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Strange choices, Mr. M-- IMO. I can see the Purdey choice, believe the late Michael McIntosh also had a hammer Purdey 12 bore-- but a fine Parker SBT with a "steam whistle" affixed. Not a factory option, as with the Winchester M12's "back in the day".

I am trying to figure out the rational, as to so modify any SBT with a Cutts for skeet, a vis a vis the M12- not quite so, as how could one shoot doubles? What is the OAL barrel length to the end of the Cutts body (different Cutts tubes have different lengths I believe)--how did it "mate" to the rib??

I have turned down quite a few fairly nice M12's in varying gauges and grades because they were equipped with Cutts "pickles". But, to each his own- one man's filet mignon is another man's liverwurst.. Foxy..


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Me too. After watching a few U-Tube shooting videos starring George Digweed, I want one- like his- well used, well cared for.RWTF


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Fox, Since we were restricted to one gun, I had to pick my old beater Perazzi Mirage. Since I’m a clay target shooter, it’s just about perfect for that at 8 lb 4 oz. In terms of hunting, it might be ok for ducks and maybe even pheasants, but for most forms of upland hunting, not too good.....pretty darned heavy for hunting (I’m not Paul Bunyan). If I were next to broke and the gun God said I will let you have one more shotgun, I’d get me an old Remington 870 twenty gauge pump gun, and go to work on the quail and grouse. I think the 870’s are very utilitarian and overall very good guns....and cheap in regard to cost.


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Yessiree- but a 870 ain't a Model 12- IMO. I would use the MX-8 for driven birds, also barnyard pigeons- would not want to carry an 8 plus lb. gun afield all day- RWTF


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My practical choice would be a Browning Cynergy field in 12 gauge - 7 lbs 9 oz. Heavy enough for clays, not awful to carry in the field. Would just replace my current Cynergy CX and call it a day:

https://www.browning.com/products/firearms/shotguns/cynergy/current-production/cynergy-field.html

Would miss the character and weight of my 12 gauge SLE though for the handful of days I spend in the field...

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Dan,
I think that your thoughts reflect mine in that the weight, balance as well as that all important character of a nice SxS completes the equation.
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Like Steve, I would choose a double shotgun combined with a rifled tube - a Drilling. For a pure shotgun, my go-to double is a hammer gun by Famars.

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Most of us probably make this decision every morning before the hunt: What shotgun am I going to take? I like to take each one at one time or another. I favour some more than others, because I shoot well with them. For this exercise, it comes down to practicality. Light to carry all day afield, easy handling and versatile in the blind, it's the SKB Model 500 o/u IC/M three-inch.

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My one-gun choice would be a light, 7 lb or somewhat over, Perazzi MX8 12 ga game gun with 28 3/8 barrels and choke tubes. For several years, I happily shot only a Perazzi similar to this, primarily on low-key, non-competitive clays, but also for all my then limited upland hunting.

I would not envision water fowl, deer, or self-defense use if I were restricted to a single shotgun.

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Fox 3 bbl set,32" 30" 28"

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