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Which brand do you use?

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Which shotgun brand do you use?

Postby dhondtm » Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:49 am

The poll wouldn't let me put all the options I wanted :lol:\
So just reply with what brand you use....

My original list....
    A. H. Fox
    BSA Classic
    Charles Daly
    Cole Arms
    Dakota Arms
    E.J. Churchill
    Fausti Stefano
    Gazelle Arms
    H&R 1871
    Heckler & Koch
    IMZ (Baikal)
    Scattergun Tech
    SKB Shotguns
    W.W. Greener
    William Evans
    Wilson Combat
    Zoli Antonio
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Postby Birdhunter1 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:25 am

Big list there to choose from. My 20 gauge is a Beretta Urika 391 and till I got that one the tool of use was a 12 gauge Remington 870 light contour.

Of the choices off of the poll I chose Remington. Can't beat em at all.
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Postby grant » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:53 am

Franchi, and love it!
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Postby Ryan » Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:53 am

Remington and I love it. My pump is a winchester i think, and if i were to buya new gun I would probally go with a Benelli.
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Postby 12 Volt Man » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:34 am

I currently have a Benelli Nova 12 guage

Coming soon. Just worked out the deal. A used CZ 712 auto 12 guage.

Coming hopefully by fall........... A CZ / Huglu Woodcock 20 guage O/U.
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Postby ckfowler » Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:10 pm

Right now, a Browning BPS in 12 with 21" barrel for everything.
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Postby PA_Sportsman » Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:24 pm

Baikal IZH-27 20 ga.
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Postby portsider44 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:04 pm

RIght now I have 3 shotguns & will start with my most recent purchase:

HK (Fabarm) Silver Lion 12 ga O/U, bought it last August & it was my first O/U. I have owned a couple of HK pistols & have been real please with the company on a pistol repair. HK stopped carrying the Fabarm shotguns & I got a good deal on it new. Well built gun & I think the fit & finish is great. Plus HK USA will be handling the liftetime warranty. Only issue I have is that my top ejector did not work right out of the box. But it was repaired by HK after quail season.

Remington 1187 12 ga, I have owned it some time & never had an issue with it. I only wish it was a LH model. To be honest don't see it getting much use, as I really love shooting the HK. I still bring it along as a back up, but I haven't shot it in a while.

Mossberg 5500? Semi-auto, bought it new back in 1988 I think. I used it for many years & prefer it over my 1187. Shooting lefthanded it was easier to work the thumb saftey vs the button trigger gaurd saftey of the 1187. Of course it is not built anywhere close to the 1187 in the looks dept, but it has gotten the job done for many years, with no problems. I cut the stock down & my 14 y.o son has used it the last 2 years.
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Postby pear » Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:00 pm

Beretta here..........687 Silver Pigeon II Sporting, restocked by Brent Umberger ( ), have it in 12, 20, 28............"pear"
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Postby 12 Volt Man » Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:11 pm

That guy makes some fantastic looking stocks. Thanks for the link. :)
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Postby pear » Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:13 pm

Hold on to your wallet.............
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Postby LookoutDog » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:17 pm

Merkel 20 ga. and 12 ga side-by-sides for upland and Benelli Super Black Eagle 12 gauge for waterfowl
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Postby Ayres » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:31 pm

'64 Belgian Browning A-5 Light Twelve

Mossberg 500 20ga. pump

Love 'em both.
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Postby gone » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:49 pm

Benelli Nova 12 guage max-4 hd camo! I love it!
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Postby Katies Dad » Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:18 pm

I have a benelli nova hardwoods hd and a verona o/u both 12 guage I really love them both I voted for benelli cause I have not hunted yet with the o/u but its really nice at the trap range!
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Postby tfbirddog2 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:25 pm

I got my Berretta Xtrema 12ga. 3.5, and love it.But don't forget my box of OLD FAITHFULS.Mossberg 835 Ulti-mag 12 ga. Moss 500 20ga,Biakal 20ga. O/U.I know I just bought one and it would give me three but I really like those 935 Mossbergs too, If I don't get a 28 ga. SKB.
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Postby PAHunter » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:44 pm

Browning Gold Hunter 12


Browning A-5
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Postby dhondtm » Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:21 am

I ended up buying a Weatherby Athena. 20 gauge 26" barrel.


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Postby Birdhunter1 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:41 am

Nice looking piece of weaponry ya got there!
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Postby portsider44 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:34 am

Great looking gun, love the gold enlay on it, also Teka is getting big how much is she weighing now??
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Postby fdsjr » Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:29 am

I shoot a Browning Gold 12 guage 3"
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Postby Flyingm » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:58 pm

I have a Winchester 1200 in 12ga, a Savage 440 o/u in 12 ga, a Winchester 140 Ranger in 20 mga, and a Baikal IZH-27 in 20 ga. I love all of my shotguns, but the Baikal is my hands down favorite go to gun. I use it for dove, quail and ducks. My 20ga. Baikal kills just as well as my 12 gauges. Thats why I use it instead of those 12's. :D :D :D

My Windhester 140 is a little forearm heavy so I don't like to hunt with it. I love to shoot it on the claybird range, though!
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Postby ccavacini » Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:52 am

2 Browning Citoris....a 12 and a 20
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Postby Greg Jennings » Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:02 am

Oh, gosh:

12 ga Remington 1100 magnum. 28" Baker barrel with choke tubes. Also has a factory 26" skeet barrel with tubes. It's restocked with composite "wood".

20 ga Remington 1100 Full-weight skeet. It's a 20 ga built on a 12 ga frame. It has a 26" skeet barrel and is 100% original.

28 ga Remington 1100 Special Sporting with 27" barrel and choke tubes. Two stocks. One is the original factory, the other is a factory that I had cut to fit my kids.

12 ga Beretta 682 O/U. Not the 682 E, the original 682. I have a full set (20, 28, 410) of Briley tubes. It and the 20 ga tubes are ported by Angle Port. I had an adjustable stock installed. It's got a recoil reducer in the stock also to put a little weight in the back. I have 28" barrels and keep looking for a set of 30's. I shoot my dad's K-80 with 30" like a house afire and love the extra sight plane.

It's my serviceable breakopen. The others are collectors. Here is a picture of it while I was gunning for Brenda at the Darby's Easter Hunt Test. ... pic_id=900
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Postby sdgord » Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:42 pm

Beretta 686 in 28 ga., Browning xpxs in 28 30" barrells, Beretta white wings in 12 and 20 ga. SDGORD
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Postby GrouseHunter22 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:16 pm

Charles Daly 20 gauge. Very Light! :)
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Postby Phantom » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:46 pm

Mossberg 12 Gauge
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Postby AHGSP » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:17 am

Primary Grouse Gun and "Go To Gun": 20g. Browning Citori Ultralight O/U w/ 24" Tubes
Secondary: My Fathers old 20g. Stevens SxS w/ 24" Tubes
Pheasant: 12g. Charles Daly SxS w/ 30" Tubes
Beater: 12g. Remington 870 Wingmaster
1st from my Father: 20g. H&R Topper Single Shot
Hand me downs: An old 410g. Mossberg Model ?? Bolt Action w/ Poly Choke, Same Mossberg in 12g. w/ Poly Choke, an old Damascus that I'll have to look at for info.

I think that's it?!?!
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Postby Friedelsheim » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:36 am

For Upland Hunting

Franchi Alcione Titanium - 12ga

For Duck & Goose Hunting

Benelli M1 Field - 12 ga
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Postby SteveB » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:03 am

An old 410g. Mossberg Model ?? Bolt Action w/ Poly Choke, Same Mossberg in 12g. w/ Poly Choke
I think that's it?!?![/quote]

I have that gun in a 20 g. It was my first shotgun and I thought it was the best thing ever when I was a kid, Now when I look at it and "bleep", is it ugly!

Oh, by the way, I'm not telling anyone about my guns. "The Man" might be lurking here :wink:
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Postby rschuster54303` » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:14 pm

I have a Beretta 686 onyx 12 ga and LX-503 Verona 20 Ga, for a cheeper gun I sure do like my Verone. It is well built and a whole lot lighter them my Beretta :lol:


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Postby bigbyrd97 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:19 pm

For the last year and a half a Ruger Red Label O/U 12 ga. Before that a Mossberg 12 ga pump. Also have a 410 and a 20 gauge single shot that I used to shoot as a kid, saving them for the day my kids get a little older and are ready to go with me :D
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Postby NDBDHunter » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:55 am

BSS, 20 Gauge, English stock. I had the semi beaver tailed forearm shaved down to a schnable splinter style forearm. It really enhanced the lines of the gun. For Ruff Grouse, woodcock, early season Sharptails.

SKB / Ithica 12 gauge S X S for ducks and Geese and Sharptails

Browning Citori 28 Ga for preserve birds
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Postby llewgor » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:02 pm

Ithaca O/U 20-Churchill12-auto
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Postby mark_sd » Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:04 pm

My old Winchester 20 g single shot that I've had for 30yrs and my new CZ Ringneck SxS also in 20 g.
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Postby ViniferaVizslas » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:36 am

Currently I shoot an Ithaca/SKB 12 ga. SxS that I inherited. I'm trying to decide between a Beretta Silver Hawk 20 ga SxS or a Weatherby Athena D'italia 20 ga. SxS.
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Postby omega58 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:10 pm

#1 upland - Verona 503 12
#2 upland - Verona 405 12

#1 waterfowl - Verona 405
#2 waterfowl - Mossberg 835 ulti-mag

#1 turkey gun - Mossy

Next gun will be a 20. . .or maybe another 12 auto. :lol:
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Postby 12 Volt Man » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:48 pm

Update to the list in addition to the Nova I had when this poll started.

Remington 870 12 guage
CZ 712 (12 guage)
CZ Woodcock 20 guage

Of all those guns I am most impressed by the CZ 712, a very nice semi auto for the price. I still haven't figured out the nuances of the 20 guage o/u.
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Postby Ahumphers91 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:00 pm

I have a 12 gauge automatic Smith & Wesson. I swear by it to!! I would say that it is as light as those Brwoning Golds ( Maybe even lighter). I also have an 870 wingmaster 12 gauge pump.
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Postby Wagonmaster » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:45 pm

use for what?

for Sporting Clays I use two Beretta 680's, a model which has not been made for a couple of decades.

for bird hunting i use, depending on conditions, birds, my mood, either a Ber. 390, or a Franchi 500, or a Browning 16 O/U or a Ber. 20 O/U, or a Gamba 28 s x s. For ducks and geese an Ithaca Mag-10. For some specialized hunt/shoots I use a Rem. 1100.

For a bear protection gun in AK I use a Rem. 870, customized to carry while fishing, cause the danged thing will always work no matter what you put in it, put it in, or do to it.

all of them are shooters, not toys. well, ok, they are shooters and they are toys.
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Postby OhioOnPoint » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:34 pm

Remington - Best overall - and better yet -- Still made in the US of A
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Postby Yawallac » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:57 pm

Browning O/U
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Postby wannabe » Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:04 am

Remington Peerless 12 gauge

Browning Citori Lightning 20 gauge

Remington 870 Turkey Camo 12 gauge

Browning Gold Deer Hunter 12 gauge
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Postby bphelps56 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:12 pm

Ruger, built to last!
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Postby rosiesdad » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:14 pm

SKB, for me cause they fit.
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Postby Sergeant Hunter » Thu May 04, 2006 2:26 pm

I have a Remington 1100 12ga, and a Charles Daly 20ga semi.
I love the Charles Daly, it is so light, and I haven't had any problems with it.
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Postby Maverick » Thu May 04, 2006 6:54 pm

I have a 12 guage and 20 guage Fausti Stefano O/U. I can also swap my 20 guage barrels out for 410 barrels. Both are great guns and very reliable. I use them both for my upland hunting depneding on what I am chasing decides which goes out.
I also have a Remington 870 Express which has been a work horse for me for ever and still sees a lot of action waterfowling and turkey hunting.

20 & 410 O/U


12 guage O/U with Dixie and our first grouse last year.


My 870 Express after being custom camoflauged.

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Postby Ayres » Thu May 04, 2006 10:30 pm

Very nice!
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Postby Wa Chukar Hunter » Tue May 16, 2006 9:38 am

Although, I have several - I use an A. Gil SLE 16 ga mostly.
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Postby Fred » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:42 pm

I shoot a Browning Gold 12 ga which i've had since I was young, I love it...
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