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Old 09-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #911
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Usually the two barrels have a different choke in each one. The first one is unchoked and the second is choked, so when you drop a bird with the first shot, they rest are flying away and the modified choke gets the shot pattern out there farther and tighter. the presumption is that you do not need to take as much time on the first shot since your pattern is spread out wider I guess.
Okay, thanks. Part of my question is answered. How do you decide whether you need/want an over under or a side by side?

I had not idea they were choked differently. Very interesting.
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Side by side shotguns were more expensive to make, and other than REALLY high dolalr custome guns, or some of the short "coach" guns are pretty scarce.

The over and under is cheaper to make, lends itself to machine production instead of hand fitting.

A lot of trap and skeet shooters like the O/U. I like the older long barreled SXS for bird hunting. Like the way they swing, the balance, and they shoot where I am looking.

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Thanks, c3. I didn't know if say, one was better for duck hunting and the other better for quail, etc. So, it's probably cost and personal preference, right?

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Side by side shotguns were more expensive to make, and other than REALLY high dolalr custome guns, or some of the short "coach" guns are pretty scarce.

The over and under is cheaper to make, lends itself to machine production instead of hand fitting.

A lot of trap and skeet shooters like the O/U. I like the older long barreled SXS for bird hunting. Like the way they swing, the balance, and they shoot where I am looking.
I shoot better with a sxs. I believe it makes for a natural sight picture. Just my opinion.
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While there are some excellent posts here with some great advice, let me remind all this is the "Random Questions Thread". I will be moving some of these posts to the Random Thoughts Thread.

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Ok here is a question. Why or what does it matter if it's an old thread. Another thread got shut down, the reason is that it was a year old. I understand if a thread is getting out of hand with insults or name calling, but really because it's been going. You have new people signing up haven't seen it. They start participating and you close it on them. I mean this is like showing up at the range at 1 pm in the afternoon and being told go home I'm locking up I've already shot all my ammo.

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Ok here is a question. Why or what does it matter if it's an old thread. Another thread got shut down, the reason is that it was a year old. I understand if a thread is getting out of hand with insults or name calling, but really because it's been going. You have new people signing up haven't seen it. They start participating and you close it on them. I mean this is like showing up at the range at 1 pm in the afternoon and being told go home I'm locking up I've already shot all my ammo.
For my, it depends on the nature of the thread. If someone asked for specific advice a year ago such as 'what should my first gun be' and hasn't posted in the last 8 months, I may close it. That OP isn't going to be back to see what has been posted and he's probably already bought a firearm, anyway. But if it is a perpetually relevant and continuing topic like how to mount an optic or whatever, I will leave it.
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Like the way they swing, the balance, and they shoot where I am looking.
That's good to know, C3. It would be very dangerous if you owned a shotgun that shot where you weren't looking. Imagine looking at the bird in flight and your shotgun shoots the guy walking next to you. Oh, wait, that's already happened, hasn't it? http://articles.cnn.com/2006-02-12/politics/cheney_1_katharine-armstrong-birdshot-saturday-afternoon-armstrong-ranch?_s=PM:POLITICS
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Found my IHC M1! Dont know if I should get it though.. Most of the parts are Springfield, but has the IHC receiver, LMR barrel in awesome condition, and DRC rear sights...

The place wants $1000 for it, Should I get it???.. I kinda wish it had more IHC parts, and I never spent that much for a gun before so im a little nervous.. Should I just be happy I found one??

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Does it have a PTO?

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