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Gun Porn: Two Shotguns

It feels weird being down to a mere two scatterguns in the house after The Great Rationalization of 2012, but I think I kept a couple of good ones.

As much as I’ve been enjoying my new ARs, my Winchester 1300 is still Plan A for unexpected unpleasantness around the house, because everybody speaks gauge.

Winchester 1300 Defender, bought new in 1998 for $199.

Winchester 1300 Defender, bought new in 1998 for $199.

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And here’s the Brownetta, a Browning B-80 that is a rebranded Beretta 303 that uses common Invector choke tubes. I tried doing the switch-barrel thing for a while with my Remington 1100, but eventually there was too much stuff to take on and put off between shooting clays and standing house guard duty. A dedicated clays gun really isn’t that much more expensive than getting a sporting barrel, and makes your life easier. I recommend it. This B-80 was about $350, and even though it’s got a few use dings and the magazine endcap had a lot of accumulated crud, it’s still pretty and runs fine. Plus the lightweight aluminum receiver gives the gun a degree of liveliness the 1100 never had, and it’s still easy on the shoulder after a morning of 5-stand.

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Barrel by Beretta

Barrel by Beretta

Marketing by Browning.

Marketing by Browning.

I like nice butts and I cannot lie.

I like nice butts and I cannot lie.

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  1. Jennifer | March 21, 2013 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I love the Winchester speed pumps. I’ve got a Defender myself.

  2. Xman | March 23, 2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    What kind of sling is that on the Winchester? pdb-approved gear?

  3. NotClauswitz | March 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Want! I need a gunwith that running script – I wish they had made AR’s they would have sold a lot – but if we move to cowboy country I’m still uncertain about *needing* a lever-gun…

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