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pa 08 upland

pa 08 upland
« on: December 22, 2011, 07:58:20 PM »
Tried out my new upland pa 08 today at Buckeye Pheasants near Dayton, Ohio.  Smooth as silk and killed a rooster on its first shot.  Got eight pheasants total the furthest about 40 yds.  (our foursome had 20 put out).  Maybe it's because I've used an HR Pardner single shot all my life til I finally upgraded but I felt like I was driving a mercedes.  Everyone in my group loved its look and said it sounded like a killer.  The pump action was so effortless.  I did a load of research before I bought and I'm just happy as hell with this gun.  A two thousand dollar gun might have everything I want but the PA 08 Upland has everything I need.  A little side note:  Our dog handler was using an English Setter and it was amazing! That dog made a 300 yard blind retrieve in tall grass.

Re: pa 08 upland
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 08:02:36 PM »
Tucker:Sounds like a fun day and some good shooting with your Weatherby.A good dog sure is fun to watch work.
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Re: pa 08 upland
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 05:09:52 AM »
Tucker, sounds like you've found your metallic "wand of death." It must fit you well, and growing up shooting singles you have it engrained in your head to make the first shot count, sounds like you were taught the right way. I have to say I am super impressed with my younger brothers SA-08, and shouldered a PA-08 at a local sporting goods store and was thoroughly impressed just mounting it and pointing at random things in the store. For $300 sounds like you have a winner. I've never seen a Mossberg 500 that looks as good, and you can buy 2 or 3 PA-08's for the price of an 870 with the same eye appeal. Next time take some pics and post them. ROOOSTER!

Re: pa 08 upland
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 05:43:49 AM »
Tucker, Pheasant hunting is a ton of fun, sounds like you have the spot to hunt them. Both the PA and the SA are great to shoot, i have the SA-08 always look forward to going in the field with it...
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