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24 Gram Patterning


Dear Technoid, Since my last attempt to bring rational thought to the shotgun world was so gratefully disregarded I can but feel compelled to jump in again. I have this gut feeling that wad strippers and deformed shot are pretty … Continue reading

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Dragging Firing Pins


Dear Technoid: I have a Winchester 101 made in about 1969. The gun is in very good to excellent condition. I have owned the gun about 5 years and now am starting to use it more often for trap shooting. … Continue reading

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Protecting Gun Wood


Dear Mr. Gun, I’ve read with some interest your tracks on soaked autoloaders. What worries does the two-holer have? It seem to me the firearm industry does a great job on finishing the outside/visible parts of wood, but really spare … Continue reading

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Bunch Of Questions


Dear Technoid, Perhaps this frisky little question is worthy of the Volcano of Knowledge? Actually, a couple of questions: 1) Will smaller size shot, say #8 or 7-1/2, deform more or less than #4 shot, in example, affecting patterning adversely? … Continue reading

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Skeet Patterns Down Under


Dear Technoid, You will be pleased to hear that I have finally got around to patterning my skeet gun. As usual this exercise raised more questions than it answered. Being somewhat stubborn however I am pressing on and hope you … Continue reading

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Hulls For Reloading


Dear Technoid, Would you explain the difference between compression-formed and Reifenhauser-type hulls and give a neophyte reloader criteria for selecting hulls for reloading. I’m shooting 12ga at sporting clays primarily but would be interested in small bore recommendations as well … Continue reading

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Which Gun Case?


Technoid: I am interested in buying a good gun case to transport my Arrieta to my hunting areas. I obviously want a highter quality case as the Arrieta broke my bank and the wife would kill me if I did … Continue reading

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28 Gauge Chokes For Sporting


Dear Technoid: I am about to trade my over weight 28 ga. “Companion” tube set in for a pair of “Ultralights”. I know I want two skeet chokes but the other two I would like your opinion on. They will … Continue reading

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10 Gauge Vs 3 1/2″ 12 Gauge


Dear Technoid, Is it true that the 3 1/2 inch 12ga guns have just as much range/knock down power as the 10ga guns? I am interested in shooting steel shot and am considering buying a new 10ga. The 10ga guns … Continue reading

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Oil Remover


“The Big Buck”, Roland, Warren and Co(nspirators!), Sincere congratulations on a marvelous site. Keep that effluent flowing! I have been an avid fan for some time now and find many of your articles to be very interesting, informative and more … Continue reading

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