Michael McIntosh's Shotguns and Shooting Three PDF

By Michael McIntosh

Following the good fortune of his acclaimed books Shotguns and capturing and extra Shotguns and taking pictures, Michael McIntosh maintains his occasion of the shotgun in Shotguns and capturing three. As together with his previous volumes, the topics lined are extensive ranging, from the earliest firearms to the author's present favorites, and from technical discussions of barrels and ejectors to capturing strategies. This ebook will attract searching and gun fans all over the place

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I wish it had a tang safety, partly because clicking a thumb-piece is for me an unconscious element in swinging and mounting a gun, and 27 SHOTGUNS & SHOOTING THREE partly because a mechanical safety is yet one more layer of protection against firing an accidental shot. But relying upon any mechanical system to the extent of ignoring the muzzles is a ticket to catastrophe. Control of the muzzles is control of safety. In some ways, a hammer gun is safer than a hammerless. You can tell at a glance whether a hammer gun is cocked; with a hammerless gun, you have to assume that it's cocked any time the action is closed.

That doesn't in itself mean they're unsafe with nitro cartridges. Some others were originally nitro-proofed, but similarly, that doesn't mean they're safe to shoot now. Some old black-powder barrels will stand current proof perfectly well, and some old nitro-proofed barrels won't. Don't be mislead by a nitro-proof mark that's a hundred-odd years old-simply because you don't know what's been done to the barrels in the meantime. They may have been rebored, restruck, or otherwise modified in ways that render original proof invalid.

That doesn't in itself mean they're unsafe with nitro cartridges. Some others were originally nitro-proofed, but similarly, that doesn't mean they're safe to shoot now. Some old black-powder barrels will stand current proof perfectly well, and some old nitro-proofed barrels won't. Don't be mislead by a nitro-proof mark that's a hundred-odd years old-simply because you don't know what's been done to the barrels in the meantime. They may have been rebored, restruck, or otherwise modified in ways that render original proof invalid.

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