Gun Report

Ithaca Model 37 Ultra Featherlight Pump 20 Gauge

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The Ithaca’s trigger-pull weight of 8.5 pounds was too heavy, we thought, and several times the shotgun failed to feed a round into the chamber when we attempted a fast pair of doubles. We’d pick the vintage 37 over the used BPS only if we had to have a lightweight gun.

Ithaca Model 37 Ultra Featherlight Pump 20 Gauge

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Model Number
Home Defense
Hunting
Recreational
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Caliber Plus Cartridge
Capacity
Weight Unloaded
Warranty
Action Type
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Stock Material
Length of Pull

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Just like the Browning, the Ithaca stock offered a firm and sure shooting foundation, with the length of pull falling in the satisfactory range for our team.
The weight difference between the two test shotguns can be attributed to the use of an aluminum alloy receiver in the Ithaca. Note the safety and action release button are both on the right side of the trigger guard and were slightly hard to access for our left-handed shooters.
We had no problems wrapping our fingers around the forearm, which was not overly bulky for any of our shooters.
As with the Browning, disassembly and assembly of the Ithaca for cleaning purposes was quick and easy.

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