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Posted: February 15 2017 at 1:20pm | IP Logged Quote joed

About 16 years ago while living in FL I started shooting Trap and Skeet with some Sporting clays thrown in.   

Back then I was using a Mossberg 500. Usually I missed more then I hit but what the heck I enjoyed it.   I
would pay attention to the guns others used at the range with the thought that some day I'd get something
better then a Mossberg pump.   Most used Browning shotguns.   I tried a few and couldn't believe how nice
they felt against my shoulder.     

But, I got sidetracked when I moved back to OH.   I had a friend that owned a LGS and he convinced me to
buy a Ruger Red Label All Weather.    It was a decent shotgun that felt awkward and had no balance.   So, I
didn't shoot it much and stopped shooting shotguns.   

This week while in the LGS one block from my house I noticed a Browning Superposed in the rack.   Old gun,
vintage 1958.   Today I talked to the owner and no longer own a Ruger, I now own a Browning Superposed.

Probably good timing as I've joined a range that has Skeet and Trap plus rifle ranges to 300 yards.

I'm now looking forward to shooting some Trap next week and maybe even rifle at 300 yards.

But, here's a picture of a gun that I have lusted after for 16 years and now own.




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Posted: February 15 2017 at 3:53pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Wow! Very nice. That's a pretty doggone special shotgun. Congratulations.

New club with trap, skeet and rifle ranges to 300 yards?

COOL!
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Posted: February 15 2017 at 5:05pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

Nice ole shotgun, Joe. A new one like that would cause one to bust up his piggy bank I am sure. But then, they don't make em like that anymore.

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Joe, I'm starting to turn a little green!
Beautiful shotgun.
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Very nice Browning. I've tried shooting trap and skeet but never could hit anything.
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Too pretty to shoot! Just kidding, but that is a seriously nice shotgun.

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Ok now no more excuses Joe!   Nice very nice ! coming soon 25 straight ?    Joe

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I cant wait to see how it shoots. Problem
is the chokes are full/mod, not sure how
those would work for skeet or trap.   The
plan is to have screw in chokes installed
in the barrels.

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Congrats on acquiring a fine shotgun.

The guy who wins in the end is the one with the most toys.


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Great gun!
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300 yards where yu live.....you must be shooting over the lake!

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twillis wrote:
300 yards where yu live.....you must be shooting over the lake!


Actually fairly close to the lake but to the west.   Since retirement I've left the big city and live in a small village in the country.    The picture below was taken
during rush hour in the downtown area.






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Joe,

Congrats on the Superposed! Beautiful furniture! The thought of installing screw in chokes and altering its factory configuration makes my skin crawl!

A few years ago I got the scattergun itch and did the same searching. I was intrigued by the Ruger "Woodside". But, something pointed me back toward Browning. I ended up with a "Citori White Lightening". It will absolutely turn clay targets into "smoke".


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Mike, the thought of installing screw in chokes scares me too. I'm
looking really hard at who is going to do it.

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Call Doug Braker in MN. 218-947-3600

However, if you have other options, I wouldn't change that Superposed.

http://dougsgunsmithshop.com/

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joed wrote:
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300 yards where yu live.....you must be shooting over the lake!


Actually fairly close to the lake but to the west.   Since retirement I've left the big city and live in a small village in the country.    The picture below was taken
during rush hour in the downtown area.


I have relatives in Lorain. They left PA to work in the Ford plant there.

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That is a beautiful gun and I am sure you will enjoy it. I would love skeet shooting but heck I can't even make it to the range to shoot my rifles and pistols.
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Joe, In my opinion if you put screw in chokes in the 1958 browning the value is gone. DON'T DO IT!

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Joe, I'm going to agree with Safari 100, your chokes are great for 16 to 27 yard trap, shoot some Annie Oakley's,
fooie on skeet I've never shot it anyway. If you must shoot skeet try spreader loads.
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Need more pictures of the Browning.

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