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General Category => Big Bore Airguns => Topic started by: Crosman999 on November 16, 2018, 09:48:39 AM

Title: Hunting with the Seneca.50 Double barrel shotgun
Post by: Crosman999 on November 16, 2018, 09:48:39 AM
Been a busy month here, with regular job, fires and reviews. I was sent two Seneca Shotguns from Air Venturi. One was the single barrel Wingshot and the other was the new Doible Shot. Initially I was a bit skeptical of using a shotgun, thought low power, low and inefficient shot count and heavy. Neither of these guns had any of those traits I'd expect. I spent several weeks with both of them and had several outings with them in the field. My conclusion is the Double Shot is one of the most unique Airguns I've shot as well as versatile. Here is my experience that includes a ton of information as well as some great hunting footage. Just wanted to share as this may help someone on the fence looking or thinking of buying one.

Title: Re: Hunting with the Seneca.50 Double barrel shotgun
Post by: Alan on November 16, 2018, 10:54:46 AM
This seems like hunting with about half of a 410 load! Good video none the less.

Steveoh should like this, as he's really into big bores, and he has at least one!
Title: Re: Hunting with the Seneca.50 Double barrel shotgun
Post by: Crosman999 on November 16, 2018, 11:09:06 AM
Thanks, yeah it shoots very similar to a .410/ pretty fun on birds and running bunnies. Now I'm working on a review of the TC45 Big Bore, branded by Gamo.
Title: Re: Hunting with the Seneca.50 Double barrel shotgun
Post by: steveoh on November 16, 2018, 07:12:02 PM
Awesome video and review!

I have wondered how effective these air shotguns are. Now I know!

The loading ports are the same as the one on my 909s. These are notorious for flinging off o-rings if they aren’t kept lubed.  Grease them up with silicone grease.
Title: Re: Hunting with the Seneca.50 Double barrel shotgun
Post by: Crosman999 on November 16, 2018, 08:14:58 PM
Thanks! Yeah that was one of the things I looked for, the orings were pretty tight and I did apply some molly that I think kept that from happening. The gun is super awesome though!
Title: Re: Hunting with the Seneca.50 Double barrel shotgun
Post by: Nicesurprice on November 16, 2018, 11:36:36 PM


The loading ports are the same as the one on my 909s. These are notorious for flinging off o-rings if they aren’t kept lubed.  Grease them up with silicone grease.

And notorious after getting more power.
They become some kind a hand granades.
Because off the wish to shoot further and more accurate they needed more power.

So we found out the material they r made off is cheap ass stainless.
After a power tune be advised and get a costum part from good material.

Its a nice consept.
And a great video.

Grts
Title: Re: Hunting with the Seneca.50 Double barrel shotgun
Post by: steveoh on November 19, 2018, 04:04:50 PM


The loading ports are the same as the one on my 909s. These are notorious for flinging off o-rings if they aren’t kept lubed.  Grease them up with silicone grease.

And notorious after getting more power.
They become some kind a hand granades.
Because off the wish to shoot further and more accurate they needed more power.

So we found out the material they r made off is cheap ass stainless.
After a power tune be advised and get a costum part from good material.

Its a nice consept.
And a great video.

Grts

I bought a power tune kit from African Air Ordnance, then decided I liked the rifle as it is, other than the trigger and the stupid o-ring issue.  I may just use the hammer and cocking lever and leave out the power tune bits.

I think there is a lot of pot metal in all the Korean Guns. It's a shame they can't use steel and aluminum instead of pot metal or what-ever-it-is.
Title: Re: Hunting with the Seneca.50 Double barrel shotgun
Post by: Crosman999 on November 19, 2018, 09:12:43 PM
Yeah not sure about the AAO "power kit" lol Your correct about the pot metal haha I really don't mind it but would have preferred the cocking knob to be steel as its weakest point. Have never broken one but it's just piece of mind. The Double Shot seems pretty rigid with the extra barrel, has more meat and less tendency to twist during heavy field abuse. I really enjoy it and will not be happy about returning it, may actually see if I can work out to keep it.
Title: Re: Hunting with the Seneca.50 Double barrel shotgun
Post by: d_boom on November 27, 2018, 05:31:40 AM
Could you shoot some patters on paper maybe at 16 yards for us to look at?  Might also shoot some blue rock.
Thanks good report.