Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Here's the obligitory "artsy fartsy" photo of my 20 gauge, 28" barreled SKB 280. This is the gun I refer to as my "poor man's RBL."
The guns with 28 inch barrels come choked Mod/Full, so, the first order of business was to have the chokes bored to Skeet/Light modified by Briley. The buttstock was a little short also, so, the butt and forend went off to a local stocker, whom I know from PRSC, to add an Old English pad, and recut the checkering that SKB so thoughtfully fills with finish..
I've got some 3/4 ounce 2o ga. loades loaded up, and plan to shoot a little Skeet with her today. This will be the first test of my shoulder that was fractured and dislocated last August also.
As of this moment, I plan on this gun seeing action as my bird gun of choice for the coming season...
Time will tell...
I'll call our first outing a success! Missed a few targets attributable to general rust (me, not the gun), and forgot to flick the auto safety off twice (damn those things!). The gun felt good and broke properly pointed targets with authority.. As for the 3/4 ounce loads, all I can say is "Where have you been all my life?" Recoil is virtually non-existant, targets are well broken, and saving 1/8 ounce of shot per shell appeals to my more frugal side..
Now to load more 3/4 ounce loads...