Ithaca Phoenix Over-Under Shotgun

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:44 pm
1977cutcher wrote:There is a recent post on Shot Gun World stating that the prototype for the final revision is being machined now. The post also states that this model should be available around about the beginning of the year. Assuming that the post is accurate this is great news. While I did not get a chance to shoot the first prototype I did handle it and have a feeling that it will be of the quality that we all have been hoping for.


That's what I have been hearing. If it gets delayed anymore I am sure I will lose customers.
I also hope they took some of my suggestions to heart and added in skeet and sporting models. Those are my target markets.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:14 pm
i don't expect much variation on release.
but it would be nice

as much as owning the first one would be nice ,
i'm thinking i'll need to wait a bit for a sub gauge with engraving and most exellent wood

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:02 am
I finally got tired of waiting, and allowed myself to be seduced by a little semi-auto. :lol:
I'll still probably wind up owning one, but it won't be as soon as I had planned.
Just wish they had waited to start telling us about it until it was actually ready for the production stage.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:01 pm
I have no use really for an O/U, but I would certainly be interested in a Phoenix.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:33 am
Hit Man X wrote:I have no use really for an O/U, but I would certainly be interested in a Phoenix.



Try one and you'll be hooked.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:42 pm
I need to do some reading on them, but I am sure it would be nice in my safe. :) I do not under stand those 70/30 ribs, I would have to do reading on what gauge, etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:17 am
A 70/30 rib. OK, what this means is that when pattern a gun against a target with a + in it, with a 70/30 rib, 70% of the shot goes above the horizontal part of the line and 30% below. the rib raises the muzzle and lowers the breech when you line it up. This is designed to compensate for a fast rising clay. They also have 60/40 and I have even heard of (but not seen) 80/20.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:49 am
So what is preferred? Or is shooter preference?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:26 am
Hit Man X wrote:So what is preferred? Or is shooter preference?



it is strictly preference and shooter style. Most folks though go for 70/30.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:49 pm
Is there any update on the release? Last I heard was the first of the year.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:03 pm
No definitive release date but at the SHOT Show they seemed to hope they would be available this spring. They did not even have one to demo at the show so I am really not sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:57 am
Spring is what I am hearing, too. Although with the passing of Bill Mains, the status and availability of the Sousa, 5E and 6E grades are up in the air.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:08 am
I still want one. It would be nice if they release a sporting clays model.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:07 pm
20gapump wrote:I still want one. It would be nice if they release a sporting clays model.



I hope they do, too. I have asked if they would consider it. Most of my customers are target shooters.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:18 pm
Is it still sounding like the Phoenix will be released some time this spring?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:02 pm
Umm, no. Not sure when either. They are so busy they can't open up another product line.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:47 am
Do anyone know if we can look at the Phoenix prototype at the Ithaca Gathering?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:22 pm
I am not sure but I would hope so!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:28 pm
Not only did we look at the Phoenix on Wednasday on Thursday we shot it on the sporting clay course. Bcboy was crushing clays with it and others tried it on different stations.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:52 am
It was beautiful.
Wife and I both want one, as well as a Larrabee :D
I can understand the constraints of production, but I think Mike realizes that the demand is out there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:29 pm
I can't wait to get a pair for myself!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:37 am
I just read this on Ithaca's website...

'At this new facility, the company will focus on the rollout of a new over-and-under shotgun, their historic single barrel trap shotgun that already has significant U.S. market demand, and a complete barrel line.'

:o sounds like it is becoming a reality.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:22 pm
Oh it is real, several of us where able to shoot a working prototype. To say that it was great would be an understatement.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:45 pm
I'm still up for a Phoenix. Heck I'll go for the new trap gun too depending on the price. I hope production starts soon.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:58 am
I'll buy one as soon as they come out. It will make a nice partner for my Ithaca NID, circa 1935, that I inherited from my grandfather. 8-)
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