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Old 05-13-2017, 09:41 AM
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I'll go you one even better.

I like double barrels, double triggers, extractors, and double hammers.
In most cases, a SxS in 12 gauge seems like I am sighting down the wide side of a 2X4; 16 gauge, not so much, 20 and 28 gauge JUST RIGHT.

I prefer to not have ejectors because they make the gun just a little harder to break open to reload and cock everything.
If the gun has hammers, I just push the opening lever, and gravity alone drops the barrels down for reloading.
On a well-designed gun, especially in the smaller gauges, the hammers are close enough togetherthat they can both be cocked at the same time with my thumb as I bring the gun up to my shoulder if I think I may want to fire twice.

But those are just my preferences.
Not for everyone.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:14 AM
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You bet !
Stevens 311, 12 ga., bought second hand for $20.00 in 1969 , I still have it .
Newer Stoeger , 20 ga. double from Turkey...$400.00 new about 8 years ago.
The Stoeger looks better , Turkish Walnut and nice blue , but the old worn plain jane Stevens shoots right where I'm looking!
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:05 AM
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I like to hunt some and do critter control with my 1920's 16 gauge LeFever Nitro Special. I had the original 2 9/16" chambers and forcing cones lengthened so I could shoot modern 2 3/4" shells...still low power ones of course.

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Old 05-13-2017, 11:22 AM
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Problem with those beautiful guns is they really can't be used with steel shot for us waterfowlers.
Way back when, I acquired a BSS and had the bores opened up to IC/IC and for years used it as my primary gun. SOld it.
Acquired another that has not yet been fired with the intention of getting the chokes again opened up this time to S1/S2. Has ejectors the mechanical trigger and 28" barrels. This to my knowlege is the only real viable option for the waterfowler today who wants to safely shoot steel from a side by side. Problem is that I've gotten so used to my SBEII and my hunting has slowed down that I've never gotten around to doing it.
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I use a CZ in 28 gauge with double triggers. Love it for quail and bunnies.

I actually used to compete in 28, 20 and 12 skeet tournaments with that gun and though I never won them, I came in far from last. I also called for the bird with the gun at my waist with the safety on so that taking the safety off while the gun was coming to my face became second nature.
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This 1956 Belgian Defourney 10ga. magnum has harvested many geese and diver ducks over the years. The gun is not particularily heavy, and the recoil is not punishing. However, I always wear a couple band-aides on my trigger finger--if it's cold and I get my trigger finger too far into the trigger guard, the front trigger slaps me pretty good

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Old 05-13-2017, 08:17 PM
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My first shotgun was a Mossberg 500 pump. My second shotgun was a Savage/Stevens 311. The first two shells I fired with the 311 brought down two wood ducks. I hunted Canada geese many years with that gun and I always shot front trigger first so modified barrel first then full choke barrel. It was very intuitive and was not difficult to get used to at all.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:56 PM
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This is an older post that got revived but I still like talking about Side by Sides. I bought a Yildiz 20 gauge from Academy Sports thats made in Turkey and the everyday price is about $485 and it's an excellent gun with removable chokes, splinter forend, selective ejectors, and single trigger. It has a non automatic safety with barrel selector and really nice walnut and good laser engraving and only weighs 5-1/2 lbs. I loved hunting dove, quail, and pheasant with it last year and only wish that it had double triggers and a straight grip but there just isn't anything else out there that's affordable. The days of reasonably priced AYA's and Merkels are over I think.
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