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Old September 12th, 2020, 03:17 PM #1
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Rediscovered my love of shotguns

It's been many years since I was a shotgunner but I've been leaning back in that direction. Singles, doubles, and pumps were all I ever wanted to shoot as a teenager. Rifles and handguns have their place but a shotgun is just such a versatile and fun gun. I dusted off the old shotguns and had my family use them and now they are hooked. The wife's new favorite gun is a 12ga pump and my teenager has grown fond of the 410. They've laid claim to them and told me to go get my own as if I needed an excuse
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The smell of a freshly evacuated shotgun barrel is tantalizing. To this very day.

That smell NEVER gets old.
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The smell of a freshly evacuated shotgun barrel is tantalizing. To this very day.

That smell NEVER gets old.
****THIS. I had a range friend bring out one of his heirloom guns, a Perazzi High Tech Warrior recently and that thing is a work of art. Really top notch workmanship with hand made inlays, and extraordinary hand rubbed wood that basically gave me wood. I didn't ask how much it was worth, but pretty sure he wouldn't trade me even up for my Remington 1100 with the tacti-cool light and stock that I have at home..

There was a group of guys training some Weimaraners for hunting, and getting them used to gunfire, etc.. and they had some cool shotguns as well, but they seemed more practical in nature as they used the skeet and trap fields. The dogs stayed in their crates nearby. It was pretty cool seeing how different chokes affect pellet spread on the patterning boards they were using. There were guys there that just didn't seem to ever miss - amazing.

The people that make those high end shotguns are artists. The inlays on that Perazzi were so detailed, it showed a Medieval Knight scene with men in suits of armor battling it out. It was my understanding that it was all done by hand and not some CNC machine or other modern high tech - each is unique.

I'm not a shotgun guy but really enjoyed watching the dogs being trained and how the shotgun guys dialed in their equipment. Very different than the high power rifle shooting I'm more accustomed to.
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That smell NEVER gets old.
Indeed, and it reminds me of days spent in the woods many years ago. A strangely nostalgic smell.
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****THIS. I had a range friend bring out one of his heirloom guns, a Perazzi High Tech Warrior recently and that thing is a work of art. Really top notch workmanship with hand made inlays, and extraordinary hand rubbed wood that basically gave me wood. I didn't ask how much it was worth, but pretty sure he wouldn't trade me even up for my Remington 1100 with the tacti-cool light and stock that I have at home..



There was a group of guys training some Weimaraners for hunting, and getting them used to gunfire, etc.. and they had some cool shotguns as well, but they seemed more practical in nature as they used the skeet and trap fields. The dogs stayed in their crates nearby. It was pretty cool seeing how different chokes affect pellet spread on the patterning boards they were using. There were guys there that just didn't seem to ever miss - amazing.



The people that make those high end shotguns are artists. The inlays on that Perazzi were so detailed, it showed a Medieval Knight scene with men in suits of armor battling it out. It was my understanding that it was all done by hand and not some CNC machine or other modern high tech - each is unique.



I'm not a shotgun guy but really enjoyed watching the dogs being trained and how the shotgun guys dialed in their equipment. Very different than the high power rifle shooting I'm more accustomed to.

Perazzi High Tech SCO Warrior Only $39,900! Shipping not included!

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/875858262

A standard High Tech goes for around $13,000+.

We’ve converted several serious/diehard rifle guys into Skeetshooters at my club. One used to shoot F-class competitions.
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Perazzi High Tech SCO Warrior Only $39,900! Shipping not included!

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/875858262

A standard High Tech goes for around $13,000+.

We’ve converted several serious/diehard rifle guys into Skeetshooters at my club. One used to shoot F-class competitions.
*****Yea. I figured it wasn't just a gun you could go to Walmart and plunk down a couple of Benjamin's and get some change back for a fountain drink... The case it came with was all hand laid wood with the really nice felt inside and individual slots for everything - looked very old school and classic but it's not an old firearm. I'm a complete dolt when it comes to shotguns, but appreciate quality and could see how nice things were blued, and little details like the trigger guard design having inlays on the inside of the guard, and even the special tools it came with for servicing were made of very nice forged and hand finished steel - it must have taken some major man hours to create that thing - probably no pot metal from China anywhere on that gun!

I can totally see why they priced that shotgun at $39,900 as rounding up to $40,000 would have totally changed things for folks in that market!!

I bet in Philly. That nice firearm is only worth $50...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLo7tHDHgOc
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Nothing feels as good as starting and finishing a flat in your game of choice with a good fitting shotgun. Also helps to hit one now and then.
A shotgun offers a wide variety of pleasant smells because of the variety of load and powder.
A Boy Scout .22 was my first introduction to guns, so I'm very partial to the specific smell of the 22.
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Perazzi High Tech SCO Warrior Only $39,900! Shipping not included!

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/875858262

A standard High Tech goes for around $13,000+.

We’ve converted several serious/diehard rifle guys into Skeetshooters at my club. One used to shoot F-class competitions.
39K for that piece of Junque? Wood to metal fit would make an apprentice gunmaker puke. Look at how the forearm protrudes from below the action block and top right and bottom corner of the stock to action are out of whack where they meet.
The master probably said pimp that thing up and slap another couple of K on it.

No wonder they only put two close up images for the auction.

Just kidding out of my league, but the stocking up really is poorly done in my opinion.
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I was really digging semi-autos for a while. I have the "standard" Rem 1100. Impulse buy of a 1100 knock-off, a Charles Daly Field.

My fav is the Benelli M1 Super 90. It was a police trade-in that I picked up from Lou45. It has a blemished barrel, (character), and it's so broke-in that it smoothly eats birdshot Great 3-gun shotgun.

Action shooting stopped the skeet and trap, trap.

OP - A family that shoots together, stays together...(old Gaelic proverb ).

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I feel the same way. Always loved rifles (mainly the AR platform) and a few .22’s I have. But at my cousins bachelor party last year we went trap shooting and I was hooked. Got home and purchased my first shotgun. Can’t get enough of it.
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