I certainly understand. There's a lot of guns that I haven't changed a thing on.
This gun, really doesn't shoot near as well as I think it should. It's a shotgun. It scatters pellets. So, it is working.
But, it scatters them randomly and much wider and faster/closer than I believe it should. And hence my dilemma.
That sounds like a great morning John! Some time in the woods with your boy and a tasty meal to finish it off...sounds fantastic to me!Very good Cmcdonald. I hope they finish it soon too. I remember you showing me pictures of it a while back. And the old chair upholstery bead nails in the stock.
On a side note, my son and I went squirrel hunting this morning. We were out for a few hours, and had a good time. Saw several squirrels (most of which were near the edge of the atmosphere in the top of some old growth trees. They were so high up in the beech trees that we didn't even pull the trigger on those. It would've been a waste of a shell.
But, we did get one a little later in the morning. Yes, using my old 16 gauge single shot. (not the pump that I've been talking about). My son went over and picked it up for me and confirmed that the old 16 gauge was still doing its' job. He told me that it was tore up pretty good. But was still plenty good enough to come home and have breakfast of champions with. We had biscuits and squirrel gravy and and scrambled eggs and some apple butter. And I must say, either I was starved to death or it was better than usual because both of us were stuffed. Even had a few spoonfuls of gravy left over that we gave to the dog and he didn't waste any of it either.
Yes sirs. Today was a good day.
From what I read on the internet, which I read can never be wrong or lie, says that no matter how much the barrel tapers externally, the bore is not. Any taper internally would affect pressure retention and create blow by. Make a cool suppressor that allows for interchangeable chokes ???I don't have anything to measure that far back. I'd be cutting almost 10 inches of the barrel off. The exterior of the barrel is tapered. I assume the interior is as well. Making it larger inside diameter as it is the outside the further back it goes.
Thanks for bringing that up. I hadn't given that any consideration. But now that you have, I'm leaning against trying it because you're almost certainly correct about it.
If only there were a way for me to squish the end of the barrel down like how they hammer forge barrels. But alas, I don't have any kind of equipment needed to do that.