whats your favorite shotgun action?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bobski, May 17, 2014.

  1. pump

    41.7%
  2. bolt

    2.1%
  3. semi

    33.3%
  4. break

    22.9%
  5. sliding breech

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    0.0%
  6. trap door

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  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    pretty self explanatory.
    i prefer semi's because of mechanical interests.
    break actions are simple.
    pumps can be finicky.

    i own more semi's now that i sold off 1/2 my gun collection. all my o&u's except for one are gone now.
    all my weird guns are sold.
    and the remainder are pumps.

    so semi's it is. was a time when i owned every semi sold in america, 12 and 20ga.. cant do that again. those were the hay days.

    its more like... keep the good ones and move on.
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I've stuck with pumps, I've found them to be a bit lighter and less picky than some semi-autos.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i own more pump action shotguns than any other type of action, but my favorites are still always going to be the break action O/U's and SxS's. i just happen to like their simplicity and nostalgia.
     
  4. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    so...which one of you didnt vote?

    remember, im on dial up and once i type in something, its to oslowto edit. and once i click a vote poll, ther is no editing. i left out lever.
     
  5. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    In this order:

    Over/Under with side locks. Over/Under with greener cross bolt. Over/Under with box lock.


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  6. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I didn't vote in my original reply. Didn't see the poll. I voted this time to make up for it.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Bobski, i voted for the break actions.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    side by side is probably my favorite i have two in 12ga. both are cz one is a ringneck the other is their hammer coach. when cowboy shooting is done for the season im having my hammer coach tapped for chokes.

    second would be my mossberg 590. just down right dependable

    lastly ive got a mossberg 930spx which would be a great gun if the mag extension was supported and the bolt handle didnt pop out under light pressure.

    the gun i want but yet to do it is a benelli m4 series

    i dont vote in polls because they are so generic i prefer to give reasons when i feel they need to be expounded on.
     
  9. seibert1903

    seibert1903 New Member

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    I'd have to go with side by side. But out of the few shotguns I have, my favorite is surprisingly my old bolt action.


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  10. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    uhh, i know you guys know this....but a side by side isnt an action, sbs's and o&u's are break actions.

    you knew that, right?
     
  11. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    polls dont ask for opinions. its a form of collecting pointed facts for use in data.
    emotional responses, feelings or a why factor are when opinions come into play, jon.
    when you vote for a president, they dont care about how you feel and read a paragraph on why you voted for them.
    they count your vote and move on.
    fyi. ;>

    do we all remember the 6 forms of asking questions from our schooling?
     
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  12. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    As you know from the hoot and shoot's shotguns have never been my thing but I am trying to change that. I own 3. A s/s , o/u and a pump. I voted for the semi. I'm sure that say's something just not sure what...:D
     
  13. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Yes but a side by side is nothing like a o/u...

    Yup and thats why polling is useless. If you dont know why you cant know what your doing is in accord with the voters. I can really expound on the fallacies of polling and why its useless but i dont want to move this to politics ;)

    In terms of shotguns i could say i like side by sides. But if you dont know why how does it help?? I may like side by sides because i use one to store butter in the barrels.... Or i may use it as an oar to row a canoe. So my vote on its value as a shotgun is pointless and wont help.

    Raw data without context is useless and meaningless.

    The answer to life the universe and everything is : 42
     
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  14. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I wrote in variety as my action of choice. Got semi-auto', pumps and a break (O/U).

    In the past few years the semi's have moved to the forefront.
     
  15. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    ever think there are some people here that use data to make you better products and improve the quality of sporting life in america?
    nehhh....never crossed your mind, im sure. :D


    hey rock....the way you shoot, youd never know you didnt like shotguns.
     
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  16. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    quiz time...name a sliding breech shotgun...........
     
  17. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    Darne. Do I win?


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  18. John_Deer

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    I can say this much the kids I grew up with that had pumps either excelled in the use of a shotgun or they lost interest in shooting sports. There is no semi auto, no matter how much you spend that is as dependable as a good pump. Not many people shoot a shotgun enough to break it in. I bought a Mossberg turkey slugger last week. It had not been shot enough to wear the blueing off the action bars. No one can become proficient with a shotgun if they don't shoot it. The guy that sold the Turkey slugger went out and bought a semi auto and 15 buckshot. Obviously he has no intention of practicing. Not everyone is going to enjoy shooting at a range. But spring traps are cheap and a lot of fun. Finding a place to shoot is not hard. Every land owner has places that need to be filled in. There are 600 acres of places to shoot in walking distance of my home. More if you count all the 5 acre lots that need filling in.
     
  19. WebleyFosbery38

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    Holy crap, thats like asking what type of writing instrument do I prefer. Hard to answer, each has its own beauty form and function wise. It really has as much to do with what Im doing with it as it does what I prefer.

    The classic simplicity and reliability of a single shot break loader makes them just as precious in my eyes as my model 11 semi with a full tube in reserve.

    My BFF George had an Ithaca 12 single break loader that killed more deer (and anything else around) than any semi or pump around yet you could hear the lead bouncing around in the barrel before it shot out the end cause he didnt have a slug barrel, just bird. He learned to use wind-age and elevation better than I ever did with my semi modern Ithaca Featherlight with swapable barrels. Then again, nothing would reach out and touch the geese like my old Wards Western with the 150" barrel (OK, maybe Im exaggerating) but lugging it through the woods all day wasnt all that much fun and it was way to heavy for Grouse and Pheasant, hard to swing fast enough to even get a shot, thats where the Featherlight shined! I even had my beater shotgun, an old pump Mossberg whos stock had been pinned at least twice and shook like a gay guy at a weenie roast but it had its place blasting whatever, whenever and I never cared if I hurt it much!

    So your asking me to pick one? Thats like telling Amelga Marcos she can only have one style of shoes, impossible and very impracticable. I cant do it, sorry, I choose all of the above!
     
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  20. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Ive seen those polls its how we end up with things like a lever gun covered in rails....