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Overchoke


Hi Bruce, I agree completely with most of your comments about aftermarket barrel mods like porting and backboring because after years of patterning many different guns with varying bore dimensions i’ve come to the conclusion that pattern density has little … Continue reading

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Choke Tube Primer


Dear Readers, Some years ago I was at a “product testing” goose hunt. While that sounds like the typical outdoor writer’s boondoggle, these things really are a good way to take a quick look at the latest products. The hunts … Continue reading

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Promo Shell Quality


Hi Bruce, Though trivia, it is technical. Kinda-sorta. This info is from Remington’s ammo plant, and Olin Corp. in East Alton, IL: Remington “Gun Club Loads,” while nicely hulled . . . are chilled shot. The Winchester “Xpert” loads, while … Continue reading

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Silver Hawk For Quail


Dear Bruce: Have you shot one? Do you know anyone who has that can comment? I’m interested in a 12ga version. Seems like a real nice quail gun. Regards, Richard Dear Richard, Like most of the mass production Italian SxS, … Continue reading

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Light Loads (Again)


Dear Bruce, I have been contemplating shotgun shell loads as of late. I’m wondering about how much effect is lost by using only 1 oz of 8 shot… I have heard from some of the best shooters that “if your … Continue reading

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AL 390 Modifications


Dear Technoid, I took your advice and bought the AL390 sporter. I like it. I want to spend more money on it. What tubes would you recommend… Briley, Seminole, Rhino, Ballistic Specialties etc.? Have you had experience with any (or … Continue reading

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Beretta 390 Parts


Most Wise One, Are you aware of a good source for Beretta parts other than the factory? The connecting rod on my 390 broke after only about 3000 rounds. Also, is this a weak link, so to speak, in the … Continue reading

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