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#6924417 - 10/18/17 06:11 AM Anybody still use a double barrel?
Smokey Bear Offline
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Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 617
Loc: Texas
Well I took another stab at it. For over 40 years I have tried various side by sides and o/u's and never warmed up to any of em. I rigged up a 12 guage Beretta with left hand furniture this year. Going to give it another go but the jury is still out. Seems to be an itch I just can't scratch.
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#6924435 - 10/18/17 06:32 AM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8194
Loc: bastrop county
its all about fit, if the gun don't fit YOU, not so good
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#6924501 - 10/18/17 07:48 AM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
AndrewOSpencer Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 804
Loc: Bay City, Texas
yep. for dove especially
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#6924510 - 10/18/17 07:53 AM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
Charlie817 Offline
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Registered: 08/09/13
Posts: 227
Loc: NorthTarrant County
Years ago, used a Winchester 101 for pheasants in Kansas. Outstanding double.

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#6924563 - 10/18/17 08:26 AM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2676
Loc: Dallas, TX
I use a s/s for dove and an o/u for pheasant tower shoots. I also own three autos and a pump, and I use them in poor weather and rough conditions, but a double of some type is always my first preference.
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#6924770 - 10/18/17 11:21 AM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
snake oil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 1510
Loc: Graham
That's all my son and I use on dove 20ga. also......

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#6924833 - 10/18/17 12:00 PM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: snake oil]
Guy Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 28076
Loc: Lake X
I like that 3rd shell.

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#6924974 - 10/18/17 02:20 PM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
Marc K Offline
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Registered: 11/02/10
Posts: 919
Loc: Eustace, TX
I'm not active in the field these days, but my 1969/70 30" 12ga Winchester 101 seems to have some kind of guidance system built in. I have several other shotguns, but when I do get the itch, I reach for the 101.
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#6925003 - 10/18/17 02:49 PM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 22623
Loc: Central Texas
101 for dove, and looking for an O/U for ducks

SxS is a safe queen since I don't hunt quail any longer
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#6925012 - 10/18/17 03:01 PM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
KingHunter17 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/17
Posts: 57
I use a double for quail. I like to have the 3rd shot when dove and duck hunting though.

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#6925077 - 10/18/17 04:15 PM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
LarryCopper Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 4394
Loc: The Great State
Citori for dove, phez, n quail. Super Black Chicken II for low fence dux, the OU for hi fenced ones.
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#6925142 - 10/18/17 05:08 PM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
Windrider Offline
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 632
Loc: McKinney, TX
I have a couple of 12ga Uggies that fit pretty well. Iím going t order a 20ga Dickerson and the. Have all three fitted.

Love me some SXS.

I use one of the 12ga Uggies for pond hunting ducks when the weather is nice.
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#6925219 - 10/18/17 06:42 PM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
#Hayraker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11684
Loc: Texas
It doesn't bother me that I don't have a 3rd shell. I rarely miss and tripling ends the hunt too soon.
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#6925260 - 10/18/17 07:24 PM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: Smokey Bear]
bentman Offline
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Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 1385
Loc: tx
Yes LC SMITH. 20ga
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#6925279 - 10/18/17 07:48 PM Re: Anybody still use a double barrel? [Re: bentman]
blackcoal Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 9209
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Originally Posted By: bentman
Yes LC SMITH. 20ga


Yep, had mine since 1956, was my granddad's gun, only gun he ever had. I like to use it for quail. Never got tired carrying it. also shot many a crow with it, few squirrel and dove.
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