What's the ultimate rabbit gun

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by hillbillyridgerunner » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:57 pm

i got my 12 ga tristar about a year ago as a alternative to the benelli ultralite. the 425 for the tristar vs the 1500 for the benell i didnt make sence to me. and love it so much i went and got another one in a 20 ga a month later. all my buddiest love 'em and are dropping their 870's & 1100's for the tristars


oh and my father with back & neck problems can stand to hunt longer loves his also for the lightweight

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by j243whitetail » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:49 pm

Beretta U22 Neos with Red Dot Scope. It's nice and light and you don't have to worry about having to drag your gun through the brush becasue it stays under your chaps or coat.
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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by PrideHillKennel » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:51 am

I am loving my new Stoger Condor 410 double. I got the youth version for the shorter barrels and stock. I wish it had two different chokes or choke tubes like the full size guns do. Maybe not the full size 410 but all the others have choke tubes.
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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by perrytrails » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:02 pm

Sawed off 12ga single shot :)

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by sgc » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:30 pm

Older Ithaca M37 in 16 guage !!!

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by rhoward » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:57 pm

I JUST BOUGHT A TRISTAR 28 GAGE 4.8 LBS O/U REAL GOOD LOOKING GUN 556.39 OUT THE DOOR.THE PEOPLE AT TRISTAR SAID THEY SHOT OVER 1100 ROUNDS THRU THIS GUN WITH NO FAILURES. IHAVE HUNTED WITH A 410 SINGLE ALL MY LIFE. WILL SEE WITH TIME HOW IT DOES.

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by CORNERSTONE » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:28 pm

PrideHillKennel wrote:Something short, light, easy to carry and shoot.
Reminton youth model......I'm 5'10 250lbs and it's perfect :-o
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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by Ohio Red » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:22 pm

Rossi circuit Judge. I bought one last year And put a small red dot on it. It's short,light And Definitely the best All around Rabbit gun I've ever had and I've had several.

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by wvden » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:24 pm

i bought an 11-87 youth model in 20 ga. with a synthetic stock. short, light, and with a sling its easy to carry and handle the dogs. synthetic stocks beat the brush back good too. no 5 shot 3 inch magnum is real close to 16 ga performance.

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by sgc » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:33 pm

Can't beat an older Ithaca model 37 in 16 guage. (A Franchi 48 in 20 guage would be just fine, too).

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by Rabbitridgerunner » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:38 am

Gotta agree with SGC, I've got a 1943 Ithaca Model 37 in 16 and man do I love that shotgun. Seems like they were made so much better back then. The gun is very light and trim as well. Can't beat em!

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by onetuffcookie » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:21 pm

I use a Stoeger M2000 12ga with a 24in barrel with a carlson's imp cyl choke. Its fairly light, only about 6.5 lbs and is lightening fast because it uses the same inertia system as the Benelli's and Franchi's, but only costs around $500.
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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by Panther Creek » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:03 pm

CORNERSTONE wrote:
PrideHillKennel wrote:Something short, light, easy to carry and shoot.
Reminton youth model......I'm 5'10 250lbs and it's perfect :-o
I shoot a Rem 870 20 guage in a youth model. & sometimes it won't kick out the spent shell- it will sit in there sideways- so much for that 2nd shot I was going to take. I've cleaned & oiled. Try to pump too fast will do it too. I wanna try something different- maybe a sxs in 20 ga., but then you have more weight.Can't afford an autoloader. Might just try a single shot- I have 2, one is a 20 guage, & the other is a 12. Less moving parts. If I shoot a rabbit, I do. If I don't, I don't.
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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by sgc » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:01 pm

Rabbitridgerunner, I've got two 16 guage Ithaca model 37's. One was my grandfathers & is a 1939. The other is a 1946. Both are great guns, but I think the action on the 1946 is a tad slicker. I've heard the ones built sometime in the early 40's & then right after the war were the best.

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Re: What's the ultimate rabbit gun

Post by rock pushin rabbit hunter » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:55 pm

Love my Charles Daly 20 gauge. Lightweight and just feels good.
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