What gun does everyone use for Upland birds?

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What gun does everyone use for Upland birds?

Postby Ajgall1055 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:48 pm

So what type of gun does everyone use for upland i know most of you are like me and use a tough war horse for duck hunting but what do you tote for upland I use a stoeger upland 12 gauge with 26" barrels.
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Postby rmh » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:08 pm

I've used a Stevens SxS 16 ga., an 870 12 ga., and will test out a Rem/Spartan 310 O/U 12 ga. next year when my now in PA hunting buddy is fixed up from his hip replacement.
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Postby DiscoDuck » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:10 pm

Stevens sxs 12 gauge that was my grandfathers, for pheasants (once in a while I take it out for an easy duck trip). Fox-Savage sxs 20 gauge for partidge and woodcock. I absolutely love a side-by-side double.
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Postby Kiskadinna » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:54 am

Generally I shoot a BPS 20 Ga, but in the grouse woods I sometimes carry my 311 SxS 20 Gauge.
I'd love a fine double, but I'm kind of a champagne taste on a beer budget sort of guy.
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Postby DiscoDuck » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:13 pm

I hear ya! Some day I will have a true fine double. Til then, it's just my field grade beaters!
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Postby birdslayer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:01 am

A mossberg 500. I trash it and it still works great. Turkeys to quail. And I got it for 200 dollars.
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Postby Penguine » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:03 am

SPR 453 on everything from ducks, geese, grouse, pheasant, rabbit, dove.
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Postby Captn66 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:41 pm

CZ Bobwhite - SxS 20 gauge ........ Nice and light to carry.
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Postby jaysweet3 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:00 pm

I carried a citori 12 ga that was like a tank. This last season I switched over to a Benelli Montefeltro in 20 ga. Light as a feather and cycles like a dream.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:27 pm

Kiskadinna wrote:... sometimes carry my 311 SxS 20 Gauge....


He carries it when I don't! I use my BPS 12 ga otherwise, and if I am feeling like i want to work harder I've got a JC Higgins pump...
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Postby don taylor » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:22 pm

Franchi Falconet 12 ga for pheasant and a Beretta 3901 for all the others.

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Postby hamernhonkers » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:37 pm

Redlable 28 gauge for everything from doves to sage chickens :thumbsup:
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Postby The Cat Island Drake » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:42 pm

I shoot my remington 11-87 that I won at a DU banquet and a 1906 L.C. Smith double barrell 12 ga that my grandfather gave me.
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Postby rmh » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:48 pm

don taylor wrote:Franchi Falconet 12 ga for pheasant and a Beretta 3901 for all the others.

rmh and capt66 if you guys ever want to head out in the fields after the only import from china I've ever liked, you let me know. My springers will blow you away. I took 42 last year on PA game lands.

Pheasant, the man has pheasant? Real honest to God pheasant? With long tail feathers and irredescent colors on their perfectly shaped heads? Pheasant?
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Postby rmh » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:49 pm

I like pheasant.
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Postby A-Bomb » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:35 pm

My upland hunting pretty much consists of pheasant, partridge and woodcock. For those i use my 20 GA Remington 1100 LT. Its nice and light, fits me good and i shoot it well. :thumbsup:

Heres a limit of "those birds" that my buddy Eric and I killed over my Brit Abby in the December late season.
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Postby apexhunter » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:29 pm

Depending on my mood and exactly what I'm hunting I use one of 4 guns...preserve quail (with some pheasants) I shoot either my Fausti 28 SxS, Rem 1100 .410 (I'm not a huge 1100 fan but it is the only auto .410 made) or my A5 Sweet Sixteen. For early season doves I normally shoot my 28 or my Browning Gold 20 and my Sweet Sixteen for late season birds.

On wild quail or when I get the opportunity to travel for wild pheasant I shoot either my Sweet Sixteen or Citori 12.
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Postby drake~slayer » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:42 pm

I use the same gun for hunting ducks that i use for quail, dove, pheasant and turkey. Mainly because i only have the one shot gun.
I plan on getting a turkey gun soon though. If'n my wife lets me of course. See i plan on buying a quad. and i dont think she will let me buy an expensive gun and the quad. i have to decide wich one i want more..
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Postby goosebite » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:20 pm

In my opinion you should choose a gun depending on what type of dog you are using. Upland hunting can make for a very tiring day and I say choose a gun that easy to carry. When I'm hunting with a pointer I will bring a old Beretta 390 or even my extrema cause they have slings and I will not pull the gun off my shoulder unless the dogs on point. When hunting in a big group I tend to use a double gun cause it is a lot more fast paced and competitive shooting and the SxS is easiest to carry in hand.
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Postby duckplucker » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:28 pm

Proudly tote my grandpa's Remington Model 11 20 ga with Modified choke. That thing is a killin machine!
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Postby DUKHNTR58 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:50 am

A Browning Citori 12 ga, 26 in barrel. Love it.
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Postby cinrds » Thu May 15, 2008 12:26 pm

I have a Mosberg 9200 ga and I just bought my boy a Browning sliver hunter 20ga. (Maybe he will let the old man use it once or twice.)
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Postby sherlockbonez » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:03 am

12ga AyA sxs. Splinter forend, prince of wale grip. Got it for 240 shipped. Have to get the full opened up before the season starts this year.

Ruffies only at my neck of the woods.
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Postby Illinois_Quackhead » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:18 pm

Winchester Super X3 12 ga 26in. field model. It is a fast shooting gun, easily handles and carries nicely. Extremely fast wathc the video at winchesterguns.com. Their shooter shot 12 clays in 1.44 seconds with the only modification was a magazine extension to handle the 12 shots. Nice gun reasonably priced.
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Postby ant » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:48 pm

12 ga. Remington spartan 310 O/U- I only use it for Upland...love it. Sept 1st is right around the corner...Dove season approaches...
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