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I've been reading the forum like a maniac for several days...I got my first taste of bustin' little clay thingies a few days ago and was instantly hooked.

I have a decent collection of hunting and target rifles and handguns and several pump 12 ga and one single shot 20 ga. But I knew absolutely nothing about O/U's until I started reading this forum. So first...thanks to you guys for providing quality info and honest input. :D Today I went to Sports Academy and purchased a Yildiz SPZ ME in 12/3" mag with 28" brrl. After reading what everyone had to say about the Yildiz, I figured that it would be a well spent $385.

Okay, now for the newby questions (the book is like worthless).
1. Which barrel fires first...upper or lower?
2. Is there anyway to change the order of 1 above?
3. I assume that once it is loaded and the breech is closed, there is nothing to do but pull the trigger?
4. 3 chokes came separately (marked with lines). The narrowest pattern would be the single line. Which would be closest to a skeet choke? Can I get a skeet choke from Briley? What the heck is a skeet choke? :roll:
5. Last dumb question for now...it is a 3" mag but should handle 2 3/4's fine...correct?

Respectfully, Bill...my friends call me Sax
 

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1. Either. You have a choice. There is a barrel selector on your safty button. Pushed to the right (single dot) fires the bottom first. Push to the left (two dots) fires the top first.
2. Answered in #1.
3. before firing, you must take it off safety with the safety button on top of the tang.
4. 5 notches = skeet, 4 notches = imp cyl, 3 notches = mod, etc.
5. Your SpzME will handle both lengths. Or any round 3" or shorter.
 

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Thanks! There are no dots next to, over,or under the safety ont this one...but it does slide left and right, so that mystery solved.

Okay, indulge me one more...what "cocks" the trigger. That is, breaking this open and closing does not allow the gun to dry fire. I loaded some empties in it and still no trigger. It pulls back with no resistance. What am I missing here?

EDIT: Okay, I'm 54 YO and I'm not too proud to admit it...I took the Safety off...it sure works better now. :oops: Now I know how all those new kids feel when they visit the motorcycle forums...where's the "blinker fluid" on this thing anyway? :wink:

I can't wait to go back to the range![/u]
 

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Saks, you can go back to Academy for yildiz/briley chokes. they are 14.00-15.00 each. Take my word for it, you won't want to shoot 3 inch shells out of that gun unless your dressed for winter, ie thick coat.
 

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Thanks 360. At my age and with my back, I don't plan on shootin' 3" anythings. I even got a 300 win mag that you're welcome to sight in for me. :wink:

I hope to get the gun over to the g-smith for a Limbsaver or some other good pad install. I put 100 rounds of 12 ga through my 1951 (year) Remington pump (with metal butt plate)last weekend...and I got the bruise to prove it. But I had fun and it just made me want to come back for more...sumpin' wrong with us men-types in the haid :roll:

Oh BTW, it's SAX (like the saxophone)...Saks makes me sound all high-fallutin' like the store on 5th Avenue :D
 

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Sax,
If you want to put the limbsaver on yourself they make a slip on that after you unscrew the factory pad you can just slip it on over the butt. Takes about 2 minutes to do yourself.
 

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Tuf-duc, I'll look into that as an option. I have short arms, so I may have to have a little taken off the pull. But I'll definitely check it out before going to the extra expense of customizing the gun just to fit me.

I found out that I really need to work on where I'm mounting the gun to my shoulder. This is a whole new game for me and I've got a lot to learn.

Thanks for the tip.
 

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Having the gun fitted to just you, is the only way to go. If the gun doesn't fit you right you won't like it.
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10ga...thanks for the tip. You're probably right about that one. I've got two bikes (Gold Wing and Roadstar) and although I have let select friends ride one, I have them both set up to fit me. Good advice.

BTW, I examined all 3 the store had in stock. 2 of them were in boxes and had something on the finish (R-side of stock) that resembled residue where lables are pulled off, but it was not sticky. Is that common and can it easily be buffed off?

Also, both the ones in the box were hard to break open and close. I bought the display model because it had the best finish and opened/closed easily. Will they eventurally loosen up after opeing a close some? ...I'll probably being looking for a 20ga next.
 

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Sax!!!...I thought that was you...it's me Pharmr from the Roadstar board!!!....now we have two things in common....our R*'s and our Y guns!!!...LOL!!!...you'll love this gun!!!
 

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Well hey Pharmr...small world. Dang, they aren't picky about who they let on here are they? I mean me....of course :roll:

I just bought the Y on Monday. Haven't been able to shoot it yet. Saturday I've got a great nephews B-D partyl...you know where my mind will be. Have you figured out how to strap the gun to the bike yet (LOL).
 

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Well hey Pharmr...small world. Dang, they aren't picky about who they let on here are they? I mean me....of course :roll:

I just bought the Y on Monday. Haven't been able to shoot it yet. Saturday I've got a great nephews B-D partyl...you know where my mind will be. Have you figured out how to strap the gun to the bike yet (LOL).
LOL...if they let a Yankee Texan like me in here they'll let anyone in...yeah they'll even let Goldwing riders in!!! ;)...with my gun in the takedown case it fits nicely across the passenger pillion :oops: ...or you can always go with the bungeed to the handlebar method(nice outlaw look):)...but c'mon, isnt there a gun rack on the Goldwing right next to the Cappucino machine??? :roll: ...great to see you here!!...look forward to your postings.
 

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Pharmr, Thanks for the welcome and thanks for not warning them about me. :D

I was referring only to the Roadie for carrying the gun. For the Gold Wing, I just put it in the safe in the trunk :wink:

I'll be around, I'm afraid that I'm not the only one who's hooked. My future SIL is the one that got me started and now my daughters mad at me cuz he wants to spend more time with me than her (LOL). So I'll be gettin' a 20ga for her eventually. She's highly competitive and they are both in Med school...so I feel rather dense when we're together...but the "old man" is still the better shot...so far :lol:
 
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