Category Archives: Technoid’s Technical Tracts

The Technoid’s musing on shotgun related issues.

The Technoid Has A Crush…


Some time ago I evaluated an experimental shot crusher from Stuart Crane at Clay Shooting Magazine in the UK. The crusher is basically a heavy steel dowel centered in a guide tube over a steel plate. The dowel is raised … Continue reading

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The Technoid Takes Gauss…


Your new Holland and Holland sporting clays gun was specially choked in England by a famed necromancer of that black art. You paid extra, but you got the best. You are certain that its patterns will be superior to the … Continue reading

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More Summer Kick


The Technoid Says It’s Too Darn Hot….. It is a fact- shells kick more in summer. Back in his salad days, the Technoid ran across a few cases of International Skeet shells from Poland marketed by the notorious, but aptly … Continue reading

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Stocks


The Technoid Takes Stock….. Many shooters consider a gun fitting session to be an extravagant luxury, something akin to gold inlays and such. ‘Taint so. If your gun does not fit, it is your shooting ability, not the shot, that … Continue reading

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Shot


The Technoid Gets Shot… The most important single ingredient in a good shotgun pattern is high quality shot. No matter what modern refinements the shotgun and ammunition manufacturers come up with, high quality shot has more to do with reducing … Continue reading

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Sub-Gauge Sporting Guns


The Technoid Examines Sub-Gauge Sporting Guns….. The Technoid has not been so excited since he got sunburned watching his first solar calculator recharge. Sub-gauge sporting guns offer an entirely new field of experimentation! Nothing out there is perfectly suited. Any … Continue reading

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Technoid Counts Holes…


Gaussian distributions, Bernoulli venturi effects, sectional density, random sampling, sines, cosines? Yuk! What does all that junk have to do with going out to “whack dem birdies”? The bird flies. You point the gun. You pull the trigger. If the … Continue reading

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