What shotgun has killed the most waterfowl?

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  1. Out of focus

    Out of focus Senior Refuge Member

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    Punt guns aside, what gun do you think has killed the most waterfowl? I'd say the Browning auto-5.
     
  2. Bwana1

    Bwana1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Remington 870
     
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    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    I don't know, the side by side configuration probably killed more ducks than anything.
     
  4. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Gets my vote
     
  5. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends on whose hands the gun is in ! :tu
     
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    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Have to go with the side-by.
    Everyone shot them back when the daily bag limit was 30 per day and the season lasted 6 months....

    Of the modern shotguns, and if we're confining this to specific models, I'd have agree with the 870.
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Not arguing, but I 'think' the intent of the OP was the model/brand, not style.

    One would have to think of the numbers of hunters, then vs now. By 'then', I would say pre-60's. By 'now', I would say everything since then.

    The 870 was introduced in 1950, and over 11 Million have been sold.

    I will not argue the SxS has killed a lot of birds. If you want to make the O/P to say "What style of gun has killed more waterfowl?", you could be right. Could be wrong. I have NO idea. Can't even guess.
    (Hey, my first multi-shot gun was a Wards Revelation 20ga SxS, so I like the way you are thinking)
     
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    A5Mag12 Elite Refuge Member

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    Seaark18 Elite Refuge Member

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    Another vote for the 870, as long as we are sticking with a specific model.
     
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    ED Vanderbeck Elite Refuge Member

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    1897 winchester killed millions in that day lots of old pictures you see a 97 winchester in them
     

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