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#6343963 - 06/22/16 12:38 PM Shotgun debate
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Thinking about getting a new shotgun this year. Need it to be a do all gun from dove to duck maybe even pheasant at some point. Leaning towards semi auto but undecided on what I want or what's out there. I liked my old beretta just wasn't the most reliable with lighter loads even after 5k plus rounds. A nice Remington 1100 would be alright if I could find one that took chokes and atleast 3" but those seem to be hard to find. My dad and another buddy both like their mossburgs but I'm just not sold.

Any suggestions? I'll probably buy used if I can find it and stay around 5-600 if possible

I have no brand loyalty so open to all

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#6343966 - 06/22/16 12:44 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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I bought a CZ over and under a few years back that I have been very happy with.

One of the best performing and nicest looking shotguns I have ever owned was a Browning BPS Upland Special with the straight grip. - Seemed like I couldn't miss with that thing. It was nice to carry, too.





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#6343967 - 06/22/16 12:49 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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Forgot about them being in the shotgun business. I'd look at those. Anywhere in dfw stock them?

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#6343973 - 06/22/16 12:56 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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Remington, Winchester, Mossberg all good, You going for 3" or 3 1/2"?

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#6343974 - 06/22/16 12:56 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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I'd probably never shoot over 3"

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#6343993 - 06/22/16 01:16 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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If you need extended chokes, "if I could find one that took chokes and at least 3" you can find them for almost any gun from Briley.

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#6344003 - 06/22/16 01:22 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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Most of the 1100 I've found have fixed barrels which I'm not interested in.

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#6344006 - 06/22/16 01:23 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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the 3 1/2 is sure nice on geese and coyotes
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#6344042 - 06/22/16 02:00 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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Find a beretta 390. Your gun having issues cycling light loads is a fluke. There are many reasons they are the most popular in clay sports, reliability with light loads is one.
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#6344144 - 06/22/16 04:10 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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I've been extremely happy with my mossberg 930.
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#6344163 - 06/22/16 04:35 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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I love my Weatherby SA-08. Shoots 3" and has chokes. I test-drove about 10 different auto-loaders and it fit me the best. I highly suggest laying hands on all the ones you think you might want and carefully judge how they fit you as far as LOP, drop at comb and drop at heel.
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#6344174 - 06/22/16 04:48 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: TDK]
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Originally Posted By: TDK
Find a beretta 390. Your gun having issues cycling light loads is a fluke. There are many reasons they are the most popular in clay sports, reliability with light loads is one.


Agreed....or a 391 but getting harder and harder to find in the price range you listed.
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#6344176 - 06/22/16 04:50 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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Funny thing was mine was a 390 and had nothing but issues with light loads.

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#6344189 - 06/22/16 04:58 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
I love my Weatherby SA-08. Shoots 3" and has chokes. I test-drove about 10 different auto-loaders and it fit me the best. I highly suggest laying hands on all the ones you think you might want and carefully judge how they fit you as far as LOP, drop at comb and drop at heel.


Excellent advice.
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#6344222 - 06/22/16 05:38 PM Re: Shotgun debate [Re: jhenderson]
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Originally Posted By: jhenderson
Funny thing was mine was a 390 and had nothing but issues with light loads.


You're probably right. Maybe the thousands of 390's out there shooting high volumes of light targets loads is a fluke. Maybe they are built to suck...or maybe the issue was your gun exclusively or a method of maintenance or lack there of. Did you buy it new or used? Assembled correctly? You have one of the best semiauto shotguns made, send it to a gunsmith known for working on them.



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