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Took the 12 ga. Model 12 to the range today and burned through four boxes of shells. What a blast!

John's right, this gun is about equal in recoil to my 16 gauge, I guess the heavier gun balances out the larger mass of shot. Very comfortable gun.

I didn't do too bad in wobble trap, the easiest game. Got 19 and 21 out of 25. Then I shot two rounds of skeet, got 15 the first time - maybe my best. Second round I stunk and I think I got 9. But I did get a perfect station of high/low/double out of that last round, that made me feel good.

And of course more people came up and reminisced about their Model 12s they have or used to have.

I think the stock on this one might be a slight big short, next time I'm going to bring that leather spacer/pad thing that velcroes on to the butt, see how it fits that way.

Anyway, it sure was fun!
 

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Glad it worked out for you Eddie, nice job on the double. What station did you get it on? What choke is that 12 have in it?

I'm guessing that it's fairly tight, as that what those old 12's were known for. Are you planning on having screw in chokes put in this one?

Here's a tip to see where the gun is shooting, and trust me, they all shoot just a little bit different. Place a 3'x3' piece of cardboard at 15 yards with a black or orange dot in the middle, and bring the gun up and point at the target. DON'T AIM, you'll only throw yourself off. Just bring the gun up like you were going to shoot a bird, and pull the trigger. Look to see where the pattern is centered. Your gun might shoot a little high or low depending on the drop at heel and comb height, also it could shoot a little to the left or right depending on wether the stock has any cast on or off. Once you do this a few times and get your POI, you'll do better on the clays. For expample trap style stocks shoot high. This is so that you keep the clay in sight the entire time you're swinging the gun. So, you have to shoot underneath your target. With a field grade gun, most of the time, you cover up the bird. But, as all guns fit a little different the way you hold it will shift your POI, that's why it's important to pattern your shotgun.

Or you can just shoot a crap load of birds and figure it out the fun way! :D
 

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Johngoboom said:
Glad it worked out for you Eddie, nice job on the double. What station did you get it on? What choke is that 12 have in it?

I'm guessing that it's fairly tight, as that what those old 12's were known for. Are you planning on having screw in chokes put in this one?

Here's a tip to see where the gun is shooting, and trust me, they all shoot just a little bit different. Place a 3'x3' piece of cardboard at 15 yards with a black or orange dot in the middle, and bring the gun up and point at the target. DON'T AIM, you'll only throw yourself off. Just bring the gun up like you were going to shoot a bird, and pull the trigger. Look to see where the pattern is centered. Your gun might shoot a little high or low depending on the drop at heel and comb height, also it could shoot a little to the left or right depending on wether the stock has any cast on or off. Once you do this a few times and get your POI, you'll do better on the clays. For expample trap style stocks shoot high. This is so that you keep the clay in sight the entire time you're swinging the gun. So, you have to shoot underneath your target. With a field grade gun, most of the time, you cover up the bird. But, as all guns fit a little different the way you hold it will shift your POI, that's why it's important to pattern your shotgun.

Or you can just shoot a crap load of birds and figure it out the fun way! :D
Thanks John. That four birds in one station came at the last station before you move to the center of the semicircle for those two that I never get. ;)

This is a modified and I'll probably just leave this one alone and shoot targets with it that way. The 16 will be my bird gun and I can use my different chokes for different conditions there.

I'll try and find an opportunity to do that with some cardboard at some point, should be enlightening!
 

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Way to have fun, Eddie! I need to get myself a shotgun and shoot stuff. :cool:
 

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Way to have fun, Eddie! I need to get myself a shotgun and shoot stuff. :cool:
Indeed you do, brother!

This really is an extremely fun way to enjoy shooting. I think it's the whole moving target/yet not having to be all that precise thing. :cool:
 

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great addition.

is there a 20 ga in your future as well?

the mdl 12's in 28 guage dang near requires a bank loan.... :eek:
 

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You ain't kidding Deputy...My buddy had a MINT '54 28 gauge given to him from an uncle...He took it away from me cause I kept getting DROOL all over it.
 

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deputy125 said:
great addition.

is there a 20 ga in your future as well?

the mdl 12's in 28 guage dang near requires a bank loan.... :eek:
Um, almost certainly.
 

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whats the choke on the 12ga.? Speaking of 28 ga. I noticed that my local wal mart is sellin 28 ga. I was looking for 16 ga. no luck.
My dad told me a true sports man shot a 28ga. Ok guess so never saw a shell for one until yesterday.
 

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whats the choke on the 12ga.? Speaking of 28 ga. I noticed that my local wal mart is sellin 28 ga. I was looking for 16 ga. no luck.
My dad told me a true sports man shot a 28ga. Ok guess so never saw a shell for one until yesterday.
The 12 gauge is a modified.

I can't say I've ever seen a 28 gauge.
 

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Me either, just saw the shell's lol. On skeet the biggest problem most people have is that they point shoot meaning that they lead the bird then when comes time to pull the triger they stop the movement of the the gun. Hence point shooting. Next time try and follow through with your shotgun, just keep swing past where your going to shoot the bird. Also best thing to do is to watch 6the better shooters watch how they stand and how they play the bird. Your not going to be be able to shoot like the them but ya can get some idea's and put them into play for you.
 

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My dad has a 28 gauge Remington 11-48 in his gun cabinet...Gramps bought it new in the 50's.

The 11-48 is a "hump back" style shotgun that is mechanically operated (not gas operated) which means the force of the shot makes the barrel go to the rear ejecting the shell, and making the slide go back to pick up and load another shell. The end result is that this VERY light, little gun kicks like an mule, you can feel the barrel come straight back into your sholder. Gramps used it for a pheasent gun, I've used it for rabbits and partridge...I sure wouldn't want to shoot skeet with it.
 

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Is that how the Brownings work, like the Sweet Sixteen?
 

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Yep...all the hump back guns are basically knock-offs of the browning design. They are great guns, but they have a kick to them. The only other problem that is common to them is a small crack that will develope on the bottom of the fore-end due to the sliding barrel. You won't hardly find and old one that has been shot much that doesn't have one. :geek:

Deputy does your Sweet 16 have a crack there?
 

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My uncle had an 11-48 in 16---shot it once, went runnin' back to my 12 ga. 311----they all shot light loads...I only bought heavy loads...I think they were 3 3/4-1 1/4-mine kicked lot less than that Remington....now the 1100 wasn't so bad.....
 
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