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Post by bearandoldman » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:19 pm

Hakaman wrote:You mean you guys actually eat the clay???
Why not? birds is birds.
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Post by bgreenea3 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:34 pm

Hakaman wrote:You mean you guys actually eat the clay???
they are a pain to clean but they are worth it. better than opposum

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Post by perazzi » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:59 pm

Hakaman wrote:I am looking for a first shotgun. I have done a little reading and asking around for opinions.
I would like a SG that would be good for skeet/trap, and turkey hunting. I am not sure which
would be the best suited, 20 or 12 gauge, or the type of action.
What manf'r / model / gauge would you recommend?
thanks, haka

Well, I'm a firm believer of no "one gun for everything" but...

If you want to shoot trap, you'd want a 12 gauge. Skeet, a 20 would work..

Problem is, if you hunt, you want it light for carry, for trap, you'd like it heavy...

That being said, a Remington 1100 trap with 30" bbl could be used for everything. Just swap out the chokes for the games. I've found most 1100-11-87's fit everyone.

Myself, If you can't get a nice Perazzi MX O/U :wink: , a nice pre 70' Browning Superposed is always a great gun to have!!
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Post by bearandoldman » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:04 pm

An SKB 600 or 685 in 28 gage, had both of them and shot them a lot on skeet and sporting clays, breaks birds just like a 12 gage. Very dense pattern just a little smaller, but no open spots for a bird to get through.
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Post by bgreenea3 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:50 pm

I don't know how wise it is to ask shotgun experts what a good starter shotgun is they are as picky about them as if you were asking a bench rest shooter what he thought a good all around 22 rifle is. their standards and preferences are way more specialized than your average shooter would be. I think its kind of like asking a Indy Car driver what he thinks a good sports car is. they would tell you a Porche or a Ferrari when you might be happier with a Mustang, are the others great cars? You betcha, but you can afford way more gas to drive if you bought the mustang for $100k less.

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Post by perazzi » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:53 am

bgreenea3 wrote:I don't know how wise it is to ask shotgun experts what a good starter shotgun is they are as picky about them as if you were asking a bench rest shooter what he thought a good all around 22 rifle is. their standards and preferences are way more specialized than your average shooter would be. I think its kind of like asking a Indy Car driver what he thinks a good sports car is. they would tell you a Porche or a Ferrari when you might be happier with a Mustang, are the others great cars? You betcha, but you can afford way more gas to drive if you bought the mustang for $100k less.

lol... a lot of truth there.... :D
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Post by Hakaman » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:39 pm

It was hard, but I just had to do it, a new member in the family. It is a 12gauge:
http://www.remington.com/products/firea ... eries.aspx
Believe it or not, hakaman has "never" pulled the trigger on a shotgun.
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Post by blue68f100 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:13 pm

You will enjoy if for many years to come. My dad is still shooting a 20ga that is over to 50 yrs old, I think. He bought it used so I don't know when it was made. He also has a 12ga that he no long shoots, he likes the lighter recoil of the 20 ga. The only thing that has ever been done to them is routine cleaning. A very reliable gun your made a good choice.
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Post by Hakaman » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:34 pm

I've got the shotgun, but have yet to fire it. It's a nice looking 12 gauge
that came with 4 chokes. I got a fair price at the club I belong to.
http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product ... s_id=84820
I just ordered a "Trius One Step Trap" clay thrower. I have seen many
good reviews on this device, so I can go up the the park nearby and shoot
alone if I want. They have a $20 promotional savings on this device:
http://www.cabelas.com/clay-shooting-tr ... trap.shtml
See if I can hit one out of ten?

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