The Versality of a Drilling Shotgun

A drilling shotgun, also simply referred to as a drilling, is a multi-barrel firearm that traditionally combines a shotgun and a rifle in one weapon. The term “drilling” originates from the German word “Dreiling,” which translates to “triplet” or “triple”. This refers to the usual three barrels that drilling shotguns are equipped with. While the specific combination can vary, a common configuration is two shotgun barrels and one rifle barrel.

Drilling shotguns are designed to offer the versatility of both shot and solid projectile shooting. With this, they have the ability to adapt to different hunting situations. For instance, a hunter can use the shotgun barrels for small game or flying birds, and the rifle barrel for larger game. The drilling shotgun, with its combined power of a shotgun and a rifle, provides flexibility and convenience in one single firearm.

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Quail Response to Large-Scale Wildfires in the Texas Panhandle

Quail hunters north of Interstate 40 in the Texas Panhandle enjoyed a good quail season this year. Most of that region had received above average rainfall over the past year, and range conditions were good to excellent. Unfortunately, excellent range conditions in this area also equate to an increased risk of wildfires when red-flag conditions reign, as they did the past 2 days.

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Your Secret Weapon: Shotgun Shell Spreader Loads

Shotgun shell spreader loads are designed to increase the spread of shot pellets when fired from a shotgun, making them ideal for shooting at multiple targets or for hunting game birds. These specialty loads are popular among hunters and sport shooters for their ability to cover a wider area with each shot. In this article, we will explore the basics of shotgun shell spreader loads and provide tips for choosing the right one for your shooting needs.

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Is a Ribless Shotgun Right for You?

One particular type of shotgun that has gained attention in recent years is the ribless shotgun. But what exactly is a ribless shotgun and what are its features and benefits? Let’s delve into the world of ribless shotguns and uncover what makes them unique.

A ribless shotgun is a type of shotgun that does not have a rib running along the top of the barrel. The rib on a traditional shotgun serves as a sighting plane, helping the shooter to aim accurately. A ribless shotgun often has a nib over the monobloc rather than a full-length rib that helps the eye focus on the target. Aesthetically, the lack of a rib on a shotgun gives it a sleek and streamlined look. This minimalistic design is appealing to many shooters who prefer a more modern and minimalist aesthetic.

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The Advantages of Low-Recoil Shotgun Shells

Low-recoil shotgun shells, as the name implies, are designed to generate less recoil when fired. Recoil, often referred to as kickback, is the backward movement experienced when a firearm is discharged. This movement is a result of the law of physics that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In this case, as the shell is fired forward out of the barrel, the gun moves backward against the shooter’s shoulder or hands.

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The Marlin 19 12-Gauge Pump

The classic Marlin 19 Pump is a 12-gauge shotgun was built only from 1906 to 1907. It ha an unusual hammer-gun design. When you slide back the fore-end back, the hammer cocks and you’re ready to shoot.  The shotgun held five rounds with barrels ranging in length from 28 to 30 inches. The shotgun featured a takedown design for easy transport. It’s equipped with a cross-bolt safety located behind the trigger guard, ensuring safe handling at all times. The Marlin 19 Pump is a unique and classic shotgun that has become a collectible for some enthusiasts.

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Swamp Rib vs. Raised Rib on Side x Sides

When it comes to side by side shotguns, one of the key features that shooters often consider is the type of rib design on the barrels. Two common rib designs are the swamp rib and the raised rib, each offering unique advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will examine the difference between swamp rib and raised rib on side by side shotguns, and discuss the pros and cons of each design.

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An Unforgettable Dove Hunt… I Wish They’d Let Me Forget

Finally, I was old enough to shoot my break-open .410 shotgun without it knocking me to the ground, but my dad had recently gotten severely hurt in a horse riding accident and was unable to take me on my first dove hunt.

I was heartbroken; not only was my hero stuck in bed with his arm, leg, and ribs broken, but we also couldn’t do all the things we had planned to do, like going on my first dove hunt. 

Thankfully, my grandpa was willing to walk through his pasture with a five-year-old boy on a hot September afternoon.

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