Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby 3200 man » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:38 pm

Too , :lol3: :lol3: :yes:
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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby Ukcatshunter » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:32 pm

Cabelas $15 fiber optic sight.
Carlsons extended chokes.
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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby Leaky-NY » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:47 pm

Changed the front bead on my guns to large white beads. Way easier to see in early light of the morning. Was taught this by a retired PH from Africa. Says not many things the white bead wont stand out against.

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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby Frog » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:59 pm

1448jonboat wrote:The only upgrade I ever made to my duck hunting shotguns is to have them coated with Black-T. I spend a lot less time having to fight rust.



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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby Yuchi1 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:47 pm

This guy is saying back-boring and over-boring are one in the same.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/shotgun_mysteries.htm
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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby 3200 man » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:03 pm

I've been taught over-bored barrels are made that way during manufacture and back-boring is done with series of grinding
stones on a barrel after it was sold new .

But , if you look and measure some barrels of different manufactures are only back-bored +/- 1 1/2" below the choke ?

Which in my belief , does reduce radial pressure while shooting larger pellet sizes ! I think ! :huh:
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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby z51 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:55 am

Yuchi1 wrote:This guy is saying back-boring and over-boring are one in the same.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/shotgun_mysteries.htm


Randy says lots of things. He hates steel and most no-tox shot and doesn't know much about shooting it, he just knows enough to rail against it. Which is a waste of everyone's time. I would not value his opinions on steel. His opinions in this case are based mostly on lead shot in small doses I believe.
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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby slowshooter » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:30 pm

Best mods? Getting my SBE, Urika and Nova fitted.

SBE: Replaced all the springs with heavier weight to avoid the click. (Worst mod was getting it camoed. It didn't last a season and I able to rub off some of it with my thumb).

Urika: Replaced the lifter with a B_80 bent version, put in some new parts from a 390, replaced springs in the stinger/bolt. Liked the stock (it's a hunting version), so swapped out the barrels to Optima sporting barrel. Then got some C-N-C chokes. Has 2 pads that are set in with an allen wrench. One shorty for hunting and a longer version for sporting clays. Also have a heavy weight on the end of the forearm. This gun when I'm shooting a lot feels like it's part of me.

Nova: What's left to mod? :lol3:
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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby oldbutnew » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:49 pm

The best modification I make on hunting shotguns is trimming/grinding the point off the bottom of the recoil pad so it resembles a skeet pad instead of a trap pad. If your skinny it won't make much of a difference, but if your bulky or a busty lady, the shotgun won't snag during your gun mount or dig-in when you shoot.

The second best modification is to add weight to the stock of a barrel heavy gas semi to change the balance. Its helpful shooting from a boat blind, layout blind, or low gun 5-stand and sporting clays.

Add the right amount of lead and the shotgun will fly to your shoulder, too much and you'll get slapped on the cheek.

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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby Jon Bergren » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:43 pm

All my guns have the following:
1. Drop to fit me using tapered shims or handworking when necessary
2. Add high end recoil pad.
3. Add Allens red or green front sight.
4. Apply a coat of Tung Oil Varnish over present finish and to all uncoated surfaces.
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Re: Best upgrade/modifications to your waterfowling shotgun

Postby delaware waterfowl » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:22 pm

only thing ive done to my sbe2 is added a bigger bolt handle. helps alot before first light and when the head lamps come off
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