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    Are there any other die hards out there like myself who still love to use the older shotguns for waterfowling? 70784171_2376398545748653_8630950812417261568_n.jpg

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    Sadly no. My old gun doesn't shoot steel. I will still take it trap shooting once and awhile. It still feels better than all my other guns.

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    We use bismuth. My son reloads it as well.

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    Okay, I'll chime in...
    My 36 year old O/U has been my beloved "Go To" gun for anything and everything since I bought it new in 1984.
    I am not what you call an avid waterfowler, but since steel shot became the norm I did not hesitate to use 2.75 & 3 inch non-toxic shells in this shotty. After a hunt in 2015/16 the gun developed a problem and I finally took it to the gunsmith last year. He said that I should not be using that gun for duck hunting anymore. Well, I do love that firearm and I do listen to that gunsmith!

    Bottom line >>> SAFETY FIRST.

    So, I bought another shotgun specifically for waterfowling, which has been safely sitting at home due to lack of time and having no place to go! Geese flying over my house honking right now by the way. Maybe they are mocking me?!

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    I shoot my solid ribbed Model 12 Heavy Duck about 25% of the time for waterfowl. It was never in collector shape, so I had it drilled and tapped for thinwalls so I can shoot steel through it. Patterns extremely well with a flush fit Improved Modified.

    Can't get enough of those old M12s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprite View Post
    I shoot my solid ribbed Model 12 Heavy Duck about 25% of the time for waterfowl. It was never in collector shape, so I had it drilled and tapped for thinwalls so I can shoot steel through it. Patterns extremely well with a flush fit Improved Modified.

    Can't get enough of those old M12s!

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    -Nick
    Can you recommend a gunsmith to install thin wall chokes in older guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprite View Post
    I shoot my solid ribbed Model 12 Heavy Duck about 25% of the time for waterfowl. It was never in collector shape, so I had it drilled and tapped for thinwalls so I can shoot steel through it. Patterns extremely well with a flush fit Improved Modified.

    Can't get enough of those old M12s!

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    -Nick
    Sweet gun!

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    I like to take out my Browning auto 5 mag 20 a couple times a year for waterfowl. Knocks-’em down just fine. Also a great fall turkey gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinepointer View Post
    Can you recommend a gunsmith to install thin wall chokes in older guns?
    I had Lawry,s send my Win. model 12, 3 inch heavy duck gun barrel to Briley,s in Texas and had steel compatible thin wall choke tubes installed.

    That is my go to waterfowl gun, sometimes I also use my model 12 feather weight using Bismuth Shot .

    Sure do like my old Win. model 12,s , they never fail !
    Last edited by jaycee; September 20th, 2019 at 11:26 AM.

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