Outing Volume 76

Outing Volume 76

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...seventy-five yards of line had left the reel in a singing rush that set the click to chattering like a mad thing. Nearly one hundred yards away, he leaped again. This time he was outlined clear against a background of spruce along the farther shore. I set the butt hard against my hip (Continued on page 184) BUCKSHOT AND CHOKE-BORED GUN Question--I have a Remington pump shotgun and want to know if it is injurious to a full choke gun to use buckshot or what would be the largest shot you could use not to shoot the choke out of it. Also, I have been told to pour tallow or heavy sticky linseed oil into the shot in a shotgun shell to hold the shot together. Would this injure the gun to any extent? J. J. Answer--Buckshot will not injure a choke-bored gun provided the shot is of such size that it will pass through the choke without jamming. For a 12-gauge gun the proper sizes are as follows: Eastern Western Diameter Pellets Pellets It is poor practice to pour tallow on the shot in a shell. The result is bound to be very uneven shooting. Sometimes it may make the shot ball together for a short distance beyond the gun, but there is no telling when they will spread nor what pattern they will give at a certain distance. Linseed oil would leave the gun gummed up in bad shape for cleaning. It is quite useless to seek a means of bunching shot at long range unless it also gives an even pattern that can be relied on every time; and nobody has ever discovered such a concentrator that would always open up at the right time. Shrapnel shells for shotguns, and wire cartridges, and cardboard rings, and other kinds of concentrators in bewildering variety, have been tried by many generations of gunners; but all of In the last two loads there are only six pellets...show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748832
  • 9781236748836