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#6381446 - 07/24/16 10:39 PM Shotgun time!
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
I'm needing/itching for a new shotgun. This will be my go to dove gun because my Beretta does not cycle light loads. 3 inch chamber is fine but no 3.5's.

Here my list of must haves:
12ga
Semi auto
Wood stocks(satin finish or high gloss doesn't matter)
26 inch barrel
Under $1000

So far I've fondled a Benelli Montefeltro and Franchi, both felt great but the Benelli shouldered a little easier.
It's been so long since Ive bought a shotty that I don't really know what's what anymore. Are the Ithaca's any good?
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#6381487 - 07/24/16 11:52 PM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
strobes Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 60
Loc: North Dallas
May be you find this interesting
https://www.reddit.com/r/Shotguns/comments/25c4as/benelli_super_black_eagle_ii_vs_stoeger_m3500/
http://forums.benelliusa.com/archive/index.php/t-27895.html
I have Stoeger, after removing some burs and breaking in have no problems shooting skeet with light or any heavy loads.

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#6381559 - 07/25/16 06:17 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
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Do they have to be auto's?
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#6381562 - 07/25/16 06:22 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: strobes]
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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Do they have to be auto's?


Yes. I have 6 pumps.

Originally Posted By: strobes
May be you find this interesting
https://www.reddit.com/r/Shotguns/comments/25c4as/benelli_super_black_eagle_ii_vs_stoeger_m3500/
http://forums.benelliusa.com/archive/index.php/t-27895.html
I have Stoeger, after removing some burs and breaking in have no problems shooting skeet with light or any heavy loads.


I'll read those today, I looked at Stoegers, seemed to fit very well, just don't know anybody that has one.
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6381621 - 07/25/16 07:53 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
Rangerbob1 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/16
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I was where you are now about a month ago. I hadn't bought a shotgun in 20yrs. I had 3 Benelli's, 2-20s & an SBE1 so I just never needed anything else. I wanted to get a gas operated gun for my daughter to duck hunt with. I looked at & handled just about everything out there and decided that I liked the feel of the Win SX3 best. I ask around and got a lot of good reviews, so I sold a 20ga Montefeltro and bought a 12ga. SX3 camo w/26"bbl. After shooting several rounds of skeet and changing out the shims I am very happy the way the gun shoots. Looking forward to trying it out on some doves soon.

Steve

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#6381665 - 07/25/16 08:32 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
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SX3 is the best in that price range. I know bc I have one
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#6381712 - 07/25/16 09:01 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: Ramball36]
BigPig Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ramball36
SX3 is the best in that price range. I know bc I have one


Lol, so helpful roflmao

I might come pop some rounds out of yours. Your neighbors won't mind?
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6381721 - 07/25/16 09:08 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
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In that price range, Benelli Montefeltro every time.
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#6381820 - 07/25/16 10:13 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: Ramball36
SX3 is the best in that price range. I know bc I have one


Lol, so helpful roflmao

I might come pop some rounds out of yours. Your neighbors won't mind?


Shot most of my dove last year out of the shop doorway. It's getting cerakoted right now but you're more than welcome once it's back
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#6381829 - 07/25/16 10:17 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1426
Loc: Waco
I bought a Stoeger for my Dad and he decided to go to a 20 ga so I kept it for a lend out gun and have been surprised by the performance. I have only shot crows with it but after a case of shells not one malfunction.

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#6381872 - 07/25/16 10:45 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
mbavo Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 8495
Loc: odessa tx
I have a Winchester SX3 that I love!
It is in synthetic stock though.

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#6381882 - 07/25/16 10:58 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 10/11/13
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Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
A buddy has one of the franchi's and it seems like a really nice semi. I've shot it a few times and it felt good and shot well for me.

The ONLY thing I didn't like was plate you push up to load new shells (not sure of the name) was a thumb grabbing mo-dinker.

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#6381903 - 07/25/16 11:14 AM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: poisonivie]
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12119
Originally Posted By: poisonivie
In that price range, Benelli Montefeltro every time.
Gonna agree with this.

Yildiz guns are considerably cheaper and good shooters as well. confused2

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#6381961 - 07/25/16 12:08 PM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 09/12/06
Posts: 933
Loc: Wylie, TX
What Beretta do you have? For an inexpensive auto, I have been very happy with my Beretta A300 Outlander.

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#6382016 - 07/25/16 01:03 PM Re: Shotgun time! [Re: cyphertext]
BigPig Offline
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Originally Posted By: cyphertext
What Beretta do you have? For an inexpensive auto, I have been very happy with my Beretta A300 Outlander.


Beretta Urika Extrema
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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