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Duck shotgun
Apr 11th, 2021 at 8:22pm
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Looking for a first 12g pump for my son for duck shooting. He's been borrowing a cheap Remington pump but it's not avail this season. What's the best of the entry level shotguns currently avail
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 13th, 2021 at 11:30am
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Just out of interest, why a pump? you will get way more selection from under over or semi.
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 13th, 2021 at 8:14pm
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H&R has been AWESOME reliable friend for last ...10 seasons...any 2 3/4 or 3" loads worked great for me....#3 was a favourite on the big water....managed 5 from 5 on ducks about 4 times and once on geese......it has gone to another good home because I got gifted a berretta semi.
  
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Re: Duck shotgun
Reply #3 - Apr 14th, 2021 at 8:14am
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I started my gun ownership at age 15, my dad gave me a bull calf to rear each year, just for feeding the calves each morning and evening, before and after school, which he sold and when he was ready bought me a side by side Westerly Richards.
It had a split stock and making a special stainless screw and nut on the lathe at work was my first gunsmithing event, it took a bit of doing as I had to have the finished parts approved by the foreman.
It was a very good gun , since then I have used all types, now all I have is a side by side which will do me.
  
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Re: Duck shotgun
Reply #4 - May 27th, 2021 at 9:08am
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I started with a Mossberg A500 (not a Maverick) which was reliable and nice to shot.
They are plenty of shotguns to chose from now so most importantly choose one that suits (fits) your body frame and your price range.
Note; Semi's are easier on the body and generally are supplied with adjustment shims to help with the fitting
  

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Reply #5 - Aug 15th, 2021 at 11:10pm
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20g Benelli with Pattermaster Duck choke. Never miss anything anymore.
  
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Re: Duck shotgun
Reply #6 - Aug 16th, 2021 at 5:21pm
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I have a 1930s Savage Stevens side by side... Savage by name and savage by nature.  Built like an old tractor.  It has  30" barrels with reasonably tight chokes so is used exclusively on bunnies. With 3s will drop them at 60 yards.   Has shot vast numbers off the truck at night, and though it kicks like a horse I will never sell it because it is a deadly efficient bunny killer. Very seldom misses.
  
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