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Old January 27, 2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Advice on Buying a Coach Gun

I'm in the market for a 12 gauge coach gun. I'm doing my research and would enjoy hearing your thoughts and preferences on why one gun is better than another.

Thank you, in advance!
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Old January 27, 2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Get this one!

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Old January 27, 2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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That's a cool gun but the price! Way to rich for my blood.
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Old January 27, 2013, 11:08 PM   #4
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Thats bad azz , what is it ??
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Old January 29, 2013, 08:32 PM   #5
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I'm certainly no expert in shotguns, but here's what info I can offer.
I have a Stoeger double barrel and for the money and my particular standards, it's well made, functions as it should and generally looks cool.
A couple things surprised me. One is the extra weight of the barrels. (I guess that one shouldn't have been a surprise though) Another is the kick it has, considering the overall weight of the gun. My Mossberg is lighter, but seems to have less felt recoil with a given ammo load. Fortunately, the stock is short enough for me to use a recoil reducing butt-pad without having a long L.O.P. The trigger is a little stout, but seems to improve with use.
Stouger uses an internal link that resets the safety anytime it's reloaded. I wasn't pleased with that, so I did a little filing on that part of the action which not only gives me the option of when to set the safety, but also free's up the trigger pull a bit.
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with it. I'm not into cowboy action shooting, so I think it was strictly the cool-factor that cinched the deal for me to buy this gun.
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Old January 29, 2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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Get a Baikal. Cost new is about $300. It will be a little stiff out of the box. Stoegers are the same way. The Baikal is very rugged.

A good cowboy gunsmith can slick it up for very little money if you like.
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