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Offline HDRoadking3058

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Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:50:16 AM »
Is anyone out there like me (gluten for punishment) carrying a rifle and a shotgun afield with them. I usualy always do and last night just took the shotgun (and set up for it) and of course needed the rilfe. lol
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Re: Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 08:07:24 AM »
I kind of carry both. I use a savage model 24  .223/12ga. Combo gun. I usually hunt solo and like the option of both guns without carrying two guns.
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Re: Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 10:16:47 AM »
I usually hunt with a partner and we carry both
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Re: Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 04:41:32 PM »
I normally don't but I'm going to this weekend
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Re: Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 05:02:31 PM »
Saw some comments in Fur Fish & Game that soldered Savage 24's barrels not as accurate as Savage 24 barrels attached with a bracket instead.  Author  recommended gunsmith removing bracket and bending shotgun barrel to get it in line where rifle barrel impact is. Then Reinstall bracket. I have a 24 V 223/12 killed a coyote and a gray fox with the  shotgun barrel.  Missed coyotes on a ridge to trying to get a Harris Bipod set right. I don't like it but use it for out of county over night away hunts.

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Re: Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2015, 07:59:32 PM »
Like Foxhound, I have an over/under Savage 223/12ga.  "ABOUT" 1 or 1-1/2" groups at 100yds. 40 yards, cross hairs on top of foxes back will put fox in center of pattern...

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Re: Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 12:48:54 PM »
I used to carry both but seemed to always end up using my shotgun.......so started just carrying one.

Now it seems that I'm always carrying the WRONG one.

Maybe I should go back to carrying both.

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Re: Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 12:59:47 PM »
Savage model 24f

223/12
.22 hornet/12 (favorite)
.17 hmr/20

if i take more than 1 person with me, i just carry a shotgun.   but i really like having the combo gun..

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Re: Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2015, 02:00:33 PM »
Scott I'm glad your liking the  24's!! if they feel good to you then they aren't bad.. I probably need to sleep with my  223/12 to like it better... The Mrs would like that....LOL

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Re: Rifle and Shotgun afield?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2015, 06:20:22 AM »
I got the 17/20 to hunt squirrels with the Feist but I ended up using it a bunch of times when we were just sitting for squirrels.  the more I used it the better i liked it and got more comfortable with them.   i have them all set up the same and they feel alike no matter which one i grab.   my favorite is still the hornet/12.  i am looking for a .17/12 if anyone has one let me know.