The benefits of using a semi-auto for pigeon shooting outweigh the disadvantages.
By Peter Theobald
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Will I be at a disadvantage using a three-shot semi-auto for pigeon shooting over decoys? Or are there benefits we’re not told about?
Au contraire, as Del Boy would say, the benefits of using a semi-auto for pigeon shooting outweigh the disadvantages.
Number one, a decent model is relatively cheap.
Number two, recoil is greatly reduced, a significant consideration if you are firing a large number of shots in a day - and you have the extra third cartridge if you need it.
Devotees say they are easier and quicker to reload in the confines of a pigeon hide too.
The downside is they are a bit cumbersome in their handling and are prone to malfunction if not scrupulously cleaned after every session.
Also, some models refuse to cycle properly with loads lighter than 28 grams.
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