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gunmaker #595265 04/10/21 09:54 AM
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Here's mine: "They are unsafe and can blow up" The back story is, my boy's had their Boy Scout Troop Shoot and they of course shoot SxS's. We showed up and they uncased their guns. When the "Range Master" saw they had SxS's they were told they couldn't shoot them. I asked why and the fellow said these are "old fashioned guns that can blow up" I tried to explain that these are modern made and are perfectly safe. He still said they are unsafe and the boy's can't shoot them. So, they had to use a pump gun from one of their friends. I also brought one of my vintage guns with damascus bbls, when I pulled that one out, you would have thought I had Rona! Needless to say, I didn't shoot it.

The guns my boy's brought were a Browning BSS and an AyA Matador III.

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The SxS barrels blot out my target. The barrels distract me.


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You do realize that anyone who shoots a sxs is directly related to the Hatfields and Elmer Fudd. That is unless you wear a flat cap and then you’re just a pretentious snob. The boys with their Benelli blasters, masters of their little universe, wretch at the sight of a sxs as they wax poetically about the latest 3 15/16 oz supreme triple T pterodactyl loads. Those sxs shooters are just such smug little bastards with their lust for little gauges and antique guns. Be careful of them. They’re mostly old. Over 40 at least.

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Originally Posted by gunmaker
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Don't drink the SXS kool aid too fast.

Answer this.

Why then do o/u dominate every shotgun competition in every class/division? Dominates

There must be something to the O/Us advantage vs the SxS. If not, then the competitors would shoot a sxs or an auto

Because O/U’s only have one sight plane which makes them easier to shoot! Just kidding...


There’s more to shooting than competition, and I’d hardly think whats seen in competition applys to shooting outside competition. The answer to your question is probably a long one. Alas, I’m tired from walking 6 miles with my pre-mounted 8.5lb 32” barreled DT11. I need to dig my F1 car out, got stuck on the way afield again.

Agree it is a hunting carry vs golf cart ride thing. Horses for courses. There is no one shotgun for all scenarios. It is said to beware the man with one gun, I say bs because he just started shooting and only has one gun.


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Some percussion guns were touted as "harder shooters" than centerfire breech loaders. Is that also a difference between side by sides and over unders ?

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Double triggers are for shooting both barrels at the same time.

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Yea, I agree. I filled my safe in 5 years. Time for a second safe!

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Originally Posted by gjw
Here's mine: "They are unsafe and can blow up" The back story is, my boy's had their Boy Scout Troop Shoot and they of course shoot SxS's. We showed up and they uncased their guns. When the "Range Master" saw they had SxS's they were told they couldn't shoot them. I asked why and the fellow said these are "old fashioned guns that can blow up" I tried to explain that these are modern made and are perfectly safe. He still said they are unsafe and the boy's can't shoot them. So, they had to use a pump gun from one of their friends. I also brought one of my vintage guns with damascus bbls, when I pulled that one out, you would have thought I had Rona! Needless to say, I didn't shoot it.

The guns my boy's brought were a Browning BSS and an AyA Matador III.

Best,

Greg

Nice use of quotes around “Range Master”.


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Late 20th century single trigger italian monoblocs are not authentic! Mine are mechanical. (12 & 20)

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Hi y'all,

I hope I didn't stop this thread with what in hindsight could legitimately be construed as a troll. I wish I knew 15 years ago what I've learned on this forum. The club I belong to rarely sees SXSs so I've learned little there and usually shoot a target gun. On quail or rabbit hunts with friends or associates, I'm the quirky one with a sxs.
With what I know now, I'm thinking 10 or so years ago I was getting some pretty good deals at Cabelas and they always had several older guns I was scared to try. Some even had Damascus barrels. I still like my monoed single non selective beaver tailed guns!
Right now I'm putting the brakes on gun purchases. We'll see in a couple of years if I'll be able to own an antique fine double.

Following all of the interesting threads on this forum,
DB Crockett

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