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 Post subject: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:28 pm 
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I finally found a Double Trigger shotgun that suits me... I had it fit to me (with the help of Dan Lammers) with a limbsaver and it works great... The double triggers give such a great advantage of being able to choose the choke on the fly... I just wish I could find a DT O/U with screw in chokes that I can afford... And no, I don't want a Huglu unless I can try it out first...

This one is a Stevens 311 sxs 26" barrels 20ga with IC/MOD... Both barrels on this shotgun shoot in the exact same direction and where I point...

This is from the past 2 days:

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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:44 pm 
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311s? Just like the Eveready bunnie only "they just keep hammering" :)

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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:47 pm 
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I bought a like new Stevens Mod. 1500 20ga. sxs with double triggers and 28"barrels last year. Really nice gun, but the stock was unfinished. I refinished it with Tru Oil and it is like a new gun, now. I used it last year for pheasant and it shoots like it was made for me. All this for $275. Better than a lot of the new sxs's out nowadays.


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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:20 pm 
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Congratulations! I own two 12 gauges right now. I'd rather carry a rugged, tough gun than a fancy one. Plus I'm poor. . . . They don't need parts often, and when they do they are available and cheap. However, they don't handle like a $2000.00 gun. I would feel sick putting a scratch on one of those, even if I could afford one. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:53 pm 
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It really isn't sporting to shoot them on the ground. :lol:

A 20 gauge 311 was my second shotgun about 48 years ago. It was a nice little gun and never missed a beat, but I got bit by the duck bug shortly thereafter and used a 311 12 gauge that was available the most. They aren't Purdeys, but they are well made very servicable reminders of a time when America made just about anything you could think of. Obama is just further proof that not all change is good.

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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:01 pm 
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Virginian wrote:
It really isn't sporting to shoot them on the ground. :lol:


I agree... That's why I shoot them in the air...

Now Gambel Quail... Well, I have no comment on that one... Those bastards might as well not even have wings...

The Stevens I have shoots straight and is built well.. That is more than what could be said about some shotguns being made now with sticker prices $800+

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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:40 am 
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Nice bag, Brian. I just got a Stoeger Uplander in 12, hope to bag a few myself this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:15 pm 
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I have a Stevens 311 series H 20 Ga. W/26" barrels I'm not sure what the chokes are. It has the hardwood stock (not walnut) with impressed checkering. It also has double triggers and a 3" chamber W/extractors. This gun is built strong and solid. I have never had a problem with it. I use it for all of my small game hunting from quail to turkeys. It is a little heavy for a 20 Ga. but i'm used to it. I use 3" magnums on Turkeys and Geese. I even bagged a Coyote with it! I used a 3" Magmun load of no. 2 buckshot for that. I really like this gun a lot. It has served me well. I would never sell it. I just wish they would have put a Walnut stock and forend on it and omit the impressed checkering.

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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:23 pm 
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Belt Fed-Since you want to keep your gun, I thought I'd put a thought in your head-You can purchase some nice walnut stock-forearms to pretty it up. . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:31 pm 
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Thanks for the thought ! Do you know where I can find a Walnut set WO/ the impressed checkering ? I would rather have plain Walnut.

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 Post subject: Re: Stevens 311 20ga Review -- On the Hunt
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:07 pm 
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You could start at gunstocksinc.com, they have very reasonable prices. I'm sure others could help out with a few better grades of wood at other sites.


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