Author Archives: bcbuck

28 Gauge Barrel Length


Dear Technoid, I know you are a big fan of the 28 gauge. I am about to give it a try myself. One question. What barrel length do you recommend? I plan on using the gun an equal amount on … Continue reading

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Forcing Cone Shine


Dear Readers, Here is the “shiny” part of forcing cones explained in more detail than I did it. Best regards, Bruce Buck Shotgun Report’s Technoid (Often in error, never in doubt.) Bruce: In your recent response to a query on … Continue reading

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Beretta 20 Ga Auto


Dear Bruce, Based somewhat on your recommendations I purchased an almost new Beretta A-303 in 20 gauge for my neophyte skeet/quail hunting habit (ok its not a 390, but it didn’t cost 650 skins either). At the range it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Getting A Stock Fit


Good afternoon Bruce: I enjoy your electronic pub and it’s been a great resource, but you have left me hanging. I’ve gone your route of the Belgian Browning and Briley tubes, yet I need more. You have repeatedly mentioned that … Continue reading

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Spolar Reloader Rave


Dear Readers, Just to show you that people who don’t follow my advice can not only survive, but prosper, here is a note from a happy reloader who has gleefully violated the Technoids’ first two rules of happy reloading (1- … Continue reading

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12 Vs 20 Details


Technoid: My searches have not turned up what I’m looking for: an apples vs. apples comparison of 12 ga. and 20 ga. patterning. What I mean is identical shot charges at substantially identical velocities fired from barrels with similar geometry … Continue reading

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Pheasant/Quail Dilemma


Dear Technoid, Now that we’ve finished another fine gunning season for upland birds, I thought I might solicit your opinion in this column on an interesting dilemma. We were hunting in north central Kansas this November, where the CRP fields … Continue reading

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