Larry, since you are here now, I have a question. Dave previously referred to his BSS’s 2-3/4” chambers. I thought all the BSS boxlocks came with 3” chambers. All four of mine are 3” and all that I have seen are 3”. I know a lot of the Miroku-branded guns are 2-3/4”, but what about the BSSs?
I'm curious about that myself, Rubberhead.
A few years ago I would have passed on this BSS and looked for 3" chambers. A hard-kicking new A5 came along and I tried some 2 3/4" steel at 1350 fps and not only were they much more pleasant to shoot, I didn't notice any drop-off in how the ducks came down.
Today I drove up to the twin cities suburbs and had a very good gunsmith open my Full barrel choke up to the same degree as the Mod barrel for .018 & .018. Stan's idea is pretty brilliant, really. It will shoot solid full patterns with steel, and with bismuth it will be back to the "slight-modified" realm.