Top Waterfowl Shotguns for 2014
July 30, 2014
No group of hunters asks as much from their guns as waterfowlers. We drop them in sludge, hunt in rain, snow, ice and salt spray. When a wet, muddy retriever walks across our unloaded, uncased gun bouncing in the bottom of the boat, we just shrug it off. And then we expect our shotguns to go "bang."
Thankfully, modern waterfowl shotguns are reliable, despite the abuse we heap upon them. Shotgun makers are duck hunters, too, and they understand a duck gun doesn't have to be pretty (not that there's anything wrong with that). They are building fast-cycling autos that don't have to be babied at the end of a hunt; shotguns that can handle a variety of loads without making any adjustments. Today's fowling guns are multi-purpose shooters, as capable on the skeet range or in the turkey woods as they are in a duck blind.