What do we learn in the first 50 rounds of shooting a cheap shotgun? That cheap isn’t always a good thing. The gun itself is relatively smooth to operate and easy to run, when it runs correctly. In the first 50 rounds of shooting, I noted that I was getting regular instances of the shell … Continue reading H&R Pardner Pump: The First 155 Rounds
One of the more popular post on the blog is THIS ONE, about pattern testing #4 buckshot. I figured I would revisit, and keep the series going. Current leader is Hornady’s #4 buckshot load with the Versa-Tite wad, so it is back to defend its title. This time against a generic #4 buck load from … Continue reading Testing #4 Buckshot, Part II
Taking a look at the H&R Pardner 20 Gauge straight out of the box.
If you go shopping for shotgun ammunition at your local gun shop, you will soon figure out that most shotgun ammunition comes in 25 round boxes unless it is buckshot or slugs. With that in mind, I came up with a standard 25 round practice session that I can use for the shotgun to help … Continue reading A 25 round Shotgun Practice Routine
When it comes to defensive shotgun loads, 00 buck is usually the standard, and for the guys who are really clued in, #1 buck is the preferred load. Even so, many people use #4 buckshot for the supposed reduced penetration risk, especially in a home defense setting. There is an interesting analysis of buckshot loads … Continue reading Pattern Testing #4 Buck Loads