affordable sxs shotgun?
Posted 14 August 2007 - 07:21 PM
Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:13 PM
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:09 AM
Why does that bird seemingly hover or otherwise appear to be the largest, slowest bird you have ever pointed your shotgun at? My 20 is 3", so I use # 4's or # 6's for Pheasant, no problem. I also have a couple of 16's a Browning Sweet 16 that was my dad's, I never shoot it and a Remington 1100 that I keep in NY for deer hunting, that shotgun has a scope on it and I just shoot slugs through it. I do believe the 16 is making a slight comeback, you can buy them new from most manufactures now. The 16 is nice but some are a big as a 12. Unless I was getting a fantastic deal on a 16(one of mine was given to me, the other I paid $150) I would just get the 20.
I've missed an opportunity or two because I locked up the safety by getting it caught in between barrels
Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:07 PM
I know exacty what you mean. You raise your gun and admire the cream puff shot presentation that a big fat rooster is handing you, while thinking "this is to sweet, you're rideing home in the back of my vest sucker!" only to get one of these as he makes it to some property that you don't have permission to hunt. Every type of scattergun has a trait that will eventually cause the same senario. Useually when it happens with a pump or auto someone forgot to jack a round into the chamber. At least with a double you can lie and say that it was the gun that's messed up, "I can't belive this dog poop. This thing's going to the gunsmith on monday!" but when you open the bolt on the empty chamber of a three shooter there's no side steppin' the jokes and jeers you're about to hear from the guys that you are kicking weeds with. :doh:Out of curiosity, what chokes do you normally use? It seems like in most magazines alot of writers like open chokes for all upland game. I have always been a fan of really tight chokes. Heck, I do most of my pheasant, dove, and crow shooting with a turkey choke. I don't hunt with a dog so I want to hammer them good and hard (or miss clean) because chaseing down a crippled pheasant in tall alfalfa is no fun......it's realy fun to watch someone else do it though. I've never hunted quail (can you believe that?) but I know by observing the way they flush and duck back into cover very quickley that a less restrictive choke is definitley the way to go.
Why does that bird seemingly hover or otherwise appear to be the largest, slowest bird you have ever pointed your shotgun at?
Posted 15 August 2007 - 07:43 PM
Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:04 PM
Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:51 PM
Posted 16 August 2007 - 07:11 PM
Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:11 PM
Sounds like fun. I've only shot informal clay at the ranch, never at a real skeet/trap range. I do most of my practiceing on crows.
What helped me a lot was shooting skeet. Like some off you know it makes you swing your gun to the target fast. I like to maintain a lead fire follow threw . We need to go out to the rooster club clamp and kill some clays .It's a lot of fun.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:46 PM
Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:33 AM
Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:52 AM
You got that right it's because farmers are to good keeping there borders sprayed . One time I released 15 farm raised pheasants I found one plucked clean from a hawk that was because he was just standing there in the middle of the Field . Then my dumb dog at the time ran one down killed it. rr762 you sound like a fun guy to shoot a round of skeet with. I just go out and have fun 19 not bad any little thing will make you miss stopping your swing lifting your head after the shot . I shot a 25 once got a 24 but thats was it.Taking a shot of brandy helps on a cold day too that's what I was told ...
Come on Matt, who are you kidding? There's no pheasants out in that area any more!!! Why there are still crows hanging around I have no idea...
Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:29 PM
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