The forcing cone in a shotgun barrel forces the shot charge or shot column down in diameter in transition from the shotgun chamber to enter the bore and then to enter the parallel section of the choke. The one we will concern ourselves with here is the chamber to bore forcing cone the other is […]
A choke tube is a removable interior tube at the end of a shotgun barrel that controls shot dispersion. Choke tubes typically come in cylinder, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified, full, and extra full. A cylinder choke tube produces a very wide shot dispersion, whereas an extra full choke tube will provide a much tighter […]
After doing a thorough pattern test and analysis it’s time to focus on how to increase pattern density and consistency, as both are needed for a complete shotgun pattern tuning. There is some knowledge worth having first as to what you are dealing with. A True Shot Pattern Is, 100% Of The Shot In A […]
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.
Shot shell Drop / Trajectory: Perhaps one of the things that will cross a shotgun hunter’s mind once in awhile is how much does shot drop over a given distance and does this trajectory matter. It goes without saying that the pellets are losing energy as they travel downrange to their intended target. The controversy […]
Every year, the National Shooting Sports Foundation hosts the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trades (SHOT) Show. The show allows the gun industry to showcase the newest firearms and related gear. SHOT Show just ended last month in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it’s been held for several years. The following is just a few of […]
Shotgun Stock Fit: Getting the right fit on a shotgun stock is one of the most important things that you can do to improve your shooting and this is the one thing that most people will ignore. When you really think about it if you belong to a club with a lot of members or […]