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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: ribka] #14479892 01/18/20
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A double 3 years ago, a mile and half from my home.

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Hard to tire this dog out but I caught him with his eyes closed.

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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd] #14481359 01/18/20
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Originally Posted by George_De_Vries_3rd
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Really nice pic, but if you don't mind tell me about the shotgun....


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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: ribka] #14482349 01/19/20
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Good looking dog George.

Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: 30338] #14483059 01/19/20
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He was a great dog but I no longer have him. He was one of two smooth coat wire hair’s I’ve had. Both dogs were just excellent on all counts.

Battue, that is 470 Silver Hawk from Beretta, in 12. 26” barrels, single trigger (which isn’t my preference); splinter for end, ejectors/extractors; straight stock.

I’m probably slightly bigger than average at 6’ 215, but it fits me so well, it shot where I looked the first time I carried it ~ two decades ago.

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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: ribka] #14483387 01/19/20
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Was wondering if he wasn't a wirehair. Seen quite a few like that actually. My guy is a bit more hairy. Keep thinking I need a SxS, but at 6'7" not sure if I can find one that fits well.

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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: ribka] #14485054 01/19/20
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Tell me about the "smooth coat wirehair." How are they different than a shorthair (GSP)? Do they handle cold-water retrieves better?

Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: DakotaDeer] #14486683 01/20/20
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I didn’t know they existed until I got my first started dog out of a Kansas kennel. The second dog (black), and elderly now, is in the pic above.

Both were outstanding hunters and good for the Midwest falls and winters and just beautiful dogs. To my untrained eye they look like a GSH but they are smooth-coat wire-hairs.

The first (above) is with another owner nearby and still hunting well. This one I sadly had to put down at age 81/2 due to an undiagnosed illness, probably a cancer of some type; still makes me feel badly.

They sure found and locked on the pheasants for me


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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd] #14490303 01/21/20
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Thanks appreciate the reply.

Thinking about a straight stock SxS. Have handled a couple Spanish ones, that are really nice shotguns.


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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: 30338] #14490313 01/21/20
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Originally Posted by 30338
Was wondering if he wasn't a wirehair. Seen quite a few like that actually. My guy is a bit more hairy. Keep thinking I need a SxS, but at 6'7" not sure if I can find one that fits well.



This place can find one to fit you close or have one fitted to you


http://www.fieldsportltd.com/gunroom/gunroom.php



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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: battue] #14490367 01/21/20
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Originally Posted by battue
Thanks appreciate the reply.

Thinking about a straight stock SxS. Have handled a couple Spanish ones, that are really nice shotguns.


I’ve only had AyA’s — stellar.

Bravo

Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: ribka] #14490634 01/21/20
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Have been looking at Aya's and Grulla. Lion Country Supply which isn't that far from me, has both and usually some great discounted used examples. Been waiting for the right one to show in a 28 or 20.

http://www.doubleshotguns.com/grullaarmas.html


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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: battue] #14490687 01/21/20
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I had — emphasized with some regret — an AyA 4/53 in a 28. It was the proper sized action and a petite, stylish piece that gave nothing up to a 20 on pointed birds. Big pheasants.

I’m not enough of a gunner to ever distinguish between fixed IC/IM chokes in a SxS and the screw-ins

While I have no need for any new guns, I don’t need to see any more fine Spanish doubles. I have a weakness.

Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: battue] #14492298 01/21/20
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Originally Posted by battue
Have been looking at Aya's and Grulla. Lion Country Supply which isn't that far from me, has both and usually some great discounted used examples. Been waiting for the right one to show in a 28 or 20.

http://www.doubleshotguns.com/grullaarmas.html


Battu I thought you were going to buy this one. If I should out live you, you could leave it to me. I'll keep it in action! smile smile smile

https://williamlarkinmoore.com/inventory/itemid/6984

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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: MontanaCreekHunter] #14494154 01/22/20
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I breathed a sigh of relief. $48.5k, well above my contemplation level.

Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: ribka] #14494255 01/22/20
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Beautiful pics... thanks for sharing them.


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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: MontanaCreekHunter] #14494495 01/22/20
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Originally Posted by MontanaCreekHunter
Originally Posted by battue
Have been looking at Aya's and Grulla. Lion Country Supply which isn't that far from me, has both and usually some great discounted used examples. Been waiting for the right one to show in a 28 or 20.

http://www.doubleshotguns.com/grullaarmas.html


Battu I thought you were going to buy this one. If I should out live you, you could leave it to me. I'll keep it in action! smile smile smile

https://williamlarkinmoore.com/inventory/itemid/6984



I can see why you want me to buy it with a 15 1/8 LOP.
If it was shorter and had some higher grade wood, I’d consider. 😀

Then you would drag it around in some Duck boat. I have to pass.

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Re: SD and ND pheasant and WA [Re: battue] #14495194 01/22/20
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Originally Posted by battue
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Originally Posted by battue
Have been looking at Aya's and Grulla. Lion Country Supply which isn't that far from me, has both and usually some great discounted used examples. Been waiting for the right one to show in a 28 or 20.

http://www.doubleshotguns.com/grullaarmas.html


Battu I thought you were going to buy this one. If I should out live you, you could leave it to me. I'll keep it in action! smile smile smile

https://williamlarkinmoore.com/inventory/itemid/6984



I can see why you want me to buy it with a 15 1/8 LOP.
If it was shorter and had some higher grade wood, I’d consider. 😀

Then you would drag it around in some Duck boat. I have to pass.


The LOP is short for me. You shoot try it you might be surprised! smile smile

Yeah that wood is hideous isn't it?

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