- Dec 6, 2003
- Frigid Ohio
The Truth Shall Set Us Free !!
This is good. I used a 12ga for a lot of years but all I used in it were target reloads. My difference being I increased shot size. Let's face it, 1 oz of 8's weight's the same as 1 oz of 6's! Finally found a 16ga and went to it. Damn that 1oz load of 8's still weighted 1 oz but the shotgun was a bit lighter, just a bit and in it I used 1oz loads so gave up some number of shot but found it still killed as well! Today I use a 28ga with 3/4oz loads. Give up number of shot for a lot lighter gun that recoils a lot less. Figured I'd see what I could do with my 410 and gave up shot count again buy about like carrying a pocket knife! Used it to shoot pigeons for the dogs in training and found them just a dead as if I'd shot them with my old 12ga! Don't hunt turkey or ducks anymore, never hunted turkeys. If I did if it's legal on turkey I believe I'd shoot my 22mag. Ducks, haven't hunted them since 1973, left Montana! If I were to go after them today I'd use my 16ga. In Montana for ducks I used a 12ga and 1 1/4oz loads. Shot it a lot and was very used to recoil. Tried a 3" shell one time, just one time, and that will never happen again. Only place I use 3" in in my 410! 2 1/2" loads come with something like 1/2 oz shot and in my head that's giving up just to much. 3" are 11/16 oz and about the same velocity as the 2 1/2" loads in fact same ball park as the 12ga target loads which worked so well for me!The Truth Shall Set Us Free !!
Right. How can a lightweight 20 gauge shotgun shooting the same weight load as a heavier twelve gauge have less recoil? Isaac Newton would disagree.Ridiculous. And a bit of it is just wrong.
I just bought 15 boxes and had it to my door within a week. That adds to the two cases I already have on hand. How is that less than ideal?Sixteen gauge is ideal for pheasants and for ladies shooting trap. Less than ideal trying to find ammo.
Ideal is walking into a store and finding it on a shelf. Good luck with that.I just bought 15 boxes and had it to my door within a week. That adds to the two cases I already have on hand. How is that less than ideal?
It doesn’t come with blow up dolls or a 15 pound Auto 5.I just bought 15 boxes and had it to my door within a week. That adds to the two cases I already have on hand. How is that less than ideal?
Sixteen gauge is ideal for pheasants and for ladies shooting trap. Less than ideal trying to find ammo.
I don't have a problem hunting with a heavy gun. It points better and less recoil. Twelve gauge ammo is easier to find than 20 gauge (albeit often only a slight difference). I prefer to use the same gun for everything from 15 lb honkers to ruff grouse and clay targets. Twenty gauge might work for uplands over a good dog but doesn't cut it for pass shooting geese. So I shoot an ultra heavy Browning A5 Magnum Twelve. And I shoot it very well ... all the time. With 1 oz shot it's a pleasure to shoot. For those light load days I change the guts to 2.75" barrel spring and friction brake. Cycles flawlessly.
Think outside the box. You can’t always walk in and expect to find any sort of shotgun ammo, even pre Covid.Ideal is walking into a store and finding it on a shelf. Good luck with that.
I can usually find lots of twelve gauge on the shelves, both variety and quantity. Usually a little less of both for twenty gauge. I can usually expect to find no or almost no sixteen gauge, even during the best of times. You know this, as does everyone else. .410 is now just flat gone from the shelves everywhere. Curiously, I am seeing 28 gauge on the shelves, even during the pandemic. But I suspect it is all old stock that doesn't move due to relative scarcity of guns using it.Think outside the box. You can’t always walk in and expect to find any sort of shotgun ammo, even pre Covid.
How hard is it to complete an internet transaction?
Obviously too hard for some folks…How hard is it to complete an internet transaction?
I live in a town of ~13K people that is 3 hours from a city larger. I can walk into 1 of 2 stores in town at a moments notice and buy a case of shells, from .410 lead to 3-1/2" 10 gauge BBB and everything in between. As it's been stated above, you could get a pallet of any kind of ammo dropped on your door step if you really wanted to. If you're living in Canada and have to just through hoops and pay additional fees that doesn't change the fact that it's still available.Less than ideal trying to find ammo.
Such as patterning your gun is important and that a lot of folks don’t do it. Also, that there’s more to it than choosing your firearm than simply bore size.Such as?