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Shotgun Patterns


Dear Technoid, Can you briefly describe the different shot patterns that the various shotgun chokes make? Marshall Dear Marshall, Describe BRIEFLY?! That’s like asking Picasso to paint on a postcard! Describe, yes. Briefly, no. You gotta remember, the Technoid gets … Continue reading

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Chamber Length And Patterns


Technoid: Could you share your thoughts on chamber length as it relates to patterns. I have guns that have 2 3/4″ and guns that have 3″ chambers. I have patterned both and I can’t really say one is better than … Continue reading

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Spreader Loads


Dear Technoid, We tested Polywad spreader cartridges and found, like you, that they opened the pattern by at least two degrees of choke.  We also tested Fiocchi spreaders. We used Shotgun Insight, a program written by Dr A. C. Jones, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Light Loads


Technoid: Appearing on the web is the unrefuted comment, to wit: “Back in the old days of International Trap 1.25oz. loads were allowed and when they went to 1.125 oz. loads to lower the scores nothing happened. Then they went … Continue reading

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Standardized Patterning Method


Dear Technoid; I have enjoyed reading your columns and contributions over the years to the various shotgun periodicals covering the technical aspects of shotgun shooting. I have some questions related specifically to shotgun patterning that I hope you can answer: … Continue reading

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