Bought qty 25 rounds of Remington 12 gauge #6 game/bird shot, low brass for $5.48 USD. This will be a useful target / home defense load. Probally will do an "ammo" review on it at some point later on at the outdoor range.
I'll try to do that at some point when I can get to the outdoor public range... probably more towards Sept / Nov when it is like "spring time" here again in South Carolina. There is not any indoor ranges around here that allows shooting buckshot or bird/game shot, only slugs. I'm pretty happy with the shotgun over all. Even though I'm using it in a target shooting and as another home defense option (especially useful covering upstairs to first floor choke point), I would like to use it for skeet and maybe hunting small game, when I have time.. that's always the issue.You should pattern the gun. I guess that don't really matter, though, if you're not going to hunt or shoot clays with it. I pattern every shotgun as I get 'em. Haven't got that many, 8 if I count right. The only one I haven't patterned is the old 16 gauge single shot. I killed geese and ducks with that old gun before steel shot laws went into effect in 1980, but no longer use it, haven't fired it in years.
No problem.. I think.. for the " low price" as long as you really check the wood stock, and nothing is defect right off the bat.. these single break barrel shot guns are worth to buy for multi purpose use.I'm not much into shotguns but that's a very interesting gun you have there and a very thorough report. Thanks for posting!
My little 20 gauge Spartan coach gun is still a good woods companion for me, though I more often take my .410 Contender in a crossdraw holster as it's more convenient when I'm working out back. That Spartan has taken lots of dove, lots of small game out back. I bought it for dove hunting. I could take it down, stash it in the top box of my Honda Gold Wing, and head up to my buddy's place north of Waco. But, now days I have to take the truck cause my dog ain't really in to riding on the motorcycle. :rofl: I have a new favorite dove gun, 20 gauge CZ O/U, so the Spartan is back to mostly a woods gun.Thanks for the excellent report. I never knew about the Short Lane adapters and like the idea of those as a survival tool. I have lately again been bit by the Coach Gun S x S bug and can see where the adapters might be a great way to go.
No problem.. I like posting about new firearms, ammo and other gear here for our members... just to get the word out.. positive or negative. There is "longer" Short Lane brand adapters from what I have seen on their web site.. and sure.. longer may be a bit more accurate but they cost more money as well. There is a few videos on YouTube showing the longer ones being used, and well as these shorter "scavenger series" ones. I know even if I get a fiber optic sight for the front of the shotgun near the brass bead, my accuracy will improve.Thanks for the excellent report. I never knew about the Short Lane adapters and like the idea of those as a survival tool. I have lately again been bit by the Coach Gun S x S bug and can see where the adapters might be a great way to go.
Oh yes.. I totally agree with the awesome power of the riffed slug. And I am sure that it would go past the 100 yard mark easy.....I'd load one barrel with a slug instead of 3 buck, but I'm afraid I'll screw up and pull that slug on a duck or something and send it soaring. It has to come down somewhere. Ain't many people around here, but I don't like taking ANY chances.