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Re: "Make Mine a Double"
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2017, 08:18:40 pm »
I have a browning O/U. It is about the only thing I use hunting quail. I have tried many different types/brands, but this one just fits me perfect. It is balanced perfectly, has enough weight to be stable, but not so much weight as to be slow.

That is the biggest issue with wingshooting shotguns. They are very personal fit wise, and one that is a dream for one guy is a mess for another. It is so much down to the fit of the shotgun to the shooter.
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    Re: "Make Mine a Double"
    « Reply #51 on: May 06, 2017, 09:01:09 pm »
    I have a browning O/U. It is about the only thing I use hunting quail. I have tried many different types/brands, but this one just fits me perfect. It is balanced perfectly, has enough weight to be stable, but not so much weight as to be slow.

    That is the biggest issue with wingshooting shotguns. They are very personal fit wise, and one that is a dream for one guy is a mess for another. It is so much down to the fit of the shotgun to the shooter.

    For ducks over decoys, the Rugers get the call, partly because the choke tubes work as intended for steel shot.  For doves and quail, the Ithacas get the nod, because I can hit better with them on fast moving targets.  (The Ithacas are fixed choke barrels, and not recommended for steel shot.) 

    Actually, I'm a pretty crappy wingshooter with either one.  Eight doves for 25 shots is a pretty fair day, for me.
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    « Reply #52 on: May 06, 2017, 09:43:51 pm »
    For ducks over decoys, the Rugers get the call, partly because the choke tubes work as intended for steel shot.  For doves and quail, the Ithacas get the nod, because I can hit better with them on fast moving targets.  (The Ithacas are fixed choke barrels, and not recommended for steel shot.) 

    Actually, I'm a pretty crappy wingshooter with either one.  Eight doves for 25 shots is a pretty fair day, for me.

    That's not too terrible. Remember my Texas Ranger quote from earlier? Well when it comes to my own dove hunting, I have a similar saying. "One box, one bird". No shame  :cool.
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    « Reply #53 on: May 06, 2017, 09:54:32 pm »
    I average about 50% on decent days, and miss less than I can count on one hand on excellent days.

    If my dad misses a bird in a full day. Then it is hardcore razzing time about him getting old. Dad always joked he loads a box for himself and a case for my brother and I.
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    Re: "Make Mine a Double"
    « Reply #54 on: May 07, 2017, 01:08:44 am »
    True. Besides, I get to be a pirate then. If I drink rum at 8 am in the morning, then I get labeled as a drunk. But if I drink rum at 8 am with a cutlass, then I'm just being a pirate. I find this lifestyle to be agreeable with my personal values  :neener.
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    Re: "Make Mine a Double"
    « Reply #55 on: May 08, 2017, 08:50:51 am »
    I have a browning O/U. It is about the only thing I use hunting quail. I have tried many different types/brands, but this one just fits me perfect. It is balanced perfectly, has enough weight to be stable, but not so much weight as to be slow.

    That is the biggest issue with wingshooting shotguns. They are very personal fit wise, and one that is a dream for one guy is a mess for another. It is so much down to the fit of the shotgun to the shooter.

    Me too.  My Browning O/U is a 20 ga. Citori White Lightning.  The fit is somehow perfect for me.  Handles like a dream, and 20 ga is "enough gun" for upland shooting.  Very fast on quail and doves.
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