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    Now that ain't nice.
    Surely after these 2 posts , we will get to see a few photos before long.

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    I have single barrels, but I have to wait for a "Single Barrel Shotgun" thread.

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    Here's a shotgun....
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    Okay - Here's some pictures of my favorite scatter gun. This is an original 1882 12 ga. double barrel. It was used by the Wells Fargo Company atop of a stage coach. It is one of my most prized guns in my collection.
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    Semper Fi !

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    A real beauty!

    Do you shoot it? What ammo do you prefer for it?
    I am guessing it is too valuable to risk?
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    Now we're talk'n Guys !
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    Now Sharptonn !! This is a double barrel Thread !! That means "2" barrels side by side !! Name:  smiley slapdown.gif
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    ,,, and no pocket knives, brushes , razors and a dang semi-auto to boot !! (is that a Browning BTW),, Got It !! Name:  Mean Smiley (5).gif
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    An interesting thing that I learned about SxS shotguns. The wide sight plane wreaks havoc on cross-shooters. By that, I mean right-hand shooters that are left eye dominant (or vice versa).

    I'm lefty so I always shot SxS or O/U. Autos and many pumps didn't agree with me.

    My son was a crack trap/clays shooter with my old Lightning Superposed 20ga and my Beretta O/U 20ga. Routinely embarrassed his dad. One day I let him try the Ithaca/SKB 100 20ga SxS and he couldn't hit squat. I watched and watched and never saw it. One of the trappers that's also an instructor asked, Kelley, do you see what he's doing? I said no, I've no idea. He said that he's leaning his head way over the top of the shotgun. He's left-eye dominant. I had never noticed it! The trapper said he saw it all the time. Switched back to O/U and he was back at 99%. Later that day I told my dad what I had learned and he said that he couldn't shoot SxS for the same reason.

    I never noticed this before from the angle that I watched him shoot. Also, with a rifle, he was always using a scope which negates the handicap. With a pistol, he was lucky to hit the broad side of a barn.

    Something to keep in mind if you are working with a problem shooter and can't make any sense of their inconsistency.
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    Something to that and the aforementioned stock fitment.
    I used to dove hunt on an old trap-club's grounds. Once and a while, I might join in on a few rounds as they were active.
    I could hold my own with Grandad's A5 16 GA Browning right off the bat.
    I had to wait until they were absent to go out and pick up the unhit clays. Manually tossing and learning how to hit them with the Ruger OU. Was quite enlightening! I attributed it to elevation.
    The A5 hit like a trap gun for me. The Ruger, like a field gun.
    As soon as I learned to 'cover-up' the target, it was ON!
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