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What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Postby Thinblueline » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:10 am

I’m relatively new to the site but I will tell you what I have chosen for all my bird hunting. I’ve always shot real cheap guns but in the last few years I cashed in some saved comp. time at work for a few nicer but reasonable options I hope my grown sons will someday use. My primary game is grouse and woodcock, and for that I have chosen a 20 gauge Browning Citori White Lightning with 26 inch barrels. As a backup to that gun, and for those days I might want to hunt doves, take a trip for chukars, shoot over a wood duck hole, or go after state released pheasants on our public areas, I have a 20 gauge Benelli Montefeltro with 26 inch barrel. Anytime I’m after big ducks and geese, or if I take a trip out west for pheasants, I’ve got a 12 gauge Benelli Montefeltro with 26 inch barrel. Any trip where I’m traveling for waterfowl or pheasants, I’ll back up my 12 gauge Benelli with a 12 gauge Remington 870 Wingmaster with a 26 inch barrel. Moral of the story, I like Wood stocks and 26 inch barrels.
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Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Postby DonF » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:17 am

I've never had a lot of shotguns around. Talk about a gun as a tool, that's about the way it is. If I was to hunt ducks again, probably never will, I'd take my mod 37 16ga. But my hunting for chukars days are about over, to many hills! Few years ago I started using my 28ga AyA Matador. Love it. Have three of them, the 28, a 410 and a 16. had a 12 years ago but it got stolen, loved that 12 ga. I've thought about a 20 now and then but have got to used to my 28!
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Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Postby CZfan107 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:17 pm

I use a Fabarm ELOS Deluxe 20 ga.
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Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Postby Sask hunter » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:42 am

Just a plain old 870 12 gauge. Use it from waterfowl or upland
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Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Postby marc » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:58 pm

Been having pheasant preserve fun with a Bernadelli SxS 20ga. I picked up. Light and fast!
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Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Postby wingseeker » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:19 pm

Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus with HeviX 3" 2's and 4's for waterfowl
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Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Postby oldbeek » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:42 pm

fishvik wrote:Remington 870 12 gauge is my go to gun for most everything. On occasion I use my 20 gauge Mossberg for quail and ruff grouse. I've got to agree with Ruffshooter that if you want to get some law breaking pukes undivided attention, a round chambered through a pump shotgun is a show stopper.

My hunting partner ( passed on) shot a field grade 870, 12 ga. He shot 99 out of 100 at 27yd line at one trap meet. He had a modified cheek rest he taped on for trap shooting. Not even a upgraded trigger. I made him buy a cylinder barrel for quail over dogs. He squeezed every penny but was a great guy. RIP
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Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

Postby ChiefO » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:31 pm

Franchi AL-48 in 28 gauge. She’s got a 28” barrel and a Carlson extended skeet tube. This gun fits me better than anything I’ve ever owned. I’ve had some great hunts with it.
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