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I am a huge fan of double barrel shotguns. Got a Beretta 682 Gold E that I used in school for the trap team and got a old Fulton Side by side that is gorgeous. Although a couple years ago I was out shooting on a friends property and the one shot I took with the sbs, the center rib popped off and got my just below the eye. Thank god for safety glasses. Haven't gotten it fixed yet, so if you know of a good gunsmith for Fulton's in MO, let me know. I'll try and get pics up of my shotguns soon.

Let's see 'em.
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4 years on sgf and this thread has never been used. lets use it!
heres my parker.
 

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will, welcome. and if you know anyone with a lefever grade a skeet, lmk!
 

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wait until rkb sees that pic! he'll drool.
 

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Lotsa fun, especially with double triggers...........I own both SxS and O/U guns; I'm better with my O/Us because they are heavier target guns, but I smile shooting my SxS 20 dt......
 

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Drooling....
I only have six. I'll try to get pics posted of all soon.



My Merkel 147E 16ga, my JP Sauer hammer 16ga, and my Ugly Duckling, Winchester Model 24 in 16ga. Hmm, see a trend here?
Also have a Hunter Arms Fulton in 16ga, a Merkel 50E in 20ga, and a Winchester Model 21 in 12ga. No pics yet of those three.
 

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All my sxs guns have double triggers. To me, single triggers just don't look right, or feel right, on a sxs. The Win21 had about as good a single trigger there was, and it was still subject to ftf and doubling - which is no fun in a 12ga. Mine is DT and does not fail unless I do :eek:
Switching triggers was never a problem for me, it just seemed to come naturally - as long as I don't think about it. I shoot them almost daily since I retired and love them more every day.
 

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What a gorgeous Parker. Have you ever considered attending the Southern Side by Side event we have in late April?
 

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Isn't there another SxS Vintager shoot this fall as well?

Hello All,

I don't think I need to tell too many people here about the Fall Southern SxS classic in October at Backwoods Quail. It's home to the Parker/L.C. Smith Trap Challenge.

With there being no Vintage Cup this year, the southeast Vintager chapters (Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Magnolia) are making a commitment to grow the Fall SxS this year and ensure its future success. Events that are not supported by attendance will simply go away. So I want to encourage all PGCA members to save the date (Oct. 24 - 26) and attend this excellent event if you can. The word on the DoubleGunShop forum is that this year promises to be the best so far.

http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/...039#Post411039

Besides the Parker/L.C. Smith games, there will be lots of other shooting events to participate in this year, including flurry shoots, sub-gauge classes and maybe even an event for drillings.

If you haven't been to Backwoods Quail, let me commend Rick Hemmingway and his staff to you. They always do a first-class job with any event they host. They have an excellent course and throw great targets. Also, October is a great time to be on the South Carolina coast as the weather is usually very fine and the seafood is in season.

To wrap up this missive, if you've thought about making this trip to Georgetown, SC, this is the year! Come on and bring those SxS's and SBT's and have some fun.

Thanks all, and I hope to see many of you in Georgetown this October.

---Matt Haney
President, Ga. Vintagers

NOTE: While Vintager chapters are supporting it, the Southern SxS is NOT a Vintager event, so no worry about ties, breeks or other funny looking clothes. Come as you are!
Rick Hemingway sets some of the best targets in the country
 

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My $50 LeFever H grade


Gosh I paid $20.00 for a SxS back in high school and sold it before I went in the Army back in 72' . Can't remember the make but I think it was either Remmington or Winchester . Man I wish I still had that , it was a sweet shooting rabbit gun and I think was a 26" barrel . I've looked all over gunshows for a SxS now and man they ain't cheap anymore ! Only one I found under $500.00 is a Stoeger SxS for $499.00 with a 30" barrel with chokes . That's what I'd like to have but right now finances aren't very good :( .
 

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Gosh I paid $20.00 for a SxS back in high school and sold it before I went in the Army back in 72' . Can't remember the make but I think it was either Remmington or Winchester . Man I wish I still had that , it was a sweet shooting rabbit gun and I think was a 26" barrel . I've looked all over gunshows for a SxS now and man they ain't cheap anymore ! Only one I found under $500.00 is a Stoeger SxS for $499.00 with a 30" barrel with chokes . That's what I'd like to have but right now finances aren't very good :( .
Reviews on those Stoeger sxs guns aren't too positive. I've handled one and it did not feel good, either. I think you would be better served with an older used sxs such as an old Stevens 311/Fox Model B/Winchester Model 24, or something along that line. They are not the prettiest guns, but they are built like tanks and seem to last forever. I have a Win24 (my Ugly Duckling) in 16ga and I shoot it as well as I do my Merkel 16!
 
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