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Old December 13, 2015, 09:41 AM   #51
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Single shot shotguns KICK,
That has nothing to do with being a single shot and everything to do with being too light and being poorly fitted.

I can shoot 200 trap birds with my 8.3 pound Browning BT99 trap gun without a bruised shoulder or cheek.

If you plan to do any form of clay bird shooting, where you shoot the gun 100+ times in a row, weigh the gun you plan to buy, it it weighs less than 7.5 to 8 pounds, put it back on the rack and buy something else.

Those 5-6 pound guns are good for hunting, where you carry the gun all day but only get off a couple of shots.

Guns that are a joy to carry tend to be murder to shoot, and vice versa.
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Old December 13, 2015, 11:23 AM   #52
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get an old westernfield or copy thereof. they made them in 20 and 12 ga. theyre bolt action two shot magazine fed with poly chokes. you can find them for $150 or less.
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Old December 13, 2015, 02:52 PM   #53
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Guns that are a joy to carry tend to be murder to shoot, and vice versa.
Exactly! And another reason that field guns make poor targets guns and vice versa
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Old December 15, 2015, 07:32 AM   #54
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Hey....fellas....the OP stated that he was/is looking for "a general usage" gun.
While I appreciate the BT-99, the Krieghof, the Ljutic and the rest of those beautiful (and expensive) guns....they are not "general usage" shotguns.
When I am trudging the ups and downs of the PA uplands, i carry a six pound gun, not a nine pound gun. I have shot ATA trap with a Savage 220.....reloads help but I still would not want to shoot 100 or 200. I would, even less, want to carry my BT-99 on a grouse hunt.
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Old December 15, 2015, 10:03 AM   #55
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If I am up and down the uplands, I'm not carrying a 12 at all, but a 6-6.25# 20. It will handle anything in the uplands. That makes it a general usage gun. Those H&R guns are not worth the pain and suffering and poor performance.
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Old December 15, 2015, 02:18 PM   #56
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My personal experience (and ONLY my personal experience) is that my misses are most often not the shotgun's fault.

Your mileage may differ.



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Old December 15, 2015, 07:34 PM   #57
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QUOTE: Hey....fellas....the OP stated that he was/is looking for "a general usage" gun.

The op hasn't responded to his thread for the past six years. My guess is that he's already made his choice.
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Old December 18, 2015, 11:16 PM   #58
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Yeah, OP may have satisfied his curiosity, but other folks like to discuss the singles.

It's all good.
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Old December 27, 2015, 12:11 AM   #59
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Best single bbl. shotgun

J.C. Stevens .410-.12.ga
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Old December 27, 2015, 03:51 PM   #60
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Your money or mine? Your's it'd be a Perazzi. Think 5 figures. My money? It'd be a Cooey for $100Cdn.
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Old January 2, 2016, 10:50 PM   #61
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T O'Hier ,
The Cooey 84 /840 were sold in the US as Winchester 37A and 370 .
The Winchester 37 had one advantage over the Cooey in that the hammer and latch were reversed so that you don't have to reach over the latch to thumb the hammer .
My turkey gun has been an 840 shortened to 28" and tubed with a Limbsaver pad added .

The quandary is that an Ithaca 37 weighs 2 shells more .

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Old January 3, 2016, 12:24 AM   #62
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For the money I'll take a BT-99. Trap only. Certainly not for hunting with no safety.
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Old January 3, 2016, 12:33 AM   #63
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No safety, no problem, just carry it broken open 'til you need to shoot, the way you shoot at the trap field.
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