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There was a gunsmith years ago that took H&R 10 ga shotguns,Cut the barrels down,machine it and insert a 12 ga sleeve in it.He guaranteed 42 pellets in head and neck at 40 yds of #4 shot.
 

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There was a gunsmith years ago that took H&R 10 ga shotguns,Cut the barrels down,machine it and insert a 12 ga sleeve in it.He guaranteed 42 pellets in head and neck at 40 yds of #4 shot.
Mark Bansner did that. Not sure if that鈥檚 who you were thinking of. He does rifles now but was big w turkey guns a bit. Had him do work on multiple guns
 

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Buddy can I ask the ga? Looks sorta open especially with the tiny shot. I鈥檓 thinking you should try shooting a bigger target. You might not be centered
.410, as stated, it's a start. Next will be at a large sheet of paper to see exactly where the center of the pattern is and adjust from there. I have another choke on the way and some #9.5 TSS. We will see what things are next weekend after putting in some more bench time.
 

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.410, as stated, it's a start. Next will be at a large sheet of paper to see exactly where the center of the pattern is and adjust from there. I have another choke on the way and some #9.5 TSS. We will see what things are next weekend after putting it some more bench time.
My apologies bud. For some reason don鈥檛 see the ga posted anywhere but you could have a perfect choke. 9-9.5 isn鈥檛 really gonna make a tremendous difference imo. Try the bigger paper first. I鈥檓 betting you鈥檙e off poa
Walmart sells a moving paper, you鈥檒l get hundreds for a few bucks. They鈥檙e bout 2鈥檕r so squared. They鈥檙e thin but perfect. You could staple them to a piece of ply, a pallet, etc. Not sure where you鈥檙e patterning.
Another bit of advice and this might matter to you on a few fronts. Start super close. For one it鈥檒l help you center the pattern up close. It鈥檒l show which way you need to move sight to center. Remember super close you鈥檒l print slightly low with glass. Don鈥檛 adjust for that too much. But realize when the bird is super close you鈥檒l cut off his beard by not aiming up a couple inches. You should be dead on height wise I鈥檇 bet by 10-15 yards. Also if you only stay further range and are just slightly off a miss could easily happen up close. It鈥檚 important to be on at that range. That鈥檚 where more of the shots seem to happen. Use cheap loads to do initial adjustments only using expensive shot once in the ballpark
 

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I debated for the last 2 months on buying this gun. I really like the looks and feel of it, but couldn't bring myself to buy a gun made in the ROC! I do my best to not give them any money, but the other options just didn't appeal to me. Cost was not the factor, I would have spent whatever if it was what I wanted. That being said, it really is a nice little shotgun. Workmanship, fit, finish and function are all good and it is a dream to shoot. I am too old to get beat up anymore and this fits the bill perfectly and will be a great gun to carry when I don't want to carry the flintlock. I had 2 new red dots here, an AT3 and a Sight mark, I put on the SM. The rail that comes on it is nice, it lets you still see your front bead as well as using the RD. I am anxious to see what this little gun is capable of, time will tell.
 

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It's a great gun for sure. Feels like you're carrying a toy, shoots great and does the job of any 12ga just as good if not better. That being said, would it be okay if I borrowed your flintlock when you take the .410 out?
Which one? The 20 or 28 gauge?
 
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