Perhaps one of the most critical parts of shooting an imparticular load of shot out of your your shotgun at a patterning board is the fact you will also know its exact point of impact with your imparticular sight picture. You can have an excellent shot pattern but if it is not where your aiming then its not worth very much from a hunters or shooters perspective. Shot patterns are only part of the overall performance of a shotgun when shot patterning.
Free Printable Turkey Target
Here are a couple of free printable turkey targets for you to practice with. These targets were made by Kim Lockhart, the previous owner of GunnersDen.com and are meant to show kill zone vs immobilization zone.
Rifle Barrel Twist Rate
All about rifle barrel twist rate — Rifled Barrel Terms: Barrel – The part of the rifle through which projectiles pass in their travel from the chamber or breech to the muzzle. Bore – The interior of a rifle’s barrel excluding the chamber. Rifling – Spiral grooves in a gun’s bore that consist of lands (The highest part […]
Rifle Barrel Break-In And Proper Cleaning:
Rifle Barrel Copper Fouling: A rifle gets its name from the presence of spiral lands and grooves in the bore called “rifling.” The bullet is forced into the rifling when the cartridge is fired which engrave in and spin the bullet, thereby increasing the rifle’s projectile range and accuracy. Once you have fired a round […]
Shotgun Bore Diameters, Chokes, and Chambers Explained
In this online shotgun guide you will find various articles and technical information on shotguns including; shotgun shells, shotshell reloading, shotgun gunsmithing, shotgun shooting, shotgun hunting, game and choke guides, shotgun buying guide, shotgun versatility and much more. Shotgun Definition: Our modern definition of a shotgun is: A shoulder fired firearm with a smooth bore, […]
Gun Appraisal Values
Firearm Value: While we don’t do gun appraisal values, we can offer up some resources to give you a head start on your knowledge. We usually like to do our own research, like we did on Josh’s pictured 1903A3 dated to 1943. Appraisal: Blue Book Gun Appraisals: Instant values, information and specs for thousands of […]
Shotgun Choke Tubes For Turkey Hunting
Originally, chokes were integral to shotgun barrels and were not interchangeable. Only a few short years ago, the most common turkey choke was the factory full choke. The integral full choked shotgun had an effective range of 30 yards to 40 yards depending on the shot sized used. As turkey hunting pressure increased ranges started […]
Guns For Sale
While we don’t sell firearms, we thought it a good idea to compile a list of some of the online vendors where guns can be purchased. Of course, guns bought online need to be shipped to an FFL Dealer with the proper paperwork done. Firearms For Sale: Sportsmans Guide: They claim to have the guaranteed […]
Herter’s Business: In 1937 George Leonard Herter (heir to the Herter’s outdoor goods business) took his father’s dry goods store and turned it into a mail order outdoor goods business, selling hunting and fishing items through a catalog. Herter over the next four decades built a mail-order sporting-goods juggernaut. He later opened retail outlet stores […]