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Scott Stein

Pump or Auto?

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HOT SPOT

For those who say autos suck:

A few years back a few buddys and I got into a couple flooded fields for some mallard hunting. To make a long story short. 6 guys covered in mud from head to toes pounding the mallars. After about a hr of hunting I noticed that a buddy and I were the only two people in the group that were even able to shoot once. Everyboys guns were covered top to bottom with tick nasty mud. My buddys 870 was to the point where he could not even move the pump. The only two guns that would function were 2 SBE that got beat to $*** compaired to my and the other guns

it made me a believer and I traded my old gun for a new SBE

Auto all the way

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Musky Buck

You guys swimming in mud or what. After an hour everyones gun was covered, I'd sacrifice being hidden to take better care of my heater. Auto's rock.

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buckx37x

ive hunted lot of flooded corn, even flooded low spots in chiseled fields never had my gun covered in mud.

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tracker x-2

I agree, lots of times I have been in a muddy situation and never had to worry about my gun seizing on me. whistle

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HOT SPOT

ya we makes things harder than what they should be sometimes. But it was by far the worst field I have ever hunted. We walked probally 1/8 mile in ankle mude no water so that stick nasty stuff and then a 1/4 mile of knee high mud just get to the area we hunted.

It was one of those days that nuthing went right and we made it harder than needed but well worth it.

Ill look for pics it give you guys a idea how muddy it was

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tracker x-2

So was it a prosperus hunt?

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HOT SPOT

Best hunt I have ever been on. Thousands and thousands of birds decoyed in perfect couldnt ask for birds to come in better. Duck and geese limit.

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Musky Buck

Nicely done Hot Spot, I used to have those days in the 80's and early 90's, having been down that road before it is hard to go out because it's been 20 years ago already.

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goblueM

benelli m2, new this year. last 6 i shot a benelli montefeltro, but traded it in so i don't have to abuse a nice upland gun draggin it around in the grouse woods or the marsh for ducks

won't even think about straying from benellis, they are fantastic guns

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