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#1 Braz

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:06 PM

I have been reading a lot of these posts about using the shotgun for coyotes. What would you suggest for a shotgun? I don't think I want to pony up the money for the Beneli though. :)
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:07 PM

Remington 870!This one is really nice. http://www.impactgun...e/SS-95189.html

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:21 PM

I think the 870 is a great gun.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:24 PM

I still have my first Remington 870 Wingmaster with a bunch of barrels for it. It's 43 years old and shoots great. I wish it was a magnum but I wouldn't trade it.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:26 PM

That one you posted looks great, but I don't know if I really like a thumbhole on a shotgun.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:30 PM

They point real nice. But in a way I'm used to a normal shotgun stock. I'd look around at Remington and see what else they have. You see them on sale all of the time. But I'd get a camo model.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:14 PM

Mines a remington 1100 semi auto, 12 guage :drool: She shoots AWESOME :) Rarely use it though since I just sooo much prefer the rifle.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:18 PM

But nothing beats a shotgun in the scrub, sage or manzanita. A rifle just doesn't give you the opportunity to make some shots. I've thrown lead from a rifle at some very short distances but if I'm being serious I'll take a shotgun any day. :drool:

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:25 PM

But nothing beats a shotgun in the scrub, sage or manzanita. A rifle just doesn't give you the opportunity to make some shots. I thrown lead from a rifle at some very short distances but if I'm being serious I'll take a shotgun any day. :drool:

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:18 AM

Hey CH, I wasn't shooting them to save the hides or have them mounted. I was killing them because someone wanted them off of their ranch or property. There's a big difference in shooting to mount and clearing them out. I don't want to wise them up I wanted to wipe them out. You understand where I'm coming from I'm sure. :)

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:20 AM

Lynn the Benelli Nova in camo is only $389. Hard to beat.
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Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:33 PM

LOL Ohh ya I understand....
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Posted 14 September 2007 - 05:05 PM

Lynn the Benelli Nova in camo is only $389. Hard to beat.

With that primos choke the one i shot patterned great. they are a great gun..

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 05:08 PM

Hey CH, I wasn't shooting them to save the hides or have them mounted. I was killing them because someone wanted them off of their ranch or property. There's a big difference in shooting to mount and clearing them out. I don't want to wise them up I wanted to wipe them out. You understand where I'm coming from I'm sure. ;)

Your saying what its all about for me, John. My new set -up is the scatter across my lap and the rifle in the shooting stix for the hang-ups. Both ready to rock and roll..

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 08:32 PM

Attached File  SX3.jpg   50.51KB   59 downloadsJust did the paperwork on a Winchester SX3 3 1/2 12 gahttp://www.wincheste...t...76&cat=017CSpecial buffers and Active Valve system offer up to 40% recoil reduction over inertia-operated guns. Reliably cycles factory 1? oz., 2¾” field loads to 3½” magnums.Cabelas AZ for 950.00 no tax 25.00 to ship :roflmao3[1]: God I hate 10 day wait :signs1180lq:

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:39 PM

Congrats Stan, that will work well out in "The Valley". Remember the 10 day wait won't start until your FFL gets it from Arizona. :roflmao3[1]: I'll return your book this week, thanks for the loan. What did you think of Rich Higgin's video?

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 05:04 AM

Good looking scatter gun. A must for the close ones.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:10 AM

Congrats Stan, that will work well out in "The Valley". Remember the 10 day wait won't start until your FFL gets it from Arizona. :rolleyes: I'll return your book this week, thanks for the loan. What did you think of Rich Higgin's video?

Don’t return the book yet I haven’t finished the video Hi video made me get the shotgun as I switched to 20ga years ago for Dove and Quail and my 1897 is Heavy and won’t shoot 3 1/2 magsThe SX3 arrived in Grant Boys on Fri did the paperwork that day purchased a variety of 2 ¾ and 3 ½ shells @ Bass Pro to paper need to get the Dead Coyote tube ordered looking forward to the cooler weather to try this Beast out! Should be fun on Crows too :1087: We should get some of the guys in the area to meet at Prado to shoot some skeet for practice and swap some lies :1087:

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:11 AM

Good looking scatter gun. A must for the close ones.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:05 PM

I bought a new Benelli super black eagle, with a New Carlson Dead coyote choke tube. Shot a great pattern ,trouble was it was 3 feet high and 2 feet to the left. Went to a Pattermaster choke and it shoots a great pattern now.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:07 PM

Wow just the choke changed it

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 05:48 PM

With that primos choke the one i shot patterned great. they are a great gun..

Hey ehd, after seeing the patterns I shot with the Carlson choke do you think I should try the Primos?
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 07:09 PM

I think your patterns are real good. I would like to see your pattern at 65 yards. If I can get that primos choke back from the guy I sold the gun too i will mail it to you and give it a try.I had an old post of the patterns I was getting with the primos choke in a Nova. It was real good..

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 03:24 PM

Cool....thanks.I'll see if I can find that old post.
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:38 PM

For my budget this is what I got. $269.00 after rebate.http://big5sportingg.....d=-2099999866

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:24 PM

This is my scattergun:http://www.remington...magnum_camo.aspExcellent gun (leaps and bounds better than the old Mossberg I used to shoot!), but I may be selling it soon to try an autoloader.
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 06:39 PM

Very nice! I'm okay with 3" mag only and I may try givin it a camo paint job. Best of both worlds.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:17 PM

I may be interested. PM me the details. Hell, maybe we could even make you a huge call collector in exchange. :smiley-sorry:
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:22 PM

I only have one scattergun, a Browning BPS 12 gauge. It has a beautiful wood, gold ingraving of upland games on both side of the action and has gold plated trigger. The shotgun is over 20 years old and just gathering dust inside my safe. It accounted for only one turkey, shot by my stepson way back. :smiley-sorry:
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 09:24 AM

Yeah! Those 12 ga can kick like a mule with full power mag loads or slugs. :smiley-sorry:




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