Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   General Shotgun Discussion (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f26/)
-   -   Thoughts on o/u shotguns (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f26/thoughts-o-u-shotguns-75328/)

englishpointer 10-30-2012 03:59 AM

Thoughts on o/u shotguns
 
Why do some guys think they need to spend thousands on there trap and skeet gun. I out shot two guys that could not stop bragging about how much they payed for there guns I out shot them with a cheap mossberg silver o/u 12ga it's not always the gun or the maker.

Blueguns 10-30-2012 04:27 AM

I shoot an Ithaca O/U from the 1960's, so I'm not exactly part of the expensive O/U crowd. Although, I do like a nice O/U (who doesn't?), but it's the shooter, not the gun.

It's sort of the same mentality behind buying an Alaskan Super Redhawk, and living in a place with no bears. My gun is better/bigger/more expensive, than yours.

englishpointer 10-30-2012 04:36 AM

Guys take there guns way to serious if it fits in your hand and go's bang it's a gun so shoot it I guess if u can't shoot u pay big bucks for a gun so u can show off how big your wallet is instead of how good u can shoot

Gatoragn 10-30-2012 11:24 AM

On my visit to SD last week I was glad I had a third shot available.

However I choose to utilize the plug, so I stop shooting after three.

SD does not place a limit on the round capacity of your shotgun while hunting pheasant. :cool:

Some folks cram 8+1 in their autoloaders. Makes the gun too dang heavy, IMO.


Maybe next year I'll try the new 16 round Kel Tec. :rolleyes:

Seriously, a good shooter can make most any shotgun look good.

Some folks just want to drive a Ferrari, but a Huyndai will achieve the same objective.

JD1969 10-30-2012 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by englishpointer (Post 995288)
Why do some guys think they need to spend thousands on there trap and skeet gun. I out shot two guys that could not stop bragging about how much they payed for there guns I out shot them with a cheap mossberg silver o/u 12ga it's not always the gun or the maker.

Because they can. I don't like or agree with bragging about how much one spends on anything, it is in poor taste, but if someone can afford and wants to pay big bucks for something that is their right.

JTJ 10-30-2012 02:28 PM

The amazing part is that some people will pay a huge amount for a shotgun and not have it properly fitted. The English are masters at fitting shotguns. They adapt the shotgun to the shooter not the shooter to the shotgun. Why spend the bucks for something that does not fit and will never function to the optimum?

Old_Crow 10-30-2012 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JTJ (Post 995555)
The amazing part is that some people will pay a huge amount for a shotgun and not have it properly fitted. The English are masters at fitting shotguns. They adapt the shotgun to the shooter not the shooter to the shotgun. Why spend the bucks for something that does not fit and will never function to the optimum?

Just ask any group of Glock owners. It works the same way, we all have our tricked out shotguns. We won't be bothered with having them fitted. We just have them so we can say we belong to a clique. Remember when everyone had to have a Beretta? You even got a cheap T-shirt so a burglar could follow you home and steal it.

locutus 10-31-2012 10:11 PM

We have many types and brands so folks can buy what they want. If I could afford it, I'd have a Holland and Holland SXS double just because I like them. I'd probably not even shoot it very much. I'd just like to have one.:p

My shotgun of choice for use is a Benelli M-2. But if I shot trap/skeet, I think I'd go with a Krieghoff O/U. If I ever hunt birds again, I'll get another Browning SXS. Probably a 20 this time instead of a 12.

Why do some folks drive a Corvette when they can get from place to place in a Hyundai???

Whatever you like and can afford is what you should get.

Blueguns 10-31-2012 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by englishpointer
Guys take there guns way to serious if it fits in your hand and go's bang it's a gun so shoot it I guess if u can't shoot u pay big bucks for a gun so u can show off how big your wallet is instead of how good u can shoot

It seems like there is three types of expensive O/U shotgun people.

A lot of guys in the big Trap tourneys have those very expensive O/Us. If your very, very, good at trap and shoot it nationally, then I think it makes sense.

Then there is the guys that have more money than they really know what do with. They'll buy a Beretta or a Perazzi, or something ridiculously expensive, for no other reason than they can do it, and stay within their means. I think that's cool, if they've worked hard all their lives, and can afford it, more power to them.

Then there is they guy at the local trap range, that takes out a loan to buy a shotgun he cannot afford, flashes it around, goes 70/100, and thinks the gun makes him cool.

locutus 10-31-2012 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueguns (Post 997315)

Then there is they guy at the local trap range, that takes out a loan to buy a shotgun he cannot afford, flashes it around, goes 70/100, and thinks the gun makes him cool.


The interesting thing here, quite often the guy with the $100 Mossberg that's ranting at the expensive O/U guns is wearing $150 prefaded designer jeans, $175 sneakers and a $75 designer T-shirt.

So it all depends on what's important to you.:D


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:03 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.