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Question: SxS or O/U or what??? :: Total Votes:119
Poll choices Votes Statistics
Side by Side 46 [38.66%]
Over Under 52 [43.70%]
Autoloader 14 [11.76%]
Pump 6 [5.04%]
Single Shot 1 [0.84%]
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A single sight plane. I like the Over and Unders. Have had several side by sides and sold them all.

26" barrels on the grouse guns, 28" pheasant. Really, I don't think that makes much difference. It's what YOU think feels balanced to you.

I think there's a reason besides price that the o-u outsells the sxs. Single sight plane and to me, there is NO difference in how they carry in the field.


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I use a sxs for all of my upland hunting because that is what I use. I have spent quite a bit of time and effort getting a gun that fits me and is balanced for me and what I do. My shooting has improved but I still classify myself as a bad to fair shot that gets hot on occasion. With that said, I probably would be better off with the single sighting plane of an O/U or auto.

Here in appalachian grouse land we talk quite a bit about the rough going. I still think it is the combination of a bird that suffers immense pressure and rough cover. I have hunted native chukar country and know how rough that game can be on legs and guns. If I did that as my main hunting I would hunt with a lightweight 20 auto with a composite stock so it didn't matter if it fell off a mountain.
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