I think some of you would be surprised to hunt wild birds with Gus and I here in Iowa. Bring your .410 if you wish. And if you want to carry a 7# .410 gun with 3/4 ounce loads, be my guest. At the end of the day, we can compare. I'm currently carrying a 7.25# gun with 30" barrels. It's fine, but I think a lighter gun will be nicer when it's 15 degrees, windy, and we are out in the cattails with snow. Maybe on snowshoes. It ain't georgia around here (I've hunted Georgia for 2 yrs so I can say that with some experience).

So, if you don't mind, I would like to try my hand at 6- gun instead of a 7+.
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...never pay Dave "one more dime"