This video shows some of the final cleaning steps for the loose parts of the Winchester model 12 shotgun. The music in the first portion of the video was recorded on my phone while I played around with a looper pedal that also has a generic drum beat playing. This is the “Heavy Metal Version” […]
This video shows some of the final cleaning steps for the loose parts of the Winchester model 12 shotgun. The music in the first portion of the video was recorded on my phone while I played the guitar. The recording quality is what it is. This is the “Acoustic Guitar Version”. There is also a […]
In this video I show what the parts look like after soaking in kerosene and scrubbing with a toothbrush. Also how the butt plate is cleaning up. John's Hand LoadingJohn has been shooting since he was a kid and is now a middle aged man. He likes shooting rifles and handguns, reloading, bullet casting and […]
In this video I show how I am rubbing the stock with boiled linseed oil. I am filling in the bare spots in the finish with linseed oil and letting it dry before applying the next coat. I will do this as many times as I need until I get a better finish that I […]
Part one of the Winchester Model 12 Project. I show how I am cleaning the trigger group and breech bolt. This is the second video on this project. More to come. John's Hand LoadingJohn has been shooting since he was a kid and is now a middle aged man. He likes shooting rifles and handguns, […]
In this video I introduce my next project. I will be cleaning and conserving a Winchester model 12 made in the 1950’s. This is just the introduction. There will be several videos over the next few weeks showing my progress as I go along. John's Hand LoadingJohn has been shooting since he was a kid […]
20 Ga birdshot for home defense?
I recently retired another pair of steel-toe boots, and, as is my custom, decided to give them a ballistic send-off. I’ve shot these with a variety of handgun and rifle rounds in previous videos, so this time I decided to try some shotgun rounds. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be […]
Stoeger M3K Freedom 2 3/4 Cheap Ammo Test. Testing out loads from 980 fps to 1239 fps in the Stoeger M3k Freedom 12 gauge shotgun out of the box. It says to put 100-200 rounds of high power rounds to break it in. I wanted to see if low powered rounds would work out of […]
Stoeger M3K Freedom First Look. Showing you the features and why I bought the Stoeger M3K Freedom 12 gauge. Jesse B OutdoorsGuns, Gear, Knives, and Outdoors. These are some of my favorite things besides my family.
You may have heard that it is safe to shoot rifled slugs through full choke shotguns. Others, including me, will tell you only to use cylinder or improved cylinder chokes with pure or nearly pure lead slugs only. A very slight taper might improve accuracy like in the old time Colt Pythons, but why would […]
Small and light, it’s a light and handy reloading kit for all 12 gauge shell making – all the equipment necessary to assemble shot loads and slug loads. Whatever components that can be scrounged and a shotgunner is in business whether at home or in the great outdoors… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in […]
I got started reloading so that I could shoot my Saiga 12 more. The main thing I wanted was cheap, good slugs. Since then I’ve cast many thousand Lee slugs, and loaded a few of the Lyman Diabolo. These were always a compromise, since they are not bore riders. They are good, and I don’t […]
I've tried a couple of different roll crimpers over the years, but never really found any of them to my liking, so I decided to design my own, taking inspiration from the solid state designs dating as far back as the 1800's, and combining them with modern materials and manufacturing processes.
I sold my sons Stoeger and just bought him this new CZ 1012 to compete with in sporting clays this year, first match is in 2 weeks. We put 50 rounds of RIO 1oz #7.5 down the tube, brought it home to clean it up and found this issue. Additionally, the modified choke was nearly […]
This video documents my experiment with some custom shotgun slugs based on the concept of the CETME 7.92x41mm projectile. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a frontier spirit of self-reliance. As host of TheIdahoanShow […]
Today I thought I’d write about my new shotshell hull trimmer. This tool is available in several different configurations, both individually or as part of a kit. For the purposes of this article I’ll be referring to the kit version, which includes the trimmer, two blades, a 1 3/4″ guide, two half-inch guides and a […]
This is Part 2 of the latest on reloading the Russian slugs…these allow our many shotgun shooters to reload ammo that rivals factory slug in performance and accuracy. Previous domestic reload slug systems were jerry rigs at best… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
For users of the Russian slugs, this will be an updated review with new information. For new reloaders, this will be useful for those considering the reloading of their slugs. It’s about time for the State Of The Union on the Russian shotgun slugs… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been […]
12 gauge reloading trays are not widely distributed. Finding ones made of good hardwood is even more difficult. But here's a formula for making them ourselves even without woodworking skills...and in an inexpensive fashion...
Sears and Roebuck catalog number 583.600 12 gauge semi auto 12 gauge shotgun show and tell! Buffalo's OutdoorsIf you enjoy shooting firearms, this is the author for you! Especially if you like recreational shooting and reviews from a little different perspective. Buffalo loved watching YouTube videos about firearms he was interested in, but felt like […]
This video documents another experimental shotgun slug I came up with. I thought the flared base of the slug would provide stabilization, both from air drag and by acting as a flywheel when the round was fired through a rifled barrel or rifled choke tube, while the narrow core would provide low drag and good […]
Stoeger Coach Gun
Shotgun for home defense- demonstrating how different rounds preform