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jusanothajoe
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:52 am  Reply with quote



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Location: Alabama

Any updates from owners ?
Thinking about ordering a 16ga Zeus myself.
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Sporting Days
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:44 pm  Reply with quote
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I love mine -- a .410 Venus, coin finish, double triggers and 29-inch barrels. It has quickly become one of my favorite shotguns.

I've got another UGC shotgun in the works -- a light 12 gauge sxs, also on the trim Venus frame. I've added some extra features and upgraded the wood on this one compared to my .410. We'll see how she comes out. I am also thinking about having UGS build a waterfowl gun on their O/U platform.
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jusanothajoe
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2022 6:16 am  Reply with quote



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16ga Zeus ordered. Here are the specs;
29" barrels, case color, single trigger, extractors, flat rib, POW stock, beavertail FE, choke tubes, full coverage engraving, grade 4 wood, gauge in gold on rib, orange pad.
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Swampy16
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2022 7:00 am  Reply with quote



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Location: New Jersey

Sporting Days wrote:
I love mine -- a .410 Venus, coin finish, double triggers and 29-inch barrels. It has quickly become one of my favorite shotguns.

I've got another UGC shotgun in the works -- a light 12 gauge sxs, also on the trim Venus frame. I've added some extra features and upgraded the wood on this one compared to my .410. We'll see how she comes out. I am also thinking about having UGS build a waterfowl gun on their O/U platform.

Do you know what your 12 will weigh?
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jusanothajoe
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2022 6:16 am  Reply with quote



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Swampy16 wrote:
Sporting Days wrote:
I love mine -- a .410 Venus, coin finish, double triggers and 29-inch barrels. It has quickly become one of my favorite shotguns.

I've got another UGC shotgun in the works -- a light 12 gauge sxs, also on the trim Venus frame. I've added some extra features and upgraded the wood on this one compared to my .410. We'll see how she comes out. I am also thinking about having UGS build a waterfowl gun on their O/U platform.

Do you know what your 12 will weigh?

I was interested in a 12ga to shoot Helice with, I called and talked to Nick Larson at UGC and he said a 12ga with 30" barrels would probably weigh under 7lbs, too light for what I wanted, so I went with a 16ga for a hunting gun.
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Sporting Days
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2022 2:05 pm  Reply with quote
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I'm told my 12 will weigh in around 6 pounds, maybe a bit more since I went with 28-inch barrels, fixed chokes, 2 3/4-inch chambers. It's got the splinter forend, straight English stock, double triggers, no sideplates.

I had thought about picking up a light, vintage 12 English sxs but given the difficulty in obtaining 2 1/2-inch shells these days and the fact that we have to hunt exclusively with nontoxic shot here in California where I live, I chose to recreate a modern, English-style game gun on the trim UGC Venus platform -- one that could handle steel shot and modern loads.

I enjoy shooting my guns at clay targets as well so hopefully the recoil will me manageable in such a light gun.
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Sporting Days
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:58 pm  Reply with quote
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Nice build jusanothajoe!
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Swampy16
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:29 am  Reply with quote



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A 6 lb 12 gauge would be awesome if thatís what it ends up weighing, even up to 6 lbs 4ozs. My Trojan is 6lbs 5ozs and because of its balance feels lighter. Iím old school in the fact that 26Ē barrels donít bother me, I feel itís all about gun fit. Iíd love to have a 6lb 12 with 26Ē barrels. Let us know the final weight.
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jusanothajoe
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:21 am  Reply with quote



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Got my stock pick narrowed down to these three, what a predicament to be in !

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ROMAC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:02 am  Reply with quote



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Iíd go with number one. I donít like the grain flow of number two in the wrist area and number three is not as bad as two but not as nice as number one. Just my opinion.
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Swampy16
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:20 am  Reply with quote



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Roman nailed it.
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Swampy16
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:38 am  Reply with quote



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Roman nailed it.
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jusanothajoe
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:28 am  Reply with quote



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I had originally picked #1(it has my name on it) out of another group.
But the left side is a little dark for my taste.
I fully understand and appreciate the advice, but my taste makes me pick from 2 and 3 and hope for the best. Laughing
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Savage16
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 1:09 pm  Reply with quote
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looks like they are on the vendors list for Pheasant fest here this month.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:00 am  Reply with quote



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Savage16 wrote:
looks like they are on the vendors list for Pheasant fest here this month.


Good to know.
I hope to attend.
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