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UnCategorized A commonly posed question is "If you had to spend six months in the woods with only one gun to get food, which gun would it be?" The answer is usually a shotgun, because it is the most versatile. If you are hunting large game, such as a deer, you can use a slug. If you are hunting small game such as a fox, you can use a shot. A shotgun is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shots, or a solid projectile called a slug. Shotguns come in a wide variety of sizes, and come in a range of firearm operating mechanisms, including breech loading, single-barreled, double or combination gun, pump-action, bolt-action, lever-action, semi-automatic, and even fully-automatic variants. A shotgun slug is a heavy lead projectile, that may have pre-cut rifling, intended for use in a shotgun and often used for hunting large game. Most shotgun slugs are designed to be fired through a smoothbore barrel, which means that they must be self-stabilizing and capable of passing through a choked barrel. Much later shotguns were produced with rifled barrels, and slugs were designed to be fired from them with spin stabilization. As these specialized "shotguns" were far more accurate than a smoothbore gun, they also usually feature a mount for optical sights, such a scope. Many of these slugs use saboted sub-caliber projectiles, resulting in greatly improved external ballistics performance. A shotgun is generally a smoothbore firearm, which means that the inside of the barrel is not rifled. Even though shotguns were widely used in the 18th sentury, in the 19th century these weapons (which include shotguns and the musket) were replaced with breachloading rifles firearms, which were more accurate over long ranges. The military value of shotguns was rediscovered in World War 1, when American forces used 12-gauge pump action shotguns in close-quarters trench fighting to great effect. Since then, it has been used in a variety of roles in civilian, law enforcement, and military applications. There are a few men who have changed the shotgun, firearm and ammunition, industry. Wilhelm Brenneke was a German inventor in small weapons, including the Brenneke shotgun slug. He was born in 1865 and died in 1951, from natural causes. His company, Brenneke Ammunition, remains in his family’s hands and is still successful. Charles Parker, known for his double-barreled shotgun. Few know that he was a manufacturer of hardware, house wares, heavy machinery, a major financier, Meriden, Connecticut’s largest landowner, and a philanthropist. He had 5 companies which included Parker Brothers Gun Works, by the 1900. There are four basic types of shotguns, all of which accomplish the same goal, which is getting game. Each type has its own pros and cons; you must carefully consider each type and what the gun will be used for. Pump-Action – These guns are also known as slide action shotguns, and are distinguished in the way in which spent shells are extracted and fresh ones are chambered. The weapon has a single barrel about a tube magazine into which the shells are inserted. New shells are chambered by pulling a pump handle attached to the tube magazine, then pushing it back into place. This type of shotgun offers great flexibility in selection of shotshells, allowing the shooter to mix different types of loads and to use low-power or specialty loads. Auto-Loader – These guns are also known as semi-automatics and use a variety of different automatic systems to eject the spent shell and load a new shell with only the pull of the trigger. This type of shotgun also tends to have less recoil (about 30% less) due to the automatic cycling action absorbing some of the recoil. Automatic loading shotguns generally are more expensive than pump-action and depending on the quality of the gun, they can be as reliable as a pump-action. Double Barrel – A double barrel shotgun is a gun that only holds two shells at a time and can be found in one of two styles; over/under or side-by-side. One of the main advantages of a double barrel is that a hunter or shooter can insert a different choke into each barrel; this increases the chance of a successful shot which can depend on the distance of the target. Due to reliability and usability, double barrel shotguns tend to be the most expensive of all the shotgun types. Magazine fed guns need about 3 extra inches of barrel to allow for the action cycling of the gun which makes the barrel of a double barrel shotgun shorter and lighter. These guns are usually well balanced and swing effortlessly with a natural feel to them. Without a place to hide, a shell can be seen at a quick glance, making this gun type one of the safest. Due to the fact that the barrel is not connected to the firing action, double barrel guns may be broken open when you’re carrying your gun around camp or to your hunting spot without the chance of an accidental discharge. A single shot shotgun is a gun that only holds one shell at a time. They are typically the least expensive type of shotgun available, mainly because you only get one shot before you have to open the breach and reload a new shell before it may be fired again. These types of guns are great for the inexperienced or youth as they tend to be safer with only one shot at a time. The blackpowder shotgun is a period firearm, meaning that it was a versatile gun for the time it was produced. Now, many people mainly use it for the experience. It can be made to deliver fairly close to modern shotgun shell ballistics and more sufficient pellet delivery at 40-yards. However, the blackpowder shotgun in not on the same level with the top-rated commercial shotgun ammunition because it is not an efficient or convenient gun in the least, because of the time it takes to laod everything in the barrel. Shotguns are a smart gun to use when going hunting. Reliability and stability are one of its many aspect that make it a great gun. They are also common for protection when you live far away from civilization, or just protection in general. It is both an intimidating firearm, and also fills the air wtih "a mass of lead killer bees", and as well gathers a sufficient amount of food. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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