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 Post subject: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:10 am 
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I shot with a guy last week who had a Winchester Model 21. Sweet gun, I was wondering what other guys are shooting, in sxs's.

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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:18 am 
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I recently started shooting an Ugartechea Grade II for everything.


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:26 am 
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Sure, I shoot SxS for sporting. Not all the time, but occasionally when I want to brush up on my four letter vocabulary. My Dad is a glutton for punishment and shoots SxS for all clay games.

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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:34 am 
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I shoot my AyA #2 12g from time to time but not too often as at 6+ lbs it beats the crud out of you over a 100 target course.


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:59 am 
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I have a 32" Poli Pigeon with Briley Chokes. Have not found anyone to put release triggers in it. Great pointing gun but I FLINCH with pull triggers.

This is the gun that was on the cover of Sporting Clays magazine a couple of years ago.

Would make a great sporting SxS for someone. Anyone interested ??

Miquelon


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:00 pm 
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Had a friend shoot a parker reproduction when he was getting ready for grouse hunting.

One thing I noticed was the amount of muzzle jump. :shock:

I don’t know how he hit any second shots!

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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:33 pm 
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Location: top bit of Victoria Australia
I shoot a Lefever H grade 12g
a Beretta 410 12g
a T Wild BLNE 12g
A Gamba Hammer gun 12g
a Holloway and co BLNE 12g (the only gun I have shot a possible with)
a GE Lewis 20g


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:22 pm 
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I typically shoot a Charles Lancaster 12ga. self opener for clays. Also shoot a J. Rigby 12ga., and a pair of Purdey 12ga. hammerguns all with low pressure smokeless 1oz. loads @ 1100fps. Shoot about 200+ rounds per week.

The guys at the club look at me funny when I show up with my O/U. :roll:


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:05 pm 
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I shot with a guy a couple of months ago who was shooting a SXS and it seemed like fun. He let me try it and it kicked like a mule. First time I ever tried a SXS. I hit the first target but not the second.

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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:32 pm 
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I have an SKB and a Winchester Heavy Duck model 23 that I shoot a few times a month.


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:07 pm 
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I had a Grandad that shot clays with a side by side , he hit next to nothing with it.

Downed a few live ducks if I remember right .

Leave the side by sides for the grouse days (live that is) .

They make clay guns now guys :!:

Side by sides for sporting clays is a joke .

If you have fun shooting clays with a side by side its still a joke.

Have fun :lol:


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:51 pm 
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I have been shooting my Piottis and my Purdeys for SC's and having a good old time. Only about one out of 20 at my range uses a SxS for any clays games....I took the tally and counted last weekend. :lol:

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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:17 pm 
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I am all into sxs for the clay games - BSS 12, Huglu 410, RBL 20. I may miss, but I miss with style! The next sxs sc shoot is in a couple of weeks http://www.geocities.com/bigwalnutcc/vint.pdf


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:14 pm 
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There's always style points with sxs's. I shoot my lefever 12ga all the time 7/8oz loads make it fun . I do have the skb 100 but still trying to get that one to fit , its all for fun :D


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:49 pm 
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Over here in Aus, the FGA (Field and Game Australia), which runs SC competion, often features SxS novelty shoots in its calender. The main annual one the "Side by Side Nationals" was recently hosted by the Port Phillip FGA branch

It's a fun day which attracts a whole range of shooters from serious (and very competitive) clay shooters to field hunters and "old-school" shotgun collectors

People tend to have it a bit tougher shooting the SxS's than they otherwise would with their U/O's, but generally we find people shoot these older style guns pretty well. Some fairly impressive scores are achieved for sure.

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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:57 am 
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L.C. Smith Trap Grade with 32" vent rib barrels. Clays break when I do my part.


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 Post subject: Re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 7:35 am 
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Jerry Evans wrote:
I shot with a guy last week who had a Winchester Model 21. Sweet gun, I was wondering what other guys are shooting, in sxs's.

Thanks


The Winchester 21 is a perfect clays gun.
Beavertail forend, Pistol grip, single trigger.
My old AYA is a copy of that gun and it's become my favorite clays gun. (Recoil pad added)

As a side note:
If many of us are missing more shots with our sxs at clays, than how can we expect to hit quail and doves with them?

What's the thinking?


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:44 pm 
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I witnessed a kid go 0 of 50 with a 20ga SxS. Apparently it didn't work for him. I felt kind of bad.


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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 9:51 pm 
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I like shooting SXS's for clays games. Quite frankly, I can't understand why people think they are any different than any other shotgun? Your not supposed to be looking at the barrels in the first place! If you can't hit anything on the clays range with a SXS, how in the heck are you going to hit anything in the field? I honestly don't think that it matters which you shoot with as long as they fit you.

Sounds like that poor kid that missed 50 needs to take a trip to the patterning board with someone that knows something about stock fitting!

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 Post subject: re: Side by Side and Sporting Clays
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 10:27 pm 
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It had little to do with it being a SxS. The fit was all wrong for him and most everything else was off also. His dad was was trying to school him the best he could, but the kid gave up about station 4. I don't think he tried after that. Too bad. Calling loss so much for the group it got to me and I was having a hell of a time myself to keep my score civil. I hope to see them again when I have more time. I normally have a youth gun with me and nothing to do, but shoot. This last sunday I had holiday plans and I didn't have the time to fart around.


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