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Mr. Mac

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  1. Without knowing what powder you're using it's kind of difficult. Alliant - http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/RecipeList.aspx?gauge=10&gtypeid=10&shotype=1
  2. Compare a pump to an auto for recoil? You bet! If a manufacturer can take a gun design that is notorious for its recoil and make it less than what is universally accepted as the lightest recoil design and beat it, I'd advertise that pretty loudly myself. As for how they shoot, once again, go back to the design and it's easy to see how a pump action is inherently more accurate than an auto (I know, a scattergun and accuracy...go to the trap/skeet range and we'll talk) though we could argue that point until the cows come home. No, the real test will be to shoot one as agm said.
  3. I was shooting an average of 22 with my Winchester and with my Browning I'm now holding my own with a solid 23.5 and improving every time!
  4. Geez Pete, Louise I need a vacation! What I should have said is 'a cylinder choke opening is typically only .005" larger than skeet so you may also want to consider that.' Thank you, Novaking! I sometimes suffer from HUTA* Head Up The Anus
  5. $19.95 from Carlson's. A skeet choke is typically only .005 larger than skeet so you may also want to consider that.
  6. But at least it's here!
  7. Mr. Mac

    memorial day

    I retired from the United States Air Force in 1995 and I too never forget to honor our dead and living soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen! Thanks to you all and your families for the sacrifices you made.
  8. Fixed. Canada geese.
  9. So, why do we have 3-1/2" chambers in a 12 gauge anyways? The answer is so that we don't have to have several different guns in our safe to do one job. When we were allowed to shoot lead at late season Canada geese, a 3" chamber was fine and the shot could easily reach the higher altitudes these birds were flying over areas without decoys. Now we have steel and other non-toxic shot which is lighter than lead and does not compress and deform like lead did as it left the barrel. Because of that we have to use less pellets and they need to be bigger to have the same energy upon impact as th
  10. Kent Cartridge Ultimate Diamond Shot Turkey Shotshells (if those are what he's using) are readily available west of the Mississippi from Bass Pro Shops, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Not sure about the east side. I have only shot a couple of boxes of Kent Velocity through my Winchester 1400 and didn't do any worse than normal at the trap range but never patterned them purposely. The price on the Kent’s ($7.79) were about 30% higher than the Win Super-X ($5.99) I normally shoot so I haven't gone back to them since.
  11. That all depends on where you'll be hunting. The area I hunted this year offered me shots from 20 to 40 yards so I patterned my Remington 870 with an H.S. UnderTaker out to 40 yards and found that the Winchester Super-X Turkey loads (3" 1 7/8 oz #5) patterned better (average 20 pellets per shot, five shots fired) over the Remington Nitro Turkey Ext. Range Magnum loads (3" 1 7/8 oz of #5). The Remington's pattern density was fine but the pattern was spread out more than the Winchesters. Seven pellets will be lethal provided it's consistent.
  12. Early in the season since we're shooting through the leaf filled trees at fairly close ranges we use open chokes like cylinder or skeet and IC and number Win AA Target loads 1 1/8 oz. #9s in our doubles. As the season progresses and the cover drops and the shooting lanes open we move to IC/Mod and Win Super-X Game Loads with 1 oz. of #7 1/2 or even #6s.
  13. Truly, the best way to answer that question is a trip to thew patterning board and verify the results for yourself.
  14. BB and smaller size steel shot can be used through full choke constriction provided the tube is made for steel shot.
  15. Wild Fowl Game & Fishing Field & Stream
  16. That's one of those questions that has no good answer until you pattern your SBE with a couple of different brands and decide which one patterns best. I know my Winchester likes Winchester Super-X shot and my Remington likes Federal's MagShok best.
  17. One of the best thing about today's rifled slugs is that they offer both accuracy and stopping power. Federal Truball slugs are pretty darn good at dropping deer out to 100 yards plus. When hunting larger game like elk and moose you might want to consider a move up to rifle cartridges like a .270 (150 gr.) or better for elk/moose. It's not that a slug won't kill the animal but you stand a better chance of wounding it before you kill it at longer ranges. Just my opinion! When hunting deer with a slug 20 or 12 gauge will get the job done. For best accuracy, if it's available for your shotg
  18. Heading back towards the topic...For home it's pretty easy, a well stocked first aid kit and all the kids have cell phones with our numbers as well as close family friends. Naturally we taught them to use 911 if unsure as a 'better safe than sorry' rule. For the car we also have smaller first aid kits, thermal blankets, water, handheld CB radios, reflective triangles, snow chains, AAA cards and toilet paper. The wife carries this... Mine new one for carry is this... For hunting we also carry small first aid kits (larger ones when we hunt in Texas with Dick Cheney), water,
  19. Picked up the Stoeger Model 2000 today! Introducing it to the range Saturday (barring heavy rains)!
  20. Not a real easy answer! Lead, steel, tungsten-matrix/iron, bismuth all have their place and use. Lead is normally fine for most applications except waterfowl which requires any non-toxic (steel, tungsten, bismuth, etc.) with some caveats. Some states have non-toxic shot rules for all game, some don't. Some ranges don't want lead, some are ok. The easiest way to figure this all out is by reading what you can on the subject. Here's a short sample of the kinds of info available to you. As far as tactical situations, I don't think any perpetrator would have any preference on what he/she was
  21. Mr. Mac

    Steadygrip

    Try a Limbsaver 10401
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