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 Post subject: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:25 pm 
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I seem to have developed this urge to get a round body 20 gauge, not exactly sure where it all started but it doesn't seem like it is going to go away in a hurry. :roll:

So who is shooting what in a round body 20g, be interested in your feedback.




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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:52 am 
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Here's my Rizzini
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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:56 am 
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jusanothajoe wrote:
Here's my Rizzini
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That is a beautiful gun and it obviously works just fine. I'll assume you are very happy with it.

Yes, definitely if one of those came up I'd be very tempted.


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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:52 am 
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Yes, I am very satisfied.
Great gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:39 am 
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I have AyA #2 round bodies in 16, 20, and 28. The rounded edges make them easier to carry.


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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:34 am 
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Waldyo,

If you want a really nice one, David McKay Brown builds a beauty, one great shooting round body double gun. AyA #1 or #2 round body are very nice guns also. Prepare to get out your check book, or dig into your savings for either of these purchases.

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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:47 am 
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Hi,

My Dickinson Estate 20ga SxS is a round body gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:56 am 
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CSMC has RB guns as well. I believe CG offers something too.

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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:25 pm 
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I did at once stage look at a CG Ellipse RB 12 gauge and that got the whole idea going, probably should have brought that but the stock was a little short and a very thick recoil pad looks horrible on a nice gun IMO?

David Mackay Brown is way out of my price range unfortunately :(

Still very keen on a decent 20 gauge though. Current thinking has me considering a Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon (fixed 1/4 - 1/2 choke, yes no round body but they do have a nice slim frame) which is 2nd hand or a Fabarm Elos B2 which is a semi rounded action (new). Both 30 inch barrels.

I need to clear some space but at this stage the Beretta is the favorite, I just need to be able to get down to see it.

Do love the look of the Rizzini and CG round bodies though, beautiful guns indeed and the CG Ellipse felt so very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:13 pm 
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Waldyo,


Got to agree with you the Rizzini guns do look real nice, and I like the gold Grouse engraving on them also.
Real nice guns for sure, for an O/U.

Joes Rizzini is fantastic also, very elegant, with a serious hunk of wood.

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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:25 pm 
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Zoli Pernice. 6lbs, round body, solid mid and top ribs, removable trigger group.


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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:16 pm 
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Pine Creek/Dave wrote:
Waldyo,


Got to agree with you the Rizzini guns do look real nice, and I like the gold Grouse engraving on them also.
Real nice guns for sure, for an O/U.

Joes Rizzini is fantastic also, very elegant, with a serious hunk of wood.

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Yeh Dave, the Rizzini's are awesome looking guns and I am kicking myself a little as there was a 2nd hand 30 inch 20g for sale a few months back and I thought about offloading a Beta Europe SxS 12g to make space (and cash) for it but wasn't quite prepared to move the SxS on. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the urge wasn't as strong then as it is now. :roll:

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Zoli Pernice. 6lbs, round body, solid mid and top ribs, removable trigger group.


Yeh, that'd be awesome and would look pretty nice next to the Z sport :wink:

The 20g market is pretty small down here (Australia) and you see some nice stuff (that Rizzini noted above was very reasonable I thought $wise) come up occasionally for pretty reasonable dollars as Aussies seem fixated on 12g, partly I think because we don't have the upland game bird hunting the USA has?

The urge for a nice 20g is strong though, might get a chance to check out the 687 previously noted next week.


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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:01 pm 
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I ended up veering off the round body path, went and checked out the 2nd hand 687 and it fitted well and felt nice in the hands and has a pretty reasonable piece of wood attached to it which is a nice touch so it came home.
Managed a round of 5 stand on the way home and it shoots nice, gave the timberwork a nice rub with some boiled linseed oil and it breathed a bit of extra life into the timber.
It'll see a few rounds of sporting in readiness for Quail season next year.


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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:08 am 
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The Beretta O/Us in 20 ga. are very nice slim, trim guns. Their 28 ga. guns on the "baby" frame are especially slim! I have both, love 'em and use 'em for Sporting Clays.

But for the field, I always carry a SXS.

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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:05 pm 
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What makes a round body a round body. I was looking at a field grade 20 ga LC Smith. The fore grip was rather large and round. This one was made in the 30's I believe.


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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:39 pm 
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Round body refers to the receiver having rounded edges (no corners) and that makes it nice to carry in the palm of your hand.

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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:05 pm 
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oneounceload wrote:
Round body refers to the receiver having rounded edges (no corners) and that makes it nice to carry in the palm of your hand.


Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:19 am 
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When a "round body" is spoken of, it is GENERALLY meant for a SXS, where the receiver has to necessarily be wider than on O/Us. It is of most advantage on carrying a SXS.

We have tried to extend the term into O/Us, where it is of less advantageous. Check out David McKay Brown, a Scottish gunmaker, and his reputation of building true round body SXS shotguns.

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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
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BobK,

I agree 100%, DMB has beautiful well made round body SXS double guns, the cost is prohibitive for the average hunter however. This is no slam on DMB he builds high quality guns, expect to pay for one of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Round body 20 gauge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:16 pm 
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For the benefit of those that have contributed to this thread, here's a couple of photos ( excuse dodgy phone pics) of where I ended up.

1 x round of 5 stand and 2 off skeet so far and pretty happy with it, looking forward to some Quail next season.
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