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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2017, 10:55:07 PM »
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Remington 887 and I would not recommend it LOL

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2017, 12:09:11 AM »
Browning BPS for 30+ years and counting.  Never jammed.  Seriously, never.  Just a great gun.
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2017, 03:18:36 AM »
Ithaca 37

JB Wood called it the finest pump shotgun ever designed

I have them in 20, 12, 3" 12, Ultra-Featherweight (aluminum frame), and Deerslayer & Deerslayer II models

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2017, 05:52:13 AM »
Browning BPS, love it...

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2017, 07:46:22 AM »
Super nova.

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2017, 07:11:20 AM »
used to shoot an 870 exclusively, a wingmaster that i bought new in 2009(i had to order it, since my foolish younger self wanted a *new* one and nobody stocks wingmasters any more).  it would do weird things with hunting loads, like the action not unlocking after firing.  stovepipe jams with 3" shells were fairly common.  i also came to find that it would pattern low and to the right, which explained why i could hit things just fine with my dad's gun, but always seemed to miss with mine.

ended up trading it in on an 1100 magnum and not looking back.  if i were to get another new pump, it wouldn't be a remington.  probably a mossberg 835 for a waterfowl beater(i like the 10 gauge bore on those).  the older 870s were great, it's unfortunate that remington's quality has declined so much.
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2017, 07:56:31 AM »
Nova
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2017, 11:25:01 AM »
870 new in 1970 just retired it last year.

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2017, 11:57:50 AM »
Winchester sxp 3.5". Cool gun with lots of features for a great price.

But benelli nova seams to be the most popular great shooting pump out there. Buddy has one and loves it. 
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2017, 05:42:13 PM »
Weatherby PA-08, can be found on sale for $300, some of the prettiest wood you have ever seen. Also comes in synthetic or camo. Very smooth action, nice weighting and dead nut reliable.
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2017, 07:10:02 PM »
Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag waterfowl edition. Bought new in 93', killed my first deer with it.

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2017, 07:17:06 PM »
Nova for the last ten years, been thru hell and back and keeps going, although I had it hydro dipped because of the abuse from saltwater
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2017, 03:35:41 PM »
I enjoy shooting sxs hammer guns.  They pump out the memories as fast as I can cock the hammers... :chuckle:




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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2017, 03:38:34 PM »
I enjoy shooting sxs hammer guns.  They pump out the memories as fast as I can cock the hammers... :chuckle:




That is too nice of a gun to hunt hard in the salt water with!

I like my doubles but won't take them any where near the salt!

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2017, 03:41:54 PM »
I enjoy shooting sxs hammer guns.  They pump out the memories as fast as I can cock the hammers... :chuckle:




That is too nice of a gun to hunt hard in the salt water with!

I like my doubles but won't take them any where near the salt!

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That's actually very true.  I'm considering getting a beater hammer gun that I won't have to worry about.   The photo at bottom was from a Willapa trip, and even with rust blocker on the barrels, a light rust formed.  Still had a great time though!   :tup:

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2017, 03:51:46 PM »
8 years of hard use on my nova with no issues. It has been abused and keeps going strong. I want a 20 gauge nova now.
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2017, 05:16:09 PM »
870 with duct tape holding the pins it.. just getting it broke in.  1000's of rounds gone through it.  Got 95 doves this year with it should have went out one more time to break the 100 mark.  it looks like a piece of crap but never has it failed me and it has killed a ton of birds and one buck and a few random coyotes.  I might even have it put in my casket - who knows i might be able to use it in the afterlife.  Better throw in a roll of duct tape to keep it working.
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2017, 08:29:58 PM »
Winchester 120 Ranger, has never failed. Going into the 38th year now.

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2017, 08:48:46 PM »
Ithaca 37

JB Wood called it the finest pump shotgun ever designed

I have them in 20, 12, 3" 12, Ultra-Featherweight (aluminum frame), and Deerslayer & Deerslayer II models

You need to add a couple of 16's to that collection, M37 fan here, have at least one from 12ga to 28ga.....slick as butter.


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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2017, 07:12:14 AM »
Back to a pump while my ancient (20 year old?) Benelli SBE semi-auto is being repaired at the gunsmith.  I just did a disassembly and oiling of the old Winchester 1200, which was a budget version of the model 12 made in the 70s-80s.  It's been a good gun in the past.  I also have an 870 Express that sits in the closet. 

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #45 on: December 07, 2017, 07:26:28 AM »
I hunted for years an Ithaca M37 featherlight.  Very solid and reliable gun but it kicked like a mule.  Iíve tried other pumps but never found one that I was happy with. 

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #46 on: December 07, 2017, 08:02:27 AM »
Ithaca 37

JB Wood called it the finest pump shotgun ever designed

I have them in 20, 12, 3" 12, Ultra-Featherweight (aluminum frame), and Deerslayer & Deerslayer II models

You need to add a couple of 16's to that collection, M37 fan here, have at least one from 12ga to 28ga.....slick as butter.

I had a beautiful 16 that was stolen, maybe someday I will get around to replacing it.  Still have a couple cases of Federal Premium 16 Gauge 2-3/4" 1-1/8 oz Buffered #6 Copper stashed away for that day. 

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2017, 07:56:15 AM »
I picked up a used Savage pump for a ridiculously low price- don't know the model because you can't make it out. The guy I bought it from hunted Grays Harbor with it for years. It might be the ugliest gun I have ever seen. The style is rough to begin with, the blueing was gone, outside metal was pitted in multiple places, wood is just bad and cracked/repaired in a couple places. Add in a horribly rough recoil pad job on a too-short stock.  I played with refinishing the wood, but it didn't really help. I covered it with tape from butt to muzzle, which actually made it somewhat worse as it rusted more underneath the tape.

Weird thing- the very first time I shot it I quickly realized the darn thing shot really well. Probably could say my best shooting shotgun ever.
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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2017, 09:30:28 AM »
Benelli Super Nova that I won at a Ducks Unlimited banquet for the heavy cost of $20 raffle .  Its killed ducks, geese, turkey, coyotes and pheasants.  Never a single jam or misfire. 

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Re: Which pump shotgun do you use.
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2017, 09:44:07 AM »
I used a JC Higgins 12 ga growing up.  Killed plenty of ducks,grouse and a few turkeys with it.  Retired now because I won a Stoeger P320 at an NWTF banquet last year.  Put a turkey on the ground with it this fall.  Also have a Winchester 1300.

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