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Red Jacket Model 2K-22 bullpup rifle, caliber …

Red Jacket Model 2K-22 bullpup rifle, caliber .22 long rifle.

from Centurion Auctions

My Baikal Bounty Hunter Coach Gun and .38 Spec…

My Baikal Bounty Hunter Coach Gun and .38 Special chamber adapters

Did some updating to my coach gun which I bought about a year ago on the second hand market for $200. Its a 12 gauge double barrel made by Baikal, which is a Russian company so like, no more of these are coming into the country because of the trade embargo. It’s become my go to gun for just about everything, hunting, wilderness adventures, fun on the range, fending off stagecoach robbers, combating Thanos’ minions, etc. I recent bought a leather shotgun shell holder/recoil pad that was handmade by Magnolia Leather Works on etsy. Shoutout to them.

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So as some of you know I have been experimenting with shotgun chamber adapters, which is basically a barrel you insert into the chamber of your shotgun to shoot other caliber cartridges from it. There are a wide variety of calibers including 9mm Luger, .380 ACP, .45 ACP, 38 special, .357 magnum, .44 magnum, .40 S&W, .22 LR, etc. These are marketed to survivalists, sportsmen and women, and wilderness adventurers as a way to increase the versatility of a shotgun. The chamber adapter I’m testing is the Shortlane Bugout in .38 special, which is a five inch (12.7 cm) long rifled adapter. 

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It’s recommended that best accuracy is at only 10 to 15 yards. I did some plinking at 20-25 yards and found it was reasonably suitable for this purpose. So I set up some targets at 50 yards. 50 yards would be a reasonable range for hunting medium game (such as white tail deer) in the North American woodlands. This does not make your shotgun into a sniper rifle. In the plains of the Midwest or deserts of the West where longer range shooting is required these probably would be much less practical. Anyway once I figured out how this setup was shooting, I fired a six shot grouping at 50 yards offhand using the front bead as a sight. I aimed low to account for the gap between my eye and front sight (there is no rear sight) and aimed to the left because I was firing from the right barrel only. I was using Blaser 158 grain ammo, the cheapo aluminum cased stuff. Here were my results.

Note: The bullseye is roughly the size of a quarter.

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So far the most part it the accuracy isn’t bad, but I wouldn’t say it’s good. Five of my shots are grouped somewhat reasonably close to the bull and I had a one off shot. Problem is, I can get similar accuracy using 12 gauge slugs at twice the range. I was tempted to do more tests at 75 and 100 yards, but I figure this is probably the extent of it’s accuracy.

I would never take something like this out for regular hunting season. The accuracy is OK, but the velocity from .38 special out of a five inch barrel is not enough to ethically take medium game, thus I would never recommend it for that purpose. However, if I was in some kind of hard times desperation scenario, say Great Depression 2 Electric Bugaloo, my hungry family and I need fed and “Winter is Coming”, this would be a practical option. 

Pic of a kalashniluger I stumbled across on th…

Pic of a kalashniluger I stumbled across on the interwebs, can’t find source

Exhibition quality gold and silver inlaid matc…

Exhibition quality gold and silver inlaid matching pair of Colt No.1 derringers, circa 1870-1890.

from Rock Island Auctions

Russian Imperial presentation flintlock musket…

Russian Imperial presentation flintlock musket in eastern style with silver mountings and red coral cabochons. Produced by the Tula Arsenal in 1743, decorated in the mid 19th century.

from Auctions Imperial

US Model 1808 New York State contract musket

US Model 1808 New York State contract musket

from Amoskeag Auction

Silver mounted snaphaunce pistol from Brescia,…

Silver mounted snaphaunce pistol from Brescia, Italy, late 17th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

Engraved Colt 1911 with pearl grips, shipped t…

Engraved Colt 1911 with pearl grips, shipped to Colt President C.L.F. Robinson, President of Colt from 1911 – 1916.

from Heritage Auctions

A pair of ivory mounted matchlock carbines, In…

A pair of ivory mounted matchlock carbines, India, 19th century.

from Hermann Historica

US Model 1816 flintlock musket, manufactured a…

US Model 1816 flintlock musket, manufactured at the Harper’s Ferry Arsenal in 1821.

from Amoskeag Auction Co.