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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Dave McCracken, Sep 13, 2008.

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  1. Joe Cool

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    Dave - I can heartily agree with your second point about handing someone a shotgun with a magnum load. My spouse had her first and only shotgun experience that way as a little girl and she is still reticent to try out my shotgun. At least she likes shooting pistols with me...but I am slowly gaining her trust to try out my son's 20 gauge... with reduced recoil loads of course!
     
  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Good approach, Joe. Maybe a gift of a lesson or two from a qualified, FEMALE instructor will help.
     
  3. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    I don't mind shottie that much.

    100% in agreement on the other issue, though.
     
  4. foghornl

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    Had the 3" trick done to me when I was first learing about shotgunning.

    I eventually returned the {ahem} favor to that {koff koff} ahhh 'gentleman' by slipping one of my duck loads into my Savage 94B 16-Ga and letting him have a go.

    Have not done that since then.

    Dave, I'll be happy to hold 'em while you "Whomp 'em upside the head with a wet squirrel".
     
  5. MCgunner

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    Well, Dave, a cold Shiner Bock will make it all better. :D
     
  6. MMCSRET

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    I'm well into my 60's and use my supposed hearing loss to my advantage. My hearing is good as tested regularly. That said, my grey hair and beard are an advantage, I can ignore with impunity and the "shotty,remmy,mossy " people just chalk it up to poor hearing. I love it. They always speak with full words when they do get my attention. HA!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Hawk

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    Spotted in a related rant in "general":
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=375882
    <chortle>

    I believe there was one legitimate inclusion of the term "shottie" in the firearms lexicon: A spokesmodel at the SHOT show.
     
  8. BruceRDucer

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    Thanks Conwict. I was only writing with the intention to be supportive of what Dave McCracken wrote.

    Besides, sometimes I have trouble finding a topic to comment on. Everybody's more knowledgeable than me, and more experienced often as not. I'm in the middle of trying to find places to hunt small game with my Mossberg 500, which I have come to love, humble as it is.

    :uhoh::uhoh::uhoh:
     
  9. ShunZu

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    Good words to live by. I would no more call my Citori a shottie than I would my 700 a Rifie, or my PSE compound a Bowie... lest someone mistakenly think I was referring to a big knife. :p
     
  10. Cosmoline

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    I'm not sure I understand why people get upset about the phrase "shotty." I don't use it myself but I do call them "scatterguns" quite frequently. I call my black powder rifles "smoke poles" or "fire sticks" as well. Why is "shotty" in particular so offensive?
     
  11. Rokyudai

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    Tell ya what chief: I'll NEVER use the term 'shottie' if you agree never to refer to your chest as 'massive' and/or 'manly'. I hope you feel better now that this wave of curmudgeonliness is over.

    LOL

    Rok
     
  12. MMCSRET

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    The term 'scattergun' has some historical significance, therefore it is grandfathered in. Smoke pole and firestick are also referenced in writings from early America.
     
  13. torpid

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    Why grandfather them in?
    Weren't those just examples of "denigration of terms and terminology" of their day? :p
     
  14. JohnBT

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    "Why is "shotty" in particular so offensive?"

    It is terminally cute. Cutsey cute. Oh so cute. Shotty has 2 syllables and so does shotgun, so it's not like anyone is saving any time and energy with an abbreviation. Nuts, it's only one letter shorter, too.

    It's just so cute. Not a cute as a puppy, but a lot more useless. :)

    John
     
  15. Thernlund

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    Mmm-hmm. Manly men go limp when their guns are referred to as "cute". Can't have that.

    :rolleyes:


    -T.
     
  16. throdgrain

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    I dont like the term Shottie either, glad there's people here who agree! Would you call you pistol a Pissy? :D
     
  17. SuperNaut

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    Did I miss any Boom-Stick references?

    boomstick.jpg
     
  18. conw

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    Hopefully this is tongue-in-cheek, but I hope you aren't suggesting that we freeze all linguistic progress and jump all over anyone who uses a recently coined word.

    PS, I'm not taking sides or trying to bash anyone, but shottie does annoy me. It's natural to be annoyed by some new usages of words (like, I hate when people say "invite" in place of "invitation" - "thanks for the invite")
     
  19. Thernlund

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    You know, assuming this country lasts long enough, today could one day be referred to as "early America".


    -T.
     
  20. SuperNaut

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    As long as I get to wear a tricorne.
     
  21. Thernlund

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    *dances jig*
     
  23. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Shiner sounds good, but my limit's one. And I'd better skip carbs at dinner if I do.

    Thanks, Bruce. BTW, a 500 is, IMO, a good gun. Enjoy....

    Rok, at 62, I still take a size 50 coat and can lift 100 pounds without grunting. Massive and manly applies. Refer to the Geezer Pics Bobdog has posted.

    "Scattergun" is something I don't use either. Dunno why.

    Nor "Boomstick". That movie is so bad it's funny.
     
  24. BruceRDucer

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    No doubt "Pretty" in reference to a shotgun, is inappropriate?

    :uhoh::uhoh::uhoh:

    Well, how come some guns are called "Betsy"?

    (Betcha didn't think of that, didja?):neener::neener::neener:
     
  25. JohnBT

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    "Manly men go limp when their guns are referred to as "cute"."

    Really? I did not know that. Must be the blessed silence of earplugs. :)
     
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