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First Shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Nathan Wind, May 9, 2018.

  1. Nathan Wind

    Nathan Wind Active Member

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    Bought my first ever shotgun last week. It's only a cheapo Turkish jobby - my main interest lies in air guns so I didn't want to overspend on what's really just a bit of a dabble. It's a pump action Huglu Atrox 12g. Came with a set of chokes and hard case. I can well imagine they're not great quality at that price, however if I somehow get the itch for shotgun shooting I'm not averse to the idea of spending a lot more on a nice gun. I haven't fired it yet - in fact, I've never fired one at all. The RFD threw in a couple of patterning targets so I'm going to head up to my usual shooting spot at the weekend (with a pal who's familiar with shotguns) and rig up a ply board to attach the target to to and give it a whirl. Should be fun!
     

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    Vasbyt Engaging Member

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    Nice, What sort of shooting are you looking to do?
     
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    ste Post Whore

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    Enjoy it doesn’t matter on the cost I have a beretta I don’t use and I use a £50 gun as I hit a lot more with it than the beretta just remember keep the gun moving even when you have pulled the trigger practice, it’s hard if your used too rifles keeping steady too take the shot
     
  4. Nathan Wind

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    Not sure at the mo! I just fancied one for the hell of it. You can have them (3-shot max) on the same cert as an air rifle where I live. I have a 4000 acre permission having married into a farming family, so eventually just a bit of pest control roughshooting type stuff probably. I'm not interested in joining any formal shoots or anything like that. I believe there's a clay trap in the extended family, which gets a run out from time to time so I might have a go at that when they next wheel it out of the shed! For the time being I'm just going to set up some static targets at my usual quiet target shooting spot and get used to firing it.
     
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    Mice one mate you be hooked when you start shooting it :up:
     
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    A fella I’ve shot with a couple of times at a club has the Turkish ATA over and under ,it does exactly the same as mine no problem.
     
  7. Nathan Wind

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    Oh for sure. The quality feels fine to me but I have no point of comparison and given what I'd happily spend on an airgun, under £300 for a 12 guage pump, a hard case and two boxes of shells seems silly cheap!
     
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    I was going to say a bit of rough shooting or pigeon control and the pump'd be fine. Informal clay/trap shooting should be okay as well.
     
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    If you've never fired a shotgun before, I can understand shooting at a board to feel what it's like :) but you need to pull that trap out of the shed and get your mate to help you shoot a few clays. Better still, go to a sporting clay ground and spend what you can afford trying a variety of clays from the various angles. As said, getting--literally--into that swing of the barrel is important.
    Enjoy your new gun. :up:
     
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    I have not seen one of these before, the mag tube looks like it is an extended high capacity one. Is this the standard mag on a version of these guns or an extra.
    Do they do a high capacity and a standard capacity or is it two separate models.
    Are you allowed a plug or is the tube anti tamper where you are.
    Sorry for all the questions:)

    https://www.roefirearms.co.uk/image/cache/data/atrox-s-1000x1335.jpeg
     
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  11. Nathan Wind

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    It does look like a full length mag, yeah. RFD said it's a 2+1 though, so presumably it's blanked off somehow internally and left like that to retain the look of the gun. Seems odd though as you'd think someone with a bit of engineering nous (that's not me, btw :p) could get around that....

    I'll find out when I load it up this weekend I guess. If the shells keep on feeding in, it'll be going back to the shop!

    Dunno regarding your other questions. RFD said it had only recently come in and was the first one they had.

    I've had a little Google this morning and there's a clay shooting coach not ten minutes drive from where I live, so I'm going to get some lessons booked over the summer :)
     
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    Magazine length 70-something mm? Sounds like that's more likely to be the maximum length cartridge the chamber can take (you can use shorter cartridges but not longer). If the magazine was 70-something mm it would only hold one cartridge. RFD could not sell you the gun if it was more than a 2+1 unless you have the shotgun under a S1 FAC.
     
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    I don’t think he is in this country though I’m not sure where he is.
    Some countries just allow fitting of a mag plug like we used to do here for hunting.
    The mag looks very long but could be anti tamper restricted to two rounds of course.
     
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    Yeah sorry, that was the chamber not the mag - edited out my error. It's 2+1 for sure. Have since had her out :)
     
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    Very nice mate your love it, just one thing I’d say, throw them plastic snap caps in the bin straight away, horrible things them, the rim breaks of and they get stuck in your barrel, enjoy mate
     
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    Are you saying snap caps are not good ,or the plastic ones in particular.
     
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    Plastic one, get some brass ones
     
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    Ok cheers for the info .
     
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    If it's got 70mm on it it probably means it's chambered for cartridges with a maximum length of 2.75"(70mm)as opposed to 3 inch(76mm) cartridges which are used in guns with 3.5" chambers.
     
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    The size written on the shell is the size chamber the shell will fit. You don’t need a 3.5 inch chamber to shoot a 3 inch shell and so on.
    The size marked on a shell is it’s fired length not pre fired.
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    A 3.5 inch chamber fires up to a 3.5 inch 89mm shell.
    A 3 inch chamber fires up to a 3 inch 76mm shell.
     

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