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Rookie O/U Question

So I'm looking to get a double gun, just because I want one, trying to decide between an O/U or SXS.
Within my budget, it seems most O/U have single selective trigers.
Does that mean that after the first shot you have to swith a lever (or whatever it's called) before firing the second shot?

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Re: Rookie O/U Question

Both SXS and O/Us come with single triggers, some you have a choice and some you don't. With a selective trigger there is a selector that sets which barrel will fire first, you choose. If you are using two different chokes, many people set it so the most open barrel fires fires and the tighter barrel 2nd. Each time you break open the gun the sequence of fire will reset when the gun is cocked.



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Re: Rookie O/U Question

So, on a single triger the selector determines which barrel fires first, then you simply pull the triger again to fire the second shot?
I understand the two barrel/two choke option which is one reason I'm looking at a double to begin with.

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Re: Rookie O/U Question

Yes, once you fire the first barrel, the second is ready to go.

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Thanks guys, that makes sense.........

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Re: Rookie O/U Question

I always hated sxs's.My father had one and I could never hit anything with it,probably because it didn't fit me.Every year I sponsor a grouse society banquet and a few years ago I hit the sponsor gun.My wife was giving birth that day so I couldn't get to pick which gun I wanted.The next day,my buddy came in my office to tell me that he picked out a CZ bobwhite s x s for me.I wasn't all that enthused until I picked it up and shot a few rounds of clays with it.I couldn't miss and actually liked the double triggers.I use it for crows and grouse and it's by far my favorite shotgun of all time.
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Re: Rookie O/U Question

All I shoot for wing shooting I have 4 SXSs, .28 ga. 2 12 ga. and a 16 ga.



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