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Whatcha dove huntin' with this year??

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by rantingredneck, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. rantingredneck

    rantingredneck Well-Known Member

    What shotguns are you carrying to the field for those fast moving, crazy flying little buggers???

    This year I'll primarily hunt with my 11-87.

    I'll take one of these as "backup"

    1) an 870,
    2) my 500,
    3) my Rem 31.

    Where we dove hunt is a couple hours from home. A broken gun can ruin a hunt. I always take a spare. Never had to use it, but there's a first time for everything and Murphy is an unforgiving jerk.
  2. Aaryq

    Aaryq Well-Known Member

    Same gun I've been dove hunting since I was 12. Mossberg 183KC 20 gauge bolt-action...if I get a chance to go (I'll be moving from CA to NC and my home and hunting grounds are in ND).
  3. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Well-Known Member

  4. rantingredneck

    rantingredneck Well-Known Member

    Check out Sandhills Game Lands. Good dove fields there. Public. Maps and such available at www.ncwildlife.org. If you're gonna be at Bragg this won't be too far from you either.

    Welcome to the Tarheel state :D.
  5. romeo212000

    romeo212000 Well-Known Member

    Winchester 1400.
  6. chas08

    chas08 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to start the day with an Ithaca 37 Ultrafeatherlight 20 ga. I picked up during the off season. I'll have my Baikal 28 ga. SxS for backup and last but not least... One of the most underated (IMO), softest shooting semi-autos I've ever shouldered, a Winchester 1400 12 ga. That I picked up during the off season. I'll probably save the last four birds of my limit for it. :)
  7. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Browning Auto5 in 16ga, same one I've used since I was 14 or 15 back in the 80's.....sure wish 16 was cheaper :)
  8. sargenv

    sargenv Well-Known Member

    12 Ga Browning Gold 28" with reloaded 3 1/4 - 1 - 7 1/2's.
  9. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Well-Known Member

    A. A5 light 20
    B. M12 16 gauge
  10. 220_Swift

    220_Swift Well-Known Member

    I'll be dove hunting this year with a Franchi 712 Raptor.
  11. 3pairs12

    3pairs12 Well-Known Member

    Beretta A302 special trap.
  12. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Was going to take my Spartan 20 gauge SxS coach gun on the bike to Waco, but son-in-law is going and we'll take his little Acura, so I'm taking my 12 gauge Winchester 1400. I almost would rather hunt with the 20, sorta off and on about it. Did quite well with the 20 last year, but I have made my mind up. That 1400 is sweet and fits like a well fitted glove.
  13. shevrock

    shevrock Well-Known Member

    I might go hunting for the first time with some friends this year. IF i do. i'm gonna bring along my 500A.
  14. ronnieevans40

    ronnieevans40 Active Member

    Dove the most fun

    I will use my spartan and the boys will carry an 870 and a 500 respectively all in 12. I am blessed to live in S Arizona and we have Dove off the charts....
  15. cerberus65

    cerberus65 Well-Known Member

    I have a friend at work that really wants to go find some doves. With any luck that will be my first hunt. I'll be taking my 870 as long as the 28" barrel I ordered arrives in time. <crosses fingers>
  16. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Well-Known Member

    If i get a chance to go it will be with my trusty old butt kickin shoulder killing Winchseter Model 12.
  17. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    either a nice 20 SxS, or my SKB 20.......might even use a 28 for more fun
  18. sixgunner455

    sixgunner455 Well-Known Member

    Spanish 20 guage SxS. Of course, I always give the same answer when I get asked what I'm going to hunt a bird with, since it's my only shotgun.
  19. Snarlingiron

    Snarlingiron Well-Known Member

    Beretta A390.
  20. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Well-Known Member

    Same as always, stevens 311 12ga. A little too much gun, but ritual must be observed.

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