Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by anapex, Apr 24, 2005.
If it's because he thinks the 28 gauge isn't suitable for grouse he's wrong.
If it's because he thinks the gun is too nice to be taken into the rough places where grouse are found then that's a subjective view. My guns go where I go and that includes the nice ones too.
Personally, I think it's a fine choice for hunting grouse and would use it for that purpose.
Besides, if I didn't take my MX-2000 hunting I would have been wasting money too.
I sold my last safe queen a year or so ago.
If I were really rich then I might collect some art piece only type rifles and pistols.
But until then all of my rifles go to the field
They are character marks (or "memory stimulators"), and for guns that I own and use, they make them more valuable.
Good shooting and be safe.
Years down the road you can always pay to have it refurbished but no amount of money will imbue a safe queen with memories.
My .02 only.
Be it a lady or fine shotgun.
Nothing sexier than a lady with signs of having a good time - Shotguns ain't no different.
I'll disagree with ya here DJW, I think the only thing (that isn't a single shot) that may have a 686 in 28ga beat for being lightweight and manuverable is a Winchester 59.
Man Steve for some reason you now have me picturing you going out on a date with a one-eyed, one armed, chain smoking woman!
Now since I've confirmed what I was thinking anyway. Who wants to go help me find some grouse in Maryland!
I do have Class and Couth.
Too many times I have assisted Ladies in learning to shoot. Ladies "stereotyped" as being too " goody too shoes", Prim , Proper...
Perhaps they had to dress a certain way for their Profession, maybe the Profession's "stereotyped" them, perhaps they did in fact have money, came from "Old Money"...some have / do modeling, were cheerleaders...
Take a 25 yr old Brunette, 5' 10" , with a figure most women would die for and men run into doors. That morning a fundraiser, wearing a short mini-skirt - men standing in wait to write checks.
" I gotta get some air before the shin-dig tonight" - she says.
We take her Benz that afternoon to 'pop a few doves' , dusty and hot, and we take the backroads...in a Benz mind you. We had to go through a patch of timber to get in the field we wanted, she wasn't fast enough when I said " watch out", the limb I was holding snapped back and busted her in the lip. Briars scratched her hands, and thru her jeans...
Little Black Dresses don't conceal much. Her daddy asked what happened and why she arrived in her "old Jag". Rich Mom and Dad cracked up when she told them she went to pop doves, the Benz was covered in Dust, and ....
"Yep, that's our girl they said"
And the men pulled out more checks and envelopes for the fundraiser again that night.
Why did we take the Benz? That is where the Winchester Custom Shop Model 101's , Super X 1's were . Two of each. and the cases of AA ammo .
Just one example, one experience - there are others...
Like I said -
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