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MilRob

What gun are you embarrassed to say you shoot the best?

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Zoli 16ga.

naw... you worded it just fine.

 

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charlo slim
11 hours ago, MilRob said:

I am sorry if I came across as a snob.   Embarrassed was a strong word.  I’m not embarrassed of any gun it just seems some of those guns deep in the safe are the ones we shoot the best.   

 

Thou worry too much, IMO.  I'd suggest a group hug here, except for that Cooter guy of course!

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KerryLuft
11 hours ago, MilRob said:

 it just seems some of those guns deep in the safe are the ones we shoot the best.   

 

If I shoot it the best, it's not gonna be deep in my safe! 

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jeff88
1 hour ago, charlo slim said:

 

Thou worry too much, IMO.  I'd suggest a group hug here, except for that Cooter guy of course!

The men's sensitivity forum meets every Friday at 7 PM, bring a 6-pack of your favorite beer.

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Bloodhound

I have wanted to be a 2 barrel shotgun guy...I have tried SxS and O/U and have owned some decent if not pricey examples and put in the time and ammo with them to get comfortable, but most of them went down the road when I was unable to shoot them as well as my Winchester model 50 and model 12.  Nothing fancy about the Model 50 or Model 12, plain barrel fixed choke field models...but they just work for me. 

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OH Grouser

My first shotgun was a $100 used Mossburg 500 pump with the ugly poly choke stuck on the muzzle. I always shot the gun well for some reason, I remember one season when I went on quite a run - putting grouse, pheasant and rabbits in the game bag with regularity.

 

I've still got the old Mossburg and haven't carried it in years - and not sure I've ever had another gun I shot as well. I'm not embarrassed, but probably more scared to get it out and hunt it again, even given the terrible slump I've been in this season. I'm not sure I'd even remember to cycle the pump action. And, what if grouse suddenly began to rain from the sky? Have I wasted years shooting my couple of O/U guns, when all I ever needed was a beat up old pump? Not sure I want to know the answers...

 

Roger

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Auto-5
3 hours ago, jeff88 said:

The men's sensitivity forum meets every Friday at 7 PM, bring a 6-pack of your favorite beer.

 

Just make sure it’s a limited seasonal run from a small batch craft brewery. Our palettes like our shotgun sensibilities are way too refined. We’ll let you in but make you sit in the back of the room and whisper about you if you show up with a 6pack of regular swill. 😉

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Spin
On ‎12‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 6:47 PM, E.Young said:

I will give you $201 for the SKB 100.

 

Gun I shoot the worst but most often is an SKB 500 in 20. 

 

The gun I shoot best and least often is my trusty/rusty Stoeger M2000. 90% of the time, when I pull the trigger it goes bang, but 99% of the time it goes bang, I knock 'em down. 

 

This is a change, though. My best shooter used to be the ugliest current-production shotgun: the Benelli Super Vinci. However, the last two years I've started shooting extra full chokes on geese for a number of reasons and I've been missing damn near every one of them. 

Beyond any doubt what so ever, I shoot a model 500 Ithaca/SKB 12 ga, 26" tubes, fixed chokes Imp./ Mod. I simply shoot without thinking. It never ceases to amaze me. It's like it becomes part of my body. Unfortunately it's shot out. The internals are worn beyond practical repair. It died a noble death and lives on in hundreds of cherished memories.

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14 hours ago, Spin said:

Beyond any doubt what so ever, I shoot a model 500 Ithaca/SKB 12 ga, 26" tubes, fixed chokes Imp./ Mod. I simply shoot without thinking. It never ceases to amaze me. It's like it becomes part of my body. Unfortunately it's shot out. The internals are worn beyond practical repair. It died a noble death and lives on in hundreds of cherished memories.

 

You are lucky man to shoot enoughto wear out a skb 500. That’s a lot of shooting my friend.

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Spin
On ‎12‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 11:14 AM, Auto-5 said:

 

You are lucky man to shoot enoughto wear out a skb 500. That’s a lot of shooting my friend.

Took about 50 years. I'd love to re-hab the gun but material, heat treat, most likely require grinding.

( if you're going to do it you might as well do it right, retired machinist) Being objective about it the Repair job would

cost far more than the gun is worth. That is if you could find someone willing to take the job on. It's my understanding

that the internal parts are dimensionally different on a Ithaca/SKB then today's SKB's. You would be talking machining

Some parts from scratch.

   Sometimes you just have accept that some things have just run their course, be clinically objective, and let go. It's too bad,

that gun represented a part of my life I really lived for. It also reminds me of a good man who took an interest in me and

was both kind and generous.The gun was what amounted to a gift from the long since passed owner of gone but not

forgotten, Oaklawn Gunshop, Errol Higgins.

 

   Tout passe, tout lasse, tout casse  (Everything passes, nothing lasts, everything breaks).

 

 

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lee sykes

It is never embarrassing to shoot your best. 

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NVChukarChaser

I grew up with two brothers and our dad was a simple construction guy who worked extremely hard to provide for his 5 kids. We didn’t have any fancy guns but we had a blast chasing Chukar. My brothers and I fought to see who would shoot the old mans 870 wingmaster. I can’t remember the gun I shot my first limit with but I remember most the other details like dogs, friends, the place and weather. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice guns but I would take that 1972 wingmaster with no bluing and cracked stock to shoot pheasant with a king. I’m more embarrassed of a gun I don’t shoot well. 

 

To to answer your question. I was kind of embarrassed to shoot my Benelli Ultra Light on the skeet field for a while but there is something inside that will make you smile when you are beating guys with 10k shotguns with your off the shelf bird gun even if you have to chase empties all around the field!!! 

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robp

Not embarrassed but I shoot my Ithaca model 37 guard tower gun really well. If you don't know what that is, it's a 20" barreled Model 37 riot gun with a full choke. Who would figure , it's short stocked ,low comb light as a feather, has a sling and a 20 barrel but   I crush targets with it .I've run a 100 shooting skeet my only double on grouse I hate that f'ing gun

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ThreeDogs
3 hours ago, robp said:

Not embarrassed but I shoot my Ithaca model 37 guard tower gun really well. If you don't know what that is, it's a 20" barreled Model 37 riot gun with a full choke. Who would figure , it's short stocked ,low comb light as a feather, has a sling and a 20 barrel but   I crush targets with it .I've run a 100 shooting skeet my only double on grouse I hate that f'ing gun

 

Wow that is a shameful gun....you need to post a picture of that I’d love to see you shoot 100

straight with that ugly sucker!

 

I watched a guy run 100 strait at trap with a sawed off rusty Ithaca flues sxs a few years ago had all the cocky suckers with there $10k perazzis kicking the dirt in shame...that kid could shoot. Then he just popped his trunk and tossed it in the back no gun sock nothing seriously cool!

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robp

there she is if you can call her a her

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