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Old 05-30-2018, 11:31 AM
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Pump gun addition

Have a Browning 12 ga. BPS Stalker, 20 ga. Browning BPS engraved, vintage Rem Wingmaster 12 ga., Benelli 12 ga. Supernova, Benelli 20 ga. Nova, Winchester 12 ga. SXP waterfowler, want to add another pump. My wish list is as follows:
Ithaca 12 ga. Waterfowler
Winchester SXP Black Shadow
Weatherby 12 ga. PA-08 Waterfowl
Mossberg 12 ga. 500 Field
Mossberg 12 ga. 835 Ulti-mag
CZ 12 ga. Magnum Waterfowl

Any votes for any of the above or are there others to consider? You can probably tell I am not interested in an auto.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:45 AM
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Re: Pump gun addition

My pump action criteria is a suitable gun for bird hunting- I am not interested in convertibility to a tactical/riot gun...I have used all of mine for duck, turkey, dove, and snipe- though must admit the last two birds are becoming more difficult to find areas to hunt. I like the novelty of a 10 ga. BPS, but in practical terms not practical here, and for turkey I like the light weight and effectiveness of a 20 ga.
The Ithaca is premium price, kind of like a new Rem Wingmaster, but nary a review on them.
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Of the ones I own, the Benelli Supernova fits me the best. It is right at 8#with the 28" barrel which is also ideal in taming recoil for me. The newer SXP waterfowler is 7# and a bit less effective versus recoil but it has a very smooth action right out of the box. The Mossberg 835 is dimensionally good, the ported barrel is a big question mark. I did not list any Remington 870's- I am very much put off by a lot of negative reviews on recent models.
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I've been shooting old Ithacas for years. They're of a quality ive not found in others.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:54 PM
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Re: Pump gun addition

That's a nice collection of shuckers there Raul, you appear to be a man who appreciates old school gunning. While I use a semi-auto for duck hunting (I do appreciate the recoil reduction those provide), I've been moving towards 2-barrel guns for game other than ducks.

I have a pair of 1982 Browning Citoris, (one 12 ga and one 20 ga), and recently acquired a 20 gauge 1981 Browning BSS (side by side) which I plan to use for dove and quail in the future.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:10 AM
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Esteban, I sorely miss the 1980 12 ga. BSS I sold to a member here- needed funds for my new mud motor- shot a few ducks with it. I imagine the 20 you have will be great for upland hunting. The Browning Cynergy O/U sure looks like a winner for ducking; price is daunting right now.
Backcast, do you know anything about the newer (Ohio mfg.) Ithacas? Hefty price, more than a new Rem Wingmaster!
I would want a shorter barrel for the Benelli Supernova (24/26") for turkey- heck it costs almost as much as a new gun, better off getting another Supernova!!
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Looks like you have everything except an Ithaca. Probably need one.

I have a Ithaca 37 from about 1977 that was my first "repeater"....$88 from JM Fields.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:12 AM
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I hope to retire next year...will treat myself to a new (Ohio) Ithaca waterfowler. Pinman, I think the same year I bought a Rem 1100. Sweet guns and better prices then, but money was money then.
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