Sometimes spent cartridges can be found in the forest. From them, you can determine what kind of game was hunted naturally, if this is not bottle shooting. On the sleeves, instead of the number, the size of the fraction in millimetres is sometimes put. In Russia, a shot is produced in 15 numbers. From No. 11 to 0000. Each fraction number differs from the other by 0.25 mm. The smallest image (No. 11) has a diameter of 1.5 mm. The largest (0000) is 5 mm. The larger the fraction number, the smaller it is. Having calculated what fraction was used, you can find out where the flight of ducks, geese, etc.
Much has been written about the cleaning of the gun, the preservation of the weapon. I managed to see how one of the hunters, and, in my opinion, he was knowledgeable, contains his gun. Besides the fact that he kept the gun in a case, he kept all the parts in separate bags. The shotgun does not collect dust and maintains an “internal microclimate”, oiled and does not allow the barrels to rub against the butt. I made the same bags, and the gun became even more “cosy. But I didn’t stop there. From standard corks (cork), I made four plugs for the trunk. The trunks are oiled and closed. The corks absorb moisture well, do not allow the trunks to gather dust, protect the trunk from impact, and again there is a constant oily “microclimate” inside the trunks. There is no condensation, and the gun is kept as if preserved. Everyone who saw my “cunning” immediately does the same to themselves. And we are happy! Adopt! Some hunters, in order to prevent snow from getting into the gun, put an object on the barrel to prevent pregnancy. And they say that if you shoot, then nothing terrible happens. I have not tried it, and something doesn’t feel like trying. It looks, of course, original. And the most difficult, probably, that you have to – convincingly argue your wife your desire to take a pack of condoms on the hunt. I don’t think all wives are as skilled hunters as you are. What you have to – convincingly argue your wife your desire to take a pack of condoms hunting. I don’t think all wives areas experienced hunters as you are. What you have to – convincingly argue your wife your desire to take a pack of condoms hunting. I don’t think all wives are as skilled hunters as you are.
Sometimes, with frequent shooting, if you don’t press the gun to your shoulder, your middle finger feels tight. The trigger guard hits him. I got out of this position as follows: I unscrewed the trigger guard and put wide and soft cambric on the place where the middle finger works. The finger felt comfortable.
Sometimes you have to stand for a long time on round-up hunting. It’s hard to hold a gun all the time. Previously, they used a “lazy” – a hook the size of the forend of a weapon on a rope. Such a curve is hung around the neck, and the gun lies on it. With the “lazy” it is also convenient to move around on running hunts. Not hard, and the gun is always ready to shoot at the head. The hook height is adjustable for convenience.
In wet weather, it is better to use polyethene sleeves, they, unlike paper ones, do not swell from moisture. In case of frost, it is better to use paper sleeves: polyethene sleeves can burst (at more than – 30 ° C). Shooting with cartridges with metal sleeves is generally not close-knit.
If there is a need to increase the accuracy of the buckshot shot when shooting at 50-55 m, you can use knitted buckshot. A nylon thread is taken a little more than thread. No. 10, cut into 20 cm pieces in an amount equal to the amount of buckshot in the projectile. A bundle of threads is tied on one side; buckshot is placed on the other side of the threads. Holes are drilled in the buckshot. Two pieces of photographic film are cut out with a width equal to the height of a buckshot projectile, and a length slightly more than half the circumference of the cartridge case. Two wads with a total thickness of 3 mm are sent to the cartridge case with a powder charge. And, if necessary, an additionally felt wad; a cardboard spacer 2-3 mm thick is placed on it. After that, two pieces of film are inserted symmetrically into the sleeve. Then buckshot is laid so that the knot and threads are on top. A film strip is placed on them (the emulsion is washed off) and rolled up with a twist. You can use a container instead of a film. A cartridge equipped in this way gives a grapeshot spread of about 12 cm when fired at a distance of 50 m.
To increase the area of impact, an ordinary lead bullet is divided into three small bullets with a diameter of 8 mm. And 22 mm long. The cartridge is usually dressed up like a bullet. The charge is the same. The susceptibility is higher. They also use bullets with a double shell (the central part is steel, the shell is lead), self-destructing bullets, when the bullet point is not entirely cut into four equal shares. Once in the body, the bullet unfolds, and each party bears its defeat to the animal. There are bullets with a movable centre of gravity. When they hit an animal, these bullets spin and spin until they stop. In collective hunts, the use of round bullets is prohibited – they ricochet. Many hunters make their bullets, which they consider to be the most “lethal”. In my work with wild animals, a small dose of sleeping pills and a tiny carrier of this substance were enough for me. We used compressed air rifles on practically large animals. But it was work, not a hunt. The animals had to be delivered safe and sound.
Elk, deer, wild boar shoot with a bullet. Wolf, lynx, roe deer – buckshot. When shooting piglets or gilts, the use of buckshot is allowed.
If there is no gun oil at hand, sunflower oil may well replace it. Sunflower oil has the best effect on the wooden parts of the gun. The melted fat will keep the gun dry for a while. You can take pure beeswax, dissolve it in turpentine and grease the entire gun with a cloth. The wax solution adheres well to wood and metal.
You should not click the triggers again. If you are going to leave the hunt, remove the cartridges from the chamber. With a broken “gun, pull the triggers and” fold “the gun: the mainsprings will be discharged. Then disassemble the gun, as written in the instructions.
The rubber butt pad of a gun is not an empty decoration. In summer, the butt plate is thicker. Thinner in winter because of warm clothes. If the butt plate has sharp edges, it is better to round them. Will not cling to clothing when fired.
In the cartridge belt, the cartridges must be placed in a certain order: “five” to “five”, “two” to “two”, etc. There will be less confusion, and you can take out the cartridges without looking, once again without digging, without figuring out where which is for information. In Evpatoria, local hunters, with a large amount of game, of course, not large, instead of shot use millet. Shot – and you’re done! The game already with porridge. There is no need to choose a fraction.
The soaked smokeless powder can be dried at room temperature. Black powder does not restore its qualities after getting wet.
To find out if it’s good quality gunpowder or not, you just need to arm yourself with a magnifying glass. The powder must be free of white, yellow or brown spots. If you set fire to good gunpowder, it instantly flares up brightly, spoiled – burns sluggishly.
If scratches appear on the barrel of the gun – and sooner or later they appear – they can be carefully varnished. The trunk does not rust or decay further.