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View Poll Results: whats your favorite action?
pump 19 40.43%
bolt 1 2.13%
semi 16 34.04%
break 11 23.40%
sliding breech 0 0%
trap door 0 0%
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:50 AM   #21
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Ive seen those polls its how we end up with things like a lever gun covered in rails....
Or the Joe Biden special. A O/U coach gun with exposed hammers with rails all over it.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:54 PM   #22
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This is a “loaded” question ski

I went with semi only because if I could only keep one shotgun it’d be an autoloader. I can effectively bust clays with it, hunt with it, and use it in HD. But, like with most tools, it really depends on my mission.

  • Trap – 12ga pump (it’s kinda special, at least to me )
  • Trap Doubles – 12ga autoloader
  • Sporting, 5-Stand and other SG Games – 12ga O/U
  • Skeet – depends on the why, serious 20ga O/U; dang serious 12ga O/U
  • Hunting – small game, if not a rifle, since this is a SG discussion, a .410 pump (not sure why, still trying to figure this one out myself, just like it)
  • Hunting – deer, a bolt action
  • Hunting – feathers, an autoloader
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I own or have owned pump, semi, break and bolt action guns. I'm a pump action enthusiast, either because it was my very first gun/action or because of the reliability I have had with it over the last 4 decades.

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I own or have owned pump, semi, break and bolt action guns. I'm a pump action enthusiast, either because it was my very first gun/action or because of the reliability I have had with it over the last 4 decades.
You know I hear about the pumps and the reliability factor a lot. However, I go to clay shoots quite a little bit; but admittedly, many are some sort of fund raiser for some reason or another. Understandably, that gets a few levels of shooters in one group of people. However, I see the most gun related problems from pumps, then autoloaders, then O/U's. Now, with that said, I "suspect" that in most circumstances, with most malfunctions, it is a lack of maintenance. I guess my point is - pumps may be the most high maintenance.
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I voted for pump action. Even though I have or currently own O/U's, SxS's, semi and pumps (and have loved shooting them all)... It came down to a question of "grabbing one and go" where which one (at least in my case) would provide the most diversity in a variety of situations if I could only take one.
It would be a pump action in 12 gauge, extended mag tube, synthetic stock and bandoller sling.

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Drilling:

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I love break actions. Currently have a near 100 year old Stevens 335 SxS. Eventually I'll buy a O/U

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drilling isnt an action.

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I own more break action single barrels than any other, but my favorites are my pump action Winchesters !......................

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Pump. Break action is a close 2nd for me though.

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