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Unread 01-05-2021, 05:59 PM   #31
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By all means Dean. Its a 16 ha vh on a #1 frame. Ser nbr 221866 as best I can read.
Dean, the 4 gents that I shoot skeet with and bird hunt with and I are planning on shooting sporting Clay's at Addieville on Jan 20. You and anyone else is welcome to join us. If you come, I'll have the 16 on hand.

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Dean, I emailed pics to you. If you want pics of the inside of the frame and barrel flats, Ill take some more and send.
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I just purchased one ata gun show this weekend. The lop is a bit short and it needs the second barrel opened up but they chime nicely. This 1909 specimen is just under six pounds. I am so excited to get it fixed up and then to the range.
It’s a vh. I also have a 1920vh 12 gauge on a 1 frame.
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Scott, have you even shot it yet? Why do you need to open the second barrel? I’m presuming you mean the choke?
If it’s too tight for your purposes why not use spreader loads in that barrel and keep the gun the way it was made?





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Dean,
It has IC and a really tight full second barrel. I want it to be my go to bird gun so opening up the second choke is much more if a desireable solution vs the spreader loads when I would only need that shell for the second Barrel.
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I'm just thinking of an all-around upland bird gun when late season birds often flush a lot farther out and that tighter choke becomes invaluable on those shots.





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Agreed! But I also have a VH 12 on a 1 frame. It has modified and full chokes which is a great late season pheasant gun. I’m in Idaho so I primarily hunt chukars and Huns.
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I don't have any experience with chuckers, but open/tight chokes for Huns has served me really well. It's also a near perfect choke combination for wild Bobs on the prairie...if 35 years of successfully hunting them is an indicator. I often have to change out shells depending on the conditions and when a pheasant might be lurking about. Has changing shells in one barrel caused me to miss some opportunities -- occasionally -- but it's also allowed me the versatility to match conditions when they change. AND, I still have the originality of the gun.

You know your shooting and your needs best, but as someone posted here in one of the (many!) threads that included a discussion of opening chokes: you can't add the metal back after you've opened the chokes.
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I have 2 that are choked open and tight. Both shoot great. That is a good combination. I also have 1 that is full and full. I also enjoy shooting straight away targets with it. The targets just turn to dust. I considered opening one barrel. Glad I didn't.
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Good grief guys!
First off I am not looking to turn targets to dust as I stated, this is for upland bird hunting! I can also match your 35 year’s experience and not on pen raised birds. Trust me, a full choke is not required on Bobwhites!!! Thanks gents!
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