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Good? Bad? Ugly?

This would be for a potential helicopter hog hunt, running 00 Buck shot.

My normal shotgun is a Winchester Super X 2. Guess I could remove the plug and wear my dove hunting vest if that's a better option.


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The VR 80 is the only one I’d consider. The triggers SUCK. The guns themselves where hard to find but they may be more available now.

A 10 round tube for the SX2 would be a lot cheaper and probably just as good... or better.


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Probably be quicker to reach in the bag and shove rounds in the mag as needed, as opposed to switching the detachable mag out. Then reloading those mags is gonna take some time, because I'd probably only buy two.

The AR style was just a thought.


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Re: AR style shotguns? [Re: FiremanJG] #7736132 02/03/20 03:01 AM
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By far best shotgun I’ve ever put to work was a Benelli Super Black Eagle

Not the prettiest but best I’ve ran

I’d put it against the rest

You said AR and Benelli ain’t it but when I hear best...

It’ll hunt, I promise

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Are you limited to shotgun? I only ask because leads could be really long.....


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Originally Posted by P_102
Are you limited to shotgun? I only ask because leads could be really long.....


Not at all. I'll have my LR-308 with me as well. Tony told me the best weapon for putting down big numbers is the shotgun with 00 Buck. Of course, I'll also bring a rifle. This comes down to what the pilot can do.


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I’d love to take my VR-80 flying. A couple of 19 round mags loaded with federal flight controlled buckshot would be good medicine. Loading the mags for the VR-80 may be a bit more awkward than than a tube fed gun but the trade off is a red dot capable shotgun.

Personally, I’d leave the shotgun behind in favor of an AR chambered in either .308 or 6.8.


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I’d prefer the shot gun. Most outfitters suggest it and I assume for a reason.

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Originally Posted by jhenderson
I’d prefer the shot gun. Most outfitters suggest it and I assume for a reason.


They suggest it because most people they take up can’t shoot very well..

Fireman is a pretty active shooter and can probably adjust faster than most.

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I’ve been on one helicopter hunt. I’m pretty good running an AR. If I was going to go on another hunt tomorrow, I’d take a shotgun and #4 buck.


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Our outfitter supplied ARs and loaded mags. Leading was a learning curve for sure but with almost unlimited ammo I sure learned to lead the dust into them.



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I like your idea of removing the plug... Maybe also look at getting an extended magazine so you can hold 8 or 10.

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When I first saw a photo of one I thought how the mass shooters are going to love them.

As the case with .22 rifles that hold many rounds, I can see a legitimate need for AR-style rifles for target practice and hunting hogs using noise suppression. But I just don't see a civilian need for a shotgun that holds 15 or 20 rounds.


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I like my 40 yr old 870 ringmaster pump. Can get 5 ads on target very quickly and never have to worry about a malfunction.


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Look up JTS. They are good guns with adjustable gas settings for light or heavy loads. 10 shot mags

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Originally Posted by procraft05
By far best shotgun I’ve ever put to work was a Benelli Super Black Eagle

Not the prettiest but best I’ve ran

I’d put it against the rest

You said AR and Benelli ain’t it but when I hear best...

It’ll hunt, I promise


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Shotgun with an extension tube. I’ve also heard the same about helicopter hunts. Buckshot is more effective than an AR.

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If you can find one Benelli M 121. I shot one of these in a skeet league one year and quit a bit since. Get accustom to it and you will be waiting for a SBE or Montefeltro (own both) to cycle. By far the fasting cycling shotgun I have ever shot.


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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
When I first saw a photo of one I thought how the mass shooters are going to love them.

As the case with .22 rifles that hold many rounds, I can see a legitimate need for AR-style rifles for target practice and hunting hogs using noise suppression. But I just don't see a civilian need for a shotgun that holds 15 or 20 rounds.


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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
When I first saw a photo of one I thought how the mass shooters are going to love them.

As the case with .22 rifles that hold many rounds, I can see a legitimate need for AR-style rifles for target practice and hunting hogs using noise suppression. But I just don't see a civilian need for a shotgun that holds 15 or 20 rounds.

You, sir, are part of the problem.


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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
But I just don't see a civilian need for a shotgun that holds 15 or 20 rounds.


WTH is this ignorant liberal BS?? Good Lord.

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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Originally Posted by Texas Dan
When I first saw a photo of one I thought how the mass shooters are going to love them.

As the case with .22 rifles that hold many rounds, I can see a legitimate need for AR-style rifles for target practice and hunting hogs using noise suppression. But I just don't see a civilian need for a shotgun that holds 15 or 20 rounds.

You, sir, are part of the problem.


Well he did throw the Flag of The United States of America in the trash so...

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But I just don't see a civilian need for a shotgun that holds 15 or 20 rounds.


WTH is this ignorant liberal BS?? Good Lord.


Keep drawing unnecessary attention and see where it leads you. Or perhaps you don't mind having to purchase yet another permit and waiting at least a year to shoot your new toy?


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