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Just thought I'd share, I went out to the range today and got to fire one of my favorite weapons. It's my Harrington & Richardson 12 gauge magnum shotgun. It can fire shells up to 3" in length, and is a single shot, break action weapon. It only weighs a couple of pounds and kicks like a mule, hence the recoil pad you see on the butt-stock of the weapon.

Since I'm at a public rifle range, I wasn't able to use buckshot, so in this video I'm shooting 2 3/4" slugs. I was using the spotting scope for my AR-15, and decided to keep it out for the shotgun because I'd never fired a slug from it, and wasn't sure how accurate it would be. At 25 yards, it was actually very accurate (well as accurate as a shotgun can be), but I wouldn't try to push it past 50 yards, since at 50 yards it had dropped about 3 inches.

The little boy in the background was 5 or 6 and his dad was showing him and his sister how to shoot. He watched me shoot the shotgun and was asking for one of the empty shotgun shells, which I gave to him.

I wish I had been recording when I shot my AR-15, because he thought it was the coolest thing ever and started telling his dad they had to buy one, lol.

P.S. If you're curious, I'm using this tripod, which allows me to bend the legs and hang my camera from stuff.

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Nice. I am thinking about picking up a Moss 500 one of the small one. Although I am thinking about getting it with an adjustable stock. I want a few goodies this year. Shotty, a bodyguard 380, and a Smith and Wesson MP.

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H&R has been making their break action single shot almost since God unleased the flood, which tells you something about the robustness of the design. They work forever and won't break the bank, currently costing around $200 for the adult model and $150 for the youth version.

I've had my 20 gauge H&R s/s since about 1963, got it for Christmas, and it served quote well hunting pheasant and small game - but one year I shot a big buck with it using a slug when my rifle suffered a broken part.

Later I bought a 12 gauge Trap model and competed with that for years until buying a Browning Citori.

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