Q - WHY SHOULD I HAVE THE FORCING CONES LENGTHENED AND POLISHED ON MY SHOTGUN?
A - It will reduce felt recoil off of your shoulder and also give you better pattern density by taking the stray pellets and bring them back in to your pattern.
Q - WHAT IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF PORTING A SHOTGUN BARREL?
A - Reduces the muzzle jump allowing you to get on target for second shot quicker and also greatly reduces the recoil on your face and cheek.
Q - DOES THE DESIGN OF PORTING MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
A - Yes. Our Porting is designed to be on the top 45 degrees of the barrel in a single row and is burnt through the barrel with EDM machine. This allows the pressures to be released upward, causing the barrel to stay down instead of a side to side release for double stacked porting designs that is only releasing pressure and still allowing the barrel to jump upward. Because of the use of the EDM machine, there are no holes being drilled that would cause burrs or change in temperance of the metal.
Q - WHY USE NON-PORTED CHOKES COMPARED TO PORTED TYPE CHOKES?
A - Through our extensive testing, we have found that with ported chokes (which are primarily wad strippers) the point of impact does not always stay consistent with several factory loads. The point of impact stays consistent with non-ported chokes and also allows for longer shots.
Q - WHY SHOULD I HAVE THE TRIGGER WORKED ON MY SHOTGUN?
A - If your shotgun has a heavy trigger pull and lots of travel, it can cause you to miss your target due to "flinching". We usually set the trigger pull to 3.5lbs and remove the majority of travel allowing the gun to go off when you expect it to.
Q - HOW SHOULD I CHECK MY SHOTGUN TO SEE IF THE POINT OF IMPACT IS OFF?
A - The best way to check the point of impact on a shotgun is to set up a large target of paper (at least 3' X 3') and draw a small bulls eye in the middle of it. Step back 30 yards from the target and shoot the bulls eye 3 different times on the same target using your tightest choke. Always shoot from your shoulder instead of some type of rest as you will be shooting from the shoulder when you are in the field. By shooting the same target 3 different shots, you will determine the point of impact by measuring the distance from the bulls eye to most dense part of the pattern.
Q - MY GUN HAS A POINT OF IMPACT ISSUE. CAN YOU BEND THE BARREL TO CORRECT MY PROBLEM?
A - We do have barrel bending capabilities, but only at a last resort do we like to use them. We have bent several barrels to correct the problem only to find that the barrels have memory like a water hose and will return in time to where it was when we started.
Q - CAN YOU PUT THREADS IN MY BARREL FOR CHOKE TUBES AND CAN I HAVE IT THREADED TO FACTORY STYLE THREADS?
A - We have to mic the barrels to know for sure. Most barrels that have "fixed" chokes, do not have enough outside diameters to allow factory style threads to be installed. Even though the barrel seems to be thick enough, the real need is the outside diameter, because no matter how thick the walls are, the width of the reamer would still penetrate through the walls and ruin the barrel.
Q - CAN MY BARREL BE CUT DOWN SHORTER AND THREADED BACK FOR FACTORY CHOKES?
A - Yes and No. Certain barrels can be cut back to shorter length and threaded back to their original choke thread design. However, many companies "swell" the end of the barrels to accept their factory styled chokes and once you cut the barrel back the outside diameters are now too narrow to allow the original thread design to be put back in them.
Q - LAST YEAR MY GUN WAS PATTERNING AWESOME AND NOW IT IS NOT AS GOOD. DID SOMETHING CHANGE ON MY CHOKES?
A - Usually not. I am not saying that it can't happen, but most of the time the pattern change is due to the changes in the ammo from year to year. Especially with turkey loads, we recommend that once you have found the load/choke combination that is working great, to go and buy as much of the same lot of ammo that you can afford at that time.