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#6385445 - 07/28/16 12:23 AM Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting
Chef Shawn Offline
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Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 205
Loc: temple TX
Looking for a good semiautomatic shotgun for Dove hunting synthetic stock any suggestions would be appreciated

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#6385455 - 07/28/16 03:34 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 4780
Loc: Germany
I love my Browning Gold Hunter 3 1/2". It shoots everything from the lightest dove loads to the heaviest goose loads with nary an issue. Extremely versatile gun. up
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#6385546 - 07/28/16 07:40 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2725
Loc: Huntsville, AL
20 ga Remington 1100.
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#6385554 - 07/28/16 07:46 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 1486
1187 12 ga

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#6385573 - 07/28/16 08:21 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
deewayne2003 Offline


Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 4167
My Beretta AL390 Silver Mallard is by far the best shotgun I have ever owned especially when you consider I got it used for $400ish and I have owned some that cost more than $3K ; Its synthetic stocked, gas operated, easy shooting and bomb proof.

The guy who had it before me was a duck guide that had it for years with a steady diet of 3" magnum steel for ducks and a lot of dove loads as well and he had never once cleaned this gun; it still functioned flawlessly but it took HOURS to clean the internals and it was back in business.

This is the same gun I shot skeet with in college and after putting a confirmed 5,000rnds of trap/skeet loads through it I sent it off to Beretta for them to check everything before we headed to San Antonio for the College Nationals trap & skeet tournament.

They sent it back with a letter saying.......

"We have inspected your shotgun and find that all parts are in spec and correctly timed; in short there is nothing in need of replacement or repair."

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#6385585 - 07/28/16 08:29 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
Gone to Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2343
Loc: Hurst
Love my Beretta Outlander. Never had a jam or hangup.

My brother owns the Mossberg 930 and it is a heck of a gun for the price.

Of course you can get carried away with it and spend thousands, it all depends on what you want.
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#6385598 - 07/28/16 08:46 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
Wildhorse Offline
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Registered: 05/08/12
Posts: 664
Loc: Cleburne, TX
I've been considering a Beretta Outlander for that same purpose. It seems to have a the right mix of quality, price, and "not made in Turkey," no one else seems to achieve.

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#6385693 - 07/28/16 10:16 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
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Registered: 11/25/13
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Spend a little more and go get a good O/U. You will save a lot more money in the long run by not being able to take that third shot that will probably miss anyway.

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#6385717 - 07/28/16 10:34 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
68A Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2295
Loc: North Texas
Beretta A300, or as previously mentioned, Mossberg 930. Both have served me well and both made in USA.


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#6385767 - 07/28/16 11:04 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2036
Loc: West Virginia
I bought a Remington 1187 Premier Light Contour when I was 16 to dove hunt with, and it has been an outstanding shotgun.

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#6385780 - 07/28/16 11:13 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6452
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I really like my Weatherby SA-08.
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#6385802 - 07/28/16 11:22 AM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
TexFlip Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8633
Loc: Harris County
11-87 Premier 12 or 1100 Skeet 28 are my go to dove guns.
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#6385995 - 07/28/16 02:40 PM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
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Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 1679
Loc: Parker County
12 ga Remington 1100
Mine is wood and I paid $350 for it (used) back in the 90s. Other than needing an o-ring replacement ($0.50) one time, it has worked great.
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#6386057 - 07/28/16 03:24 PM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4867
Loc: Central Texas
For the money, the Rem model 1100 is hard to beat. You can eventually wear one out. I did. The mechanism has weak points, which I eventually found, but I ran a ton of ammo through it before it started spitting parts. Probably more ammo than most of you will ever shoot.

And, gas guns are messy critters. I eventually sold my sick 1100 and bought a Rem 11 - based on the Browning humpback. Never need to clean a recoil operated shotgun.

I went duck hunting years ago, down in South Louisiana. The guides barely spoke English, preferring Cajun French. Every last one of them had a type of that Humpback shotgun. Rusty, grimy, and often used as a boat paddle, the guides told me (I think) that the guns never quit working. Mine was made in 1948. Still working.

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#6386091 - 07/28/16 03:45 PM Re: Semiautomatic shotgun for dove hunting [Re: Chef Shawn]
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All good ones above, but I'll stick to Benelli M2's
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