Skip to comments.Shotgun Season Ready
Posted on 08/31/2020 5:29:08 AM PDT by w1n1
Is your Shotgun ready? Like many of you, I am much better at just doing stuﬀ than getting ready for it. I guess its all about being prepared, and I was never the sharpest Boy Scout in the troop, or something like that.
But some things are too important to not prepare for. Depending on what and where you hunt with your scattergun, your season is either coming up fast, or is already here. September is often the last call for getting shotguns and other paraphernalia ready, so lets talk about what you need to do to get out there and sling some lead or steel.
First, pull those scatterguns out of the gun safe and look em over. Im sure that you would never put a shotgun away at the end of the season without a thorough cleaning, but if somehow this did happen, now is the time to rectify it.
Not that long ago, I needed to disassemble a Browning BPS, and when it came to taking the bolt assembly apart I was unsure about getting it back together. Fortunately, there are multiple internet videos about putting this gun and many others back together.
While you are making sure that your guns are ready to roll, here are a few items that will help improve your experience in the ﬁeld.
Open the action and make sure everything seems to function properly action, trigger, safety, etc. If there are any problems, you may (yes, I wrote may) have time to get it to your gunsmith for repair. But if there are any questions with functioning or the safety, do not take the shotgun to the ﬁeld.
Most of the time, the only prep our guns need is some old-fashioned cleaning. Pump guns and semiautos need a little more TLC when it comes to this, but don't neglect the actions on your side-by-side and over-and-under shotguns just because theyre easier to clean. It is, however, easy to be intimidated when it comes taking pump and semi-auto guns apart, so if you feel as if you are getting in over your head, dont do it.
ONE GUN PROTECTION PRODUCT Ive recently come to use is Hopper Spit by Birchwood Casey. The name is derived from and I am not making this up the products dark brownish-green color. If you caught grasshoppers for ﬁsh bait as a kid (as I did), you know what color their spit is. Read the rest of shotgun season ready.
Dove season, Pheasant, quail, partridge, turkeys, chukkars, oh my, ducks and geese...
I had a Turkish Kahn over and under that I gave to a bird hunting buddy, it had 3 chokes but patterned great wide open.
I love my Franchi O/U.
I would too!
I would too!
dunno why O/U are so damn pricey.
I got the Kahn for like $150 so I grabbed it
I love my Franchi O/U.
So does Mrs. L. Santa left it under the tree last Christmas. Its a Diamond Elite model. Got it used for a great price.
Shes probably put well over 1,500 #8 12 gauge shells through it since then. Ive created a Trap Shooting junkie.
Ooops both barrels went off!
Mrs L has a Franchi O/U. Beautiful gun. Made in Italy by a subsidiary of Benelli. I found a gently used Diamond Elite model for $600. She absolutely loves it.
We were at a night shotgun shoot/pig roast in Friday evening. She won 3 out of four trap shoots. Man, do I love this woman!
Nice price! benelli makes a fine shotgun.
babes bbq and guns? Oh my!
It was a great event. Over 200 people attended, lots of families with kids. We watched an 11 year old boy absolutely smoke targets at the Wobble Trap station using an old 20 gauge side by side. Singles, report doubles, and true doubles, he was a machine.
Awesome to see.
I had in my hot little hands a custom Italian engraved browning humpback A5 with custom Turkish burled black walnut stocks at coles customs it was priced at $700 and I did not buy it.
STUPID STUPID STUPID!
I love America!
My respect level for you just dropped a little bit...
The humpback is so ugly and
I could not quite figure out why anyone would so elaborately decorate it, still, the fact is they are great shotguns and the craftsmanship was beautiful.
Plus I lived in Tx and the gun was in Maine..
I Effed up LOL
A5s are kind of like Bulldogs, so ugly theyre cute.
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