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Offline huntintherain

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single shot shotgun
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:16:30 PM »
wanting to get a single shot shotgun for a project/grouse gun, just wondering what y'all would recommend. thanks in advance

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 05:17:36 PM »
Hard to beat the H&R break open singles....
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 05:19:24 PM »
Winchester model 37
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 05:32:19 PM »
I have 2 of the H&R's, one in 10 and one in 20.  The 20 goes with me everywhere when scouting during grouse season.  The 10, well that's a beast. 
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 05:56:08 PM »
Winchester model 37
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The 37 is a good choice.

But I would go with a champion.  Unless you want to drop $600 - $1000 then I would buy a Winchester model 20.
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 06:09:50 PM »
Can't go wrong with a Browning BT-99

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 06:34:35 PM »
Taught both my boys how to hunt grouse with a cheap Stevens 94, 12 gage, breach load single. Still have the gun. Something about breach loaders, they make Great Wall art mounted with the breach open.
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 06:40:16 PM »
Hard to beat the H&R break open singles....

Yep I have one in 410 love it.  My kids,started with one in 20, they loved it.
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 07:30:10 PM »
H&R and grouse go hand in hand. Ours is a 20.

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 08:06:42 PM »
thanks guy, I,ve heard lots of good about the H&R

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 08:33:24 PM »
Ill add my vote to the old h&r guns. My first shotgun was one of those and it took its fair share of grouse and rabbit.

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2017, 08:37:22 PM »
Left it at home scouting last weekend and ran into 2 tasty grouse :bash:

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2017, 08:42:53 PM »
You can't beat an old single shot shotgun in 410 or 20 gauge for early season grouse.

I like the old Ithaca Model 66 Super-Single shotguns, Lever action break open. Nice & light and fun to shoot. I pick them up when every I see them at the pawn shops.
The 410, & 20 gauges are fine grouse guns, but the 12 gauge is a shoulder buster.

The old Iver Johnson single shots are another fine choice, I have a bunch of them as well.
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2017, 12:59:55 AM »
I think it's a law that you have to shoot at least one grouse in your lifetime with an H&R single.
A lot of the older singles were good...Stevens, Iver Johnson, NEF, etc. Stevens and Iver Johnson made a lot of guns that were also sold as regional store brands back in the day.
H&R and Henry still make their guns in the U.S. Most of the other single shots made today are produced overseas.


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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2017, 07:04:35 AM »
You mentioned project gun, the Russian baikals often need some help to start out but are tough little guns.  Strip their gunk off the wood, learn to checker a little and smooth out the closures

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2017, 12:07:32 PM »
Are all H&R singles equal? I see the newer ones have a transfer bar safety whatever that is? Just curious if that's something to consider.

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2017, 12:15:21 PM »
Are all H&R singles equal? I see the newer ones have a transfer bar safety whatever that is? Just curious if that's something to consider.
Not they are not. Just like most anything else 1 outa 10 made are worth a damn and shoot straight. You have a better chance of finding a good one if pre-84 :twocents:
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2017, 12:43:12 PM »
Are all H&R singles equal? I see the newer ones have a transfer bar safety whatever that is? Just curious if that's something to consider.
Not they are not. Just like most anything else 1 outa 10 made are worth a damn and shoot straight. You have a better chance of finding a good one if pre-84 :twocents:

How do you know it's pre 84?

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2017, 12:49:47 PM »
Are all H&R singles equal? I see the newer ones have a transfer bar safety whatever that is? Just curious if that's something to consider.
Not they are not. Just like most anything else 1 outa 10 made are worth a damn and shoot straight. You have a better chance of finding a good one if pre-84 :twocents:

How do you know it's pre 84?

Good question. Maybe even pre-94  :dunno:. Older the better
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2017, 02:29:58 PM »
didn't H&R go out of business?
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2017, 08:48:31 PM »
Henry has just introduced a single shot shotgun in 12, 20, and 410.  I think they will run maybe $350.  I am thinking of picking one up when I see one in person.  They look nice but may be more then you want to pay.

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2017, 12:18:26 AM »


didn't H&R go out of business?

They're owned by Remington but still producing H&R.

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2017, 12:20:37 PM »
thanks guys.

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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2017, 06:17:51 PM »
I know a guy that has an H&R/NEF 20ga single shot that is about to be put up for sale.  Vintage '92 (full quarter century) serial number with hand cut checkering and a serious pedigree for grouse.  I may pick it up myself.
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Re: single shot shotgun
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2017, 09:01:20 PM »
Hey Alpine if you don't get the H&R shoot me a pm and let me know I might just have to get it.

 

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