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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?
 

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The question is what task are you going to use them for? Imo pump is a better over all design, the capability to switch barrels and have multiple rounds in the tube is always a plus but then for skeet or trap I would have to lean towards the double because there is no wasted motion added from pumping the action. Both are amazing designs that have with stood the test of time and One is not better than the other, its all preference and choosing the right tool for the job
 
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There is nothing like a fine well balanced double. A double just has an esthetic value that cannot be duplicated in a mass produced, ugly, rattly, created for the masses pump gun. It's like comparing the proverbial sow's ear to the silk purse. But, beauty and function is in the eye and hands of the beholder. What one likes, another one won't. I don't understand it but I accept it. I will not bird hunt with nothing but a fine side by side nor will I shoot clays with nothing but a fine over/under. Life is too short to have it any other way.
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i like them all for different reasons. the pump, just because of it's versatility and multiple shell capacity. the semi auto for some of the same reasons, plus just sometimes easier, because i don't have to pump it. the SxS, just classic old time western appeal and John Wayne used them! the O/U, classic refinement in shotguns that says class and style.
 

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i like them all for different reasons. the pump, just because of it's versatility and multiple shell capacity. the semi auto for some of the same reasons, plus just sometimes easier, because i don't have to pump it. the SxS, just classic old time western appeal and John Wayne used them! the O/U, classic refinement in shotguns that says class and style.
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
 

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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
Lmao ain't that the truth
 

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I bought my 500 for zombies!!!! Lol jk jk, got it for HD. And I love that shotty and also gonna get a Remmy 870 just cause I found one with a Super Magnum receiver for $350 ^^ But a side by side, I do want one just cause of that classy feeling ya folks are on about. But I know nothing of side by sides and 2 of my buddies had their own and swore by them. One of them was a skeet shooter and the other had it for fun and they're classic. Now this thread has got me thinking of my 3rd shotgun after getting that Remmy. Who should I buy manufacturer wise for quality? I like to save up and buy when I have enough for what I'm aiming for, I try not to shop on a budget. Any suggestions? I also like them American made please, if possible not made out of country.
 

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believe it or not, i still have a soft spot for bolt action shotguns! they are just pretty dang sweet to shoot and fun as hell.
 

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Classic SXS

Why choose, I have and use both.

There is just something about a good SXS that makes it a classic. The wide sighting plane is unique and for hunting, the double triggers mean you have instant choke or load selection. Most are IC/M or traditionally M/F.

Although when it rains, I hunt w an Syn 870.
 

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believe it or not, i still have a soft spot for bolt action shotguns! they are just pretty dang sweet to shoot and fun as hell.
Bolt action shot gun? Don't think I have ever seen one of those.
 

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Bolt action shot gun? Don't think I have ever seen one of those.
They are for slug hunting and typically rifled. Some are used for goose hunting and are often found in 10ga or bigger bore. You come across them in the upper midwest and states where centerfire rifle is illegal for hunting.
 

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depends on the purpose.
hunting - side by side, all nostagic and such.
home defence - pump for the extra chances.

i don't care for over unders.
 

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I prefer pumps myself. I've just always loved the look and the feel of a good pump shotgun. But I do like side by sides for the classic western look and over and unders for their fancy tone. I have a bolt action 16 guage. It's a Mossberg model 190 K-A. Great shotgun, was my dads first shotgun when he was very young. My great uncle had bought it when
my dad was a couple years old. Then he gave it to my dad when he was around 12. This gun has been all over the mountain behind my mom and dads place. It has a 2 round mag and adjustable choke.

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They are for slug hunting and typically rifled. Some are used for goose hunting and are often found in 10ga or bigger bore. You come across them in the upper midwest and states where centerfire rifle is illegal for hunting.
Not true. Used to be many many made smoothbore. I inherited a savage. 410 bolt action. It was use by my grandpa in the 50's to put squirrel and rabbit in the stew pot, and possibly deer with slugs, but i dont know bevause he died before i could ask. I know 410 slugs are plenty powerful at short range (comparable to 44 mag) and still legal in some places.
 

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axxe55 said:
believe it or not, i still have a soft spot for bolt action shotguns! they are just pretty dang sweet to shoot and fun as hell.
I have a revelation my grandfather gave me. It is a 20 ga. Love it.
 

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I like pump shotguns with an 870 style action for defense/ zombie problems, but I want to get a side by side for hunting birds just because you have a quicker follow up shot then say a pump with less movement. We'll that and I want to sit on my front porch smoking my pipe with it across my lap.
 
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