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whats your favorite "ole shotgun whether your huntin rabbit,birds or just beatin around? mine would have to be a 12ga win mod. 37 single barrel when loaded with rem or fed heavy game loads (3 3/4 dram/1 5/8 oz, it is mean on anything including shoulders. but will hold a pattern @ 40yds that is devistating on game. have had the occasional rabbit that i did not let run far enough before touching one off. well you get the picture. so whats your favorite shotgun.     have a nive day, jim
 

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That would be a Remington Wingmaster 12 ga. with a plain barrel with modified choke. Had a Raybar bead put in about 20 years ago to replace the stock one. Usually used #5 and 6 shot for some great squirrel and general small game medicine. Remember at one time I used the Remington Nitro Mags in 2 3/4" shells with number 5 shot. Great for longer range through the hardwood forest. This was my first shotgun bought back in 1977 for 139.99 at Modell's Sporting Goods. (Unbelievable)

Sad to say it's been parked a while in the gun cabinet since I started playing with handguns. There is a nice trap range at the club I just joined and maybe I'll get back into shooting this shotgun again.

Thanks Bill, for causing me to think about the great memories I have with my brother and father huntin' for small game in the late seventies. One heckuvalotta fun was had at that time!

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I'll have to say that probably the most used firearm in my battery is a well used, Savage 24C 20ga/.22LR O/U combination gun called the Camper.

It goes pretty much wherever I do other than during big game seasons.   It has filled the pot so many times with what I'll call "incidental game" that I can't begin to remember them all!   Not quite a shotgun by definition, but a shotgun and more!  Not fancy, not high-tech, will never make gunwriter's top 10, but my pick... time and again!

Yep, my pick for the 'ole shotgun as you put it for bummin' around!

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Marshall
 

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When I was 8 my Dad gave me an old 16 ga Iver Johnson Champion singleshot.I still have it and use it all the time.......dang that was a long time ago!
 

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It would be a Ithaca SxS 12ga m/f barrels, it was my grand fathers. I use a lite load with 7/8oz of shot, to shoot a little pasture trap.
 

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I've always been a double gun enthusiast with a pump gun paycheck, so it would be my Remington 870 with the 21" Turkey-model barrel. A bit heavy but short n' handy for the dense stuff in which I usually find grouse.
Even better would be a rattail-forend Ithaca 37 in 16 gauge. I really like that shell a lot. But in a perfect world I'd say a 28 gauge SxS, IC/M fixed chokes in 25" barrels, double triggers, straight grip stock and splinter forend. Say 5.5 lbs. or so. Okay, so where's my car payment for the next six years...

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I have a 4 year old H&R Pardner 12ga with a modified choke. This gun was $70 new its feather lite (bad on recoil) but you can carry it all day. It patterns great out to 40yds and it can handle my heavy 2 3/4 reloads. great cheap light tough, cant say enough about these guns.

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I've got an IGA[stoeger] O/U [$300] that points and shoots great in 12ga.  I've used it for birds, turkey, deer on occasion w/ buckshot.[skunked]  the darn thing just FEELS like an appendage while following a rising pheasant!!!!<!--emo&;)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo-->
 

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Like Bill said, "I'm a double gun enthusiast with a pump gun paycheck" also.  However I did run across a cheap but very sweet shooting Stevens 5100 16 gauge sxs many many years ago.  Yes, it has that danged ol' plastic stock on it and the cap has come of the butt so it makes a really strange sound when shot.  It's modified/full and has a ding in the barrel.  I don't know if my eyes are as crooked at it shoots or if it shoots where I point it, either way its accounted for a bunch of birds, rabbits, squirrels and clays.  I can actually hit quail with it (if they let me recover from the heart attack they give me when first flushed).  I bought that shotgun for $45 and wouldn't take 100 times that for it now.
 

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I have to go along with Marshall on the Savage 24 series. Wife has a 22/410 her mother left her. Many years ago I had a 22mag/410 that lived in my truck. It filled a lot of dinner pots while hunting and camping. Used to have the same combo that marshall has, traded it for something I just coundent live without and regretted it ever since.The 22/410 sure makes a nice camp gun and works well on rattlers.

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Would have to be a Winchester Model 12 in 16 gauge I got from my maternal grandfather years ago. It's missing alot of the bluing and has a 28 inch plain barrel with a gold bead and modified fixed choke. This is my truck gun when pheasant season, chukar, grouse, etc is running.

Been thinking of new wood, vent rib, thin wall screw-in chokes, and a reblue for the old friend. Trouble is finding a good craftsman to do it. RKBA!
 
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