What is your go to shot gun?

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What is your go to shot gun?

Post by savageboy23 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:06 pm

What's everyone's go to shot gun for birds. Gtohunter had a post like this in the big game section.

Mine is a stoeger p-350 pump action. Use it for geese, turkey, and shooting clays. I did just pick up the new stoeger m3000 for the upcoming waterfowl season. I wanted a semi auto. The pump will become my back up.
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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by RAMOS » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:17 am

Winchester Model 96 Expert, since 1983. A few others have come and gone but, that one is meat in the pot. Choked Mod top and Full bottom.

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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by terrace » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:32 pm

Beretta A 390

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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by 32dgrz » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:58 pm

terrace wrote:Beretta A 390
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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by Rick in Oregon » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:19 am

After years of toting an array of 870's about, the occasional A5, for me now it's a pair of matched Beretta Silver Pigeons in 12 & 20ga.

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There's nothing like a fast-swingin' 20ga when the dove shootin' is hot. :wink: This combo seems to work right well for me. :D
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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by RAMOS » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:06 am

Are you sure it's okay to shoot doves with a Pigeon gun? I know they are related but, still...

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Post by Rick in Oregon » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:18 am

It's okay Jon, honest. :wink: Considering all the pigeons both those O/U's have grounded, their close cousin the dove just counts as desert. I shoot a feed lot near here that is absoutely loaded with as estimated 2 MILLION starlings (really), and thousands of pigeons that scavange the grain. We usually take a full case of shells for each gun, and within three hours, we're out of ammo and it's back to the truck. It's the hottest wing shooting I've ever experienced. Those varmint-birds are like shooting ME-109's. :eek:

An O/U choked Mod and IC is perfect for early shooting, but later when the birds smarten up a tad, we choke our guns to Full & Modified. Great fun, wicked on the shoulder though.
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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by Glen » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:08 am

My 870 in 20ga is my workhorse on crows around here. But I have been growing a bit fonder of the CZ 712 I picked up a couple years ago.
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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by RAMOS » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:48 am

Can't imagine that many starlings. Must turn day into night when they fly over! Hate the buggers, though.

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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by csand » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:50 pm

Ramos,

Take a look at these "sky rat" photos. When Peregrine Falcons ball up a starling flock they can be interesting.........for sky rats!

http://www.nickdunlop.com/index.php#mi= ... 1&a=0&at=0

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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by futuretrades » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:24 am

Now them are some really great and interesting photos!

My go to shotgun has been a Remington model 1100, in 12 ga for at least 40 years. I started hunting with a 410, OU, Savage with 22 top barrel and 410 under it. Then a Remington 870 in 20ga. The 870 is still my most favorite shotgun, but because of the loads I reload, the recoil is too punishing. The 1100, being a gas operated gun and being heavier, takes up a lot of the recoil.
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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by Jim White » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:29 am

I've got an old 20ga side-by-side I got for my 12th birthday that has killed a mess of quail, doves, squirrels, rabbits and deer. It's light and easy to carry. Also, have an early model Remington 1100 with a Cutts Compensator with about six interchangable tubes. neither of these pieces sees steel shot though.

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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by savageboy23 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:18 pm

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First shot out of the shotgun. Got me a starling.
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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by varmit_master » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:37 pm

Win SX3 12 ga and my Rem SP 10 ga.

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Re: What is your go to shot gun?

Post by VAshooter » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:59 am

Mossberg 930 most reliable gun I have hunted with it eats evry thing I feed it. we do alot of duck and geese hunting here in Virginia and my buddies have shotguns worth 3 times what i paid for my Mossberg and after they shoot it they get one its a great dove gun spits out dove loads like no other semi-auto I have shot

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