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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:36 pm 
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Honest question.

Most of us have talked about a particular shotgun or rifle dad had, grampa had, or a favorite uncle had and we speak of them fondly.

Any of them plastic ?

Would you feel the same way about them if they were ?

I’m a huge believer in to each their own, just curious.

Sorry, probably not relevant to the thread.




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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:31 pm 
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Hi,

Considering most of us here are far closer to the grave than not, I would say no. No one here will fondly remember Grandpa's or Dad's plastic gun simply because they didn't exist when we were young.

As far as having warm fuzzy memories about dear old dad's plastic shell shucker, why not? It's not about what the gun was made of, nor how much it cost to buy, or fancy it looks. It's the fact that it was Grandpa's or Dad's and you saw them often use it.

Memories are made in the mind. Materials don't play in to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:11 pm 
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My all around gun is a FABARM H368 12 gauge with 28” barrel. 6.8 lbs, so acceptable for upland hunting. Synthetic stock, so less angst hunting waterfowl. Shims to adjust cast and drop. Mine has a left handed action. Reliable, well balanced and patterns well with the factory chokes Has worked well at sporting clays and quick enough to shoot low gun at skeet. Shoots my 7/8 oz reloads just fine. The closest thing in the present FABARM catalog is the XLR5 Waterfowler. Same action design as my H368 with some improvements over the intervening 15 years.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:47 am 
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OK folks, I really appreciate all the responses but have to go a different direction. This is a Christmas gift and a little more intel tells me he wants an over/under 12 ga. Recommendations in the < $1400 range?

Thanks,

John


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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:00 pm 
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Browning Citori White Satin. A bit more than $1400 but Tombstone Tactical has them @ $1,512 with free shipping. No credit card fee. It can also be an all around shotgun (if it’s your only shotgun.)

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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:07 pm 
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The best “all-around” shotgun ever is the Remington 870. It’s a gun for many generations.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:10 pm 
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Eibar wrote:
The best “all-around” shotgun ever is the Remington 870. It’s a gun for many generations.


Certainly has stood the test of time, for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:25 pm 
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This is an easy one to answer. It’s the gun that you like the best.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:57 am 
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Hondo64d wrote:
OK folks, I really appreciate all the responses but have to go a different direction. This is a Christmas gift and a little more intel tells me he wants an over/under 12 ga. Recommendations in the < $1400 range?

Thanks,

John



The one that fits. OUs aren’t fungible like a semi auto. There aren’t shims to easy make it fit a wide range of body sizes. You get what you get. Find one that fits first, and worry less about what it is.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:41 pm 
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DANG, people. The OP was here on the 6th of November 2020 and last heard from in late November 2020.

YA think he may have got his answer and bought the shotgun he was looking for last CHRISTMAS.......

Your opinions are no longer required for this poster.

Maybe you just like to see your OPINION in print?

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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:01 pm 
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Road Rat wrote:
DANG, people. The OP was here on the 6th of November 2020 and last heard from in late November 2020.

YA think he may have got his answer and bought the shotgun he was looking for last CHRISTMAS.......

Your opinions are no longer required for this poster.

Maybe you just like to see your OPINION in print?


OR, maybe this thread just opened up lines of conversation in which folks are interested in participating ?

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 Post subject: Re: Best Do It All shotgun?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:07 pm 
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Road Rat wrote:
DANG, people. The OP was here on the 6th of November 2020 and last heard from in late November 2020.

YA think he may have got his answer and bought the shotgun he was looking for last CHRISTMAS.......

Your opinions are no longer required for this poster.

Maybe you just like to see your OPINION in print?

What the heck? The last I looked, this is an OPINION forum and we are here to share our opinions on shotguns. No need to be aggressive and if you don't like what someone says, ignore it.




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