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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #125 on: September 12, 2016, 08:47:51 pm »
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Has anyone worked with bp and steel shot ? To Duck hunt you have to use a non toxic shot , so I am wanting to try a bp load with steel for duck and geese .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #126 on: September 13, 2016, 09:40:30 am »
I haven't tried it, Rowdy, but I can't see a problem in trying it. :-\

Velocity would be less so steel might not carry far enough. ???  Perhaps NICE or ITX kind of shot would be my choice to try.

The BIG limitation would be the chokes. What I would expect to work best would be

1.  Modern steel guns

2.  Open chokes of modified or more open
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #127 on: September 13, 2016, 05:05:09 pm »
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Yes I will have to work with a ic or maybe a modified choke . As for the steel in the gun  ,this is a China made shotgun . And it does have screw in chokes . But the barrel is an American made barrel . Years ago when they made the change from lead shot to the non toxic shot we had to learn all the hard lessons about steel shot . The long barrels and FULL choke was a thing of the past . And everyone hated the new steel shot and that was the way it was .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #128 on: October 07, 2016, 04:25:37 pm »
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Fall Turkey season is almost here . The plan is to get the long barreled 87 out with my trusty bp loads and smoke me a turkey . Now let's hope  Mother Nature don't change the plan .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #129 on: November 04, 2016, 10:19:19 am »
Read an article 'bout a fella shot his very first Turkey.  Shot it in the Frozen Foods section of the Supermarket.  Scared the BeeJeezus out of everybody.

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #130 on: November 07, 2016, 05:49:11 am »
Could you explain this a bit
 "As for the steel in the gun  ,this is a China made shotgun . And it does have screw in chokes . But the barrel is an American made" barrel

Yours is  28" a TTn is it not ?  ...   American made barrel  ?
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #131 on: November 28, 2016, 06:23:36 pm »
Not only vintage but quite rare. This is a Burgess folding shotgun from the late 1800's...











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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #132 on: November 28, 2016, 08:09:25 pm »
Shrapnel!  Haven't seen you around in a while!

Beautiful and unusual gun.  Thanks for letting us see it.  I always appreciate the photos you post.

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #133 on: November 28, 2016, 08:14:04 pm »
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Thanks for sharing . That is one neat old shotgun .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #134 on: November 29, 2016, 07:18:51 am »
I have several Burgess shotguns, here is another that is even more rare. It is an original salesman's sample cutaway




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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #135 on: November 29, 2016, 02:56:23 pm »
Very cool (although it seems to be missing some pieces  ;D).

Thanks again for the photos!

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #136 on: January 20, 2017, 09:37:55 am »
i found another George Daw shotgun, although not in as good of shape as the first, it still kiills turkeys...

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #137 on: January 21, 2017, 10:07:36 am »
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Thanks for posting picture . An Excellent Turkey killed with a Excellent scatter gun . Looks like the weather was a little chilly that day . Thanks again for posting the picture .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #138 on: January 21, 2017, 10:56:37 am »
Not only vintage but quite rare. This is a Burgess folding shotgun from the late 1800's...













Wow! I've heard of it. Never seen one put to use.

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #139 on: February 18, 2017, 09:44:58 am »
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Spring Turkey season is almost here who planning on hunting this Spring ? I am planning on using the 1887 lever action shotgun . I have  a load that will do an Excellent job out to 40 yards . Good luck and Happy Hunting .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #140 on: March 26, 2017, 11:06:20 am »
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What shotgun are you planning on Turkey Hunting with ? I have used a TTN double with 26 inch barrels in the past and it worked fine . Now I want to take a few birds with a 87 .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #141 on: April 13, 2017, 08:50:04 pm »
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After work I grabbed the 87 and a box of ammo . I wanted to check my pattern , the long barreled 87 with a Turkey tube does a great job . Happy Hunting to all the Turkey Hunters .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #142 on: April 14, 2017, 08:56:19 am »
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After work I grabbed the 87 and a box of ammo . I wanted to check my pattern , the long barreled 87 with a Turkey tube does a great job . Happy Hunting to all the Turkey Hunters .
There are no wild turkeys across the big pond. So, good luck to you.

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #143 on: April 22, 2017, 02:04:12 pm »
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Today was a wet success . Didn't get to Hunt opening weekend because of WORK . But I did hunt in the rain this morning . Killed a jake with a 5 inch beard .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #144 on: April 22, 2017, 07:03:53 pm »
Congrats Rowdy!  :D

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #145 on: April 23, 2017, 02:59:12 pm »
There are no wild turkeys across the big pond. So, good luck to you.

What about the wood grouse, aka Auerhahn, or Tjadertupp
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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #146 on: April 24, 2017, 01:28:48 pm »
What about the wood grouse, aka Auerhahn, or Tjadertupp

Those don't come so far West and South. I'm in Portugal.

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #147 on: April 24, 2017, 07:45:20 pm »
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Plan on going after another bird this week . At least it didn't rain today . And the 87 did a Great job .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #148 on: May 01, 2017, 08:00:33 pm »
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Here is a picture of the Jake I killed . Plan on finding Big Tom over this weekend before season goes out .

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Re: Shotguns for Vintage Hunting
« Reply #149 on: May 06, 2017, 09:43:56 am »
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The 87 did a great job on a Big Tom . This bird had a 11 inch beard . and his spurs were a 1 1/8 , sharp as a needle .