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#7059585 - 11/09/12 01:27 PM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: JOG]
luv2safari Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: NW NV & Far NW MT
LMAO...

I can see the reasoning. shocked

Hey! I "need" another shotgun. laugh
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#7059586 - 11/09/12 01:27 PM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: luv2safari]
FieldGrade Offline
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Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: luv2safari
Originally Posted By: FieldGrade
Originally Posted By: gnoahhh
Nowadays, I rely on an LC Smith in one form or another for all of my gunning needs, and wish that I had discovered the virtues of a Smith gun in 12 or 16 gauge for pheasants much earlier in my life!


Wise man.
I and Steve Bodio (author of Good Guns) agree with you whole hartedly.



N I C E !!! cool cool

A good friend shoots his with a 16ga Ideal Grade he scored for a good price a while back. I keep trying to steal his Smith, but he is pretty proud of it, understandably. wink These are the Classic American pheasant gun, IMO.


Thanks. I've owned her for forty years now.
Unfortunatly, being the cowboy I was and not knowing any better, I shot some steel through it when the crap first came out. Put a few pretty nasty pimples in the barrels. I still hunt with it now and again, but worrying about it all day kinda wears on me.
I bought my Rizzini 16 shortly after that stunt. Haven't regretted it for a minute, but I still love that old Elsie.
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#7059646 - 11/09/12 01:45 PM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: FieldGrade]
luv2safari Offline
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I have an older Robust #4 16 that has bores rough as where the county road crew left off after quitting time on a Friday.

Thing is, it shoots great and patterns everything well. Go shoot Elsie. wink
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#7059910 - 11/09/12 02:58 PM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: luv2safari]
FieldGrade Offline
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Oh,,, it stil shoots good but the metal's pretty thin at a few of those pimples.
It'll probably never let go, but still, I have visions of pulling a trigger and ending up looking like Elmer Fud after another failed attemp at shooting that Waskelly Wabbit or Willy Coyotee after firing his new Acme shotgun.
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#7064624 - 11/11/12 07:11 AM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: FieldGrade]
JOG Offline
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I used a fine 16-gauge double yesterday hunting in an all-day rain. I had to set it in the mud a number of times for the usual dead bird and dog handling tasks, but I just wiped the metal on my pant legs and carried on.

Actually I could never do that - the abused gun was a Benelli. wink
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#7064668 - 11/11/12 07:27 AM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: JOG]
shrapnel Online   content
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I get a bit weary of some of the uppity people that hunt Pheasant. I must admit, though my favorite gun is a Webley 12 gauge SXS with 2 1/2 inch chambers...

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#7064854 - 11/11/12 08:25 AM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: Boyd45]
Cheesy Offline
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Registered: 01/14/04
Posts: 6342
Loc: SW Missouri
Originally Posted By: Boyd45
OK-hunting in KANSAS? Go with the pump or an autoloader, and fill the damn thing. Never saw so many pheasants in my life.


You must not have hunted there for the opener yesterday or last year. smile

Never seen it so bad as it was yesterday, 30mph winds, gusts to 50, dust bowl conditions. Most of the CRP had either been baled or grazed due to the drought, very very few birds. I'd have been better off carrying a Red Ryder BB gun, its a lot lighter to carry and just as effective when you never have to shoulder it. smile

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#7065064 - 11/11/12 09:27 AM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: Cheesy]
stantdm Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1281
Loc: South Dakota
I like the Citori 16ga. o/u with choke tubes and a Winchester model 23 sxs 12 ga. Those two have taken a lot of birds over the years. I have had a few others and as long as the gun is under six and half pounds its okay for the uplands.

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#7065182 - 11/11/12 10:02 AM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: battue]
TNrifleman Offline
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 4274
Loc: TN
A 12 ga. Winchester Model 12 works well for me.

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#7066635 - 11/11/12 06:19 PM Re: Your ideal pheasant gun ??? [Re: shrapnel]
FieldGrade Offline
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Registered: 09/20/12
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Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: shrapnel


I get a bit weary of some of the uppity people that hunt Pheasant.


Well,,,, if shooting the same old double I bought used over forty years ago amounts to being "uppity" then I guess I'm guilty. ;>)
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