Category Archives: Technoid’s Technical Tracts

The Technoid’s musing on shotgun related issues.

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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The Technoid Takes Gas…..


Gas guns that is. Sporting clays both here and abroad is a game dominated by the over and under style shotgun. Among many shooters in the Northeast it is usually one of the many Browning Citori or Beretta O/U models. … Continue reading

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The Technoidal Notebook…


You do keep a shooting log, don’t you? In the first century A.D. one Marcus Fabius Quintilius opined that a liar should have a good memory. Old M.F. should have added that if he did not have a good memory, … Continue reading

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Misc…


The Technoid’s contribution to this discussion is equally basic. Protect your eyes and ears. Most sporting clays ranges require eye and ear protection. It is mandatory. Everyone has been very good about this, but it always bears repeating. Yes, we … Continue reading

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Leading Questions…


All right, Junior Technoids, unsheathe those slide rules from your plastic pocket protectors, put down your Twinkie and Jolt Cola and follow me. We are going to discuss measured leads- yet again. Here are some numbers for #7.5 shot, 40 … Continue reading

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Technoidal Drivel…


Sometimes your Mahatma of Machinery and Guru of Gunning Gear just plain runs out of things to talk about. NOOOTTTT! Don’t you worry. It will be a cold day in a warm place before that happens. Cows don’t run out … Continue reading

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Bits And Pieces…


Did you know: A 1 1/8 oz shell at 1200 fps has exactly the same recoil as a 1 oz shell at 1330 fps. Normal shell velocity changes 5 fps for each 1″ of barrel length. Manufacturers’ acceptable shell to … Continue reading

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