Originally Posted by UnderFire
Good point...side by side shotguns you have to adjust your aim a little to the left then a little to the right.
Over/Under's not that much aim adjustment is needed.
A Ruger Red Label was mentioned...one of these are at the top of my shotgun list, especially since I'm interested in getting a O/U for my next shotgun. From what I've seen in O/U's the Ruger has the best bang for the buck.
Not to be argumentative, but you do NOT have to adjust your point of aim right or left with a side by side, any more than you have to adjust your aim up or down for an over/under. Remember, the rib/bead on a side by side is about 1/2 inch from the center of either bore, in an over-under the bead is about 1 and a half inches above the lower barrel. Plus, most good side by sides are slightly offset to aim dead on at effective ranges.
Another side by side advantage is that when broken open, they only have to come open about 30% or so--an over-under needs to break open much farther to eject the bottom barrel--makes them easier to open in a blind and easier to carry open--at least in my experiences. Obviously I love side by sides, especially for hunting...