- Jan 31, 2010
- Reaction score
- Blanchard, America
Pump, semi, SxS
I love them all.
870 3" 12 is what I duck / goose hunt with, for 45 years. Total reliability. Cold, wet, muddy and it keeps working.
Just picked up a semi 12, 3 1/2", though.
I went to a shooting seminar, Dan Carlisle was shooting exhibition. Hand throwing 8 clay birds up and shooting them with a VERY OLD Mossy 500 12 ga.
Asked why the Mossy?
They had set up 5 steel plates on timers.
I shot 2.55 secs for 5 shots. Carlisle shot 1.66 secs. Very humbling.
Semi was too slow and he had been shooting that Mossy for 25 years.
The new Berretta / Benelli are faster. (claimed)
Which action is better?
THE ONE YOU ARE MOST COMFORTABLE WITH.
You left out the O/U.
Just about all I shoot anymore is A-5’s and Winchester 101’s. I’ve got an old savage 16 sxs mod/full without a serial number that I use when blocking for pheasants. It’ll reach out and touch those ones that go straight up and try to use altitude to beat us. I love that old piece of crap.