There are certain loads that just stand out—one such recipe is found below. The load features a mere 7/8 oz. (148 pellets) of TomBob Outdoors’ lead-free ITX-10 No. 4 shot, which has a target density of 10 grams/cc (i.e. close to lead’s 11.34 grams/cc); however, the payload attains a scorching 1491 f.p.s. to deliver maximum on-target energy. And deliver it does! As evidenced in testing, the load patterns extremely well at distance; at 35 yds., 138 pellets struck inside of a 30" circle, and 35 of those hit within the 10" “core” surrounding the point of aim. This hard-hitting, tight-patterning load has brought to bag a variety of species in recent hunting trips, ranging from the speedy bufflehead to the majestic American black duck.
Latest Loads: 12-GA., 2 3/4
Threaded-barreled, “tactical” lever guns are experiencing a boom in popularity right now, and Ranger Point Precision has a line of screw-on Comet muzzle brakes to accommodate many of the most popular models from Henry, Marlin and Rossi.
The Italian designed Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun has served alongside the members of the United States Marine Corps for over the past two decades, and is also a popular commercial option.
The M1911 is now well into its second century of production, though many features of the design have been contemporized, including 9 mm Luger variants with double-stack magazine such as the Staccato 2011 P tested here, which is one of five M1911-style models made by Texas-based Staccato, the successor to STI International.