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  1. I shoot a 1933 12 gauge Model 12 Winchester for...

    I shoot a 1933 12 gauge Model 12 Winchester for ducks and geese with steel shot. It is one of my best patterning guns and its performance on game is outstanding.

    The barrel was originally a full...
  2. Why can one not use a like new Model 12 Heavy...

    Why can one not use a like new Model 12 Heavy Duck?

    I do think that what is going on is that we have instilled in our society the attitude that "new" is good and "used" is bad. Capitalists in a...
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    I agree that extended choke tubes are convenient....

    I agree that extended choke tubes are convenient.

    But be honest, does anybody really need to change their choke tubes...quickly?

    😊

    I know a lot of shooters that never change a choke tube.
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    You know, if you are upland hunting* and unless...

    You know, if you are upland hunting* and unless you are routinely shooting beyond 40 yards, I find it difficult to believe that your factory chokes will not do the job they were intended for.
    ...
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    Here is an article by Phil Bourjaily that tests...

    Here is an article by Phil Bourjaily that tests aftermarket tubes against factory tubes.

    https://www.fieldandstream.com/shotgun-choke-test
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    BTW: Deer hunters complain about us pheasant...

    BTW: Deer hunters complain about us pheasant hunters too.

    That being said, these guys ain't doing it right.
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    I personally consider an 1100 to be to heavy to...

    I personally consider an 1100 to be to heavy to hunt with all day at least for me. I prefer a lighter gun for an all day hunt.

    If you want to make fun of me go ahead. You can say that I am in...
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    Some of my misses this season still haunt me. ...

    Some of my misses this season still haunt me.

    Phil Bourjaily wrote about this recently.

    https://www.fieldandstream.com/science-behind-hot-streaks-and-slumps-in-pheasant-field
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    I have a couple of thing to add to this thread. ...

    I have a couple of thing to add to this thread. I do not hunt with a 20 gauge but use a 16 gauge sxs. I hunt pheasants exclusively with steel shot. I often use handloaded 7/8 oz of #4 or #3 steel...
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    Condolences. Thanks for sharing. It's hard...

    Condolences.

    Thanks for sharing.

    It's hard to keep a dry eye when reading your post.
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    I fondled a new Sweet 16 recently at the Scheels...

    I fondled a new Sweet 16 recently at the Scheels in Rochester, MN. It really feels light and it does seem long. I have to imagine that the 26" barrel is the right barrel for that gun.

    I...
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    Prairie Storm cartridges are like many other...

    Prairie Storm cartridges are like many other marketing gimmicks. They do not have to work, they only have to sell.

    Several years ago, I was in Gallanson's Gun Shop in Salt Lake City. They were...
  13. Thread: Boots

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    I wear Maine Hunting shoes. I have two pair, one...

    I wear Maine Hunting shoes. I have two pair, one is the original from LL Bean and the other is a Lacross knock-off. These boots have rubber bottoms and leather uppers.

    I have replaced the...
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    I mean no disrespect but I do not understand. ...

    I mean no disrespect but I do not understand.

    Do you really have to pay your father-in-law $150 for the gun or is he going to gift it to his grandson?

    There is no way that I would charge my...
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    McFarmer, how do the numbers of birds that you...

    McFarmer, how do the numbers of birds that you saw when cutting hay this season compare to years past?
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    My daughter and son-in-law live in Rochester. ...

    My daughter and son-in-law live in Rochester. Rochester is a 2-hour drive from north central Iowa. There are many quality public hunting areas in NC Iowa. That is where I have been hunting when I...
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    Enjoy your trip. On a quiet evening, you...

    Enjoy your trip.

    On a quiet evening, you should be able to hear the corn grow. :)
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    For many years, I used a pair of fingerless...

    For many years, I used a pair of fingerless gloves that had some synthetic grip material on the palms.

    As I have gotten older, I find myself more negatively affected by the cold. Being frugal...
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    Michigan does. Both pheasant and ruffed grouse...

    Michigan does. Both pheasant and ruffed grouse seasons close during the firearms deer season and reopen from December 1-January 1.
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    I shoot steel shot through an older 16 gauge...

    I shoot steel shot through an older 16 gauge Stevens 5100. I reamed open the chokes some to reduce the possibility of barrel damage. I know full well that I do so at my own risk. The gun owes me...
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    It has been my experience that fast steel loads...

    It has been my experience that fast steel loads tend to pattern very well. Some of my best patterning steel loads have velocities of ~1700 fps. That fast loads do not pattern well is likely a myth...
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    I have been using steel shot for all my pheasant...

    I have been using steel shot for all my pheasant hunting for the past 3-4 years.

    I use both a 16 gauge sxs and a 12 guage semi-auto.

    In the 16 gauge, I use 7/8 oz #4 steel in the right barrel...
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    My comments: 1. There is nothing on an 870...

    My comments:

    1. There is nothing on an 870 called the "forks". There are action bars and an action bar lock spring that are involved in the bolt locking up when the gun is brought into...
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    There may be something important hidden in your...

    There may be something important hidden in your original post.

    You mention that you will be using the 30" Citori for trap and sporting clays. Being that you will be practicing with that gun, you...
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    I have a 1930s vintage Winchester Model 12 in 2...

    I have a 1930s vintage Winchester Model 12 in 2 3/4" 12 gauge that I inherited from my grandfather several years ago. My grandfather was not a hunter, he was a farmer and the gun was a "barn gun". ...
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