ghrousseau: Not to jump threads but I saw you have a Darne. I was watching a Mexican "novela" (soap opera) while waiting for a patient to get done with a blood draw and in the course of the action, one of the actors dropped a prop gun down a flight of stairs. The gun? A Darne. I almost swallowed my stethescope. ~AMMOe
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I have a Savage Fox sxs 12 ga. and a 1917 Colt 45ACP that has had the rifling reamed out but for the last 1/2" of the barrel for firing cylinder length shot cartridges made from 30-06 brass. I can hit more with the COlt than I can with the Savage. I'm not much of a shotgunner, I'm afraid.
The 12 and 20 are 28" barrels. I like the 28" barrels and the balance. The Ruger is a 26" bbl. According to Browning, they say that model (12 ga.) weighs in at 8 lbs 2 oz. I shoot a Franchi Peregrine O/U which is probably similar in weight and I don't notice it as long as the balance is good. The 12 ga. Citori is still unfired as of today.