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Camo gun Important?

Will I be busted 9 times out of ten if i have a black shotgun compared to a camo one? Does it make that big of a difference

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Does not matter, I have

Does not matter, I have hunted with a black gun for 8+ years and have nver had a problem with the birds flaring and we have had birds at 5 feet from the blind/pit and they never new what hit them.  I do have some camo guns, but I prefer the black look.  If you are concerened about flaring birds with it though you could always camo the gun via DuraCoat or CamoClad.

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I don't think it matters as

I don't think it matters as long as your staying still and not waving it around prematurely. I've hunted with people using all different guns and it doesn't make a difference.

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Discovery with camo guns

I've always used either an all Black gun or one with walnut stocks/forend.  I discovered with camo pattern guns that when my buddies would set theirs down in cover, they'd quickly loose sight of it and when ducks came in they weren't able to reach for their gun as fast because there was a brief moment of the gun not being immediatley visible to them.  Some things like knives, flashlights, and guns just don't ever need to be camo'd.  There really is no point to it.

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With eveyone so conserned

With eveyone so conserned about camo on their shotguns now days I wonder how we ever managed to bag a duck or a goose back in the 60's when I first started hunting waterfowl.  Even at that time most of the shotguns came in a glossy finish and you had to pay a preimum to get one that wasn't.   

As was said as long as you are not doing jumping jacks and stay under cover in your blind until they come in you should have no problems

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Over marketing

The simple fact is that there are a lot of new products forced upon hunters that you don't really need.  Most are nothing more than fashion, trend, or fads marketed to hunters as being nessesary, but some of it really serves no practical purpose.  It's merely all marketing hype if you ask me.  Just think about it, there are ceratin things we have today that hunters not more than 10 years ago, heck, even centuries ago never had nor ever needed to be successful on a hunt.  Camo guns look cool to you and I, but I just don't see the point of them really.  Same goes for pistol grips on shotguns for waterfowl hunting.  Same goes for tru-glow sights, red dot ghost sites, and picatinny rails.  I just don't see the point of that stuff on a hunting firearm, let alone a waterfowl gun.  I think the biggest obstacle and hinderance novice hunters face is all this unessesary crap being marketed as nessesary, they end up buying stuff they don't really need and loose sight of what equipment really is important.

 

Of course it's not my intention to piss on anyones parade.  If a camo gun is what you'd like to have, then by all means get one.  There are more and more of them showing up in duck blinds every years.  I just don't prefere them for myself.

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WesternHunter wrote:

The simple fact is that there are a lot of new products forced upon hunters that you don't really need.  Most are nothing more than fashion, trend, or fads marketed to hunters as being nessesary, but some of it really serves no practical purpose.  It's merely all marketing hype if you ask me.  Just think about it, there are ceratin things we have today that hunters not more than 10 years ago, heck, even centuries ago never had nor ever needed to be successful on a hunt.  Camo guns look cool to you and I, but I just don't see the point of them really.  Same goes for pistol grips on shotguns for waterfowl hunting.  Same goes for tru-glow sights, red dot ghost sites, and picatinny rails.  I just don't see the point of that stuff on a hunting firearm, let alone a waterfowl gun.  I think the biggest obstacle and hinderance novice hunters face is all this unessesary crap being marketed as nessesary, they end up buying stuff they don't really need and loose sight of what equipment really is important.

 

Of course it's not my intention to piss on anyones parade.  If a camo gun is what you'd like to have, then by all means get one.  There are more and more of them showing up in duck blinds every years.  I just don't prefere them for myself.

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A wood stocked 870 is all

A wood stocked 870 is all I've ever used. Hasn't hurt me at all. Just stay still and be patient.

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That's what it's all about

hawkeye270 wrote:

A wood stocked 870 is all I've ever used. Hasn't hurt me at all. Just stay still and be patient.

 

Unfortunately a lot of newbies out there just don't realise that staying still and having patients is a good portion of the game. Yes

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NO

a camo gun is not needed i have both a camo and a simple wood stock 870 express both do fine. the only thing is a shiney blued barrel movin around will repail birds before they get in range. thats the only benifit with  camo or a flat black barrel.

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Ditto that.  Just make sure

Ditto that.  Just make sure it doesn't reflect sunlight too bad, and you'll be okay.

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