870 Pump 12 gauge or Steven's SXS 12 for Preserve Pheasant Hunt?
Last Post 15 Oct 2011 07:07 AM by Musketman. 2 Replies.
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shortlidUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:5 shortlid
20 Nov 2010 09:17 PM
    My brother, cousion and I are heading to a preserve Phesant hunt for Thanksgiving in Northwest Indiana. I have my old Remington 870 pump 12 gauge I have had since youth. But my father in law just let me try TWO Steven's Model 311 12 gauge side by side's. I have hunted upland game with over under 20's before. Which do you you think would be better for the task?

    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
    22 Nov 2010 05:44 AM
    Either one will do fine. The 870 is a tried and true tool that you seem to also be comfortable with. The side by side may take some adjusting to but will also work well on either preserve or wild birds. I wouldn't use anything larger than a 2 3/4, #6's though as you may end up with mush for birds.
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    MusketmanUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:1 Musketman
    15 Oct 2011 07:07 AM

    It's down to which gun do you WANT to use. Both will get the job done. Don't overthink it.