Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by 257ack, Dec 25, 2018.
Anybody using these? likes and dislikes
My dislike for them is because cutts and similar products ruined a lot of nice old guns IMO. I understand that was the only option for interchangeable chokes back in the day and I probably would have got one myself.
I just purchased a 1936 model 12 solid rib gun with a combination comp and polychoke. it is a older Hartford version not the later Wisconsin one. looking forward to shooting it. the gun is 98 percent. if it didn't have a comp/choke on it I could not have got it for 275.
Many attest they produce better patterns than any other variable choke system, including interchangeable tubes.
Whether they do or not is research that would have had to have been done a decade or so before I was born so I have no idea whether this is true or not.
They do work quite well on Thompson submachineguns though.
I won many card shoots with a 97 and Cutts with the Sprfull tube. I shoot skeet even now with a M12 Skeet with a Cutts and SPR tube. Other than being ugly as sin and very noisy the work great. I shot in a black powder trap match in WI years ago (Damascus or outside hammers or pre 1898) and after each station the grass in front of the station was wilted from the downblast. This fall, one of the skeet puller/scorer kids asked me what was that thing I was shooting. I told him it was the same thing his granddad used in the 40's. I have a couple spare Cutts bodies and a whole set of tubes for down the road projects.
I have on an old 20ga pump. Ugly as sin but works.
They have a certain retro charm, and they do work well. I had an Ithaca 37 that had one, gave the gun to a friend for a wedding present, and sold the choke tube box, three chokes, and the wrench for $50 at a gun show. She got the IC that was on it, she needed an HD shotgun after her ex moved out, he took his Ted Williams (Win 1400) 12 ga with him.
I have a Rem 11-48 recoil operated that I bought with a bulged barrel. I found a barrel with a cuts on it for a hefty price. I' glad I bought it now. I have since added all the chokes and another barrel with a vent rib also with a cuts and also an original trap barrel. I have a pattern board and load my own and try a lot of combinations. I can tell you that It patterns better than any other shotgun I ever had including the trap barrel. Yes, it is loud but everyone on the line should have hearing protection.
My dad's old Model 11 has one. I've been told they worked well when new but wear out over time and become less effective.
Ain't nothing to wear out. Solid steel with no moving parts. The Remington, however, might get shaky after a hundred K rounds or so, since it is basically an Auto 5.
I just picked up a Browning Double auto with a Cutts compensator installed but haven't had a chance to try it out. I wanted it for a spare barrel on my Browning Twelvette to give me more options than the 29" full choke that came on it.
My Grandfather was a terrific skeet shooter winning trophy's in the '30s, '40s, and '50'. His favorite gun was a Win Model 12 with a Cutts Compensator. He felt it gave superior patterns (in the days of paper shells and felt wads). It was touted to lessen recoil and blast. He swore by it and had a case full of trophys.
Auto Ordinance used it on their "Tommy guns" to great effect.
My Dad owned a model 12, skeet grade, 12 ga, solid rib and had a Cutts compensator on it. He also had a complete set of choke tube ends in wooden case that held them. I sold it for him so he could buy an over an under. I miss that old model 12 and wish I kept it.
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