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« on: April 19, 2017, 02:33:40 pm »


Went to the store to get myself a Stoeger coach gun for my birthday (the last gun I need to fill my SASS requirements) and happened across a Miroku Model 500 for just a bit more. Haven't had a chance to shoot it since my range only accepts slugs, but before I do so thought I'd see if anyone knows anything about them, tips or tricks, or things to avoid. I got some snapcaps for it and the trigger pull is much lighter than the Stoeger, and overall feel much nicer to hold. Lucky me!

Here's some pics: https://imgur.com/a/a4RyK

I don't know a lot about shotguns; how would I tell if the gun is choked? There don't appear to be any notches on the muzzle, which I thought was the indicator. Are there specific ammo types I should stay away from?

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 03:48:25 pm »

I had one for a while.  Great gun.  Perhaps, and arguably, one of the best double trigger guns available for CAS.  Any of our talented 'smiths that work on SKB's will be familiar with the 500 and can make it race ready.  It is proof, nickel chromium steel so it's as strong as any other double gun you might find -- which is to say plenty strong for 3+ dram loads (which we don't use in CAS out of concern for our hearing).

You should be able to get it for a very good price because: most people don't know what they are, there is little demand for double trigger guns, and it will likely sit on the shelf for a long time before another interested buyer comes along.  But, for our game, it is worth a lot more than book price IMHO.

The chokes will be marked on the breech block, beneath the opening to the chambers.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 03:53:44 pm »

Good to hear! The more I read about it, sounds like this gun is a bit of a "sleeper," in that it's an excellent gun for a good price (when you can find one). I paid a buck under $600.

I found a breakdown of what the bore marks indicate for Miroku:

+ full choke
++- improved modified
+- modified
++ improved cylinder
SS skeet
CYL cylinder
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 04:07:38 pm »

I've been hunting and shooting blue rock with one for about 25 years and wouldn't trade it for anything short of a Parker. Doesn't look as nice as yours but I can count on it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 11:53:54 am »

Miroku made/makes some really fine Shotguns.  For years Miroku has been the manufacturer for SKB, Browning and several others.  I have a stack barrel Skeet gun I acquired in a military rod and gun club in Europe in the early seventies.  Still tight and looks the spitting image of a Browning Citori.

YOU DONE GOOD!!

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