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Old 10-16-2016, 07:12 PM
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So my buddy and I were tossing around the idea of a hunting kit that is kept in our cars for the duration of hunting season.

My car is only driven to/from work and at work it's parked in a secure parking lot at a police station.

I decided to grab one of the new Hatfield 12 ga single shots at walmart. They are a Turkish made gun and come with a fixed modified choke from what I read.

The other beauty of this gun is it folds in half.



I took all of the crap out of the original box and put the gun back in along with an orange vest, hat, shells, 3 leg compact stool, and a copy of my hunting license. Those items along with my EDC provide the bare essentials for a quick afternoon or morning hunt.

On the gun specifically. This one LOVES Federal tactical #00 with Flight control. It patterned into an area about the size of my palm @ 25 yds at was about 2" below point of aim.

The trigger is hands down the hardest I have ever pulled. I mean pulled in the most literal sense possible. It has to be at least 20lbs. Like plan on using the 2nd joint on your finger to pull the trigger.

Even with that though it still shoots pretty damn well for a $99 gun from turkey. Recoil wasn't bad with either the federal LEO #00 OR slugs tested. The gun definitely preferred the buckshot though.

Hands down I would recommend this gun for this purpose.

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I've been hearing a lot of decent reviews about this new shotgun, and everyone complains about the trigger. I keep an old Pardner single shot 12ga behind the back seat for situations like yours.
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Well that heavy trigger assisted Mr in missing a gimme shot on a piece of game recently. That trigger really sucks.

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Nice! I may go look at one myself. Interesting that you said the recoil wasn't bad. When I first saw the thread title I thought oh damn, my shoulder. Used to shoot my grandfathers single barrel and it was a punisher..
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I purchased a Savage Single 12 Ga. at an auction for $65 two years ago. I was surprised the recoil wasn't bad. I use it as a house gun for varmints and pest.

An old buddy of mine had the neatest set up for carrying a rifle or shotgun in his pick up. He had a cloth seat cover and when it fell over the front seat there was a seam and doubled over material where you could slide the gun inside. It was hidden but easy to get out once you opened the door. No one could tell it was there. It just looked like part of the seat cover.
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Nice! I may go look at one myself. Interesting that you said the recoil wasn't bad. When I first saw the thread title I thought oh damn, my shoulder. Used to shoot my grandfathers single barrel and it was a punisher..
Well I shoot the Federal LEO 9 pellet flight control wad load. I think it's a bit lighter than a hunting buck shot load. The slugs were noticeably stiffer but still manageable.

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my 410 turkish folder by khan is ok to handle and shoot, with a decent trigger. i still prefer h&r/nef single shot non folders in 20ga or 410, real classics that clean up and handle well. 20ga is the sweet spot for recoil and effectiveness.


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I bought the Hatfield 12 gauge for 99.99 at wally world. I had the barrel cut and recrowned to 19". Great little backup pack gun to my sidearm while camping.
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Bought two hatfields. Cut both down to 19".
The 20 ga. was modified bore prior to cutting it, after it was cut, it spec'd to cyl. bore.
The 12 Ga. was modified bore prior to cutting it after it was improved bore, must have been a tight barrel. Both pattern good, both triggers suck!
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Bought two hatfields. Cut both down to 19".
The 20 ga. was modified bore prior to cutting it, after it was cut, it spec'd to cyl. bore.
The 12 Ga. was modified bore prior to cutting it after it was improved bore, must have been a tight barrel. Both pattern good, both triggers suck!
The trigger on mine is hands down the heaviest I have ever pulled.

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Not sure how to lighten it up, or if it's even worth it. I only got them as truck guns or use on the ATV's.
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