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Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8596610 05/12/22 11:04 PM
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One thing that I’ve found is that shotguns that feel great to me shouldered and seem to “fit” doesn’t necessarily translate to hitting clays. I have a Beretta that feels like it was made for me. Swings naturally and just fits. I dont really shoot it that well. Meanwhile, I have a Browning that feels like Im holding an awkward piece of lumber and I hate it. I shoot lights out with it. Dont know how to explain it.

Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8596614 05/12/22 11:07 PM
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Oh, another simple thing i figured out. I shoot better with a fiber optic sight BUT only green. Hand me a gun with a red or orange sight and I cant hit chit.

Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8596684 05/13/22 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
So, I love shooting rifles but I'm better with a shotgun. Thinking about selling my 6mmBR and buying a sporting, higher grade O/U and shoot more clays.

shorter drive to shoot

Looking at the Benelli 828 Sport, it just fits me good. But , very expensive. Checked with Robert Paxton, his stuff is TOO high grade.

Just looking at options


So, I only know you from this site so maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like you want to change guns all the time. If you want to get good with a rifle you're going to need a stick with rifle for a while, and I mean a rifle, not all rifles. If you want to shoot shotguns well, but a shotgun that fits and shoot it, and quit looking for the next best thing. If you want to shoot pistols well then buy a pistol and shoot it and quit looking for the next best thing. All the money you would spend on some other gun spend on practice ammo, maybe lessons (like I said, I don't know you so maybe you've had a lot of lessons), matches, and range time in general.

That's my advice. I've seen tons of people waste huge amounts of money on different guns and never get any better at what they're doing, and a few people spend a tremendous amount of money on practice and lessons and get unbelievably better and what they were doing. You just got to figure out which kind of people you are. Good luck

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Great advice. He has been given that advice about 30 times over more than ten years. And he still has em built and sells em at a loss almost on a quarterly basis. A.D.D. as bad as it gets.


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Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8596899 05/13/22 12:24 PM
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Yep, for Buzz it's the thrill of something new. I wonder how many shots of Penicillin he's had over his 70 years from, something new.


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Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: garyrapp55] #8597162 05/13/22 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by garyrapp55
Yep, for Buzz it's the thrill of something new. I wonder how many shots of Penicillin he's had over his 70 years from, something new.

no doubt had my share banana


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Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8597221 05/13/22 09:42 PM
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Enjoy shooting a Beretta A400 much more than an O/U for sporting clays. Much easier on the shoulder as well.

Buy a good shotgun and get it professionally fitted to you if you’re really serious.


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Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8597242 05/13/22 10:11 PM
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The Berreta Autos, I don't care for. I do like their mid-grade O/U's 694, etc


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Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: txtrophy85] #8597471 05/14/22 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
Call Crocker Fine guns in Austin if you want a nice O/U



August Crocker is a good dude.

I sell a TON of sporting shotguns, and I'd likely recommend AGAINST the Benelli 828 Sporting unless you have a chance to test it first with 200 or so rounds in a day. It works fine and shoots pretty well a first, but we've had several traded in by people who shoot clays a lot because it's a little on the abusive side as far as recoil goes. I can throw 150-200 rounds through it OK, but my shoulder is certainly more sensitive after that than it is after using something like a Beretta 694 or a Caesar Guerini sporting gun.

Come see me sometime. I've got CG Summits, Beretta 694's and Browning 725s in stock if you want an entry-level into the premium brands, and Rizzini BR110's if you want something that works but isn't as flashy.

Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8597597 05/14/22 03:06 PM
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I’ve been a rifle guy since I got my first red Ryder, but there’s something to be said about fine scatterguns. All about fit and feel though, I’d try as many as possible before you sell us the first dozen you buy. I’m sure you know, but as bad as rifles can be $ wise, that shotgun rabbit hole goes china.

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Suck it up, Buzz, K-80, Crown Grade, all the way!


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Originally Posted by P_102
Suck it up, Buzz, K-80, Crown Grade, all the way!

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Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8598327 05/15/22 10:17 PM
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you should be able to trade the corvette heads up for a beretta So10

Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: fredgus] #8598717 Yesterday at 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by fredgus
you should be able to trade the corvette heads up for a beretta So10

Corvettes gone. Got my jollies. Corvettes are for REAL Corvette people. I'm shopping the next venture now bolt


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Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8598818 Yesterday at 03:10 PM
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Do it all, long range, .22 matches, skeet, trap, sporting clays, pistol shooting can't take it with you.
What else you gonna do?
Oh I know Disneyland roflmao

Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: angus1956] #8599077 Yesterday at 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by angus1956
Do it all, long range, .22 matches, skeet, trap, sporting clays, pistol shooting can't take it with you.
What else you gonna do?
Oh I know Disneyland roflmao

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Re: Thoughts on shooting change [Re: Buzzsaw] #8599340 7 hours ago
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Buzz the way you and your new rifle performed Saturday I wouldn’t hang it up just yet. You’ve still got some good game in you.

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Sporting clays to me is more physical than sitting at a bench, on sand bags, shooting at a fixed target. At worst, you walk, at best you have a side by side, A good sporting o/u will weigh 8 1/2+. Lug that around, with shells for awhile.
Not to mention the course fee and shells. With that said, I say, do both.

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Originally Posted by Huntmaster
Sporting clays to me is more physical than sitting at a bench, on sand bags, shooting at a fixed target. At worst, you walk, at best you have a side by side, A good sporting o/u will weigh 8 1/2+. Lug that around, with shells for awhile.
Not to mention the course fee and shells. With that said, I say, do both.

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