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  1. #11
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    Last season, my first season back after a broken leg in Oct. of 2016, I shot a Browning Maxus 12GA during a trip to the Winner,S.D. area and mostly a Citori 20G during the other days in NE and eastern CO. A 6lb 4oz Lanber 12GA O/U didn't leave the safe last season as I decided I did not shoot it well two seasons before. Trap and sporting clays is a Citori Gran Prix sporter. Still on my list of things to do is a shoot-off between the Lanber 12GA and the Citori 20 GA on the same sporting clays course on the same day to see if I can figure out the issue. I have shot them both at a grease board with similar results so it must be something in my mount.
    Parker-7 yr old Yellow Lab
    Brady- 4 yr old Yellow Lab

  2. #12
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    I sold off my 20 O/U yesterday. Never shot it anyway. Bought a single shot 16ga on gunbroker, so I still have the same number. Looking to replace a Benelli Montefeltro that I traded off a while back, and if I trade in a couple guns toward that, maybe I can get a little ahead of of this thing.
    Last edited by Ericb; 10-02-2018 at 09:00 PM.

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    I got it down to a Cynergy Field 20ga OU and a brand new Sweet 16 that I haven’t even shot yet. Both really light guns that are easy on my back and quick to the shoulder. I have bought and sold a bunch, but found myself gravitating towards smaller gauges in the 6lb range when I turned 60. Don’t own a 12ga anymore. The wife says it’s time to stop now.

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    My wife asked me how many guns I have. I just acted like I didn’t hear her. Seemed to work.

  5. #15
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    I'm basically a one-shotgun guy. While I own several, I hunt and shoot targets with an Ithaca 200E 12 gauge with 26" barrels. Last year I had to send it to a chop to have the barrel hook re-attached. It was during the season. So I had to go to the backup--a Franchi diamond 12 gauge. It felt really heavy compared to my normal gun.

  6. #16
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    I would love to use just 1 gun. But then i see something new and it shoulders so well i have to get it...only been hunting shooting shotguns for 5 years and i have 5 shotguns...

    It's only a problem if the other half find out!

  7. #17
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    I use a Beretta 687, 12 gauge, with a custom stock for everything except turkeys. No doubt this gun would work for turkeys (old 870 painted camo for turkeys). I shot better when I don't switch guns, and love my custom stock!
    "It takes birds to make a bird dog"

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericb View Post
    My wife asked me how many guns I have. I just acted like I didn’t hear her. Seemed to work.
    How many pairs of shoes does she have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakeismydog2 View Post
    How many pairs of shoes does she have?
    Funny you should ask. When I try to find out, she acts like she doesn’t hear me.
    Last edited by Ericb; 10-12-2018 at 11:37 PM.

  10. #20
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    Most all of the people Iíve bird hunted with are gun guys so all of them had multiple guns. I have a couple shotguns I use. I have my favorite which gets used 99.9% of the time. When I go out of state I bring 2 shotguns in case 1 has a malfunction. Ive seen that happen twice to other hunters.

    I also keep two shotguns in the truck when out of state. One is choked Skeet and IC for when the birds are holding tight and one choked M and F for when the birds are skittish. I hate messing with chokes in the field so thatís my lazy way of dealing with it.

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