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 Post subject: Winchester 59 for Skeet
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:35 pm 
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I have a chance to pick up a minty Winchester 59 for a really good price. I was going to get it for mainly some informal skeet/sporting clays that I may do a couple tines a year. Is this a good gun for it? Any help is appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 59 for Skeet
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Any shotgun can be used to shoot clays.For informal shootingure why not???Or you could mabey even make a profit on the 59 and look for a over under.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 59 for Skeet
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Location: somewhere east of the I-95 corridor, until you get to connecticut. but you can bank on vanzant, mo..
59's were prone to crack receivers with any load heavier than 1 1/8oz. if the previous owner didnt abuse it, and if its not cracked, and if you use low pressure loads......sure. but just remember, its a plain bbl gun that will give you no mercy with a mirage. and...the bbl is made of fiberglass. they tended to unravel at the muzzle with time.

my answer is no.

so may i suggest you go backwards and use a earlier steel receiver model 50. i shoot one today and its still killing birds on a regualr basis.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 59 for Skeet
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Mod 50 std wghts can be had for less than $400. Very good value :)
Just how cheap are you talking about for a M59

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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 59 for Skeet
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:40 pm 
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The M59 I was referring too was $200. But, I passed on it.

I actually picked up a Verona sx-405 today for a great price. The guy said he couldn't get it to cycle, so I threw him $100 and took it home. Turns out, the o-ring was torn and it looked like it has never been cleaned. I cleaned it up and will try it out once I score some o-rings.

Thanks for all the responses guys!



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