New 20 gauge 870.


PDA






Jorg Nysgerrig
November 16, 2007, 01:54 AM
There's not a lot of point to this post, but it'll make a couple of folks here smile and nod.

At my dad's prodding, I picked up 20 gauge 870 for my sister in law and niece to practice on a bit. The usual 870 Express, synthetic stock (the one that was one sale, I would have preferred the wood), 28" barrel, and vent rib with a little fiber optic "bead".

Took it out both Saturdays of the pheasant hunt in the afternoon between lunch and the evening hunting to make sure it worked properly. Shot up about a 2 boxes of shells between the two of us throwing clays with one of those little red hand throwers. Both weekends, dad was knocking down the clays down left and right. High, low, fast, slow, straight, curved, even when I threw a surprise "rabbit" for him.

Just as we were finishing up shooting the second day, dad was inspecting the shotgun and the sun caught the fiber optic and lit it up. Dad noticed this and said, "Huh... fiber optic... didn't notice that before..."

If you enjoyed reading about "New 20 gauge 870." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
sm
November 16, 2007, 02:03 AM
*Smile and Nod*

Striker
November 16, 2007, 08:45 AM
Focus on the target, see a lead, slap trigger, keep pulling through.
Take one target at time...


Looks like ya got another one Steve. :p

Dave McCracken
November 16, 2007, 10:14 AM
Thanks, Jorg, you just improved what's already a good morning.

sm
November 16, 2007, 12:22 PM
Looks like ya got another one Steve. :p

It do don't it?
I keep sharing, the older I get, the more I understand why my Mentors grinned as they did.
:D

Jorg !

Did ya know they make 870s in 28 gauge?
I double dawg dare ya to shoulder one and shoot one. :D

Jorg Nysgerrig
November 17, 2007, 09:59 PM
Did ya know they make 870s in 28 gauge?
I double dawg dare ya to shoulder one and shoot one.

870 in 28 gauge? Sounds interesting. Maybe I'll try one of them after I put on some tritium ghostring sights and heat shield on this 870 so Dad will be able to see the sights. *duck*

sm
November 17, 2007, 10:17 PM
Ducking ain't going to work.
I'll have Larry's granddaughter Sadie, whom is only so tall, bonk you on the head.

*grin*

If you "fix" dad up, don't forget the Coyote brown paint job, and "Operator" written on it somewhere...

*smirk*

Jorg Nysgerrig
November 18, 2007, 01:50 AM
sm, you can sleep well tonight knowing I'm not going to fix that shotgun up for Dad or anyone else. In fact, Dad doesn't even want to shoot it any more. He doesn't want to mess up getting used to his latest shotgun which he's still getting the hang of by playing around with shotgun with a trigger guard mounted safety again. Apparently 50 years Remington safeties has made it hard to remember how to work a tang mounted safety when the birds come up. He started out hunting with a Remington Model 11 around the time your were born, bought an 1100 about 20 years later and used it for around 30 years, then around a year and a half ago bought himself a little DeHaan SxS that he just loves, except for that damn tricky safety.

If you enjoyed reading about "New 20 gauge 870." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!