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Best upland gun ever made

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    Have you forgotten the 16 gauge Parker ?

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  2. chuckie68

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    Have you forgotten the 16 ga. Model 12 Winchester?
     
  3. wingmaster78

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    What about a Remington 1100(early 70's) in 20 gauge?

    great quail and dove gun.
     
  4. JohnR

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    Nice, I like pump guns. I'm kind of partial to the new Ithaca 28 Gauge, picked one up a couple years ago, it's just under 6 pounds and handles like a magic wand.

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  5. HSLDS

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    No laughing, but what about the Ruger Red Label in 28 gauge??
     
  6. OLD ONE EYE

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    For under a grand the 1100 and 870 28 gage it tough to beat. There are many other great upland guns and the sky is the limit on price
     
  7. jbmi

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    Hard to beat my Parker VH 16ga. on an O frame
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  8. DoubleAuto

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    How about the Browning Sweet 16 and Browning Double Auto Twentyweight?
     
  9. wolfram

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    Does a '53 vintage M37 Ithaca in 16 guage make the list - does for me anyway.
     
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    I can't tell the difference between a 28 and a 20 in handling - but sure can in the price of shells. So I'll deal with the extra weight of both a 20 and the cash.
     
  11. Force Break

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    50's vintage Browning Lightning in 12 ga
     
  12. Old Texas Marine

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    There is no nostalgia or history involved, but my vote goes to the Benelli Ultra Lite. I bought one in 12 ga. with a 24" barrel several years ago and ended up selling all my SKB and Ugartechea SxS 12 and 20 ga. hunting guns. It is right at 6 lbs., carries so light and due to the shims I was able to make it fit me.

    There is now a 20 ga. Ultra Lite out at about 5.5 lbs. I refuse to pick one up for fear of having to buy another.

    HBT
     
  13. Steve W

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    20 ga. AL48 weights 5 lb.
     
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    Browning Superposed 50's or early 60's 20 gauge.
     
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    Browning Double Auto Twelvette, balances just right with 26" ic vent rib barrel. Trigger second to none in the semi-auto world.
     
  16. wolfram

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    CE is just trying to bait a buyer for the 870 - 28 gauge he has for sale.

    Those of us that have special upland guns realize they are generally only special to the owner and those special qualities can only be earned with many wonderful hours spent in the field. I think I just heard a rooster cackle ....time for a day dream.
     
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    Just my 2 cents worth. My Browning Citori Upland Special, circa 1988, 24 inch 20 gauge, straight English stock, and tubes. I have shot in trap league with it, avg 20 from the 16 yard line, killed many a quail and pheasant. And yes I duck hunted a few years with it. Oh and it only weighs 5.8lbs
     
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    The 870 will only be a decent upland gun when God shortens our fingers to the point where they rest on the safety button while the hand is in shooting position. Only an idiot would have passed judgement on the Remington safety before it reached production status.
     
  19. jbmi

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    If anybody is interested in that Parker 16ga. VH on an O frame, I have it for sale along with the Parker letter and sales catalog.
    Contact: Hample's Gun Shop, Traverse City, MI 231-946-5485
     
  20. bigbore613

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    If there was a wish list for upland bird guns an 870 would not make it even in your dreams. LOL Jeff
     
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