What gun does everyone use for Upland birds?

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Postby atwoodflash » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:09 am

Winchester Select Energy, Field Model, 28", Ported, Adjustable comb, and of course Extended Carlson's Choke Tubes.
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Postby woodie77 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:19 am

stoeger condor O/U 12 and 20 combo...helluva gun for the price...
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Postby drake14 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:30 am

I have a Remington 1100 LT 20 and I like it alot but my favorite gun that I use is a Weatherby Orion 20ga, the gun is light and swings like a dream, perfect quail gun.
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Postby birddog crazy » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:24 pm

all my shotguns are 12 gauge, I use daly auto's, remington 1100's, or my fausti over under, BUT I just picked up a older stevens side by side, which is choked as skeet on one barrel and the other barrel is a loose modified. Usually for the first part of season, chokes will be skeet, or improved.. for the most part for later birds, i go to modified chokes . I use 1 and a 8th oz. loads of #7.5 shot.
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Postby RightWing » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:35 pm

Switch between a Citori 12g O/U and Spartan 20g SxS.......also was just given a really old 28g single shot, which may turn out to be my son's first training shotgun.
Kill totals 08-09: 1 bird(I think it was a mallard)
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Postby sherlockbonez » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:15 am

12ga AYA sxs or my 14" barrel 870 with no choke. Mostly ruffies and rabbits heres.
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Postby JumpinJack » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:39 pm

12ga Charles Daly O/U or Browning Sweet Sixteen
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Postby njonesy_07 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:39 pm

Rem. 870 for now. Funds are limited so thats what I got. But, I really want a SKB 20ga. O/U.
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Postby steelheadslayer » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:27 pm

2 Browning Citoris:
12 gauge and 20 gauge, never fail ,and hit where I'm pointing.
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Postby idaho_redneck » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:25 pm

mostly my single shot .410. fun to shoot and a little more of a challange :thumbsup:
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Postby shoot-n-goose » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:11 pm

Usually my Beretta 3901, but i think this year i might break out my pops old Hawthorne Viking pump 12, its light and looks kick ass
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Postby flight canceled » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:53 pm

ted williams 20 gauge pump
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Postby CallinForTheFall » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:41 pm

I like to use my trusty 870 express for most upland game
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Postby Louka » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:09 am

870 12 gauge or my Browning RL 20 gauge OU
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Postby R. Toker » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:13 am

Newly purchased Beretta AL390 28" Synthetic
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Postby REM1100 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:15 pm

Remington 1100 3" mag of course witht the 30 inch barrell reamed from full choke to tight modified with custom fitted stock shooting steel #4s for most upland...the Rem 870 is there for backup and long hikes as it is lighter with a Ram camo stock
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Postby steelslinger » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:29 pm

1400 MKII
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Postby Old Wanderer » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:26 pm

Well being an old guy, I am opinionated, and picky:

Plantation quail.....SKB O/U 410 or 28
Wild Quail.............S/S custom 20 Ga sidelock....(6#)
Pheasant?Chukar S/S Merkle 16 Ga with Briley chokes and nickel shot
Dove.....................Browning Sweet 16 except opening...then 410
Grouse................. S/S Merkle 16 Ga
Geese....................Browning Citori 28" 3.5

Sometime I mix them up, like mountain quail...I use the 16, and the SKB is a 3 barrel set, so sometimes put on the 20 GA barrels with Briley chokes. The Browning Sweet 16 I got when my father died, so sort of shoot it in memory of....
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Postby bluelund79 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:30 pm

For grouse I use my 11-87 20ga upland special. Pheasants depends on the mood-12 ga Mossberg Silver reserve, 12 ga 11-87 Sportsman if the weather is nasty.
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Postby englishsetter » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:24 pm

a 20 gauge charles daly from the 60's made by miroku in japan.
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Postby Skip0ls » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:34 am

weatherby orion 12ga 0/U
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Postby IlHunter » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:07 am

ithaca model 37 20 ga. nice and light
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Postby Joe-Nathan » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:58 pm

For the timberdoodles (woodcock) I either use my 12ga Super Nova 26" with IC choke or my dad's old 12ga Remington 858 auto (yes Remingtons first Gas auto c1964). Sweet gun. I usually shoot either 8s or 7 1/2s in the low brass.
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Postby German Shorthaired pointr » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:45 pm

Ted Williams 16Ga auto and my German Shorthaired pointerImage
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Re: What gun does everyone use for Upland birds?

Postby whiskyjack » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:30 pm

For pheasants I use my Win 97 12g. For grouse, an old Remington singleshot 20g. Both have taken many a bird.
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