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Everything posted by Spike100

  1. I would go with at least improved modified (0.028). If you want to try handicap positions (up to 27 yards from the trap house), you need a full choke. You also need a full choke if you want to “smoke” the target. At 16 yards from the trap house, just about any load will work, but as the others advise, 1 1/8 ounce loads are needed to cycle a recoil-operated autoloader. You need more velocity (powder) and good loads when shooting handicap (longer range) trap. --Spike
  2. Frankie, Your method (glass/ceramic glass cook-top pad) is the way I’ve removed rust. I also add a couple drops of glass/ceramic glass cook-top cleaner. The cleaner is mainly calcium carbonate and provides a nonabrasive polish. It works very well. --Spike
  3. While you tighten the forend cap, you notice a clicking. When you hear this, you can stop tightening the forend cap. --Spike
  4. I wouldn’t worry about this. I notice the same thing you describe on a gun I own, and in my case the issue was 15 years ago with no problem. --Spike
  5. The best weapon for home defense is whatever you can deploy quickly and successfully. In my case it’s a shotgun loaded with buckshot. I don’t practice with a pistol so my solution is a long gun (which I shoot very well). --Spike
  6. $200 for 20 birds (10 pheasants + 10 chukars) is a good deal. One thing you will notice hunting a mixed bag of pheasants and chukars is the significant difference in acceleration and flying speed between these two birds. It actually makes shooting more of a challenge. --Spike
  7. Hi Martin, I’m not sure how many grains of powder the gun requires to recycle, but I have fired reloads (not mine but reloaded by my dad) that would not operate the bolt. Hopefully someone who reloads can answer your very good question. I’m curious about this as well. Thanks for posting, --Spike
  8. 2-wheel, Great points… Benelli guns have a relatively simple break-down. The process is very intuitive, and the gun comes with great instructions. If it isn't initially obvious, I can usually figure it out through trial and error. --Spike
  9. What happens (any stoppages?) when you shoot 2 3/4" shells? --Spike
  10. That's a valid point since the Super Vinci trades well. I'm sure that altering the trigger guard will reduce the gun's value. The Montefeltro is a good gun for younger shooters. Alos, I doubt he will bump his middle finger with the original Vinci which has a smaller trigger guard. --Spike
  11. blackpowder1, The problem is either that the load didn’t provide adequate recoil to recycle the bolt, or the bolt itself is sticking (too much friction that probably is the result of inadequate lubrication). --Spike
  12. Jeez… Don’t "throw-out the baby with the bath water.” Notice that your Super Vinci’s trigger guard is squared at its rear (actually about the angle of an octagon). That more upright/flat angle of the trigger guard’s rear is why your son is experiencing a problem with the gun’s recoil. The fix is simple. You only need to round this angle so that it resembles the Vinci’s trigger guard. --Spike
  13. Hi Novaboy, If you heard “click,” the firing pin dropped, but not hard enough to ignite the primer. So… your firing pin is hanging up and not striking the primer adequately. You only need to disassemble the bolt, clean every part therein, and check the springs to return your gun to reliable firing in any temperature. --Spike
  14. Ashpond, I understand your question and the problem you describe. The trigger guard configuration on the Vinci and Super Vinci are different. Early buyers of the Vinci complained that the gun lacked adequate room when wearing gloves. Benelli addressed this complaint by making the trigger guard more angular on the Super Vinci. But, that solution creates a problem for female and young male shooters who have a smaller hand-size that places the middle finder against the redesigned trigger guard on the Super Vinci. Ouch!! --Spike
  15. Bello, If you read Ashpond’s post he says he and his son are using the Super Vinci model. --Spike
  16. Shooting a dynamic target (i.e., a flying bird) is very different from aiming at a stationary object. If you were hitting birds and targets, and then had a problem when you altered the gun by changing the shims, I would say it was the change that is the problem. You should restore the gun to its configuration where you had better results. It would not be unusual to require a different shim-setup for wing shooting (birds, trap, etc.) and stationary targets. --Spike
  17. You gain a lot of freedom after putting that first deep scratch on your gun. Now you can stop worrying about keeping the gun pristine. “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ else to lose…” --Spike
  18. Crows’ flight speed is around 30 mph making them slower than most game birds near their size. And, their acceleration is very slow. There is less challenge shooting a crow. It does appear that in some areas the crow population is too high making hunting a good method to control their numbers. --Spike
  19. Pheasants are probably the most extraordinary upland game bird. They are large, but are capable of amazing hiding and escape tactics. They may seem like a huge target, but they can fly over 55 mph. I assume your question relates to hunting pen-raised pheasants on a game farm. The answer is these pheasants will be easily located and flushed, but you still have a challenging shot. --Spike
  20. Spike100

    New Gun

    Yes, Stoeger Uplander S/S does handle 2 3/4" and 3" shells. --Spike
  21. Hi Brainwasher, Glad to hear you had a good hunt. I t would be interesting to know what was the best tip or better tips you received here. --Spike
  22. Just returned from SD (East of the Missouri River)…. The pheasant population is down (down... down… down). It’s the worst I’ve seen in years. If you haven’t gone but are planning to do so, don’t bother. Hunters to the West report better results. --Spike
  23. Looks GREAT!! ... Thanks for posting the pic. --Spike
  24. Light loads are a problem with recoil-operated guns. I ask the same question since I've been shooting recoil-operated guns for years, and have a problem with light loads. --Spike
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