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Everything posted by timb99

  1. Which shotgun? Stoeger Condor 12 ga, Ithaca Model 37 16 ga, Savage/Stevens SxS 20 ga, Mossberg 500 12 ga, all used for upland game (pheasants & quail) and I'll occasionally go after wild turkey with the Mossberg. Antonio Zoli Z-90 Trap model, 12 ga over/under with 32" barrels for trap singles, trap handicap, and trap doubles (Class A singles/23.5yd handicap/Class B doubles) Antonio Zoli Z-90 (yes I have 2) 12 ga over/under with 30" barrels for skeet and sporting clays (I usually put in a set of Briley gauge reducers and shoot it as a 28 gauge for skeet.) Tim
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    They'll fly when it's raining. I have lots of experience with that. Plus, the moisture somehow makes it easier for the dogs to track them.
  3. Chukar is good eating, too. good bird to use for dog training, though sometimes the pen raised ones just don't want to fly.
  4. Oh my dear Lord. That has to be one of the funniest things I've ever heard. I'll bet not for you, certainly not at the time.... This will be a story you will be able to tell forever! Tim
  5. fezman, I gotta hear this. What, did you have $500 in cash laying around, and the dog literally ate it?
  6. Cold blue works pretty good, but it only works on steel. Some brand names are Birchwood Casey (available at Wal-Mart) and Oxpho Blue. If the ding is on aluminum, Birchwood Casey makes a product called Aluminum Black that works well. Follow the directions. Clean surfaces are important. Tim
  7. All things being equal, barrel length has virtually no effect on pattern, so what yankeejim said is generally accepted as accurate. If there is any effect, it's so insignificant as to be ignored. Since virtually all the powder in a shotgun shell is burned in the first 16-17 inches of the barrel, muzzle velocity is not higher in a long barrel than in a short barrel (this is not true for rifles where barrel length DOES affect muzzle velocity.) That being said, all things are not equal. Lots of things affect pattern. Different barrels of the same length, made in the same factor
  8. Nothing Benelli makes is particularly well suited for true trap shooting. Benelli guns are lightweight, flat-shooting field guns, and are well suited to being carried around all day in the field. By flat-shooting, I mean that if you took your gun to a pattern board, and aimed it like a rifle at a bull's eye 30 yards away or so, and covered the center of the bull's eye with the bead when you shot, the pattern will be centered around the bull's eye. If you did that with a trap gun, 70% (or more) of the pattern will be above the bull's eye. True trap guns are heavy to reduce felt re
  9. [ 01-18-2005, 09:36 PM: Message edited by: timb99 ]
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