The Rifled Slug

As part of my participation at the Rangemaster Shotgun Instructor Development Course I had to give a presentation on a topic assigned before class. My topic ended up being Foster and Brenneke slugs. This is essentially that presentation as a blog post. How Did We Get Here Before shotgun slugs evolved into what they are … Continue reading The Rifled Slug

Federal’s Flite Control vs. Hornady’s Versa-Tite

When Federal hit the market with their Flite Control 00 buck loads it changed the shotgun dynamic. No longer did shotgunners have to rely on barrel modifications or choke tubes to get very consistent and tight patterns at ranges typically considered to be beyond the practical range of buckshot. The voodoo to the shell's performance … Continue reading Federal’s Flite Control vs. Hornady’s Versa-Tite

H&R Pardner Pump: The First 155 Rounds

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