Opinions on "vintage" SxS's
So I'm now getting back into clays shooting after a 10 year break. Will most likely be shooting mostly trap with a round or two of sporting clays every month. My old reliable trap gun, my grandpaps Win Mod 12, won't cut it any more. I injured one of my non-dominant fingers and after about 20 rounds out of this gun my hand is killing me. I'm looking to save up for a gun over the next few months and was looking at O/U's. I'm not the best shot with them so it makes me leery to plunk down that kind of cash on something I might not be able to shoot. I've been looking at Browning & Beretta in the <$1500 range.
Here's where you can chime in. I have been looking at some older SxS's, AH Fox, Parker, Ithaca. I kind of like them, and I can shoot a SxS(I own 3 already). My only concern was if they would hold up to that kind of pounding. Part of me says there's no problem, they were good quality back then(like my 80 year old Mod 12 that still functions great). Any thoughts?
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