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Your Ideal Grouse & Woodcock Gun

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RuffChaser
16 minutes ago, atticus said:

Something I don't freak out about breaking or scratching when I fall.....

 

It's not the falls that concern me despite how frequently they happen. It's the day i know my bad temper and weak mind will get the best of me and I'll be holding the barrels of an O/U and looking at a smashed stock that lies in splinters at the base of an aspen tree. All because I missed an easy going away shot for what seems like the 1,000th time.

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jeff88

While I'm always drooling over guns other UJers carry such as some pictured above, that 16 ga of Gunsrus right above is a prime example, I don't know why I'm not just plain satisfied with what I have.   The question is for grouse and woodcock only and the answer for me for 30+ years is a 20 ga browning citori lightening with 26" barrels.  Was out last Friday chasing woodcock with it in extremely dense E TX Pineywoods forests and as I'm poking around, can't think of a better gun to carry.  BTW, one of the TX covers is named "all fours" by a fellow UJer and he was not kidding.  He carried a 28 ga sxs that for what we were going through, it was a very good choice if just for TX woodcock hunting.

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Treerooster

My ideal grouse gun has to balance well in MY hands and hit where I am looking.

 

Yes I own it, 2 actually. AYA mod 2 in 28 & 16 ga. DT's, splinter forearm, English stock, 27" barrels. I don't know what they weigh, they just balance well in my hands and come up smooth for a consistent mount. Both stocks have been bent to fit me.

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caleb

The best grouse gun I've owned was a 20ga Bernardelli Gamecock with 25" barrels choked C/IC.

 

Someday I'd like to own a Churchill XXV.

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Pat Berry

If anyone posts something they don't actually have, I will eat my underwear.

 

So, a custom-stocked Cole Beretta 686 Black Onyx with 29.5" barrels and an extra set of 26ers. 15.5" LOP, of course.

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charlo slim
6 minutes ago, Pat Berry said:

If anyone posts something they don't actually have, I will eat my underwear.

 

Churchill XXV!  Please post pictures of the event.

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Pat Berry
36 minutes ago, charlo slim said:

 

Churchill XXV!  Please post pictures of the event.

 

Well played, my man. I mean BEFORE I posted that!

 

You know what I mean, though? Most everyone will tell you to get whatever breed of dog and gun THEY own. Or boots... or vest... or truck... or whatever.

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Greg Hartman
16 minutes ago, Pat Berry said:

 

Well played, my man. I mean BEFORE I posted that!

 

You know what I mean, though? Most everyone will tell you to get whatever breed of dog and gun THEY own. Or boots... or vest... or truck... or whatever.

 

In my case, it's true, I don't lust for more stuff.  Happy with what I have.

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PartridgeCartridge

This one is about perfect. CE 2.5" 16 ga.....

 

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doodlecrazy

I'm pretty a-typical in that I prefer long barrels in the woods. My current, and only, shotgun is an Aya 4/25 classic, 20 ga with 29" barrels choked .004 and .009. If I miss it's because I lift my head....which I do A LOT.

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charlo slim
1 hour ago, Pat Berry said:
2 hours ago, charlo slim said:

 

Churchill XXV!  Please post pictures of the event.

 

Well played, my man. I mean BEFORE I posted that!

 

You know what I mean, though? Most everyone will tell you to get whatever breed of dog and gun THEY own. Or boots... or vest... or truck... or whatever

 

Thank you, Sir.  Yeah, I do know what you mean.   I admittedly would not know a Churchill XXV from a Roosevelt XIX so let's just let bygones be bygones, shall we? Skip the pictures.

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ThreeDogs
7 hours ago, Tom Avent said:

Harrison & Hussey 16ga, 28" barrels, 5lbs14ozs

 

However, lately I have been coveting a 2" English boxlock. Found one with 28" barrels and weighing in at 5lbs 9ozs. Just have to figure out how to pay for it. 

 

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That's a beauty!!

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Dongotto

Beautiful gun Dave!

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Brad Eden

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The latest contender. Ruger RL 28 gauge, 28" barrels, English stock. Reasonably priced if you can find one, utilitarian yet handsome, lithe, and lively. 

 

 

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lee sykes
13 minutes ago, Brad Eden said:

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The latest contender. Ruger RL 28 gauge, 28" barrels, English stock. Reasonably priced if you can find one, utilitarian yet handsome, lithe, and lively. 

 

 

They are nice little guns.  I should  use mine more than I do.  Fits me. 

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