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  • Looks like I will not need to buy a shotgun, someone I mow for was going through his gun cabinet and doesn't have room for 1 sho

    Looks like I will not need to buy a shotgun, someone I mow for was going through his gun cabinet and doesn't have room for 1 shotgun so he is giving me a choice of one. One is an Ithaca semi-auto and the other is a Winchester pump, both are 12 gauge. Thank you for all the help with my decisions. I am leaning towards the pump but it has a fixed choke. What is the tightest choke that is safe to put a slug through? Sorry if miscategorized

  • #2
    The best choke for Slug use Cyl/bore or Imp/Cyl but you can shoot slugs in full chock guns. as for your two shotguns my vote the Ithaca.

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    • #3
      I will talk to him and see if I can shoot them and see what I like better

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      • #4
        My Ithaca 37 12ga shot slugs (lead, not sabots) real good through a Modified choke.

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        • #5
          DranDran,I don't own either of those shotguns. I do own Browning and Remington Shotguns.

          If you asked this question "What shotgun would you take a pump or semi auto?" Without naming the gun manufacturers, I would take the semi auto over the pump.

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          • #6
            semi -auto

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            • #7
              Both are American made solid weapon systems. The semi automatic tends to not handle a slug as well as a pump. But you can get some great follow up shots off of a semi as long as it doesn't missfeed. I would go with the pump its bomb proof.

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              • #8
                I know Treestand said I could put a rifled slug through a full choke, would that be a bad thing? I don't know the choke I will ask him tomorrow. I do like a pump because I know after the shot there is no way it could go off if I don't chamber the next shell.

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                • #9
                  Ithaca.

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                  • #10
                    Not sure of the Ithaca model but I know the pump is a Winchester Model 12

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                    • #11
                      If the pump is a Win Model 12 I would go with that, it's a classic.

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                      • #12
                        @Safado, I did some research on it and found it was called "The best repeater on the market"

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                        • #13
                          @Safado, I did some research on it and found it was called "The best repeater on the market"

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                          • #14
                            Well from a semi-collector stand point, the model 12 is great gun, depending on what your intended use is. The older model 12s were 2 3/4 only, more of a look at gun than a real waterfowl gun by todays standards. As far as the ithaca the only experience I have is with a model 37, basically a copy of the Remington model 17. Both very reliable and accurate.

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                            • #15
                              Depending on the age of the model 12, I might consider trading a brand new Rem. 870. Just because I have several "current" waterfowl and deer shotguns, and I'm a sucker for old steel

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