Author Archives: bcbuck

Leads For Shotgunning


Dear Readers, Kian is an old Canadian shotgunning friend of mine and an engineer by profession. He recently asked me for some time to distance figures for shot pellets. Here is what he came up with. You will find it … Continue reading

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Opening Lever Woes


Dear Technoid, I love my B-325 Sporting but there seems to be a problem for which any ideas/solutions will be greatly welcomed. On firing any load of more than three and a quarter drams (such as a typical duck hunting … Continue reading

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Federal Papers


Dear Technoid, Can paper shotgun shells still be purchased for actual use or are the paper shells in existence all antiques? A friend of mine told me I could buy them still and they are fun to shoot and give … Continue reading

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On Buying Used


Dear Bruce, I’ve been shooting for a little over a year now; I’m having a great time and doing unusually well. About 8-9 months ago I bought a new Browning Ultra Sport O/U that I use for skeet, trap and … Continue reading

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Beads On Shotgun Barrels


Senor Technoid, If, in theory at least, we should not “aim” a shotgun, but merely point it via hand – eye coordination; why then are there beads on the barrel??? I can understand why there might be for anal retentive, … Continue reading

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Gun Fitting


Dear Technoid, Shotgun Report is the best website for shooting information on proper technique, gun selection, and so on. I seem to have a problem shooting (hitting) flushing birds, mostly woodcock and grouse. I could be shooting high because the … Continue reading

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Tube Sets


Dear Bruce, I’ve recently purchased a Browning Gran Lightning 12 ga. over/under with invector-plus choke system. I’m now starting to shoot a lot more and have considered adding 20-ga tubes such as Briley or Kolar. My question is how well … Continue reading

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Obstructed Barrels


Dear Technoid, I’m a scientist myself so should know this, but as a new shooter I’d like to hear the definitive answer. It is often said that firing a shotgun which has the barrel plugged at the end with dirt … Continue reading

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Low Shooting SxS


Dear Technoid: I have a SxS I own that is shooting low. The patterns of both barrels had the same point of impact but were well below where I was aiming (I do realize I’m supposed to point and shoot … Continue reading

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Lewis Class


Dear Technoid, Out here in CA, we have only a few top notch courses plus anything that involves “guns” is looked at with a jaundiced eye. Not “politically correct,” you know. So we shooters keep a fairly low profile. However, … Continue reading

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