Who shoots SxS or O/U?

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by Delta G, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    Yeah the old girls still got it for sure !!
     
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    Today.

    LC, 101 years old.

    2 3/4” 4s

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    Quality is ageless. Nice.
     
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    Don’t you have to shoot the low recoil shells out of an old S x S so the stock doesn’t split near the reciever?
     
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    Parker VHE 1911...

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    and three brownings...(20 gauge BSS Sporter, 12 gauge Citori and 12 gauge BSS Hunter)...

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    billwnr Elite Refuge Member

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    This thread went dormant 13 years until someone brought it back last year. Only sad thing is Delta G (OP) is no longer with us.
     
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    I noted that Delta G was lost a while back on page 3 when the thread was resurrected. He was a great man to talk with. Enjoyed my conversations with him at the WWA dinners in Bellevue.
     
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    I remember him providing state duck stamps to those who wanted them.
     
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    You don't have to it's up to the owners of the guns, whatever they feel comfortable with. I load my own so I can make them any pressure I want with any shot I want in them.
     
  10. Squaller

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    I shoot a few pigeons and dove... All with an O/U... Either Browning Citori or Winchester 101. I do love that 101, but it has a thin recoil pad, and is not a pleasant gun to shoot with stouter duck loads. I shoot an awful lot of dove and snipe with my 20 ga. Citori as well; in fact I will be taking it out this weekend to shoot some snipe.

    I also shoot a few clays, and have a strong preference for an O/U. Overall, I shoot an O/U better. Pigeon shooting, I can kill a lot more birds with an O/U simply cause I am spending less time trying to find and pick up empties (we never, ever leave our empties).

    However, I have come to enjoy the light recoil of a gas-operated auto for waterfowl... Admittedly I also enjoy the third shot, and I really get a kick out of making a triple.

    And for quail, which I used to like an O/U, I have come to prefer a semi-auto simply due to being able to shoot and load faster... You work all day humping hills, and finally have a covey holding with birds popping up quickly (on a covey you are likely not to see a trace of again), that third shell comes in handy, and I can load and shoot a semi-auto far faster.... On ranches where the owners are really concerned about empties, the O/U goes with me.
     

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