes


Dear Technoid, I have spoken to you before about my newly purchased A303 20 gauge. I have really begun to like the gun after sorting out the ejection problems and have even managed a few 25 straights at skeet using … Continue reading

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Field Stock Dimensions


Dear Bruce, Your web sight is super………. I know that trap gun stocks are designed to shoot high for rising targets……what is the difference between a skeet stock and a field stock? …….. I notice in the catalogs that certain … Continue reading

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Old Shells


Dear Technoid, What is the shelf life of shotgun shells? I was handed (no chance to decline) a bag of shells that are about 25 years old. What can I do with these beauties? Are they still OK to shoot? … Continue reading

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