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EXPRESS: CHARM AND CONVENIENCE

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Teresa Renda woman hunterSuitable for killing prey quickly and accurately, without spoiling by excess power, without causing injury and suffering to the game because of lack of damaging capacity, these rifles are the excellence for medium and large game hunting. The choice of the right weapon is not only a requirement of hunting, but an element based on serious scientific evaluations.

The Express was created to replace the larger-caliber rifles, muzzle-loading or breech, with which the hunters of the last century faced dangerous game, firing heavy lead shot propelled by huge doses of black powder. More manageable and lethal weapons were necessary. These types of two-barrels rifles are now manufactured by many companies, in powerful gauges reserved for bigger game and in medium gauges used mainly in some European or American hunts.

The price is usually high because the process requires a large amount of highly skilled labor. The express is used to hunt large dangerous animals, in short and medium distance ranges, because it allows instant repeat firing, it doesn’t jam, and its mechanics hardly ever fail.

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Changing the type of cartridge or changing slightly the firing range, the Express’ accuracy can be harmed. It is capable of chambering all gauges, from small .22 rimfire ignition to the 700 Nitro Express, making it suitable for hunting any species of animal. It can have adjacent or overlapping barrels, short batteries ANSON type or long battery mounted on side plates, normal or automatic ejectors, one or two triggers.

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It is a type of rifle that can not allow for mediocrity of execution and requires an accurate adjustment when shooting. The side by side barrels express are made also with short batteries Anson & Deeley type, but more often with batteries Holland & Holland with double bar safety and dual closure Purdey almost always helped in this task by a third lock type round plug Greener, or an head doll Westley Richards. The third closure is almost essential in high gauge express to resist the frightening stresses of firing powerful cartridges. The superposed express by its nature is much more accurate, and also requires a more easy adjustment when shooting because it doesn’t have lateral deviations of the barrels to correct, it is not subject to bending of the barrels downwards, in particular in bigger power gauges.

It is almost always more robust because of the “U” shape of the receiver that hugs the barrels and that allows coaxial symmetric closures.

Teresa Renda

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THERESA VAIL THE FACE OF NORTH AMERICA FRANCHI

Theresa Vail, Miss Kansas 2013, the new face of the Franchi for the important North American market. A graduate in Psychology, is a sergeant in the National Guard USA and is a true concentrate of passions which prevail among the hunting, boxing and skydiving.

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Very fond of hunting is the female lead of “Limitless with Theresa,” USA television series airing on Outdoor Channel.

The director of Franchi, Dr. Bruno Beccaria, is extremely pleased with the partnership that will broaden the worthy users Franchi in the North American continent. In particular, believes that cooperation let you bring Francs and hunting both young male and female.

It ‘s very important - says Beccaria - the hunter / huntress of our days is a fan of outdoor activities 360 ° and Theresa Vail is the right person to take this project forward common approach of the young men and women to hunt .

By the editorial staff

 

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WHEN THE CARTRIDGE DOESN’T SATISFY US

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Sometimes we hear from some hunters that their rifle is excellent with a type of powder or cartridge, but not with others, that it shoots well with big lead and not with small shots, with strong charges and not with light charges, or other way around. These hunters, getting excited with speeches barroom, talk about wonder weapons that produce shot patterns of the same extent in the short and long-distance shooting, or shot patterns with peripheral shots that are equal in ability to penetrate than the central ones.

Those statements hide many inaccuracies and erroneous assessments, with unlikely attempt to explain the phenomenon of variability of the performance of weapons and shot cartridges, a phenomenon observable by everyone engages the hunt or the skeet shooting. Someone, instead, blames the gun or the ammunition for all the misfires, or enhance the quality at every success, not caring so to deepen that the effectiveness of the shot not only depends on the characteristics of these instruments, but of many other variables.

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It is known that the outcome of the shot depends not only on the characteristics of the gun or the cartridge, but also on the environmental and climatic conditions existing at the place of hunting. We can now speak of “temperament” of shotguns, because each weapon has its own temperament, manifested by the degree of compatibility with specific cartridges producing a high or a low value of velocity and pressure, or by the ability to produce pronounced or contained dispersions of shot. The weapons that have barrels of good length and small diameter can give acceptable ballistic results also firing cartridges with speed and pressure rather low, contrary to the weapons with barrels shorter and wider, which improves performance with powerful ammunition.

In the ammunition, on the pressure, on the speed and on the dispersion do not affect only the meteorological factors, but also the diameter of the cartridge chamber and of the bore, the extent of the choke and the angle of the barrel throat, the length and thickness of the tubes, and, minimally, the elasticity of the steel with which the barrels have been built. Therefore, the compatibility of weapons and ammunition is very important, although it can not compensate for an excessive sensitivity of the powder to the intense cold or to the environmental damp.

In fact, the ballistic performance of weapon and cartridge can not have “related” value respect to different “external” parameters to the system, because it also depends a lot on the atmospheric conditions existing in the place. Many hunters like to divide the cartridges in winter cartridges and summer cartridges.

A difference of atmospheric humidity of 10% can produce a variation of the initial velocity of lead of about 5 m/s with a single base powders, 3 m/s with a double base powders containing nitroglycerin. A difference of 1° C in the outside temperature, can cause a change in pressure in the barrel of about 3 bar. If this phenomenon occurs in a very short time, making unserviceable a cartridge that a few hours before killed a game, almost always the cause is found in the cartridge itself, and not in the atmospheric influence in so little time. In some areas of Italy, when there is an  atmospheric change, the cartridges may lose all or part of their efficacy, without the powder has had time to warn the external atmospheric mutation and to change its temperature inside of the cartridge case, or to absorb moisture through the plastic tube.

So when a good cartridge loses its effectiveness, it does it in a period of time long enough; if the phenomenon is realized in a short time, we can not speak of a good cartridge but of a munition that has some defect.

Teresa Renda

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AFFINITY: THE THOROUGHBRED

Riccardo Ceccarelli, hunterWinning out over 12 months ago as the best rifle in 2013 by GOLDEN BULLSEYE AWARDS, which each year awards the best weapons, the Affinity is everywhere imposed as a successful product, which awarded him its form is sought or the pursuit of perfect fit” that makes it easy imbracciabile by anyone.

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Not only perfect ergonomics but also very good quality and a more complete range to meet the needs of hunters selected by the taste. The quality goes through the selection of more resistant materials and sought to go further, and that is to bend the rules of mechanics and physics to the concepts of comfort and reduction of shock and vibration.

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Not only beautiful but well taken care of in the design!

Initially born in the wood version, now the range is complete. Over time we have added synthetic versions of total black” Camo for people who love to hide and blend, White for the most demanding taste, Sporting for lovers of the platform and the Compact that allows you to adjust the size of football according to the their needs.

A gun for every occasion!

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HUNTING CARTRIDGES: ORIGINAL OR HOME-MADE?

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hunting womanThe cartridge is an important tool in hunting, because its operation depends on the outcome of the shot. Depending on the size, characteristics of the shotgun, kind of wild, firing range, environment and climate of the place of hunting, the hunter prefers a personal taste for a certain kind of ammunition.

This attitude is not followed by everyone, but, although in varying degrees, all of these conditions are important and determinant in the shooting.

The personal preference for the particular cartridges is, sometimes, not too rational; however, if the hunter does not have confidence in the cartridge that shoots, feels a lot of insecurity that inevitably increases the number of missed shots. Psychology and ballistics are mixed together in fact limiting the results of a day’s hunting.

Therefore, the hunter must be convinced to seek specific cartridges, and have the utmost account of an ammunition for its proven and effective performance, not for the color of the case and the box, not for the famous  name of the  powder.

It is unjustified the behavior of certain hunters who shoot regardless of any cartridge, or who uses only one type of ammunition for hunting, as otherwise it is not logical the attitude of those who are always looking a cartridge better then the previous, only to end up to blaming the cartridge in the case of “missed targets”. A little ‘balance” never hurts!

A good cartridge, if you decide to make a home loading, however, is the result of a rational loading, which claims experience on the behavior of various materials, theoretical knowledge of the basic physical laws that govern the entire phenomenon in arming explosive fire, as well that the motion of the pellets and their harmful effect on the game.

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You can then decide to load their own cartridges at home, or alternatively buy in the armory.

To have so excellent ammo, just buy the original brand cartridges. In the wide range of commercial products are excellent cartridges, where performance is effective in most of the operating conditions, only by changing the number of dots in relation to the size of the wild.

But if you need cartridges suitable for atmospheric temperatures too high or low, to a very humid climate, a reed with unusual drilling, or to particular shooting situations, only the loading personnel can solve the problem. Of course sometimes it will take a while to adjust a dose for the specific hunting requirements but modern powders much more stable than those of the past, give us a hand to move quickly toward a gratifying result. And then savor the taste of retro that has accompanied our grandparents in their passion. A world to be a bit ‘with them.

Teresa Renda

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BE GOOD SHOOTERS

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Teresa Renda woman hunterThe rifle is the weapon for hunting safer and more powerful that man has ever been able to build on this doubt does not exist. But despite having far exceeded the legendary David’s sling or the bow of Diana or the spears of many peoples of the past, even the modern rifle hunting requires the hunter to be able to use it to the best; exactly how these weapons in the past.

It is not enough to pull the trigger to make sure to bring down a wild, but the weapon requires the consistent exercise and all of man’s ability to implement its full capacity detrimental. The dots must be directed with great precision on the prey often on the move, to intercept the trajectory, that it is the stroke of a hare or the flight of a partridge.

The hunters rush to buy the latest model of rifle cartridges and more effective, but often do not seek to improve their technique of the shot, with the theoretical and practical learning of the most basic methods of pointing, simply because they think they already perfect. An old proverb hunting says: “You can be born passionate hunters, but only with a regular exercise can become good shooters.”

The target must be targeted with precision for a few moments before gently press the trigger of the gun to make the shot. The shooting stopped is not difficult, in fact, requires accurate sighting to hit the animal with the central part of the shot pattern, especially shooting at arm loose, ie, with no weapon placed on stable surface, as a rule in the shot with the shotgun.

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Throws a ball only made ​​in polygon, or those dots on the plate, show that any shooter is subject to errors of pointing, even in the shots stopped. Just who the shooter weapon emboss a small movement with the famous “shoulder shot” or with a jerk” on the trigger sudden, because the target can not be missed centered as expected.

When the shooter and the target are placed on the same horizontal plane, you must aim for the center body of the animal. If the target is located in a much higher or lower than the shooter, in both cases you should be aware of the pink dots ranks high compared to the focused point.

Hitting an animal that moves, flying or running on the ground, it is not always as easy as drinking a glass of water. Often depends on the speed and distance of the target, by the regularity of the trajectory, the time available to aim, by natural obstacles of the environment, the lighting conditions, the quick reflexes of the hunter, the different degree of fatigue, and the confidence in their own abilities.

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In any case, the obstacle resides in sending the shot is not where the eye locates the wild instant in which the finger presses the trigger, but where the animal will be found after a few seconds.

This advance” directional weapon, relative to the position of the animal, it must be estimated on the basis of his experience of shooting. Advance is a technical term used to mean a metric correction, depending on the direction of flight and the angle of the shot. The shot against moving targets can be performed with three different methods, which require a different value in advance.

The shot consists in bringing quickly jab the gun to the shoulder, and so that the line of sight is already to be automatically directed to the point of interception of the likely trajectory of the wild, or that the pointing requires a minimum fast correction. The eyes of the shooter must remain open in order to verify the outcome of the shot and repeat if necessary. This shot requires experience and alertness.

The second shooting system is defined as an accompaniment to overtake. It is used to shoot wild fast not having a linear trajectory, and the advance must be slightly lower than that required in the shooting of thrust, if the rifle is stopped at the moment when the trigger is pressed, otherwise the shot passes behind and below the target, according to which the flight is horizontal or vertical (the typical column of woodcock or pheasant in the woods).

The third type of shooting is called accompaniment to precede. Excellent results in the shootings at the farthest distances. The action can be broken down into five stages: sighting of the wild, shouldering the weapon, accompanying targeted trajectory for a long stretch, overtaking the target to get some early pressure on the trigger without stopping the movement of the rifle. In this case, the value of the advance can be much lower, because the angular velocity of the rods affects not just on the trajectory of the shot, in part compensating for the displacement from the wild. Obvious to say that the system is feasible only if there exists all the time to follow the target with the aiming line, to precede of just enough in relation to its speed and the distance. It is a precision shooting, performed with only one eye and with a good workout.

And now … good exercise to all !!

Teresa Renda

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