Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by bushmaster1313, Dec 26, 2013.
12 gauge Modified & Full
At least 85 years old.
The Batavia is a nice field grade shotgun. Very reminiscent of the style of the LC Smith and until the latter years of production quite lively to the shoulder.
I prefer double triggers, but they can be a pain...in the middle finger. I shoot a LOT of rounds through my 20 gauge some years during the dove season opener, has swollen my middle finger with contact with the trigger guard. I bought a little rubber bumper for it, helps a bit.
The double triggers do help with instant choke selection and as my old Sarasqueta double has 'em, I've been using 'em exclusively on doubles for a long time, an instinctive move for me to select the proper trigger.
If the former, then don't do anything; if the latter then it does not matter, make them into what will work best for you - neither are a Purdey or H&H, they are just good basic guns - but if they do not work well for you as is, then make them into what will, or sell them for guns that do work well for you
Personally, I like to actually EAT the quail I went after, blistering them with a M or F choke when they are close over dogs is a waste of a limit IMO - YMMV
I do hear ya, about what works for me and so far those seem to work well for me.
BTW where did you hunt chukar in northern Nevada? I've hunted them up by searchlight but lately they've been few and far between.
I had the same painful trigger guard issue with double triggers when I shot hot 12 gauge loads because I do not grip tightly with my trigger hand. I made a little shield out of an old credit card to put on my middle finger and attached it with a band aid and that solved it for me. Just couldn't add in "grip tightly" to all the other things one needs to do when shooting effectively.
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