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Model 12 with steel.

Postby Swamp Gas » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:10 pm

I finally did it.

My goal this season was to shoot older stuff. I recently acquire a late 30's reblue for a decent price. It originally was a solid rib 30" full but whoever had it before me cut it down to 26ish. It patterned very well so I was confident.

Today it took me 12 RSI #64's loaded with #3's to get my half of a two man limit.

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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby 10gaOkie » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:56 pm

Good shoot. I once had a hunting bud that always shot his pre war, 12ga, Ithaca 37, 30" plain fixed full barrel. His favorite fodder with 2 3/4" steel BBs. He did quite well with his old rig and I measured his bore and found no damage to its tight bore.
I have three Weatherby 92s that are my pride and joy old guns. Not quite as old as yours but old school, none the less.

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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby 3200 man » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:58 am

I have a few Mod 12's that I hunt with . One 3" gun has been opened-up to a .017 constriction and it pounds ducks/geese
with 1's or BB's shooting 2 3/4" or 3" shells . It being a 28" fixed-rib barrel , it swings good and has enough weight to keep
it moving with little recoil . I have replaced the wood-set with a set that's more to my liking/fit and a rib extention to
help with me wearing RX's . One thing about a Mod 12 for waterfowling , that's what they were built for !

I Love seeing old Mod 12's still doing their job !

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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby 10gaOkie » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:22 am

I grew up with and cut my teeth on a mod 12. Thus, I am a pump man forever. Although, I dont crave the opportunity to hunt with them now after using one most of my younger years.

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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby RockedEm » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:15 am

Glad to hear u still use it, m12's were just well built silky smooth pump guns.

1st half I gave my father back his 1939 m12 16ga loaded up some itx10 #4's at 1 1/8oz around 1350fps.

Had it completely rebuilt and refinished from the ground up (fqmily gun from grandad saw HEAVY use by all generations)

We had a great shoot sharing the gun.

The newer technology rounds really help make the 16 truly viable again as an all around shotgun. Anything inside 40 yd never made it out.
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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby War Wagon » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:24 pm

Nice Shoot.. :smile: Love to see the " Old Guns " can still bring them down. :bow: :bow: :bow: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby talltimber » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:46 pm

Not steel, but bismuth. I haven't convinced myself to go ahead and shoot steel through it. Pre-war 20ga modified this morning.

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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby wingseeker » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:47 pm

Check out the Hevi shot Classic Doubles loads
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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby talltimber » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:52 pm

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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby Swamp Gas » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:53 pm

No need for hevi loads today. Somelightning steel 1oz #3's. the cameraman was shooting some bigger kent loads.

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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby Theduckguru » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:09 pm

Swamp Gas wrote:I finally did it.

My goal this season was to shoot older stuff. I recently acquire a late 30's reblue for a decent price. It originally was a solid rib 30" full but whoever had it before me cut it down to 26ish. It patterned very well so I was confident.

Today it took me 12 RSI #64's loaded with #3's to get my half of a two man limit.

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So is the gun just cylinder bore - no choke?
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Re: Model 12 with steel.

Postby Swamp Gas » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:05 pm

Yes it is wide open. I was surprised when I patterned it.
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