Shotgun of Choice

Colorado Cowboy

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Depends on what I am hunting. I have a Spanish made sxs, Upland King 20 ga that I use for chuckar, quail & pheasants. I usually use a .410 870 for dove, sometimes the Zephyr too. Waterfowl is a Belgium Browning duck gun o/u. Trap is an 870 TCMC Trap Gun. I also use the Browning for turkey.
 

buckbull

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I have a Beretta Xtrema 2a for geese and turkeys mostly. Browning A-Bolt 12ga slug gun for deer. I use a 870 wingmaster and rem 1100 both 20 guage for smaller game like rabbits and squirrels. Sometimes I'll break out one of my dad's winchester model 12's.
 

Ikeepitcold

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I just got my second Stoeger 12 ga. They are basically the same as Bennelli and have never had any issues with any ammo or the gun itself. Both are auto.
 

JimP

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For those high flying geese I have a Ithica Mag10

For normal flying ducks and geese I have a FN made Browning A5 in 12ga.

Upland game I'll pull out a Ruger Red Label 20 or a Stoeger .410 side by side that also rides around with me on my 4 wheeler just in case I find some grouse during the big game hunts.
 

Team Kabob

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Beretta xtrema 2 has become my favorite for waterfowl and anything with bad weather. I always bring a pump 870 wingmaster or a mossberg 500 for back up just in the event I break the xtrema 2. Would love to add a a400.

The wife has the best shotgun. Browning 625 sporting 20ga.




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Fink

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Really love shooting my A5 or Citori. Currently shooting a benelli M2 for waterfowl, and really haven't been impressed. Strongly considering selling it and buying a new style A5. Seems to me like nothing cycles shells, in any conditions, like brownings do.
 

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Fav? Man, that's tough. I'm gonna break it down a bit finer...

Meat gun - Benelli SBE II - Killed everything from deer, turkeys, geese, and ducks to upland birds, bunnies and feral cats.

Upland go to - Charles Daly O/U 12ga. w/30" barrels and Briley thin wall tubes.

Nostalgic gamer - L.C. Smith 16 ga. S/S - built in 1932, a mid-grade, I've killed grouse and woodcock to pheasants and chukars with her.

MVP - Remington 3200 Magnum - If I could only own one, this would be it, mostly a safe queen these days.

Home/Grizz/American Express Card - Remington 870 12ga. - I modified this with an AR style adjustable stock and short iron sighted slug barrel with Rem Chokes and a magazine extension. At home she's stoked full of steel duck loads as they won't penetrate walls very far, on the mountain and in the pickup she's loaded with 3" OO buck. In Grizz country the first load is a light target load #8, after that it's all 3" slugs.

On the wish list - Benelli 828 12ga. O/U, Benelli Ethos 20ga., Winchester lever action .410, another 10ga. of some ilk.
 

JimP

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My first goose was killed with a single shot .410 back in the 60's. I wouldn't recommend it if it was legal now.

A 20 ga has more than enough power and shot in it to drop ducks and geese as long as the shooter does his job.
 

Colorado Cowboy

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My first goose was killed with a single shot .410 back in the 60's. I wouldn't recommend it if it was legal now.

A 20 ga has more than enough power and shot in it to drop ducks and geese as long as the shooter does his job.
Back then lead shot was a lot more lethal in the smaller gauges than steel is today.