Have lots of S x S’s, some O/U’s, several autos…depends on the day, the circumstances, etc. just returned from a week of prairie bird hunting…S x S only with one exception needing non-tox, when I used an auto.
That's definitely one of my problems also, but it's a good problem! My dad told me once, beware the man with one gun, he probably knows how to use it!I enjoy shooting autos, pumps and side by sides. My only side by side right now is a Merkel 1620--weighs about 6 lbs., IC/mod. coke and a dream to carry and swing. Also hunt with the new model A5 Sweet 16, weighs about 6 lbs. and provides a 3rd shot in the event I need it. I do have a 20 gauge mod-choked solid-rib Model 12 and it's a rooster killer too. My problem is I have too many shotguns and like to shoot them all.
Great gun the 11-87. Carried one for over a decade and still pack it (vs newer ones) as my backup gun. It's a real trash pump - you can use it as a push pole out in the duck slough, shake it out and blast away. Extremely soft-shooting as well. But as I aged I found carrying that 9 lb fence post all day in the field was a bit tiring to the old shoulders and went to a Fabarm L4S. I love the Fabarm, but it is a bit more delicate - actually needs regular cleaning.11-87 auto loader here...
A pheasant hunter can mix pragmatism w/ idealism, having the best of all worlds, if he/she shoots a really nice, old style Browning A5.Semi auto. Personally, I prefer pragmatism over idealism. Seeing the way hunting has been prostituted over in the UK and the emphasis they put on everything that isn't hunting, like clothing and double barrel guns, makes me happy to keep banging away in my redneckery until the day I die. Fight the power.
Oh, boy. Here we go. :eye roll:A pheasant hunter can mix pragmatism w/ idealism, having the best of all worlds, if he/she shoots a really nice, old style Browning A5.