What is your favorite shotgun/guage combo?


September 29, 2006, 01:58 PM
I think for now mine is a BPS in 28 GA. that i picked up over a year ago. I have absolutely fallen in love with the 28 GA. and would like to try some other shotguns in that GA. Whats some of your favorites?

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September 29, 2006, 05:34 PM


Guerini Woodlander next to a 12 ga. 870 Express, both with 28-inch barrels.


Yes, it's a 28 ga.


September 29, 2006, 06:54 PM
That I currently own? Rem 870. 12ga Express Magnum w/26"bbl.

That I've used and would love to have? a Stevens 311 20ga.

September 29, 2006, 07:47 PM

September 29, 2006, 08:20 PM
Winchester Model 12 Pigeon 12ga 30" and Winchester 1200 Trap 12ga 30".


Winchester 101 Trap Combo 12ga. 30" O/U and 32" single


September 29, 2006, 08:26 PM
Some of my favorites?

It's like asking me which of my kids I like better. Although I did recently shoot a 100 bird tournament with a 9+ lb O/U fitted with .410 subgauge tubes. I found it amusing in the extreme. I could hardly tell the thing fired except for the fact that the targets were breaking. It felt like I'd shot 100 squib loads, all in a row.

September 30, 2006, 12:02 AM
It's like asking me which of my kids I like better.

Exactly. I can't pick a favorite either.

The gun that delights me the most would be my Perazzi MX8-28 gauge. Great fun at sporting clays and a pure pleasure to shoot.

In the duck blind however my favorite is my Beretta 391.

Hunting upland my 12 gauge Iberian sxs on a 16 gauge frame is without peer.

When something goes bump in the night or there are mysterious noises in the barn nothing beats my 870.

Each one is a favorite for different reasons.

September 30, 2006, 01:17 AM
A vintage Ithaca Mod 37 16 gauge.

September 30, 2006, 03:10 AM
Nice Steve. You would pick the one that never misses, :D

September 30, 2006, 03:11 AM
A nice classy O/U (Ive sadly never owned an O/U but prefer them) in 12 gauge.

But for now my Mav88 12g is serving me very well, just with much less panache.

September 30, 2006, 04:20 AM
A nice CZ Woodcock Deluxe (O/U) in 20ga but I am beginning to feel the need for a 28ga.

September 30, 2006, 06:53 AM
Kinda assumes you do one thing, so one guns works.

I have a Weatherby Orion II that I use for clays. It's as close to perfect as I'm gonna get

Use a 10 gauge SP-10 for geese and turkeys. 3 1/2" shell with 2 oz might be a little much for sporting clays

I use an 870 for general field stuff and a rifled barrel for deer.

Dave McCracken
September 30, 2006, 09:02 AM
Did you have to ask me?

870, 12 gauge.....

Fred Fuller
September 30, 2006, 11:42 AM
"Nice Steve. You would pick the one that never misses"

Never needs reloading either- now THAT is an interesting feature!


USMC Tanker
September 30, 2006, 04:08 PM
Remington 870P, 12 guage of course.

September 30, 2006, 04:44 PM
Gotta be a Winchester M-12...Mine's the limited edition 20ga.

September 30, 2006, 08:45 PM
Well, I'm very glad to hear that redranger1! The 28ga BPS I ordered just came in on tuesday! I've only got to shoot two boxes through it, but I am in love! I'm sad because I'm travelling to Asia for three weeks on monday and won't get to shoot it again until amost November!

As far as the one I shoot the most and am the best with, it must be my 12ga SKB 85TSS O/U 30". It weighs almost ten pounds and after picking up something like a Beretta 682 Gold E it feels incredibly unsexy and cumbersome, but I have never found a gun I shoot so well! It swings so well and fits me like a glove. Shot my first 25 straight in skeet with it this spring in a windstorm and my second a week later in a downpour!

October 1, 2006, 04:47 PM
For a pump action, I love mossberg 12 guages. (I have a 500).
For a semi auto, I would love to have a Bennelli SBE II :D


October 2, 2006, 11:41 AM
12 gauges since they have such a huge ammo variety (http://www.firequest.com/catalog/showcase_item_4.html, http://www.hi-vel.com/Catalog__18/catalog__18.html), or .45LC handguns as you can use them to spit .410 shotshells if you need a low-recoil CQB weapon.

October 2, 2006, 01:25 PM
Remington 870, 12guage

October 3, 2006, 02:49 PM
Browning Sweet Sixteen, 16GA A5.

After that, 870 Wingmaster, 12 Ga.

October 3, 2006, 03:47 PM
Obsolete Eastern Arms early 1900's SBS 12ga 30" barrel with pearl sights. Holds a tight pattern. Not a high tech gun at all but it locks up tight and fires well. I think it's the age I like best.

Grizzley Adams
October 5, 2006, 04:46 PM
just own one a mossberg maverick in 12 gauge with a 28 inch barrel,and it aint failed me yet so it is good in my book.

October 6, 2006, 09:33 AM
Marlin single shot .410. Gun weighs under 5 lbs and swings nicer than a fine double.

I had an 870 in 28, but it just didn't fit me. I'd love a superlight 28 gauge double, but the American ones are super expensive and I have no illegal aliens in my safe.

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