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For whatever reason I always was drawn to them. I found many of the higher grade guns simply gorgeous, especially some of the English ones that I would find difficult to afford. That said from previous experience I could never shoot one as well as an O/U.
Today when out busting some clays with some friends, one of them coerced.me into shooting a old Savage S/S and I actually managed to hit a dozen in a row without any misses which amazed me. Perhaps I'm over that and might have to see about a decent priced one that I'd be happy with. Just remember: He who dies with the most toys wins! 馃槈
 

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There are plenty of older (and decent) SxS guns out there; most are field guns and not really designed for heavy clay use. That said, a sturdy gun like a Browning BSS is definitely capable
 
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A Win 21 is just about unbreakable. Look around a bit and one can be had for fairly reasonable money.
 

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A Win 21 is just about unbreakable. Look around a bit and one can be had for fairly reasonable money.
You must be a mind reader as I was thinking the same thought.馃槉
 

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I participated in a SXS shoot that featured 6 Winchester model 21s that had popped ribs.

Pay attention to this guy鈥檚 opinion on the 21:


4140 steel is extremely difficult to 鈥渨et鈥 for soldering. A repair job that looks and sounds great might not be.

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I participated in a SXS shoot that featured 6 Winchester model 21s that had popped ribs.

Pay attention to this guy鈥檚 opinion on the 21:


4140 steel is extremely difficult to 鈥渨et鈥 for soldering. A repair job that looks and sounds great might not be.

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OUCH! That doesn't sound like a very good report on them. Thank you for that information. Will definitely be reconsidering choices.
 

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I second the recommendation of a Browning BSS. Very sturdy SXS with the weight most target shooters want.

IMO, this one listed here on SW would certainly fill the bill perfectly. BTW, I have no vested interest in the gun or seller. Good luck!

 

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I stocked this 32" 12ga, 1926 Fox for sporting and FITASC. After 80,000 rounds I gave it to a well-known Perazzi 'smith to tighten up. When he returned it, he said "Good for another 80,000 rounds."

Where did you get all the autographed photos from Anna Nicole?
 

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How does your Silver Pigeon or Citori compare to a Holland & Holland or Boss?
Comparing English 鈥渂est鈥 guns that only the gentry can afford to guns a small businessman, farmer or mechanic can afford is, in a word, stupid.
 

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As I tell everyone who asks - don't buy until you've shot a variety of SxS so you know which you really want to buy. To buy first, shoot second can be expensive because another persons preference may not be yours.
 
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