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Postby ngrewal » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:13 am

Another link to Field and Stream buying used guns

http://www.outdoorlife.com/outdoor/shoo ... 65,00.html


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Postby jaz » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:40 pm

AS POSTED EARLIER ABOUT 32 " IOF SXS DBBL ,EJECTORS.
SENIORS SHOULD TELL ME WHAT THINGS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF WHILE CHECKING OLD IOF SHOTGUN .
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Re: HOW TO APPRAISE TRUE CONDITION OF SHOTGUN

Postby mundaire » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:28 pm

a) Do NOT post in all capitals - it is considered as "shouting" on the Internet and looked upon as rude behaviour

b) Before you start a new thread, it is expected that you first search the forums to see if similar relevant information has been posted elsewhere. You can do this easily enough by using the search box found on the top right hand side on every page on this website.

Am merging this thread with an earlier one covering the same topic, please go through the previous posts on this thread, they should prove to be most helpful...

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Re: What should one look for when buying a used shotgun.....

Postby trw999 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:50 pm

Grumpy, Ranjeet

I have been following your discussion on chokes with interest. Virtually all of my game shooting is driven pheasant or partridge, where of course the birds are being driven towards the guns. I thus have very open chokes, True and Improved cylinder, and I use UK size 7 shot with a 28 gram load (1930 Henry Clarke 12 BLE or 1898 Frederic Beesley 12 SLE). The guns are regulated to shoot that load too, an often overlooked process.

As you say Grumpy, most of us have to compromise with our choice of gun. On the rare occasions I find myself at a high bird shoot, or wild-fowling, my compromise is to use heavier loads of 32 grams with larger shot of UK size 5. The one thing I will not compromise is using Lylavale Express Supreme Game cartridges. I find them to be super quick, consistent and smooth. Additionally, and again an often overlooked factor, I have confidence in these cartridges and I believe that helps with my accuracy too.

With this set up I find that I can pull down the birds cleanly and am equally able to do so on birds crossing, going away as well as coming towards me. I suspect that I am not alone in finding the hardest shot being the high pigeon flying down the line, saluted by all guns and seldom hit!

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Re: What should one look for when buying a used shotgun.....

Postby sa_ali » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:58 pm

There is some discussion on the selection of chokes. I came across a nice article which explains all about it in detail and with data

http://www.wildfowlmag.com/tips_strategies/shotgun_062304/
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Re: What should one look for when buying a used shotgun.....

Postby quickdraw-Mcgraw » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:11 pm

Re: What should one look for when buying a used shotgun..... ?

Ans- Ensure that no Indian gunsmith/dealer has touched it :)

especially gunsmiths from mumbai.
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Re: What should one look for when buying a used shotgun.....

Postby hornet » Fri May 27, 2011 9:40 am

sir's my question is can we have ejectors ina sxs.which does not come with the gun .iam reffering to my ejectorless beauty of my father rarely used.it is a walter locke.
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