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      TO THOSE REGISTERING FOR MEMBERSHIP ON UJ   01/06/2018

      To the Guests who have decided to register for Membership. PLEASE add more info than just  "hunting" or "Upland hunting" or "birds" or "outdoors" or similar nebulous terms in the required INTERESTS field. Despite this Boards strong spam filtering it is not bullet proof, so Spam registrations do sneak through. I need an inkling that you are a warm blooded human being not a Spam Bot tagging onto key words. Thank you.
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I'm such a klutz

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That's tough. Nothing wrong with short barrels. To commiserate on dings and such. My Citori Upland Special was reasonably new when I was heading into a sweet bird spot, probably 20 years ago. Like a lot of the northeast, some dickwad had dumped a bunch of house debris near the cover, as I walked around it I banged the stock of the shotgun against the corner of an old upturned stove or fridge, can't remember which. Cracked the lacquer finish and gouged the crap out of it. I was so distracted and kept looking at it, feeling sick to my stomach, I didn't even shoot at a bird. Now that shotgun is totally beat up and the receiver worn to a silver patina.  

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On ‎1‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 9:27 AM, Brad Eden said:

That's tough. Nothing wrong with short barrels. To commiserate on dings and such. My Citori Upland Special was reasonably new when I was heading into a sweet bird spot, probably 20 years ago. Like a lot of the northeast, some dickwad had dumped a bunch of house debris near the cover, as I walked around it I banged the stock of the shotgun against the corner of an old upturned stove or fridge, can't remember which. Cracked the lacquer finish and gouged the crap out of it. I was so distracted and kept looking at it, feeling sick to my stomach, I didn't even shoot at a bird. Now that shotgun is totally beat up and the receiver worn to a silver patina.  

 

Yeah I hear ya.

 

As I said, this gun had a dent before that I had taken out. I was sick to my stomach when that happened, cussed a bit too. Then I put another smaller dent in the barrel. I decided I could live with that dent. Now this happened. I just said "well crap" and headed back to the truck...only a little upset that I had to quit hunting and was going to be out some dollars.

 

For me...when a gun was made or who made it, whether its walnut & blued steel or synthetic camo doesn't give a gun it's character or "soul" as some have put it. Its the dings and worn metal and the history of a gun that make it more than just a tool.

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Spider

Can you get extended chokes for the thinwalls? If so, won't lose any barrel length at all.

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