coach gun and hunting

Discussion in 'Shotguns, Shotgunning, Ballistics & "Shooter's Tal' started by big_fish, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. big_fish

    big_fish New Member

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    <P>hey guys deos any one have a coach gun(short double 20 in bbls)and do you use it for any kind of hunting I was thinking of getting one thought it would be fun and maybe useful in the tight stuff(you know the stuff so thick that when the bird busts you can't swing the long barrels around at least thats the excuse I'm using) anyways let me know&nbsp;&nbsp; big_fish</P>
     
  2. ignantmike

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    <P>i have one......my barrel's are choked full and modified......it is kind of old so it is not hunted much.......never shot steel through it because i am afraid that would split the barrel's.....it was my granddad's gun that he hunted rabbit's with......i guy at the clay range told me that shooting high volume of shell's through it might damage it as well......maybe that's not the case with the new one's.......it is chambered in 3" too.....it might be fun to shoot some bismuth in it early in the season though...but, i have not tried it.......good luck with it if you buy it........they are nice gun's&nbsp;</P>
     

  3. JayfromPelee

    JayfromPelee New Member

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    <P>I've owned a 20 ga. coach gun for 12 yrs or so. They are fun to shoot and easy to carry. The one negative is the lack of momentum for a smooth follow through. Being so short overall it is very easy to stop your swing as you pull the trigger. I really have to make the effort to&nbsp;follow through. That said, it is a fun little gun for cottontails and birds.</P>
     
  4. Bowhunter57

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">big_fish,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I've often considered purchasing a coach gun, myself. <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/love.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>&nbsp;I have 2 Russian Baikals: an O/U w/&nbsp;28" barrels and a semi-auto w/ 24" barrel. I love 'em both and have give some serious thought to purchasing the coach gun that they make with 20" barrels, 3 screw-in choke tubes,&nbsp;3" chamber and in 12 gauge.....for close range or fun or home defense or whatever. At $350, it wouldn't be a bad choice. <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I know a guy that has one and has the Full and Full choke tubes in it and he says that it'll impress you for how much range it has. He shot a groundhog with 00 buck, at 35 yards and it "cleaned his clock". <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Good luck with your choices!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Good hunting, Bowhunter57</P>