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PostSubject: B/P Shotgun   January 10th 2015, 4:30 pm

Looking for a B//P shotgun. Any helpful Hints on what to get? I don't have a clue. Pat I know you have one.

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 10th 2015, 4:52 pm

oh boy! Now you really are getting the bug Laughing

They pop up now and then on gunbroker. I much prefer single barrel as its just cleaner looking but if you want it for small game and dove, etc, double barrel would be great.

Maybe do a search on GB for a TC black powder shotgun.
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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 10th 2015, 5:19 pm

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oh boy! Now you really are getting the bug Laughing

They pop up now and then on gunbroker. I much prefer single barrel as its just cleaner looking but if you want it for small game and dove, etc, double barrel would be great.

Maybe do a search on GB for a TC black powder shotgun.

Yes I've had the bug thanks to this forum. Very Happy
Could you be more specific on brand, Gage etc

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 10th 2015, 5:56 pm

forgot, looken at a turkey gun

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 10th 2015, 6:00 pm

Drummy, I have 2 SxS 12 ga. guns. One is a Navy Arms Pietta (sweet gun) and the other is a CVA. The CVA is not as fancy but is functionally fine. Both have cyl/cyl bores, no choke. It makes them easier to load and you can use plastic shot cups to contain the shot column longer if desired.

The effective killing range is 30 yards or less due to the pattern expanding so much. I would avoid a full choke except for turkey hunting .. just too much trouble folding the cards and trying to unfold them while seating the load. I would only recommend a single barrel for turkey. The double barrel can be loaded with bird shot in one and buckshot or a PRB in the other if desired.

I paid $300 for the CVA and $425 for the Pietta, both used but in very good shape.

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 10th 2015, 6:46 pm

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Drummy, I have 2 SxS 12 ga. guns. One is a Navy Arms Pietta (sweet gun) and the other is a CVA. The CVA is not as fancy but is functionally fine. Both have cyl/cyl bores, no choke. It makes them easier to load and you can use plastic shot cups to contain the shot column longer if desired.

The effective killing range is 30 yards or less due to the pattern expanding so much. I would avoid a full choke except for turkey hunting .. just too much trouble folding the cards and trying to unfold them while seating the load. I would only recommend a single barrel for turkey. The double barrel can be loaded with bird shot in one and buckshot or a PRB in the other if desired.

I paid $300 for the CVA and $425 for the Pietta, both used but in very good shape.
Thanks Pato
That's the kinda stuff I need to know

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 10th 2015, 7:20 pm

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Drummy, I have 2 SxS 12 ga. guns. One is a Navy Arms Pietta (sweet gun) and the other is a CVA. The CVA is not as fancy but is functionally fine. Both have cyl/cyl bores, no choke. It makes them easier to load and you can use plastic shot cups to contain the shot column longer if desired.

The effective killing range is 30 yards or less due to the pattern expanding so much. I would avoid a full choke except for turkey hunting .. just too much trouble folding the cards and trying to unfold them while seating the load. I would only recommend a single barrel for turkey. The double barrel can be loaded with bird shot in one and buckshot or a PRB in the other if desired.

I paid $300 for the CVA and $425 for the Pietta, both used but in very good shape.
Found a SXS 28 ga. but not for me.

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 11th 2015, 8:24 am

The smallest ga. for turkey would be 20 ga. but bigger is better. It would be mainly head shots for a sure kill.
Pedersoli makes a choked SxS but they want a lot for them. I talked to a custom builder near me (Long Hammock Barrels) and he'd make one with jug chokes to my specs for $3k +/-. headslap

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 11th 2015, 9:01 am

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The smallest ga. for turkey would be 20 ga. but bigger is better. It would be mainly head shots for a sure kill.
Pedersoli makes a choked SxS but they want a lot for them. I talked to a custom builder near me (Long Hammock Barrels) and he'd make one with jug chokes to my specs for $3k +/-. headslap

Thanks Bob
3k is a little steep for me
I've hunted turkeys with my Farm and Fleet 12 ga. 870 bought in the 70's.for years. Wont hurt to use it again.
I'll just keep looken at the sales

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 11th 2015, 9:46 am

A cheap way would be a New Englander with the shotgun barrel.

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 11th 2015, 10:29 am

Muley wrote:
A cheap way would be a New Englander with the shotgun barrel.

That may be a plan. Im gonna check it out

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 11th 2015, 10:34 am

I've seen the guns for sale with both rifle and shotgun barrels included. Sometimes I see just the shotgun barrels for sale.

So, you have a couple of options for getting it done.

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 11th 2015, 10:53 am

Just took a quick look. Maybe not as cheep as I hoped

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 11th 2015, 10:57 am

The important part is the shotgun barrel. Try and find a deal on that if you can. Then get a beat up New Englander with a lousy bore.

Refinish the stock, put on the shotgun barrel, and go kill something.  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 11th 2015, 12:01 pm

Muley wrote:
The important part is the shotgun barrel. Try and find a deal on that if you can. Then get a beat up New Englander with a lousy bore.

Refinish the stock, put on the shotgun barrel, and go kill something.  Very Happy

I'm probably gonna do just that. Thanks for the thought

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 11th 2015, 2:00 pm

you might take a look at the Knight TK black powder inline, a couple friends have them and have killed turkeys out to 45-50 yds, can be made to shoot very tight patterns.. if you dont mind a inline over a traditional bp gun.
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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 12th 2015, 7:44 am

Just this past week I've ran across a very nice, reasonably priced T/C New Englander 12 ga. on one of the internet sites. When I seen your thread I tried to find again.  I can't remember where I seen it and I can't find it.  Sorry! Crying or Very sad  Maybe sold???

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 12th 2015, 8:17 am

Thanks Joe
Very nice of you

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 14th 2015, 2:30 pm

I love my Pedersoli 12ga side by each!!!  Yea, I'm cheating with the screw in chokes but it kills turkeys dead!!  They've about doubled in price or worse, since I bought mine!!  If I recall, my receipt that I saved is around $360!!!
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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 14th 2015, 2:31 pm

Here's an Iowa bird from 2006!

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 14th 2015, 2:39 pm

Big birds in Iowa.
Think your correct about the price going up.

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 14th 2015, 3:37 pm

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I love my Pedersoli 12ga side by each!!!  Yea, I'm cheating with the screw in chokes but it kills turkeys dead!!  

Do you remove the chokes to load and then replace them before hunting?

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 15th 2015, 10:25 am

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FiremanBrad wrote:
I love my Pedersoli 12ga side by each!!!  Yea, I'm cheating with the screw in chokes but it kills turkeys dead!!  

Do you remove the chokes to load and then replace them before hunting?

No, but I don't use the big thick cardboard wads. I use 2 lubed felt wads over powder and a card over shot. The big thick over powder wads you'd definitely have to remove chokes. Shot cups likely the same?
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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 26th 2015, 1:03 pm

Received the New Englander 12 ga today. The best used gun I have bought yet. Very few blemishes. The gentleman I bought it from included a shot bag with #7 shot, Wads A, B and C,cleaning gear, three different round ball packs with patches, powder measurer, hot cup nipple wrench.
Will post pics when the weather gets better

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PostSubject: Re: B/P Shotgun   January 26th 2015, 2:06 pm

Hey drummy, you owe Jon and I a "Big" finders fee!  Twisted Evil

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