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Model 12 Winchester?

Old 02-01-2008, 09:02 PM
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Default Model 12 Winchester?

I,ve got a older model 12 and I was just wondering if anybody else hunt,s with one and what brand of shell and # are they useing as this is the only sg I have at this time.
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:10 AM
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Use #4, 5, 6 which ever the gun shoots the best. Those old guns shoot good. Take care of it worth a lot of money. 4-7 Hundred depending on the condition.

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Old 02-02-2008, 03:59 AM
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If you have an older model 12 like my Grandpa gave my brother you might want to get a good gunsmith to look at it first. It might not handle the punishment of todays turkey loads.
1. might not be safe
2. could ruin the gun
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:38 PM
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20 slugs i just posted a new topic about your question i have a 1943 winchester model 12 12 gauge also
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:34 PM
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Yea this model 12 is from the mid 20,s I bought it from a guy who had it given to him from his grandfather he was told it had about 3 boxes of shells every shot from it I,ve had a lot of guys try to buy this gun she,s real tight I,ve maybe shot 20 rounds through it since I got it.My dad has one and it from the late 30,s .
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:40 PM
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What is the constriction of the barrel?

I'd stick with lead shot.. no doubt. If she is as well kept as you speak of her.. then she is no doubt ready for action. A finer pump gun will never be built. The 70s model 870 Wingmasters were CLOSE.... but still not a model 12.

I'd pick up some Winchester Supremes, some Remington Premiers and a box of Federals with Flite Control wads. Put her to paper at 30 yards three times with each... see what you think. I personally have always shot #6s. Others have their preferences, go with what you see on your pattern paper. Take care of that gun... and don't let your buddies pry it away from you.
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