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    Henry, the maker of Henry rifles, is in the shotgun business. It offers a single shot break-action gun. If I were shopping for a gun, this might be my choice. My theory is that with only one shot you will shoot better. Also nice and light for long treks on the high plains. My two cents worth. Anyone have one?
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    I still have a couple of Savage single shots. Definitely easy to carry. I usually need more than one shot.

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    It has been my experience that most single shot shotguns fit poorly and point poorly. They also exhibit excessive felt recoil.

    Well built target guns are the exception to this.

    Many people I grew up with started hunting with H&R and similar single shot shotguns. I have zero desire to carry or shoot one again.

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    Sometimes out of a sense of nostalgia I’m tempted to carry one again. So far I’ve overcome the urge and left them at home.

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    I know a couple of guys that hunt pheasants with old BT99 trap shotguns. The only thing I don't like is they don't have a safety. I have a BT99 myself but have no desire to hunt with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COWAN View Post
    I know a couple of guys that hunt pheasants with old BT99 trap shotguns. The only thing I don't like is they don't have a safety. I have a BT99 myself but have no desire to hunt with it.
    I would find some other people to hunt with.

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    I admit to a bias for old singles and have a couple of venerable Hercules (Stevens via Montgomery Wards branding) 12 and 20s, and a couple of NEFs.

    Buy the Henry if it makes you happy. Field guns' recoil is rarely felt when hunting; it's the repetitive jolt at skeet or trap that really gets your attention. There's a far greater focus priority when a bird is up and you're tracking and shooting, at least in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COWAN View Post
    I know a couple of guys that hunt pheasants with old BT99 trap shotguns. The only thing I don't like is they don't have a safety. I have a BT99 myself but have no desire to hunt with it.
    SERIOUSLY?? No safety? Are these guys off their meds.? Anyone who would hunt with them are dumber than they are—If possible-

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    If anyone wants to buy a single barrel to shoot I would suggest looking for a Savage 220A or 220B. They are hammer-less with an auto safety. Nice guns. I still have my 220A in .410 that I bought in 1956.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kismet View Post
    There's a far greater focus priority when a bird is up and you're tracking and shooting, at least in my experience.
    Yeah, what recoil?
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