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Pump or o/u for ducks?

Old 12-08-2008, 09:10 PM
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Default Pump or o/u for ducks?

I'm going after ducks this weekend and I can't decide which 12 gauge to use. My mossy pump can hold three 3" shells but it jangles like a washing machine. I also have a two year old Franchi o/u which shoots sweet as silk. To make things worse, the Mossy pump is much better at taking abuse and I can replace it for about the price of a pair of boots. Both guns kick so that part is not really a factor.

Sometimes I need that third shot to hit what I'm after. Which would you suggest me taking into the blind?
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:22 AM
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I`d go with the pump personally. I like the option of that third shot also.

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:32 AM
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I'd go with the pump. You'll be wishin you had that third shot.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:13 AM
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Pump for me...I definitely need the third shot. Plus the whole thing about replacing them. I would never takea nice gun duck hunting.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:16 AM
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Take the pump. Rattling is not really an issue. Don't take that Franchi and drop it in the mud or water...
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:32 AM
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I would take which ever I could shoot the best.If there isn't much difference, I'd take a pump.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:27 PM
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I prefer to hear three bangs before the cussing starts.
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