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Which color pattern for new shotgun ?

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I plan on getting my new Benelli this fall and was wondering what color pattern to get? I will only use the gun for pheasant hunting AND turkey hunting! Can I go wrong with just the synthetic black, or do I need a camo pattern? I need help with this! What are your thoughts?

Thanks!!

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You'll most likely be fine with black, but the camo is nice if you get the chance. Really, with guns, it's somewhat of a non-issue IMO, as by the time the bird is close enough to truly study your gun (except for the ones with glare), he should be flopping anyway. I like the camo on mine because I use it so much for turkey hunting, but I'd put the money into better sighting or a model upgrade before the spendy camo dip.....esp. if it'll be a pheasant gun for you. That said, if you're not concerned with the price, I'd definitely go camo.

Guns with a shiny finish, esp. upland over-unders, that's a different story altogether. Every facet, nook, and cranny on those things has a shine to it.

Joel

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I agree with Joel. Flat, no-gloss black is fine.

For several years I taped my gun. Good gracious, what a pain in the glutes that was. This year I used a camo dipped gun (only because the wife bought it for me for my birthday). It's one for one now, but I don't think the fact that it was camo had anything to do with it.

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I use an 870 with replacement synthetic camo stocks, got them from Cabelas and put them on myself. Because I use the same gun for waterfowl, it is nice to have and was not very expensive.

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Let's sum er up with a little poem:

No shine,

You're fine!

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Just be careful with those camo guns. If you lean it up against a tree and walk away they can be hard to find when you go back looking for them. Just ask elevator guy. smile.gif

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I use a gun sock. Get two, one for fall and one for Spring.

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I agree with the other guys. Black is fine if its flat. Mossy Oak Breakup is a good turkey pattern.

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