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Shotgun stance

Shotgun stance

A hunter's shotgun stance is similar to a boxer’s: both stand with their feet apart at shoulder width. Right-eye dominant shooters have the left leg slightly forward and the left foot pointed toward the target. Left-eye dominant shooters have the right leg...

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Shotgun sight alignment

Shotgun sight alignment

Unlike other firearms, shotguns usually do not have rear sights. Instead, most shotguns have a bead at the muzzle end and a ventilated rib on top of the barrel leading up to the bead. When pointing a shotgun at a target, the rib and front bead should be aligned so that you...

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Tagged as: HUNT101, shotgun, sight

Magazine plugs

Magazine plugs

A magazine plug, usually made of plastic or wood, is inserted in the tubular magazine and limits the number of shells a shotgun may hold. U.S. federal law requires that a shotgun be limited to a capacity of three (3) shells in total (one in the chamber and two in the...

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Tagged as: HUNT101, magazine plug, shotgun