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Slipping Butt


Dear Technoid, I recently requested your advice on the proper choke for a Model 42 that I was buying for skeet, trap, and 5 stand. I picked up the gun and shot six rounds of skeet this weekend. After this … Continue reading

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Converting A One Eyed Shooter


Technoid, Do you have any sage advice for a person who is trying to shoot a shotgun with both eyes open after years of shooting with only one eye open? A little background … a shooting buddy (really, this is … Continue reading

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Beretta Chokes


Dear Technoid, In one of your many musings, you stated that the true meaning of life could be found in the selection of chokes (or something to that effect.) In my own quest, I stumbled across a little tidbit in … Continue reading

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Altitude and Patterns


Bruce, My question, which I don’t think you have addressed before (if that is possible), is the effect of altitude on choke and shot size selection. I currently shoot sporting clays at a club where the course ranges in altitude … Continue reading

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Comb Adjustment Formula


Dear Technoid, I once read about a simple rule of thumb how to calculate the effect of changes in comb height to changes in point of impact: 1/16 inch on the comb would make 1 inch on 16 yards. Do … Continue reading

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Hard Kicking 686


Dear Technoid, Just bought a Beretta Silver Pigeon trap gun, 12 ga. Comes up to my shoulder like it was custom made for me. But it’s also going to break my shoulder if I don’t find a way to reduce … Continue reading

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Reading Breaks


Technoid: I have been shooting skeet for a number of years and do ok at it…..well enough to keep trying anyway. I have often seen a target obviously broken toward the front or the rear and heard a comment from … Continue reading

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Oil Vs Grease


Dear Technoid: I hear different answers from my friends, the pundits when I ask which is better for the hinge pins and joining the barrels to the action, a high quality oil, or high quality grease? What do you think … Continue reading

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Browning B-80


Dear Technoid, I often have seen references to the Browning B-80 in discussions of Beretta gas guns. But I seemed to have missed the relationship. Is the B-80 a copy of a particular Beretta, a separate model built by Beretta … Continue reading

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Hard Pellet Count


Dear Technoid: Here’s a question that has long puzzled me: Exactly what is it that we are attempting to break birds with? Shot weight? Shot volume? Pellet count? The question arose last night when I went to load some 12 … Continue reading

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