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Old 11-05-2016, 01:54 PM   #1
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Side by side or over under?

I am curious to know what people prefer. I shoot an over under and was thinking bout getting a side by side


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Old 11-05-2016, 02:30 PM   #2
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Which ones fits better? Different sight planes, usually lighter weight, typically field guns. O/Us can also be found in target versions more readily, depending on what your intended use is.
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Old 11-05-2016, 05:03 PM   #3
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^^^What 1OZ said. I shoot sxs more often than o/u, but I no longer do competitions. If I did, I would elect for the better sighting plane with the o/u.
Weight is a major factor, most sxs guns are lighter than a serious target gun.
Case in point - my Krieghoff with the 20ga tubes installed is a hefty 10+ pounds, but my 20ga Merkel sxs weighs in at six.
For hunting or casual clays, I shoot sxs.
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^^^What 1OZ said. I shoot sxs more often than o/u, but I no longer do competitions. If I did, I would elect for the better sighting plane with the o/u.

Weight is a major factor, most sxs guns are lighter than a serious target gun.

Case in point - my Krieghoff with the 20ga tubes installed is a hefty 10+ pounds, but my 20ga Merkel sxs weighs in at six.

For hunting or casual clays, I shoot sxs.


That makes since. That's some good info I shoot a lot of clays and I hardly ever see anyone using a sxs. I think I'll try one out


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Don't go cheap on the O/U; if money won't allow at least a Beretta or Browning, then look at a good gas semi from Beretta, Fabarm, even Browning or Remington
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They are both enjoyable to shoot and beautiful to behold. Get at least one of each and enjoy them.
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I disagree with you on the cheapness. I own a yeldiz o/u 12 spz/me tx edition and I love it. I only paid 700 bucks. It shoots like a dream I'd put it up against one of them expensive o/u's any day of the week


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Not for a long time you won't - my Browning sits right at the 300,000 mark and it would be closer to 400 but I switched to a gas gun a few years ago. One repair at 90,000 for new firing pins and springs. Berettas will do the same. For a few shots at some birds once or twice a year, have at it. For grinding up targets every week, there are much better choices than a Yildiz or Huglu or anything else in that price range.
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
Not for a long time you won't - my Browning sits right at the 300,000 mark and it would be closer to 400 but I switched to a gas gun a few years ago. One repair at 90,000 for new firing pins and springs. Berettas will do the same. For a few shots at some birds once or twice a year, have at it. For grinding up targets every week, there are much better choices than a Yildiz or Huglu or anything else in that price range.
Well put sir well put.
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Originally Posted by sumgunner View Post
I am curious to know what people prefer. I shoot an over under and was thinking bout getting a side by side
I shoot o/u's and SA's. Both have very similar sight planes. A SXS not so much. I haven't tried a SXS on SC, but I would think there would be a time in the flight of quartering away targets that the barrels could actually interfere with tracking a bird...mind you this is a guess.
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