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What is your favorite shotgun for upland hunting
Pump Action3226.23%
Semi-auto1310.66%
Side by side129.84%
Over/under2923.77%
Single shot3427.87%
Bolt action21.64%
What is your favorite gauge shotgun to use for upland hunting?
10 ga00.00%
12 ga5545.08%
16 ga86.56%
20 ga4234.43%
28 ga64.92%
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Other10.82%
 

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12ga pump - "my old 1958 winchester model 12"
 

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12 Gauge O/U...w/ The 20 Gauge 870 as a close 2nd!!
 

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I have an old EXCEL handed down to me from my grandfather.
And I can dust skeet all day with that old single shot 16ga.
Now if I could only do that with my new 12ga semi more geese might fall.
 

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Ithaca model 37 'feather-lite'
32" barrel

It out shoots my buddies Browning and his over/under Satori. Better pattern, and longer range.
 

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Long walks; H&R Pardner 12Ga(BBL 28" Mod.), short walks; Marlin 55 12Ga(BBL 25.75"Cyl), if Dad tags along; El Faisan SXS .410(BBL 28" I/C&Mod).

Back to tradition, Baikal IJ-58 SXS in 12ga.
 

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Well I have gotta say I'm a bit surprised. Only 1 preference for 410!
And the gap between 12 and 20 ga is only 1 vote!

I can't say I'm overly surprised that single shots are leading though.
Light, easy to carry economical to buy and use.
 

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i got my dads remington model 812 single 12 and love it but the sock is cracked and have no idea how to replace it lol
 

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i got my dads remington model 812 single 12 and love it but the sock is cracked and have no idea how to replace it lol
Check with Western Gun Parts or Numrich arms. I think maybe Trade-Ex may have stocks in stock.
 

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I can't say I'm overly surprised that single shots are leading though.
Light, easy to carry economical to buy and use.
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BINGO!!!
 

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I would have to say my Winchester model 24 double in 12 gauge. My wife uses my grandfathers old Mossberg model 183D-C in 410 gauge and has had very good luck with it. She has only ever lost 1 bird with it, and she shoots just as many birds as I do.
She is now is looking for a 410 in single shot as she is not in love with the bolt action on her gun.
 

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I love my 12 gauge benelli super nova in max 4 camo. Has mid bead with tru glo sights cant beat it. Shoots like a 22 and wouldnt trade it for nothing. First gun i ever owned. We get lots of ruffed grouse around here, so later in the season we switch over to the 17 hrm and 22 long rifles. I rather miss high with my 12 than waste the meat. Went out with my buddy bird hunting last year had full choke in barrel and on two occasions dropped birds in which he said were out of range. To his surprise not one bb in the bird. It shoots true and he plans on getting one some day as well. On long walks or on the bike i always take a trusty 12 gauge cooey by winchester handed down from my father.

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I have three 410, two single shots and one bolt. Used them when i was younger and great shooting, just had to move up to were shells would be cheaper.
 

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I own 3 shotguns and all of them are 12ga so obviously thats what i voted for, but i would love to own a 20ga o/u some day for birds. I usually take my dads semi when just bird hunting, usually just incase i run into several birds that decide to all flush at once, or when im out chasin wooddcock with the dog,(lab so he flushes no time to get ready)but during deer season i take my pump, its very accurate with slugs I always have one in the tube incase a buck just so happens to be out an d about during the afternoon when im bird hunting
 

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For many years, I hunted with a Franchi semi 12 and found it to be a great gun but would jam on a too frequent basis. I switched over to my present and faithful CIL, 12 gauge double barrel shotgun. Way before I was born, Mom bought the gun off a fellow who won it at the Fredericton Exibition and gave it to Dad. Dad hardly used it and didn't really like it so after getting tired of the jamming, I sort of "borrowed" it from Dad. Since then, We have been very happy and successful together! HA! The gun is a heavy old girl but a real treat to shoot.

The CIL name was stamped on it but in reality, I believe Stevens made it for them. I have often thought about buying other guns but I am very content with the old girl and look forward to taking her out for many more years!
 

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The one that is not in the cabinet but will be eventually is a decent quality rabbit-eared side by side in 12 gauge. CZ makes a nice one but currently is not in my budget. Had a Neumann Bros. Belgian one once upon a time and regret passing it on. Something feels right about a balanced double in your hands while hunting grouse.
 
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