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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2009, 04:19:57 PM »
Just started waterfowl hunting last year.  I have a few shotguns in the house all older with full chokes so I started shopping for a new gun.  Almost got a super nova but didn't like it as much as the Remington 11-87 that I settled on.  I grew up shooting trap with my grandfathers 1100's so it was a easy transition for me.  I can only shoot 3" but I have not found the need to shoot 3 1/2" shells yet.  I upgraded and got a few calson's chokes for it.  It seems to do just fine on ducks.

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2009, 04:50:52 PM »
I have a Final Approach Sling.  I picked up some Stainless Steel sling clips.  Possibly Uncle Mikes.  I had standard ones, but they rusted out from the salt water gunning.
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2009, 05:20:57 PM »
I have a Final Approach Sling.  I picked up some Stainless Steel sling clips.  Possibly Uncle Mikes.  I had standard ones, but they rusted out from the salt water gunning.
Yeah I can't make the uncle mikes swivels fit the stud on the butt stock of my shotgun. I think if I just use a little sand paper I can round off the edges of the stud and make it work.
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2009, 05:32:13 PM »
I started duck hunting 30 years ago with a Remington 1100 youth 20 gauge.  For the last 20+ years I use a 12ga 870.
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2009, 06:10:10 PM »
I have a Final Approach Sling.  I picked up some Stainless Steel sling clips.  Possibly Uncle Mikes.  I had standard ones, but they rusted out from the salt water gunning.
Yeah I can't make the uncle mikes swivels fit the stud on the butt stock of my shotgun. I think if I just use a little sand paper I can round off the edges of the stud and make it work.

They have various models to choose from, so you shouldn't have to modify the gun as there are ones available that will work.  I had to do some digging for mine as well.
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2009, 07:13:09 PM »
Mossberg 835 I bought when they first came out.  Been a good gun.

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2009, 07:28:06 PM »
benelli M2

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2009, 03:36:58 AM »
Started out with a Benelli Nova and then bought a used Super Black Eagle I and have never looked back. I use the Nova for guests. I also have a Winchester SX2 that I won at a DU dinner (mostly for upland) and a Charles Daily Semi Auto 20ga for the kids.

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2009, 09:47:35 PM »
used to have a benilli nova but closing day last year my coat arms kept freezing up so much that i could not pump so i got myself a beretta al 391 urika 2 for this year. i shoot really well with it shooting trap so lets hope that carries over to the real thing
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2009, 10:31:52 PM »
Beretta al391 Extrema.  bought it 5 years ago.  Cant wait to buy another one.  Use the 870 for a backup.


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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2009, 10:32:11 PM »
benelli nova hands down. was my first 12 guage and still love it.  dad shoots the SBE and really likes it.  Both awesome and very solid guns.   benelli is the only way to go  

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2009, 10:36:22 PM »
remington 870 express super magnum, its a gun a shovel and a hammer all in one

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2009, 09:25:45 PM »
used to have a benilli nova but closing day last year my coat arms kept freezing up so much that i could not pump so i got myself a beretta al 391 urika 2 for this year. i shoot really well with it shooting trap so lets hope that carries over to the real thing

I guess i can use that excuse for my poor shooting then too, my whole body was frozen which inhibited my ability to shoot my gun. I do hope we have better luck, and i mean that term in its literal sense, better luck than we had last season, hope nobody with those howitzer chokes are around us.
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2009, 08:47:37 AM »
Mossberg 935
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2009, 09:31:58 AM »
Franchi I-12 and Benelli Supernova

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2009, 09:46:50 AM »
SBE or SBEII depending on the camo I want for the hunt.
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2009, 10:14:07 AM »
i've got a benelli nova and will probably never buy another shotgun for my life.......unless $2k magically drops out of the sky and falls in my lap, i would upgrade to the SBE.
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2009, 10:18:04 AM »
browning bps pump 12g always 3.5" shells lays them down
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2009, 11:33:23 AM »
Oh yeah my gun is a Browning Silver hunter with the shadowgrass camo 3" shells and 28" barrel. Ejection system gets gunked up if i shoot too much trap with it but does pretty well out in the field.
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2009, 07:41:03 AM »
I have a Benelli SBE-II...I got lucky and got it at Joes a few years ago...not sure if it was mis-marked, but I got it for $1100, plus 10% military discount, and they gave me a $150 gift card for buying a gun that was over a grand...so it was only $840!
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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2009, 08:58:28 AM »
Win SX-2. in Shadow Grass. Love the gun. Shoot 3"-4's, but I can slap in a 3-1/2" BB and grab a quick honker when presented...scott

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2009, 09:16:29 AM »
Benellie M2

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2009, 09:22:09 AM »
Beretta Xtrema 2. 30in barrel in max 4 hd camo.

Still have my 870 express magnum but its at the gunsmith being re blued.

My first gun was a winchester model 12, made the mistake of hunting saltwater with it. I was young and dumb!!!

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2009, 03:04:12 PM »
Mossberg 500. I love it for what we paid for it.

Statred out with a Remington 1100, miss the semi auto.  :'( The action housing cracked on it so it is now retired.

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Re: What's your waterfowl gun?
« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2009, 04:26:01 PM »
Mossberg 835 with woodland camo.

bought it new 8 years ago, have used it every duck season since, including a trip back to Missouri last year to pound snow geese. Absolutely NO problems with it yet.

next gun will be mossy 935.

 

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