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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The Difference Between a Schnabel and Beavertail Forend

Shotgun enthusiasts often find themselves caught in a delightful dilemma when it comes to choosing the perfect forend for their sporting shotguns. Among the various options available, the Schnabel and Beavertail forend stand out as popular choices. These two distinct designs not only offer functionality but also add a touch of elegance to any shotgun. Delve into the world of shotgun forends as we unravel the secrets behind the Schnabel and Beavertail designs and explore the unique attributes that set them apart.

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How to Swing a Shotgun

Shotgun swinging is a crucial skill for any avid shooter. Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or simply enjoy target shooting, understanding the proper techniques for swinging a shotgun is key for achieving smooth and accurate shots. In this article, we will break down the fundamentals of shotgun swinging, from mastering the proper grip and stance to essential techniques that will help you become more proficient with your shotgun. By following these guidelines, you will improve your overall shooting performance and enhance your overall experience with shotguns.

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SSSF Announces Rasmussen as SCTP National Director

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) names Wayne Rasmussen as National Director of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP). Mr. Rasmussen was selected to lead the SSSF’s youth development program with over thirteen years of experience in youth shooting sports as a parent, coach and state advisor.

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