May 14, 2019
The money was on the bluebirds; partly cloudy, temperature in the 40s and 50s, no wind, but by 8:45 we had eight fat Canada geese on the ground, the rig picked up and were headed for the barnyard. Part of the fun was having a shotgun that fit and did the job on the muzzle end. No, not my 1924 Super Fox with its custom stock, but an out-of-the-box Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus.
I had worked up the gun on paper, and the 1½ by 2½-inch drop at comb and heel were just a hair less straight than what my physique prefers. Not wanting to take an untried shotgun into the field, I used it the week before opening day for our...
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