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Old 07-20-2016, 04:56 PM
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SKB O/U 12ga improved and modified. The present, last, wife got the wedding present for me in Atsugi, Japan in 1983 when she was a USN Corpsman.

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:38 PM
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Classy old Japanese O/U there Al...nice present from the wife for sure I've always wanted to visit Japan myself, but I'm not likely to make it there any time soon.

It'd be hard to pick a favorite shotgun for me overall. The best I've ever handled was Ruger's Red Label, and I'd love to have at least one; of course, its great fit and handling qualities would be lost on my slovenly-shooting self in the grouse woods The best shotguns for the money I've used were Stoeger's Coach Gun & Hatsan's Escort pump action, though I'd say the Mossberg 500 isn't far behind in that category. I'm a fan of the Winchester 'Speed Pump' and Browning's BPS too. The Howa-made S&W Model 1000 I recently traded away was the highest quality shotgun I've owned by a wide margin, but the one I've gotten the most kick out of in recent years was the antithesis of your SKB in pure shotgunning terms - a Mossberg 385K 20 gauge...no graceful wingshooter, it may have been the most practical, versatile utilitarian firearm I've ever played around with

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:49 PM
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Browning Auto-5 from the 1970's. Taken One 8 point Buck, numerous Pheasant, and other small game, plus a number of Sporting Clays.
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My favorite shotgun(s) is the Savage 311a side by sides. I've got 3
of them. Started with 16 ga then 20, then 12. I used to shoot a lot
of trap and have a model 12 and a Beretta 392 but nothing brings
a smile like those old 311's.

I primarily hunt with most of my guns and my other choice is
a Stoeger M2000. It is not pretty, I hardly ever clean it, has
spent countless hours in duck/dove/turkey field but it always
shoots straight. I've paid for it 4x over betting on a 5 bird
races from the clubhouse
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:26 PM
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There are a number of shotguns I love dearly, but the current favorite is a Beretta S687 EL Gold Pigeon II Sporting 30" two barrel set in 28 and 410. I love shooting it, and it gets lots of raves at the gun club as well!
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My current fave.... hard to pick just one... would be coin toss between a Beretta Silver Pigeon and a Benelli M2 Field. As different as night and day but both special in their own way.
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:05 PM
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870 Wingmaster, 20gauge that my wife gave me for my 60th birthday and our 40th wedding anniversary.

My wife & the 870 are pretty special

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Old 07-20-2016, 09:06 PM
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Still have the first gun I bought - a Mossy 500. It went from field to tacticool and now it is making its was back to mostly field (I got nice wood and ditched the speedfeed, replaced 19" cut off barrel with 20" w/ screw in chokes). Still need to do something with the metal...
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Classy old Japanese O/U there Al...nice present from the wife for sure I've always wanted to visit Japan myself, but I'm not likely to make it there any time soon.

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~ SH ~
Thanks SH. It is an easy pick for me as its the only one I own. Her feelings would be hurt if I picked up another.

Japan's a small country in regards to a LOT of people.

Feel free to post pix of your scatterguns folks.
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My SKB 100, 20ga s/s. Light to carry and if I do what I am supposed to do, it does the rest.
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:19 PM
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Favorites for specific purposes are:

Field: Winchester 101 12 Gauge

Rabbits: Browning Sweet 16

Turkey: Winchester 1300 12 Gauge

Competition: Mossberg 930 JM Pro

Home Defense: Mossberg 930 SPX

But my heart belongs to my Browning Auto 5/Remington Model 11/Savage 720 collection, they get a good rotation during rabbit season.
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I went from 4 shotguns to 12 when my four daughters got into the local club shooting trap and skeet. of course I had to get a few for myself...just to keep up

My favorite one is this one; Browning XS Skeet 20g 30" tubes, followed by a couple of Browning Cynergy in 12 and 20g. then there are the pumps: Ithaca's and Browning BPSs. I had a pigeon grade Winchester 101 but its gone and my first O/U was a Red Label is still around. Girls shoot everything including O/U, pumps and a automatic 1100.



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Old 07-20-2016, 10:29 PM
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Miroku trap.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:32 PM
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I'm a big fan of the Ithaca 37's also, they're awesome for a lefty like me, but I don't have one that has interchangeable chokes. All 3 of mine are cylinder bore, so they're range guns.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:37 PM
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Have an old Miroku Charles Daily O/U in 12 gauge and a 20 gauge Citori Upland with an English stock and case. Partial to em both.
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