Just picked up dream gun number two in two weeks. A one owner 1974 20 ga Ithaca Deerslayer. I'm offically gun broke! Can't wait to try it out. Any Ithaca fans here?
used a Model 12 Winchester with IMP choke for slugs because it shot a tighter group than the MOD choke of the Ithaca, and used Brenneke or Remington slugs.I know all guns are different but any particular slugs yours liked?
too much choke was my enemy with buckshot...just a fyiI may try some buckshot I have leftover just for giggles. Overall 20 ga buckshot patterns have been unimpressive to me in two different shotguns.
It’s the shotgun that I grew up with and being relatively cheap I’ve picked em up when I see em reasonably priced. In my opinion they’re one of if not the best pumps ever produced, only drawback to them is the older 37s have the barrel hand fitted so a diff barrel may not work. And if you absolutely need an 8 shot max then if you can find one a DS Police will fit the bill.You sir, you have an Ithaca obsession!! Haha. NICE collection!! I know where there is a nice 16 ga 37, tempting...
You got any of the barrels you want to part with? I am interested in making mine a turkey gun mainly because I love it, but it's half the weight of my browning for mountain turkeys.Yes, got My Ithaca in 1977. Have 3 Barrels. the regular 28 in vent rib Mod barrel the 24 inch Deerslayer Barrel and a riot barrel . It shoots Remington 1 oz sluggers tight! Here are a couple of my kills with the Deerslayer. That second deer Jumped when I shot and as you can see I hit her father back than where I wanted to but she ran about 20 yds. The slug does them in quick.
Mine does the Slam fire as well. I told 2 guys the other day that my Ithaca would shoot twice as fast as theirs and they thought I was lying. Then they you tubed it and saw how fast a Ithaca Slam fire will fire.
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No, looking for a 30 in or 32" full choke barrel myself. would love to have a 20 ga as well.You got any of the barrels you want to part with? I am interested in making mine a turkey gun mainly because I love it, but it's half the weight of my browning for mountain turkeys.