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Old 06-13-2012, 05:10 PM   #31
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A buddy and i have had a long discussion about shot guns. He is a double barrel supporter and I favor the pump. What do y'all like better?
I've got a single, double (O&U) and a pump. I like them all "better". The single is better for answering the door during the day, the pump (with the 18.5" barrel is better for answering the door at night, and the O&U is better for clays.
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I've got a single, double (O&U) and a pump. I like them all "better". The single is better for answering the door during the day, the pump (with the 18.5" barrel is better for answering the door at night, and the O&U is better for clays.
I think that's what I'm going to do. Get one of each. After reading all these I want them all. No the big question. ...... who makes a better what?
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Pump simply because of capacity, coolness factor would be double barrel though.

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I like the old 22/ 4/10 OU's. Classic young hunters weapon. Good for about every small game on legs. Not so good for birds. Not bad for a door greeter either, choices, hurt-em or toast-em!

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When it is time for a shotgun I usually grab a pump or an autoloader. That said, I believe there is a psychological advantage in situations with a double - either a stack barrel an side-by-side. With two barrels there is no questions as to what is being pointed at a perpetuator. Even a non shooter, can recognize 2 barrels and will have an idea about what is about happen. Those two barrels may dissuade anyone from getting more stupid. (The other advantage is that many doubles are two guns in one , so even if something malfunctions one barrel will work.

When the shooting begins, there is little doubt the autos and pumps are what I want in hand.

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This is an application specific question, but then I guess all firearms ownership question should be defined by application. If you are talking strictly defense, then you have to consider if you anticipate being in an ongoing battle or a one or two shot conflict. There is something intimidating about looking down the bore of an 18" side by side. And most of those made today, even the cheap imports are reliable. However, if you anticipate needing more than two rounds in a very short period of time, the obvious choice is a pump. Here again, whether you go Remington or Mossberg, they're both reliable. You just have a few more rounds available to you before needing to reload.

Personally I hunt with a Ruger Red Label 20 gauge for upland game, and I have an old Benelli M1 Super 90 for water fowl. For trap I love shooting a my Remington 90T (made by Kolar) single barrel for 16s and handicap, but I use a Benelli 391 Urika II Trap for doubles. I'd have a quality O/U unsinlge if I could afford it, but I'm just a lowly public school teacher in the Republik of Kalifornia, and can't afford much more than I have right now.

Oh sorry but I forgot. For primary home defense, I have a Remington youth 20 gauge pump loaded with #6 shot. It is short and easy to wield inside a building. Anyone I hit dead on inside 20 yards is going down to stay, and if I hit a wall the shot isn't likely to get through the sheet-rock and injur an innocent person. Also, My wife isn't afraid to use it.

Sorry if I rambled on, but I've got an official old fart's license to yack as much as I want. If we ever meet in person and I go on like this, please just say "uh huh'" a few times and pretend like you're listening. : )

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uh huh uh huh i did not know benelli made a 391 never have seen one. and if you dont think #6 shot will penetrate dry wall ? never mind i see you live in a mansion 60 ft from gun to target all of my indoor shots would be no more than 12 yds most under 8

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the sxs i think of classic english and a gentalman. the o/u is the jock the comp gun. enjoy our thoughts while we can the 870 and 500 zombie killers be invading this thred soon
now, now. there's nothing wrong with a good 870 or 500. as for the zombies, after seeing the news lately maybe these people have a point.
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The question was Double or pump. I think Semi Auto should also be in the discussion. My answer is a resounding YES.

If you think a double is to slow, go watch some SASS cowboy competitions for awhile, and get your mind right.

It's the Indian, not the arrow that will carry the day.

Go figure.

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Neither go semi auto an dont look back
BLASPHEMY! I much prefer my ratio of 7 shells to 6 dead ducks with my O/U....saves me $ on shells
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