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double barrel to an autoloader
« on: December 23, 2010, 04:35:22 PM »
I was recently forced to use my side by side for waterfowl hunting when my autoloader o-ring broke.  After a fun weekend using the sXs I am thinking of using strictly for waterfowl.  It is capable of shooting all fowl loads and has an improved/modified choke.  It seems that the first decoy shot was cake and the followup was a little easier knowing I only had one left.  The problem though is when they are just hanging there I wish I had that third shot from the auto.  Any advice or suggestions from folks who have shot both? 

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 05:38:42 PM »
Bring two guns i believe that is perfectly legal

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 12:30:22 PM »
My brother used to shoot a Browning S/S and his technique was put 2 extra shells in his mouth when birds started coming in.  He could reload and get off 4 shots as fast I could get off 3 with a pump. 

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 12:33:24 PM »
  He could reload and get off 4 shots as fast I could get off 3 with a pump. 

Really??  Wow, you must have been really slow with a pump or he was REALLY fast in getting that side by side reloaded.   :o

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 12:35:19 PM »
My brother used to shoot a Browning S/S and his technique was put 2 extra shells in his mouth when birds started coming in.  He could reload and get off 4 shots as fast I could get off 3 with a pump. 
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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2010, 12:50:43 PM »
Hey CP,  did you brother ever complain about wishing he had the third shot when you did, or was he usually able to get the other two shots in?  I am still working on the quick reload (mostly for quail coveys) but this tougher than it sounds.  I do however love the ability to plow any cripples with the auto.

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2010, 02:15:20 PM »
No, he liked the double and he always got his share of shooting in. 

Iíll use the same technique with an auto sometimes when a covey of quail is on point, poking in a new shell or two when empty or between birds.  Itís a faster reload then fishing around in a vest or in your pocket for shells.

Does your double have ejectors or extractors?  Ejectors of course speed things up.

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2010, 03:49:41 PM »
I would think that it would be uncomfortable, or even painful, to have two shells in your mouth and a recoiling shotgun against the side of your mouth. I think it would at least ruin my concentration and I would miss more than I hit.

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2010, 04:01:18 PM »
My gun has extractors, which aren't awesome for speed loading but I just keep focused and bring the barrel past level after it is broken and the shells slide out with the other two in my hand right behind them (learned it from cowboy shooting). My idea with the sXs though, is to make two accurate shots versus trying to get all three shots off (I have third shot syndrome).

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010, 05:37:28 PM »
My first waterfowl season I used an O/U gun and liked hunting with it but bought an auto shortly after the season because I didnt want to expose my O/U to the harsh duck hunting elements.

Now I dont necessarily kill ducks on the third shot everytime (heck sometimes I still only shoot twice), but i have killed birds on the third shot and that alone is worth it to me  :twocents:

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2010, 07:11:31 PM »
I've shot ducks with my o/u but sometimes that third shot is nice to have when you know a bird is hit hard but still flying.

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2010, 12:59:27 PM »
Well D-rock, this morning I needed that third shot to finish a cripple.  Instead I  had to do the juke and chase for about 40 yards until I recovered it.  So I guess my answer is that I like a double barrel more for the feel and look, but the auto is what I need to be effective for my situations. 

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Re: double barrel to an autoloader
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2010, 01:29:59 PM »
Bring two guns i believe that is perfectly legal
That's what I do, I have a SxS loaded with #3 & 4, and #1 & 2 in my pump.
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