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#561750 - 01/01/20 06:55 AM Re: THOMAS BLAND & SONS - "EUOPLIA" - 12GA PARADOX GUN [Re: buckstix]
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I had a William Evans paradox built for the Westley load at 1550 fps and that was in a 8&1/4 lb gun......recoil was brutal. I had it out at the range one day and three of us shot my paradox gun and a friends Army & Navy .577 3" double, everyone agreed the .577 was more manageable in the recoil department. I am not so sure that the early black powder H&H paradox guns were heavier than your gun. I do agree that 900 fps should handle Whitetail just fine.
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#566910 - 03/09/20 09:01 AM Re: THOMAS BLAND & SONS - "EUOPLIA" - 12GA PARADOX GUN [Re: SKB]
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Originally Posted By: SKB
I had a William Evans paradox built for the Westley load at 1550 fps and that was in a 8&1/4 lb gun......recoil was brutal. I had it out at the range one day and three of us shot my paradox gun and a friends Army & Navy .577 3" double, everyone agreed the .577 was more manageable in the recoil department. I am not so sure that the early black powder H&H paradox guns were heavier than your gun. I do agree that 900 fps should handle Whitetail just fine.
Steve

Hello SKB
Thanks for the reply

I compared a black powder load, with a smokeless load, and found the smokeless load to be much more agreeable.
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#566913 - 03/09/20 09:19 AM Re: THOMAS BLAND & SONS - "EUOPLIA" - 12GA PARADOX GUN [Re: buckstix]
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The bore rifles and paradox guns are very cool. I would like to own one again someday, it has been several years since one was in my safe.
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#566943 - 03/09/20 03:42 PM Re: THOMAS BLAND & SONS - "EUOPLIA" - 12GA PARADOX GUN [Re: SKB]
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Originally Posted By: SKB
The bore rifles and paradox guns are very cool. I would like to own one again someday, it has been several years since one was in my safe.
Steve

Hello SKB
Thanks for the reply

I'll bet all your other guns in the safe are lonely without a paradox near by.
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#566944 - 03/09/20 03:54 PM Re: THOMAS BLAND & SONS - "EUOPLIA" - 12GA PARADOX GUN [Re: buckstix]
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It was a William Evans Super Magnum gun built for the Maharajah of Kohto. Best quality ble, extended top tang over the comb, most likely never fired after it was built until I owned it. That was one COOL gun. I ended up trading it off to purchase my H&H Royal shotgun which I dearly love.

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#567042 - 03/10/20 05:48 PM Re: THOMAS BLAND & SONS - "EUOPLIA" - 12GA PARADOX GUN [Re: SKB]
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Originally Posted By: SKB
It was a William Evans Super Magnum gun built for the Maharajah of Kohto. Best quality ble, extended top tang over the comb, most likely never fired after it was built until I owned it. That was one COOL gun. I ended up trading it off to purchase my H&H Royal shotgun which I dearly love.

Hello SKB,
Thanks for the reply.

I also use a "rare" "vintage" "classic" shotgun for turkey hunting here in Wisconsin.









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#567048 - 03/10/20 06:53 PM Re: THOMAS BLAND & SONS - "EUOPLIA" - 12GA PARADOX GUN [Re: buckstix]
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Buckstix,
I like your Turkey gun quite a bit. Great bird too!

I have an interest in obtaining a single barrel percussion pigeon gun in a large bore as a turkey gun.

Steve
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#568893 - 04/02/20 11:44 AM Re: THOMAS BLAND & SONS - "EUOPLIA" - 12GA PARADOX GUN [Re: SKB]
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Originally Posted By: SKB
Buckstix,
I like your Turkey gun quite a bit. Great bird too!

I have an interest in obtaining a single barrel percussion pigeon gun in a large bore as a turkey gun.

Steve

Hello SKB
Thanks for the reply

I love hunting with that antique Turkey gun. Its one of my favorites. And I've found ... you can be just as unsuccessful with a fine antique, as with a modern gun. wink
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