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Well mine would fall to the Browning A-5 with you guessed it poly choke. Writing these new posts up I realized that I use the A-5 more than I thought. But it is light enough to carry in the field all day long and I know it will go bang when I pull the trigger.

So what is yours?
 

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There is something similar in another area but here goes:
Prairie birds (pheasant, sharptails, chickens, B-52s)- 16 ga Citori Upland Special, 12 ga Miruko O/U, sometimes 20 ga Citori
Woodland birds (grouse, woodcock)- 16 or 28 ga Citori, rarely a 410 Citori.
Sometimes I use autos, usually a 20 ga 390 or a 16 or 12 ga A-5. I don't use the autos much as they don't balance on the shoulder as well as an O/U and I hate leaving empties in the field.
 

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I inherited my Dad's Browning Sweet Sixteen....

I would think that would be enough said. :wink:
 

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I think I would have to go with the Beretta Silver Snipe - 20ga for dove and quail and 12ga for pheasant.
 

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Personally, I don't think you can beat a 20ga. SxS. I've hunted with a "Sweet Sixteen"[my father's] and could never hit anything but ducks consistantly,and with the A-5's,even the "lights" get heavy soon.O/U's are probably close,but don't "point" quite as naturally.
Jim
 

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Old early 70s 12g 2.75 Wingmaster. Great gun had it since I was a kid she never lets me down :D

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Mine will be my new Franchi 612VS Synthetic semi-auto shotgun. It will be baptized on a 9-1-2003 Dove hunt. This is one great designed gun. It comes with shims to adjust drop and cast. Easy gun to take down...just unscrew the forearm cap...the gas piston and recoil spring is in the forearm...by unscrewing the forearm cap you can completely disassemble the gun except for the trigger assembly...knock two pins out and the trigger assembly can be removed. It has cycled everything that I have fed it...from 1oz light reloads to the 3" magnum shells. The gas piston is selectable between light loads or heavy loads. I patterned the gun and it is dead on the money accurate. The gun has great balance. I know time will tell but so far I am extremey impressed with the gun.
 

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Not even close. After owning everything, o/u's, pumps, and autos at one time or another, a 16 or 20ga. sxs for upland hunting is unbeatable IMHO :) . They simply point and "feel" better than anything I've ever used. Not the best for clays, but that isn't the question on this post.
 

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I really had to think about this for a few days. I love my Red Label 28 gauge.

Birdbrained is 110% correct about sxs's. I also love my Beretta Silver Hawk 20 sxs. I bought it used last year and took the first 5 pheasants I shot at with that gun, without taking it to the range. In fact, I had not shot a sxs in 30+ years prior to that, and that was my friends gun.

From here on out, I'm buying only SXS shotguns!
 
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a beretta 687 ultralight 12 ga., all the power of a 12 but at only 5.75lbs weights less than any double 20ga Ive seen.
 

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hands down beretta ultralight 12 gauge, for smaller birds just throw in the briley tubes and shoot 20 gauge shells out of it
 

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Hi!,

Since I'm the new kid on the block, Ill toss my favorite upland gun in the pot too.

I have a Pedersoli made 1850-1860's replica of an English-style 12ga. SxS caplock shotgun. Though it has a few modern touches - chorme lined barrels (steel rated) and screw-in chokes (Mossberg style). It looks, handles, and shoots like an original! It has beutiful English Walnut and lovely checkering and color casehardening. I think that the straight english wrist on the stock makes for the fastest and most pointable stock ever made. To me it just looks like a fine shotgun should.

Now, where are my two Springers! Someone bring me my Tweeds! Let's see if the roosters are ready to run!! :lol:

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Does it have to be a gun I own? I have have two dream guns, and they both would be used for upland. One would be the Merkel 1620, and the other is Ruger Red Label 28ga. I will probably spring for the Ruger before next fall, but the Merkel, well, only if I hit the lotto. Until then my 20ga Wingmaster LW does fine.
 
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