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Your Ideal Grouse & Woodcock Gun

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ThreeDogs
40 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. 

 

 

 

I agree great gun. I got my son one and I can’t get the dang thing to eject certain types of shells make him/me nuts!

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dogrunner
1 minute ago, ThreeDogs said:

 

I agree great gun. I got my son one and I can’t get the dang thing to eject certain types of shells make him/me nuts!

If your using those hot loads they might be expanding to much to eject. 

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ThreeDogs
5 minutes ago, dogrunner said:

If your using those hot loads they might be expanding to much to eject. 

 

Funny thing is it’s the low brass loads that stick.

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dogrunner

This is mine. 

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Don Steese
10 hours ago, atticus said:

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

 

People fall while hunting the ruffled grouses??? O.o Who knew???

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GB Jack

I use all four of these at different times, so I’d say “

these”

but I have a extremely special one being crafted as we speak, that I think  from

a sentimental side, will probably be the gun that defines me , and has helped me cope with the excruciating loss of my best buddy. 

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ThreeDogs

Jack what’s the gun on the far right?

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GB Jack
3 minutes ago, ThreeDogs said:

Jack what’s the gun on the far right?

Ithaca skb 280e , with a grouse and a mtn quail carved on it, one with 28 inch barrels that seemed impossible for me to find. Looked for a long time 

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ThreeDogs

That’s what I thought it was.

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brushbuster

My favorites

A 12 Ga and 20 Ga game gun both weigh within a few ounces of each other and both fit me well.

 

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Willieb

This is for Pat Berry.

I recently acquired a 12ga Churchill XXV and although I've never hunted Grouse, it is a great Quail gun.  Single trigger, 2 barrel set, IC/Mod and Full/Full, 6lbs 1oz.

 

Shooting 3/4oz reloads and they pattern like a dream.

 

Have only had  it for a short period of time, but have been using it to hunt wild quail.   I have fired a total of 14 shells and brought 14 birds to the bag.   Missed twice but got two in one shot twice.

 

I think it's a keeper.

 

Maybe one day I'll get to hunt Grouse with it

 

 

 

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Brad Eden
12 hours ago, ThreeDogs said:

 

I agree great gun. I got my son one and I can’t get the dang thing to eject certain types of shells make him/me nuts!

 

I had some federal loads that would bulge or something after being fired and I'd have to pry them out with my multitool. Other than that I run Win, Rem, B&P and my favorite-Fiochi through without a hitch.

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NCgrouse

My current new-to-me favorite is my 1960's 16 ga Sauer Royal. 26 inch barrels, chokes opened to cyl and imp cyl, double trigger. I added a recoil pad to give it some more length, and aside from that it is really fun. I bought it with the intention to have it be a real user. I don't care if I beat it up or get scratches on it. I pop preserve birds and occasional woodcock with it, and so far it does both well. 

 

Prior to that, was my Traditions by Fausti Upland II O/U in 20 ga. Also 26 inch barrels, choked whatever I want to change them to. I've owned it since I was 15 (33 now) so its got a good bit of wear on it. Just need to do the soda can/self address sticker trick to tighten it for a while....

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tut
1 hour ago, Brad Eden said:

 

I had some federal loads that would bulge or something after being fired and I'd have to pry them out with my multitool. Other than that I run Win, Rem, B&P and my favorite-Fiochi through without a hitch.

 

Had a most recent batch of B&P that did the exact same thing in my Fox. 

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dogrunner

I have had it happen with Fiocchi. 

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