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Understanding Shotgun Barrels: Breech To Muzzle

Most of us take the inside of our shotgun barrels for granted. That may be because shotgun barrels today are better than they have ever been. Here’s why.

Rifleman Q&A: IDing an Unknown Side-By-Side Shotgun

An American Rifleman reader wrote into the magazine, asking for more information on this nearly unmarked side-by-side shotgun. Here's what we learned.

Choke, Shot Strings & Leads

Until the 1970s most shotguns bought in the United States employed full chokes.

Rifleman Q & A: “Old-Style” Chokes

I have two great old shotguns that I would like to keep shooting and continue to hunt duck and dove with.

Rifleman Q & A: Belgian Inheritance

A reader inquires about a William Parkhurst shotgun that belonged to his father.

Rifleman Q & A: Is .410 A Gauge?

A reader wants to settle a debate among friends regarding the .410 bore.

Looking Back at Shotgun History

In the story of the development of firearms, shotguns often receive short shrift. Here’s a primer on how the scattergun came into being.

Rifleman Q&A: Shotgun Barrel Regulation

Q: Is there an industry standard for the regulation of double-barreled shotguns? Out of the box, my side-by-side shoots 2" low and 2" to the left. And, has the American Rifleman staff changed the process for evaluating pattern effectiveness in its “Dope Bag” section?

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