Nice shotgun. Even though I dont own one I have hunted with and always admired the traditional side by side. I trecked many a mile with my father in laws Stevens 311. I never could figure that gun out. The modified barrel measured more open than the full choke barrel, but it patterned tighter. I always killed more birds with that old gun then my friends walking with me who carried pumps and autos. My theory is they either rushed their shots and missed or their third shot the birds were out of range. It was a must for them to empty their gun. I have been shooting an 870 for years, but I notice I rarely get that third shot off. Maybe Im just slow, but I dont like feathers flying and birds not dropping. Often when I walked with others I would pull the trigger on an empty chamber so the slide racked quicker, and carry two in the magazine. I never felt handicappers.
"Total tolerance is not a virtue, it is a total lack of principles". Plainsman 2016
"Never trust a republican with your PUBLIC LAND. Never trust a democrat with your FIREARMS." Bernie Kuntz 2016
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible".