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Porting


Technoid: What’s the deal re: ported and non-ported chokes? Thanks George Walker George, I’ve covered this here: https://shotgunreport.com/2012/10/16/porting-improves-patterns/ My personal experience is that porting on shotguns does nothing meaningful for anyone except the guy who is getting paid to drill … Continue reading

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Lefty Auto Duck Gun


Dear Technoid, I am looking for a 12 ga. left-handed semi-auto to be used primarily for duck and goose hunting (although I might try to take a turkey with it in the spring season). Because I am looking for a … Continue reading

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Barrel Length


Dear Technoid, Is there any difference ballistically between shooting a 26” and a 28” or longer barrel when shooting 3” and 3.5” steel shot shells? Am I sacrificing anything other than a shorter sight plane when shooting a shorter barrel … Continue reading

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S&W Magnum For Trap


Dear Sir, I have a S&W 1000m 12 gauge mag. Semi auto. 30 barrel. What do i have to do to this gun to shoot trap loads out of it? Please help Keith Dear Keith, It has been a loooong … Continue reading

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390 Custom Gas Spring


Senor Technoid, I had a an unusual experience today………….but forget that and let me get to the reason for my note: A few months back, I bought a used, but like new, 390 from a friend. After a few hundred … Continue reading

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More BB Gun Training System


Glen, Wasn’t this the Lucky McDaniel “Quick Kill” or “Quick Skill” system. He was mentioned in Bob Brister’s book “Shotgunning, The Art and Science”, though there was not detail. I believe that the US Marines also experimented with McDaniel’s techniques … Continue reading

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Powder Bulks And Spreader Loads


Powder Bulks And Spreader Loads O’ Great and Wunderous Wizard of Odds and Thingies that go Bang; I recently bought a bunch of PC Post wads in an ongoing attempt to concoct a decent spreader load. I have been loading … Continue reading

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