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Old February 7, 2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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My New Rabbit Gun

It's a Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 20 ga. .

I took it hunting yesterday and got one rabbit and missed one .

I need to shorten the LOP . Weatherby list the LOP @ 14 1/4" . Mine measures 14 1/2 inches . That is one of the reasons I bought the deluxe over the synthetic model , so that I can have the stock cut down . With a heavy coat on I can get by with a 14" LOP, but 14 1/2 is just to long . I might just see if a gunsmith can replace the thick rubber recoil pad with a thin plastic recoil pad .

I only shot it twice and it ejected and feed Remington Long Range #6 shot 2 3/4" 1oz. 1220 fps. shells perfect , without a break-in period using the light piston .
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Old February 7, 2016, 02:25 PM   #2
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Thats nice!

I use a Pardner 20g for squirrel and rabbit. Its so light to carry all day.

I had the barrel modified for screw in True Chokes. Works pretty good just no chance of a follow up shot
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Old February 7, 2016, 02:38 PM   #3
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Yeah , the Weatherby is a lot lighter ( 6 lbs. ) than my 12ga. A5 and 870 that I was using . I noticed a difference at the end of the day .

I only got one shot at both of the rabbits I saw . I could of made a second shot but a kid moved and I saw him when I swung for the second shot , so I did not shoot .
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Old February 7, 2016, 04:15 PM   #4
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Excellent 'bit getter. I like rabbits, they have a smooth flavour.
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Old February 7, 2016, 07:19 PM   #5
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New rabbit gun

Congrats redrick,on your new rabbit gun.Now a pair of a-1 beagles will double its use!Good Hunting,Skeets
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Old February 7, 2016, 07:51 PM   #6
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I would like some beagles of my own , but my friend that I hunt with has 15 . We dropped out 9 of them yesterday . What a beautiful sound , beagles running a rabbit .
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Old February 7, 2016, 08:36 PM   #7
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There is a beagle club near me here in Roanoke. I have never been able to hunt them with dogs, I bet its something to see!
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Old February 18, 2016, 10:14 AM   #8
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Guns and Beagles

Guys got to stay on shotgun topic but add in the beagles and triple your fun! Good Shooting,Skeets
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