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Old 11-02-2010, 09:47 AM
Mr. 16 gauge Mr. 16 gauge is offline
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Who duck hunts with a "classic".....

I've seen a lot of new shotguns out on the marsh, most with fancy camo paint jobs, matte finishes, and synthetic stocks.

Does anyone here still hunt with a 'classic' shotgun? For practical purposes, lets call a "classic" shotgun one which was popular, but isn't manufactured any more.....guns such as the Browning A5, Ithaca M37, Remington 11-48, or Winchester Model 12.
Heck, I'll even go as far as adding shotguns that weren't all the popular, but aren't manufactured anymore, such as the Ithaca M51, Winchester Super X & 1400, Stevens 67 or 5100, High standard semiauto or pump, ect.

I have a few: A Remington model 11 (looks like the A5) and an Ithaca M37 (both in 16 gauge)....the get out to the marsh a few times a year with some bismuth handloads (I have a Remington 870 Express that is my main waterfowling gun).

.....and while it's not really a 'classic' by my definition, I have an older Mossberg 500 pump that was my first gun, and I plan on taking it out a time or two before the season closes.

So how bout it....what 'classics' are still getting used in the duck marsh?
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:21 AM
buckhunter buckhunter is offline
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A5 Browning and a Model 12. Don't use them much usually a couple of times per year.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:05 PM
Larryjk Larryjk is offline
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Winchester Model 12 Super -X 3 inch. Nostalgia is the main reason. It will shoot whatever I buy to run through it. The last were the Hevi-Shot for Classics. It is a 32" barreled with a matted rib. Will never sell it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:36 PM
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I use my Western Arms Company, Long Range Gun made by Ithaca in 1939. It's a 16 ga. with 30" bbls. choked F&F with Kent Matrix 1.25 ozs. of no. 6 shot. Another one I'm useing is a Browning A5 3 Shot Model, made in 36. It has a 28" solid rib full choke barrel, I use both Kent Matrix and Bismuth in this one. But at times when not hunting over decoys I use a Browning 2000 with a 3" -28" VR bbl with Briley Steel Chokes. That's the most modern waterfowl shotgun I have. The 2000 mostly used for goose hunting and it was made in 76.
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