Only hits countThis is un-cut, unreheased, life as it happens. I am not showing you just the pretty stuff because I don't want you to be discouraged when things don't go as planned.
|To get a sense of scale. Height is set to match lung/heart elevation. We play like we practice, so we make the practice look as much like 'game time' as possible.|
|Apparatus. It is fun when the tether unties and the jug flies. You can see this happen in the next video.|
Part II, Feeding your shotgun:Buy one box of target shells to practice. Use them all up or give the extra away. You do not want them in the house. Buy another box of target shells just before you want to practice again.
Murphy was an optimist. They will end up in your weapon at the wrong time if there is a single one lounging around your house.
Buy one box of something like this for serious socialwork:
Reduced recoil buckshot 2 3/4"
Rifled slug (Foster type) 2 3/4"
I like Federal buckshot and Winchester Rifled Slugs.
A Myth:It is a myth that "You don't have to aim with buckshot. You can just stick the gun around the corner and pull the trigger." Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Shooting a load at a piece of paper or cardboard at known distances is called "Patterning". It is used to create information about how quickly your shot pattern opens up as it travels down range.
The longest shot in my house would be from the front of the refrigerator to the west door. A bad-guy entering my house would be 30 feet away from me as he came through the door.
My longest hall way is 12 feet long.
So I chose 30 feet, 12 feet and 6 feet (half way down the hallway) to pattern some buckshot.
|Buckshot does not spread out like water out of a hose.|