12 gauge for ducks

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12 gauge for ducks

Postby CAwoodyhunter » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:23 pm

What would a good 12 gauge semi for ducks be
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Re: 12 gauge for ducks

Postby Gabagool » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:36 pm

12 Gauge?!?!?! I've been using a .22. Its a real pain trying to find steel ammo tho.
What are you looking to spend? What are your requirements? Pump? Auto? Camo?
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Re: 12 gauge for ducks

Postby carl1783 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:38 pm

Can't go wrong with a pump. Something with synthetic furniture is good for waterfowl hunting. Mossberg 500, Remington 870, Ithaca 37, Weatherby PA-08, the list goes on.
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12 gauge for ducks

Postby Perchjerk » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:52 pm

The OP said a semi. He also asked a very vague question. To the OP, there is at least one thread every day about a particular model. Without further info about budget etc, I would suggest searching the forum. There really is endless info about 12 ga semi's. I'm sure you will find them useful.
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Re: 12 gauge for ducks

Postby mudpack » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:40 pm

CAwoodyhunter wrote:What would a good 12 gauge semi for ducks be

It would be affordable for you. It would be heavy enough to absorb stout recoil. It would be reliable (go bang every time you pulled the trigger). It would be durable (go bang for many, many years). It would be easy to take down, clean, and re-assemble. It would be easy on the eyes and it would feel good in the hands. It would be easy to hit your target with (fit you). It would be a quality piece that you wouldn't have to make excuses for. It would be well-supported by it's manufacturer/importer/distributor. And, it would be easy to find aftermarket "stuff" for (chokes, etc.)

With all those in mind, it would probably be made by Remington, Browning, or Beretta.
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Re: 12 gauge for ducks

Postby carl1783 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:10 pm

Perchjerk wrote:The OP said a semi.



Oops, missed that. CAwoodyhunter, like others have said, there are countless semis that work well for ducks. I'd stick with synthetic models myself, as duck guns can take a beating but a used Remington 1100 is a great auto loader that is reliable and can be found relatively inexpensively. I just picked up one locally in excellent shape for $300.

Wal-Mart carries the Remington 11-87, a newer variant of the 1100. The store in my town has it for around $550.
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Re: 12 gauge for ducks

Postby recoil slinger » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:18 pm

find a 390. enjoy duck season :thumbsup:
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Re: 12 gauge for ducks

Postby CAwoodyhunter » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:28 pm

Cool thanks for the replies
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Re: 12 gauge for ducks

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:09 pm

Browning Maxus is my personal choice for a semi auto 12ga. Flawless function and just works for me.
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Re: 12 gauge for ducks

Postby thomashamm2 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:53 pm

well depending on your price range...remington 1187, stoeger 3500, weatherby sao8, mossberg 940, or then b guns
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