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Offline old george

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Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2023, 10:20:20 PM »
I really enjoyed the video in this thread. Some gorgeous smoothies in it. I think Danny Caywood mentioned. mentioned using corn muffin mix as a buffering agent.

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Offline Daryl

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Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2023, 12:27:15 AM »
Lotsa modern day shotgun hunters also load corn meal as a buffering agent. in their shot loads.
 Remington's PufLon, I think it's call, also works well & can be mixed into the shot, then pushed down all at once.
It's all about experimentation.
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Offline Bob Roller

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Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2023, 05:00:46 AM »
I've never cared for any smooth bore but I would think it's useful range would be that in which a killing shot could be delivered to whatever was being shot at.I "killed" a new paint job on a 1956 Chevrolet when the occupants were stealing fancy hubcaps from a new Mercury across the street.That was a close up shot with #4 shot and a 10 gauge sxs.
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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2023, 07:12:48 AM »
Think I got mine about same time Daryl. well about 1971, and hawker's "Instructions" roughly the same time.
I think we both probably looked younger then!

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Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2023, 07:54:37 AM »
Thank you Richard on jarring my memory about Fullard barrels. Hawker spoke highly of him and Lancaster IIRC. It's interesting to note how much they knew about the subje

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Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2023, 05:10:01 PM »
With a properly jugged barrel with the propper amount of powder and shot you can kill turkeys out to 50 yards. All barrels are not jugged equally, the jugger must know what he's doing.
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Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2023, 09:18:37 PM »
Mike,is Lowell Teneson sp? still in Iowa and jugging barrels? Thanks.

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Re: Effective range of a smoothbore
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2023, 02:24:02 AM »
With a properly jugged barrel with the propper amount of powder and shot you can kill turkeys out to 50 yards. All barrels are not jugged equally, the jugger must know what he's doing.

Who do you consider to be good juggers? I have a barrel that could do with a good jugging.
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