A Remington 1100 Skeet (not my gun, but the same)
I probably won't be able to dig forever... only another 20 years or so... and so with that idea in mind, I have been toying with the idea of taking up bird hunting.
I live in the middle of some of the best duck and geese hunting in America, but turkey seems the thing to challenge a man as the birds have incredible eyesight and require some skill to call in close. Of course turkey season is short and life is long, and so I figure I might take up a little skeet shooting as well -- something for the wet days or the really hot days when digging is not in the cards.
In order to move forward on both ends, I have recently acquired two well-cared for vintage Remington 1100s from a friend -- a 25-inch 12-gauge skeet gun, and 29-inch 12-gauge magnum for turkey.
These are well-made 50- and 35-year old guns, are simple to operate and maintain for a novice like me, and because they are one-barrel semi-autos I have some chance of hitting what I aim at, if I put in a little practice.
Of course, the acquisition of a shotgun (or two) means a few other things also have to be acquired, and so I made a quick order to Midway for a soft case (hard cases and locks already in hand), a shell pouch, oil, solvent, Break-Free, a silicone-impregnated cloth, patches, cleaning rod, brushes, a four-box ammo carrier, and ear protection. I ordered it all on Monday and it was delivered on Thursday. Can't beat that service!