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Winchester Model 21 for trap ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. Hammer1

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    Realize that everyone uses an over/under for trap these days and am not suggesting that the over/under is not the winning formula.

    But if one wants to shoot a side-by-side for trap for nostalgia or other unexplainable reasons...

    How would you rank the commonly available side-by-sides available on both the used and new markets ?

    Would a trap grade Winchester Model 21 with monte carlo stock and 32-inch barrels be near the top ?

    What others should be considered ?

    Don't intend to modify the stock in any way that would loose the original overall look. Though stock bending would be acceptable.



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  2. CharlieAMA

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    I shot my first registered scores with a Model 21. Charlie Henderson
     
  3. Setterman

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    Make sure your dental records are up to date.
     
  4. SPORTALLURING

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    Setterman, boy thats for sure! Then there is the day when it doubles, That a get your attention.

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  5. Mapper

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    I wouldn't know why not, assuming one figures out where it is shooting. I have shot trap with L C Smith and Ithaca doubles without too many problems. Many will kick pretty hard, especially if they have a lot of drop in the stock.
     
  6. rdf59

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    For nostalgia reasons, I shot my Model 21 Trap (FxF) at the Grand American in 2009 for one of the 16 yard events. I was in the 90's but I think it may have only been 92-93 range.

    I also shot it in one event at Bostic NC at the NC State. That, too, was in the low 90's. It doesn't shoot as well for me as my Guerini unsingle.

    I know my Dad was looking down on me and happy to see his gun being used at such top notch shoots. Since I'm in my 70's I date back to the time of manufacture of the gun. I still shoot it some.
     
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    You're right on the money Setterman....I loved shooting mine...just not alot and not very often....now some other lucky soul is enjoying the pleasure/pain of shooting it...
     
  8. EuroJoe

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    I've wanted one for years! Then I go out and shoot one and the urge goes away for several years.
     
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    Bingo, Joe!!
     
  10. Jim Porter

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    I shoot a double for giggles pretty often. I ran a 97 at the Vintager's national shoot several years ago with a LC Smith that I picked up off a used guns sale table, and had the top score. If you have never shot a double much I would advise a few things. Get a single trigger if you can. The long trigger guard for a double trigget will eat your "social" finger up. Kick is definitely a bugger but load reduction can help this. There is not a double on the currenty market that will take the punishment of a lot of shooting but a 21, while it is a very good choice, is not absolutely necessary. A good LC Smith, Parkere, or my personal favorite, AH Fox will work just as well and hold up just as well. If you will go to the better gun sales houses, like Steve Barnett's Fine Guns, Drury,s and a few more, from time to time time they will turn up a good old double that was used for live birds and have barrel and trigger work. These make EXCELLENT choices.
    They are fun and everybody will look at you like you have a third eye! I shoot a hammer double with black powder too and that is even more fun!
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

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    How did all those old timers shoot these double barreled guns with 1-1/4 ounce loads? I'd think a fit stock would be high on the priority list of things necessary to shoot one of these guns consistently!

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  12. BILL GRILL

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    I shoot my Ithaca at doubles on a regular basis. Shoot 1 oz. 16.4 red dot. Nice light load, recoil not a problem. Bill
     
  13. ljutic73

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    Hap..that and the fact they were tougher than hell...
     
  14. Setterman

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    They are flat shooting SOBs, kick, and usually stocked too low, but are an eye-catcher.
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  15. PerazziBigBore

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    I often shoot a Husky underlever hammer gun.. 34" F/F choke.. What a blast.. I load 24 gram with 18 grains of Promo with DRXXL wad in AA hulls.. I've shot 500 round matches with it.. Not a problem... Stay away from stiff loads..have a stock that fits.. and have fun..
     
  16. Cheetah

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    FYI,
    A side x side is THE GUN GOD intended for man to shoot,if he had wanted us to shoot an over & under he would have stacked our eye balls LOL !!!!!!!!!!!

    Best Regards,

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  17. ljutic73

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    CHEETAH...YOU MADE ME LAUGH!!...GOOD ONE!!
     
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    The BEST gun for boxbirds, if you can stand it!
     
  19. MtnGun

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    You find the SXS, I'll shoot the birds Uncle Joe!

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    I would be curious if anyone here has experience with the Beretta 471 Silverhawk SxS, in any of the competitive shotgun events...trap, skeet, sporting clays, etc. If so, how did it hold up? Was the recoil manageable? How did it perform for you?

    The Beretta 471 seems like a well made and sturdy side-by-side shotgun. I have never fired one, but I have been ogling one recently...

    bluedsteel
     
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