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Im looking at shotguns, im a winchester guy, so the obvious choice in my head is the winchester 101. Anybody in here got one?
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Former roommate of mine, his father had one.  Let us shoot it a few times.  One of the "fastest" on target I've used.  We used to dove hunt a lot.  His was a field grade… very nice.  I wish I had one.  
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Contact Tahqua He once had 2 of the Winchester 101s.
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I have used one, like Dan said they point quick, buddy still owns it. He wouldn't sell it an I didn't insult him by asking.
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I have a matched set of 101 Pigeon Grades in 20 and 12. They were both made in the 70's. They are well made with tight actions and nice triggers. They are taller than the Beretta action and don't carry as well.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I have a matched set of 101 Pigeon Grades in 20 and 12. They were both made in the 70's. They are well made with tight actions and nice triggers. They are taller than the Beretta action and don't carry as well.

So you like the Beretta better??
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I had a 101 Trap (single barrel) when I started trap shooting. Before my first shoot, I'd swing it up and marvel over how fast it swung. It was lighter than most O/Us I'd handled, which I attributed to being a single.

When it came time for my first shoot, that light weight bit back. I wondered how those guys shot so much in one night. Later that evening as I waited for another round, someone started to walk by, then turned and asked "Is that a 101?".
I said yes.
He replied "Hurts don't it?"

I guess they had a reputation for that among the trap shooters- at least the singles.

Add another barrel and don't shoot 100+ rounds in an evening, and they are great guns.
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I do like the Beretta better but have been carrying SxS doubles for several years now. They carry far better than a stack barrel. They are very shallow in the action and are easy to grasp with one hand.
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interesting view doug. Thanks as always for your helpful insight... I may just have to look into sxs's a little bit.
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http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/category.asp?family=020C 

Its pretty interesting that they moved production back to Belgian. The field model looks like it would be a real nice gun for blasting some birds! Big Smile

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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/category.asp?family=020C 

Its pretty interesting that they moved production back to Belgian. The field model looks like it would be a real nice gun for blasting some birds! Big Smile


thats what i was thinking kevWink

although the way ive been shooting my winchester sxp12 ga. i may not need to switch..


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Hunter, when has need been the reason not to buy another shotgun. Cool
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I'd have trouble deciding between the Field or Pigeon Trap grades.
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Hey Lynn, unless I was shooting trap doubles exclusively, I would look at a single barrel like the BT-99. A long day on the trap fields and a heavy gun takes it's toll. I shot 8 rounds in one day with several different guns during a class. The single barrel guns are sweet. I won't even get going on release triggers for trap!
You can also still get Remington 90T's for a fair price. They were made by Kolar and are very good guns.
Hunter, the Browning SxS guns are still reasonable on Gunbroker if you want an SxS. I have to add that I do a lot of one handed carry in the thick grouse and woodcock woods. That is why I have switched over to SxS. In more open pheasant country I will still carry my O/U bird guns because of over the shoulder, two handed or cradle carry.
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Doug, after buying 2 new Red Labels I can't afford a used H&R single shot, but I hear what your saying.
One of these days I would like to pick up a nice SxS though.
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