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A big gun, a small price – that this Neumann double barrel shotgun. This SxS was made in Belgium in the ’50s, and its a well-made shotgun. If you’re looking to push a lot of lead, it will do the trick. 10 gauge Neumann SxS Game Gun, 32″ bbls: Very good condition overall with normal […]

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Lingo – everything has it. Here’s a good intro some of the basic training terms retriever guys toss around all the time.

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Yeah, that’s right – a 4 gauge. The shotgun for the manliest man. Back in the 19th century, 4 gauges guns were used for everything from big-game in Africa to waterfowl in US and UK. The 4s came in a number chamber sizes–2 3/4″,  3″ ,  3 7/8″, and 4″– and they pushed up to […]

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Here’s another hammergun that’s making me crazy: 10 gauge V Chr. Schilling. I love old double barrels like this one, especially ones with color and finish like this Schilling has. Check out the arrow-head drop points, too. Awesome. This is a big 10 gauge, probably made in the 1880s as a waterfowler. I would love […]

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British and Scottish gunmakers are famous for their lightweight game guns. But they also made great shotguns for waterfowl and bigger game. The Dickson boxlock you see here would be perfect in a duck blind, or beside you while you’re calling in a fat turkey. With original 1 3/8″ proofs, it can push enough shot […]

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These teal are MOVING when they come in. Check out this video of Mississippi Delta duck hunting from Sporting Dog Adventures to see some great shooting and retrieving.

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If you’re looking for a solid, proven double at a great price, a Beretta 686 O/U is a tough gun to beat. My favorites in this line are the matte-black Onyx ones. I have straight-gripped 20 gauge that I used for grouse and woodcock. If I was in the market for something heavier, I would […]

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Here’s a side-by-side shotgun that won’t be around for long: an Italian 8 Gauge SxS, Made in 1962. In 1918, the US Federal Government made it illegal for anyone to use an eight gauge shotgun to hunt waterfowl and other federally-listed migratory game birds. Later, many states restricted hunting shotguns to 10 gauge and smaller. […]

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I love big bore shotguns. My favorites are the real big ones – the 8 and the 4 gauge side by sides. Unlike boat-mounted punt guns, most of these were made to be shot from the shoulder. They pushed a lot of lead, a long ways, and hunters used them for pass shooting, especially at […]

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