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 […]
Stag Arms Review: 15L Tactical I have what you could call a “passing familiarity” with the M16/AR15 platform. Having been introduced to the weapon at the ripe old age of 17, courtesy of the United States government. I somehow managed to qualify Expert with the M16A2 Service Rifle before I was even old enough to […]
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.
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.
S&W issued a consumer safety alert on their M&P15-22. All rifles and pistols manufactured before February 1, 2019 could be affected. The issue is that the rifle’s breech face counter bore depth could be out of specification, causing it to crush the rim on the .22 round, firing, cycling the bolt again, and causing multiple […]
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 […]
Remington 243 Winchester Ammunition: Remington, .243 Winchester Premier Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded ammunition features a bullet in a class of its own. Developed and designed by Remington’s industry-leading R&D; staff. Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded offers hunters the unique combination of excellent accuracy, superb weight retention and expansion with overall superior terminal results. The bonded bullet retains up […]
Centerfire Rifle Cartridge Reloading: Correcting Bullet Runout: Bullet runout is the cause of most reloaded rifle cartridge inaccuracies. Most rifle cartridge case and bullet alignment is determined in the resizing die but there are other reasons and situations that will cause excessive bullet runout which are not readily seen with the human eye. Bullet Runout […]
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 […]