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Posted: October 22 2017 at 4:49pm | IP Logged Quote joed

After about 7 months I finally had the chance to take the
Browning Superposed out and shoot it.

It didn't let me down and broke a lot of clay today on the trap
range. That is one sweet shotgun, very well balanced.   Nothing
like the Ruger Red Label that I traded for it.   The Ruger was
heavy and always felt off balance, not so with the Browning.

Shot 100 rounds today and probably broke 70 out of 100.   Not
bad for someone that shoots about once a year.   

I'd had some doubts about the Browning as it is old, from 1956
and doesn't have screw in chokes. If I could get the bead on a
clay it was broken today.   I'm not the best either but I had a good
day.

But my love is the rifles, maybe I'll got out with them soon.

   

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Wish I was more like Guy and took pictures but I was to busy burning
powder today.


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Joe, my first real love has always been the shotgun. Growing of a farm in Graham county Kansas with pheasants, ducks on the pond a quarter mile down from the house, cotton tail and jack rabbits. We never had extra money and Pop had one gun, a shotgun. It wasn't a good shotgun, just a farmer's tool and I never was a good wing shot but I learned to love shotguning.
I shoot a little 16 yard trap with a '97 Winchester black diamond trap gun and hunt with either an Ithaca 37 or an old Remington 870 16 gauge.
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I need to work with shotguns more. I don't really have any high end ones.

Rex, are you a fan of the 16 gauge? I have an Ithaca 37 Deer Slayer in 16 gauge. Always a bit surprised how popular the 16s are around here, you can go to the local Wal Mart and have a reasonable expectation of finding a few varieties of 16 gauge shells. Doubt you can do that in many other parts f the country.

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I like the 16. An old hunting buddy gave me his first shotgun before he died. A 16 gauge Ithaca 37, I gave it to his grandson because he reminded me of my old partner.
16 gauge shells aren't at our Walmart anymore but a local shop carries some and Cabela's has them.
For an interesting read google "16 ga society".
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The shotgun is really the first gun I ever owned at the age of 21, a
Mossberg 500 in 12 gauge. Rifles and pistols came afterwards.   I
enjoyed getting out in the field and that memory comes back to
me every fall.   Most of the friends that I hunted with are gone
now but I still enjoy shooting shotguns.

I never really owned anything other then a pump shotgun until a
few years ago when I bought a Ruger O/U.   I had nothing but
problems with that gun and back in March I traded it and some
cash for a Browning Superposed O/U.   The Browning is almost as
old as I am and I was unsure how it would do. For a 60+ yr old
gun it surprised me.

Was a lot of fun shooting trap yesterday.    


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I don't see any 16 gauge around here but most places carry the
ammo including Walmart.    It's a shame that it isn't as popular as the
12 and 20.   

What is the reason for its demise?

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Joe, I believe it was the 3" 20 gauge. I've owned them too but I'll stick with the 16.
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The only 16 gauge I ever owned was French made O/U.
All aluminum, very light weight and kicked hard.
Fast on swing and was great when you were on target.
Ammo was hard to get, so I sold it.
Was not a top break, you slid the action back to eject the shells.
Should have never sold it.
Not that good on pheasant, but was great on quail.

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Excellent Joe!

Glad you got out with that nice shotgun.

Looking forward to some time afield with mine soon.

Regards, Guy
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