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Favorite field gun?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by BP348, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. BP348

    BP348 Active Member

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    Win 101
     
  2. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    My Winchester 21, which I sold last year 'cause I needed the money and don't hunt any more.
     
  3. BMC

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    870 Express pump, toss in in the grass, lean it on the fence, drop it in the mud, still kills.
     
  4. sundogs8

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    I've got 3 of them:

    12 ga Beretta 686 with 28" barrels, double triggers and screw-in chokes for pheasants

    16 ga Model 12 (built on a 20 ga frame) with Lt Mod fixed choke for sharp tails, huns, and Gambel's Quail

    28 ga Ruger Red Label with 28" barrels and screw in chokes for grouse, woodcock, and Mearn's Quail

    All 3 guns shoot where I look!

    Keith Rich
     
  5. jnoemanh

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    'nother vote for Win 101, 20 ga, 28", 3" chambers. This one, built 1963 was bought new by a friend who sent it to Polychoke to have the steel rib replaced with an aluminum one, and the M/F chokes opened to LM/IM. I replaced the wood with lighter weight PG wood from another gun. Light enough to carry all day, fits like a glove, has killed enough doves, ducks and pheasants to fill a pickup, much loved and still 95% condition. I gave him $400 for it 30 years ago. It's both the cheapest and best gun I've ever owned.

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  6. jnoemanh

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    "About 10 years ago, I had a 101. I sold it because I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it. Not the guns fault, it just didn't fit me."

    Yeah, sometimes things just work that way. I've got an SKB 385 I bought not long ago. Nice gun, seems to fit fine, and I'm really struggling to learn to shoot it. Don't know why, but it and I just don't seem to work together.
     
  7. Steve-CT

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    20 ga M-12 25" IC bbl. Use it for Pheasant, Bobs, doves and grouse. 1913 gun with a 40's stock, simmon's rib. Some previous owner had it ribbed, the choke opened, and the chamber and ejection port lengthened.Shoots where I look-some of my friends call it "Sudden Death"(not me- I know I miss!LOL)

    Larry
     
  9. jnoemanh

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    "jnoemanh: Is the SKB 385 a S/S?"

    Yep.
     
  10. bigdogtx

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    Beretta 686 silver pigeon in 20/28. Since I hunt over pointing dogs, 20 has hardly been used. It is a quail dream.

    Benelli M2 for SD running pheasants.
     
  11. jbmi

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    Parker Brothers 16ga SXS VH on an O frame. 1919 mfg. just a great field gun for grouse and woodcock.
     
  12. jbmi

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    Superposed71, I was always told if God wanted you to shoot and o/u he would have placed your eyes that way.
     
  13. 682LINY

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    My two pheasant guns 1982 beretta 686,,12 ga ,28 inch fixed mod full,,,,and my uncles old simson,,,28 inch 12 ga,,,choked full .030 and fuller .040,,,,shoot some clays with them both,,,the simson crushes them<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
  14. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    1187's, in 20ga or 12ga, blued w/wood stocks or fully camo'd, 21" to 28", including a barrel with rifle sights. All with monte carlo stocks.
     
  15. docshank

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    Browning Auto 5, first semi-automatic shotgun that was ever mass produced and in my book it is still the best.

    Frank
     
  16. grnberetcj

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    Beretta 390....Ducks, geese, pheasants...actually anything flying. Just mix up the load and choke...

    Curt
     
  17. Dahaub

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    I vote with Frank Shanklin about the A5 Browning. Most versitle piece of equipment out there and reliable also. IMHO Dan
     
  18. mrrem3200

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    Go ahead and laugh, a Lanber 20ga O/U
     
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    Remington 11-87 ... same gun I have used and still use at times for trap, skeet, bunker trap, wobble trap and all shotgun shooting sports. At times I think it is jealous of the 1100 but I think it understands its still my favorite ...
     
  20. Tripod

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    1100 all the way
     
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