Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby ERT » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:48 am

A-5, get my vote!
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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby Locked&Loaded » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:14 pm

jaysweet3 wrote:Belgium A5. Hands down the most traditional waterfowl gun.


This.
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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby mudpack » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:39 am

IdahoSkies wrote:able to handle steel......something that a working guy would have been able to afford 30+ years ago.


I would think those two requirements rule out the Belgian A-5....?

The old A-5 might have been the most popular autoloader from the early 1900's until about 1964, simply because it was the only autoloader that was considered even remotely reliable in the blind. That all changed in 1963 when the Remington 1100 came out. The 1100 very quickly became the most popular autoloading waterfowl gun and stayed that way for decades. One reason was that it was affordable, selling for much less than the Browning. And, there are other reasons.
Personally, I wouldn't run steel through a Belgian Browning today, but I wouldn't hesitate to shoot it in an old 1100.

The A-5 is a great old gun, and probably your favorite, but for the author to use it in his book would raise the eyebrows of most knowledgeable readers.
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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby aunt betty » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:56 am

My granny used the 1148 410 gauge to shoot ducks. I used the center and lower one. All are old and have twist.
Top. Remington 1148
Center. Remington 870 SPECIAL FIELD LIGHTWEIGHT.
Bottom. Model 1897 Winchester 16 gauge.
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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby lostknife4 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:51 pm

Ladies gun? An Ithaca 37 in 20 0r 16 ga. Affordable for most people and a solid reputation. Lost
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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby lostknife4 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:21 pm

Jon , what was the gun she is looking for back in the old days?
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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby joeyPop » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:48 pm

An old school A-5...
A blowgun is a simple weapon consisting of a small tube for firing light projectiles or darts.
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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby junior00 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:00 am

Model 12
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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby junior00 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:02 am

Post up when you finish the novel... We all love a good waterfowl read!
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Re: Help me pick a shotgun . . . with a twist

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:17 pm

Post up when you have decided which shotgun too.
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