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    12-13-2017, 01:59 PM
    I have been running several different loads through "Shotgun Ballistic Calculator" The idea was to see how a subsonic load (900 fps)would...
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    12-13-2017, 11:29 AM
    I read the same thing. Probably in Bob Brister's book, Shotgunning: The art and science. It goes against my intuition, but Bob did the test to prove it, shooting at a moving target (his wife driving their car with a long trailer holding the target!)...
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    12-11-2017, 05:23 AM
    Don't want to come across as an all-knowing, lecturing jerk, but...: If lengthening the forcing cone (and back-boring) reduces recoil, it's because it reduces muzzle velocity as well. If anything, increased friction between the payload and the...
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    12-05-2017, 11:00 AM
    A typical chamber reamer has an angle of 1.5 degree. This will cut a lead with a length about 0.15"
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    12-04-2017, 03:59 AM
    If the diameter of the drill allows for it, drill the hole from the front of the case. Much more stable setup and the drill will center in the flash hole.
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    12-03-2017, 01:27 PM
    I'm a strong proponent of correctly applied brute force! A single, firm blow with an impact wrench will often work wonders, especially if the offending nut is already under tension. If you use some sort of extended handle on the wrench, the...
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    12-03-2017, 01:07 PM
    Brass drills (and drills for cast iron) should have a slightly negative rake angle to keep it from pulling into the material, especially when breaking through on the back side. It's quite easy to modify an ordinary HSS drill by grinding a flat on...
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    11-22-2017, 04:28 PM
    Back boring and lengthening the cone will only reduce recoil by reducing velocity - Newton's second law cannot be circumvented. Often when a shotgun "smacks" you, the stock is too short and have too much drop, causing the gun to jump upwards, and...
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    11-20-2017, 10:16 AM
    If the barrels are inserted from the front you'll need some sort of locking device to keep them from moving forward due to pressure and recoil. A thumb screw wont do unless in connection with a cross pin or two. It should certainly be possible to...
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    11-19-2017, 03:49 AM
    I've seen (and shot) quite a few Belgian hammer guns in Imp Cyl and Full choke. It called for a quick decision on which barrel to cook when the bird was flushed. :razz:
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check