Group: 2016+ CONTRIBUTING MEMBER
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Joined: Jan. 2006
Posted on: Feb. 13 2012,6:58
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.