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If you are 70 or older, what shotguns are you regularly using and for what purpose?


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LC Smith grade #2, 12ga chain pattern Damascus, and an early Browning designed 1911 Remington, 12ga self loader. The LC for upland and target..the 1911 for everything else.


Well this is a fine pickle we're in, should'a listened to Joe McCarthy and George Orwell I guess.
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Husqvarna 51 for waterfowl on some days a Manufrance Robust.
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Upland a Bernardelli Elos 12ga at 5 lb 15 oz
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Predators various combo guns and drillings.

No name drilling 16ga/16ga/9.3x72R I brought for a sxs shoot but did a favor for a rancher.
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My goto drilling for preds is a Wilkes 16ga/16ga/6.5x58R
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BRNO combo 12ga/5.6x52R(22 Sav. Highpower)
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3 Parkers 16 gauges, Model 12….16 or 20 gauge, Ithaca 37..28 gauge, Winchester Model 59..12 gauge.

All interchangeable for Grouse, Pheasant, Woodcock.


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Not being a competitor shooter, but pheasants exclusively, which entails 3-5 mi/day, plus thirty + years of elk hunting in the mountains made me shun heavy guns.

I have two Ben UL’s, a 20 and a 12. Also a Dickinson Plantation 16 ga. I’m down to these three and am questioning my need for the UL 12.

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Because George 12's are still the easiest to find ammo for now. Mb


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If you have to worry about finding ammo your not really serious about this sport.


After the first shot the rest are just noise.

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Originally Posted by erich
If you have to worry about finding ammo your not really serious about this sport.


Depends on how much you shoot.

Addition: People I know go through 10-15 thousand 12 gauge a year..normal times they buy 10-20 flats at a time. Now most of the places they normally buy from are limiting them to 2-3 flats when they have it. They are obviously serious shooters.

Also another example…I have 6 boxes of Estate 16 gauge no 6. More than enough for the season. Not my favorite and wanted some Golden Pheasant 5’s….with the current situation can’t find them. Didn’t realize it would be a problem.

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Originally Posted by erich
If you have to worry about finding ammo your not really serious about this sport.

My feelings exactly, my ammo inventory reflects that attitude. Next years dove loads are ready to be picked up before I hunt the last day of the season tomorrow.


Never take life to seriously, after all ,no one gets out of it alive.
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Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
Because George 12's are still the easiest to find ammo for now. Mb


Was that the question?

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Originally Posted by George_De_Vries_3rd



I have two Ben UL’s, a 20 and a 12. Also a Dickinson Plantation 16 ga. I’m down to these three and am questioning my need for the UL 12.


I gathered from your statement you were questioning the need for the 12 and I replied.
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Because George 12's are still the easiest to find ammo for now. Mb

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Oh, no I was questioning keeping a 12 lately because considering my upland experience is 100% pheasants, and in 55 years of it, I haven’t seriously ever perceived a difference between it and the 16, and actually, even the 20.

Especially with the higher quality of shot shells now. As to easier availability of the 12, I have enough of all three gauges to hunt the next eight years, may God be willing.

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Ok I understand I think I'd have to hunt past a hundred to have to worry about more shells. You might say a "lifetime supply and the some". Buying what you want ,when you want, for the price you want has passed. So it pays to be well supplied. Good luck on your seasons. Mb


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Originally Posted by urbaneruralite
If you are 70 or older, what shotguns are you regularly using and for what purpose?


Oh MAN!
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I thought someone had a way to jump start me in the mornings. wink

I've gone to a light gas auto 20ga for much of my bird hunting and a nice Franchi 48 12 ga when I need more umpf. I'm also using a nicely balanced Drual receiver KG Trumpf drilling as a bird gun and a deer gun sometimes. My venerable walnut/blue steel rifles and shotguns now stand behind my Kimber MTs in 257 Roberts and 325 WSM and my 20 auto and my well used Robust No. 4 16ga SXS. My three small safes and floor under a bed are crammed with some old friends I seldom get together with nowadays.


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Give me 7 yrs and I’ll answer.


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Nice guns all!


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