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Offline ASHQUACK

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2022, 02:33:30 AM »
Put me in the o/u camp. I have 2 20's. One is an ancient Remongton and the other is a new Beretta Silver Pigeon.

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2022, 04:18:14 AM »
I'd suggest you try to get out and shoot both. Personally have some sort of mental block on OU's and can't shoot them well at all. Talked to a couple of guys shooting trap and they both claimed that was not unusual. One of them said he had the same problem with side by sides.  I have an uggie side by side 20 gauge that I love and shoot well, but can't hit beans with brothers high end Browning OU.

Iím glad you said that. My father has a very nice older berrata o/u that he got from his father. I took it out grouse hunting one day. I missed a couple shots on birds with that shotgun that would drop you guysí jaws. Evenshooting clays Im a miserable shot! Itís embarrassing how bad I am with that gun. :dunno: :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2022, 07:12:01 AM »
I have an old Stevens 16 gauge sxs, basically a farmers/ranchers gun.  I find myself going for that gun every time I go out, not sure what it is, but I enjoy it, 2 triggers, it's fun.  My first birds this year with my new golden were a double on some roosters, super fun.  Oddly enough, i've been looking at getting an o/u forever in 20 for upland, someday perhaps.  I don't think you'll regret a sxs, you'll find a use for it. 

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2022, 08:26:56 AM »
Just pay the $599 for a CZ Drake and be done  :chuckle: :chuckle:


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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2022, 09:14:19 AM »
I hunted with a beretta silver hawk in 20 gauge for a long time. It had a 3Ē chamber and removable chokes. I like the English stock look it had as well. Nice light gun for long hikes. It took a bit to get used to the flat top look vs a single barrel but I canít say my hit percentage was any better or worse with it.

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2022, 09:20:06 AM »
Talk the buyers into letting you look, handle and shoot as many as you can find, you will know.  Might take a while!!!

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2022, 09:47:12 AM »
Since we all like the cz drake so much. Here is the 410 version. Puts the hurtin on everything that flys. Although she was a little dirty from the elements on that trip.
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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2022, 07:23:43 PM »
Donít throw me in the CZ camp.  I say skip them and get a well built SxS that isnt a Turkish built gun.  There are WAY too many well built used SxSís out there that will last a lifetime.  Also, spend a little more money and get a gun that will go up in value.  SKBís are a good place to start. I love my SxSís, even though my ďmeat getterĒ is s Beretta 686 20 gauge.

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2022, 08:41:38 AM »
Throw me in with the CZ O/U group - Uplander Ultralight.

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2022, 10:05:02 AM »
Iím an over/under guy myself, but youíve always wanted a side x side, so get one of those. Iíve never shot a side x side so I donít have a meaningful contribution, this is just a cool conversation
« Last Edit: February 22, 2022, 12:19:55 PM by follow maggie »

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2022, 10:15:13 AM »
I prefer O/U's because of the sighting plane. Since Sporting Clays has side games that use SxS and Pump Guns, I now have three SxS's. The one I use the most is a Stoger Condor with 30" barrels and screw in chokes (old Win Choke).
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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2022, 09:18:40 PM »
If you want to get into a solid SxS at a pretty good price point check out the CZ bob white. I liked my 20 so much I bought the 28 as well

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2022, 10:00:29 PM »
Update on my original post...ended up buying a CZ Ringneck SxS from a member on here. Everything thing I hoped it would be and will now be passed down for generations!!!

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2022, 08:38:33 AM »
The first gun I used was this old Fox sxs many years ago.  It was my dads shotgun that I borrowed for the first year till I purchased my own shotgun.  My dad gave it to me before his passing and I truly enjoy taking it out for a walk in the woods.  Yeah I have several other scatter guns but the old twenty is a keepsake.

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Re: Side by Side or Over Under????
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2022, 10:49:05 AM »
i'm in the camp of your quote "always wanted one".    if you've always wanted one - now's the opportunity.

 


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