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Bob Cash #620774 10/15/22 06:41 PM
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I’ve owned two vent rib sxs shotguns: a Beretta GR2 20 gauge (now long gone down the road) and a Dakin Arms model 160 by Antonio Zoli, also a 20 gauge, which I’ve owned for over 40 years and still shoot regularly. I’ve never noticed that the vent rib provides a difference, as compared to a solid rib, even when shooting casual skeet. Nor has it ever hampered the use of the gun in the field.

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I have both ventilated and raised flat, and find no discernible difference in the shooting qualities of either. Main thing for me is ....... was the gun supplied from the builder that way, or is it an add on? If it's original equipment I'm fine with it. As a personal aside, I have shot vent ribs in the field under a lot of different circumstances and have never noticed any issue with twigs, or trash of any kind, getting hung under a vent rib. For me that is more an imagined issue than a real one. YMMV.


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Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
I have both ventilated and raised flat, and find no discernible difference in the shooting qualities of either. Main thing for me is ....... was the gun supplied from the builder that way, or is it an add on? If it's original equipment I'm fine with it. As a personal aside, I have shot vent ribs in the field under a lot of different circumstances and have never noticed any issue with twigs, or trash of any kind, getting hung under a vent rib. For me that is more an imagined issue than a real one. YMMV.
Ever been ruffed grouse hunting with a vent ribbed gun? Didn’t think so, but…… Thanks for alleging that I ‘imagined’ debris under a vent rib. Mr ‘Know it all, Stanley’.


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You are right.
I’m home picking ferns and bits of detritus out from under a ventilated rib right now.
I never really thought about how much crud collects in between the barrels or under a ventilated rib before.

Definitely a good reason for a swamped rib in the woods.


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Originally Posted by Buzz
Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
I have both ventilated and raised flat, and find no discernible difference in the shooting qualities of either. Main thing for me is ....... was the gun supplied from the builder that way, or is it an add on? If it's original equipment I'm fine with it. As a personal aside, I have shot vent ribs in the field under a lot of different circumstances and have never noticed any issue with twigs, or trash of any kind, getting hung under a vent rib. For me that is more an imagined issue than a real one. YMMV.
Ever been ruffed grouse hunting with a vent ribbed gun? Didn’t think so, but…… Thanks for alleging that I ‘imagined’ debris under a vent rib. Mr ‘Know it all, Stanley’.

Buzz my friend, I was not intentionally alleging anything concerning you. I made it clear that it was my experiences only, when I ended with YMMV (your mileage may vary). Of course I don't get to hunt grouse down here. But, we do hunt woodcock in the thickest mess I can imagine, wading through switch cane and vines so thick you can't see the ground. The OP asked for our opinions. That was/is mine, and it has no more value or import than anyone else's. Don't be so touchy. It was not meant that way. I said "For ME, that is more an imagined issue than a real one".

This isn't worth us arguing over.


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We don't do nothing but set on a bucket over a baited Dove field.....

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I have one 12 ga.SxS Built by a company called Hoffman in Ardmore Ok.great gut and I really don't notice the rib when shooting.

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Duck hunted with a Dakin Zoli for about 30yrs had a vent and shot it well.Sears got tricky and retired it.Never had a pre 1940s with a rib.

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Originally Posted by HomelessjOe
We don't do nothing but set on a bucket over a baited Dove field.....
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