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Best Gun for Dove Hunting #2552541 09/01/11 07:41 PM
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The can of worms has been opened.

Yes, I asked it.

What brand, type (pump, semi-auto, O/U, SxS), and caliber is the ideal gun in your opinion?

I started dove hunting years ago with a pump 20 gauge Winchester 1300 then I upgraded to a semi-auto Remington 11-87 Premier. My ideal gun might be a Browning Silver Hunter 12 ga or a Winchester SX3 12 ga. Feel free to tell me I'm wrong or make a case for why the brands I like are crap and the gauge I use is dumb. I like hearing different opinions.

Let's have a clean discussion and keep it above the waist. Ding, Ding!



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Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: Moonie Magnum] #2552566 09/01/11 08:01 PM
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peep I am running my new Saiga 12 this weekend with modified poly choke. If its not working I will switch to my Red Label Over and under or Beretta 390 though


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Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: DallasShootingSupplies] #2552579 09/01/11 08:07 PM
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The one that knocks em down!!

I like my silver hunter.


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Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: DeerTamales] #2552806 09/01/11 09:33 PM
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wingmaster first then 1100 both 12ga


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: 686ppp] #2553072 09/02/11 12:15 AM
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1100 LT in 20 gauge


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oh, modified choke


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: Pittstate] #2553075 09/02/11 12:15 AM
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With 1oz heavy dove loads, hand rolled of course


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: Pittstate] #2553084 09/02/11 12:21 AM
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20 ga. Browning Gold Field Grade for sunny days or I break out the Browning Silver 12 ga Synthetic when it gets nasty. Shoot Rem Heavy Dove Loads or AA Super Sport.



Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: TTUGrad08] #2553135 09/02/11 12:52 AM
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I can miss them with one gun as easy and I can miss with another



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Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: kmon11] #2553209 09/02/11 01:26 AM
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I got a Yildiz 12 O/U last year and I love it. We will see how it holds up.


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: bradshaw02] #2553216 09/02/11 01:31 AM
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Lets talk high volume dove hunting. Beretta A 391 has the rep for the price. Otherwise Benelli.


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: quartierleblanc] #2553219 09/02/11 01:32 AM
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Love my browning gold. 12 gauge. full choke


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: jcarlson91] #2553222 09/02/11 01:34 AM
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love to shoot my remington 1100 20 gauge


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: tholloway] #2553232 09/02/11 01:41 AM
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16 gauge Browning BPS with 7.5 shot, same gun in 20 gauge a close second.


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: texasdude28] #2553269 09/02/11 01:53 AM
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20 ga browning sxs, 7 1/2 AAs'


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: ken tx] #2553276 09/02/11 01:55 AM
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Love using my Benelli ultra light 20 gauge


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: CoachKM] #2553286 09/02/11 01:58 AM
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Browning maxus.



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Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: COWDOG] #2553340 09/02/11 02:24 AM
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same Citori..since 1978..still as tight as the day I bought it..


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: texasdude28] #2553345 09/02/11 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: texasdude28
16 gauge Browning BPS with 7.5 shot, same gun in 20 gauge a close second.
My thought is any gun in 16ga. My 24" barrel with ic choke struggled with the high flyers. Switching to the 28" lt.mod or may go to mod. for Friday.




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What is ever in my hands!

Actually, Browning A-5 Lt. 20 imp.



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Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: badger2b] #2553442 09/02/11 02:58 AM
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Winchester SX3...reliable and hits where I point..


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: danmac] #2553521 09/02/11 03:29 AM
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I love my Ithaca 37. Yeah its like 61 years old but its light and shoots awesome, and with its action it might as well be a semi. and as far as I know it has never had a failure in that 61 years (grandfather bought it brand new in 1950.)and contrary to popular opinion the model 37 12GA DOES NOT kick that bad


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Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: EastTexP] #2553884 09/02/11 01:22 PM
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Either my Benelli Super Sport 12 or my Montefeltro 20 - depends on which shells I find in my closet.


Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: HoldPoint] #2553912 09/02/11 01:31 PM
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I enjoy my browning gold 12 ga with 9 shot rios. However i couldnt find 9 so i had to buy 8 shot.



Re: Best Gun for Dove Hunting [Re: duke08] #2553949 09/02/11 01:43 PM
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I pretty much just stick to my SBEII since that's what I use for duck hunting but if it was only dove I might look at another Benelli 12 or 20...hell I'd get both since this is fantasy land talk...and add a 28ga to that as well.

I have a Browning 525 Citori that is awesome but I just like my SBEII so much and from time to time that 3rd shot really does come in handy.



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