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I hunt woodcock and quail over my Brittanys with a variety of guns from year to year which typically weigh less than 6 lbs. No great shakes of a shot, but I get enough to keep it interesting. Last year the gun-of-the-year candidate was a Skimin & Woods 2" 12 ga. at 5.5 lbs. with 28" barrels. Gil

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Pointed birds, carrying all day, no question:
1906 16 ga Sauer & Sohn model 14E 29.5” barrels 6# 1 oz choked .07/.14. Extended forcing cones Relaxed semi pistol grip like a POW
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Custom 1912 16ga Fox ejector, 28” straight stocked 6# 2 oz
choked .07/.14 also

Late season S Dakota / Montana wild phez and sharptails:
Model 200 Garbi 30” barrels: choked full/fuller 7# 5 oz.
I’ve made some incredible shots with this gun and B&P heavy 2 3/4” no. 4 nickel plated. A little slower to the shoulder,at a pound and 1/2 heavier than the 16’s- but really reaches out with authority!
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Hoffman 12ga. 30inch bbl ejector.

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I forgot to mention I hunt over flushing dogs, not pointers, so I don’t have that luxury of calmly walking up on a bird sitting tight. My dogs are very well trained field trial Golden Retrievers, but I have to keep on my toes to keep up with them.

I agree with whoever said, less than six pounds is a little whippy and high six’s is a little heavy to carry all day. I think my sweet spot is a 6-0 to 6-6 sixteen gauge or light 2-1/2” English twelve.

I also like longer barrels, 90% of my upland hunting is pheasants in wide open Montana. This is a far cry from quail or grouse hunting where a super light, fast handling gun is preferred.

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Browning Superposed 20 ga FKLT.

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Originally Posted by skeettx
Charles Daly Miroku Superior Grade

26 inch barrels, IC/Mod chokes, 3" chambers

20 gauge

BUT this would be a fine companion

https://www.gunsamerica.com/9123310...CK-AS-NEW-1-of-305-1-of-305-MADE-NIC.htm

Mike

I had a twenty just like that about 30 years ago. It was a wonderful handling gun and very well built. I honestly don’t remember selling it, I know I eventually ended up with a very nice, early 70s Winchester 101 that was built in the Kendosha plant in Japan.

Both guns were very similar, light twenty gauge over-unders, well put together. I ended up selling both guns as they were just a bit too whippy for me.

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Interesting discussion. Mine is a Churchill 21/2"12 ga. boxlock with 26" barrels, choked .003 & .011 weighing 5 lbs./ 12 oz.
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Originally Posted by Karl Graebner
Interesting discussion. Mine is a Churchill 21/2"12 ga. boxlock with 26" barrels, choked .003 & .011 weighing 5 lbs./ 12 oz.
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That’s a beautiful gun!!!

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Any one of my 16 gauge Foxes that are less than 6 lbs. 4 oz. I like them all, that includes a few Sterlingworths, an AE, a B, and 2 XE's. But to be specific, it has to be the one upgraded XE with the straight hand grip that I bought re-stocked and that was spot on my specifications.



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Oh wow! On that last gun.

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