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#6458590 - 09/19/16 11:05 AM What does your woman shoot?
johnboy91 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
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My girlfriend is getting more into hunting , and wants to move up to a 12gauge , but is nervous of the kick (I tell her she will be fine) she likes the browning cynergy and the beretta aA400 xtreme any body have any experience with these guns?
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#6458597 - 09/19/16 11:08 AM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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my better half has had decent luck with this

Womans gun
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#6458602 - 09/19/16 11:09 AM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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Registered: 08/09/16
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Loc: Austin, Texas
I've got an A400 Unico and would be comfortable with anyone shooting it that weighs more than 80 lbs. Really comfortable shotgun with a great pattern straight out of the box.

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#6458605 - 09/19/16 11:11 AM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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As far as recoil goes I think the A400 Xtreme has the lightest of all the upper end shotguns. I've shot the SX3, Maxus, A400 and the also the A5 and SBE2 which both have a little more recoil.

The only thing about the A400 is it's a little bulky. The recoil is slightly less than the Maxus but your girlfriend might like the fit if the Maxus better and if that's the case I'd go with the Maxus

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#6458629 - 09/19/16 11:28 AM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
As far as recoil goes I think the A400 Xtreme has the lightest of all the upper end shotguns. I've shot the SX3, Maxus, A400 and the also the A5 and SBE2 which both have a little more recoil.

The only thing about the A400 is it's a little bulky. The recoil is slightly less than the Maxus but your girlfriend might like the fit if the Maxus better and if that's the case I'd go with the Maxus


Only thing that bother me about the a400 xtreme is there is a bunch of moving parts (springs in the stock) I feel that could end up being a problem
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#6458634 - 09/19/16 11:32 AM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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My wife didnt like the 20 ga so she shoots a cheap Charles Daly semi auto 12ga now. She loves it. She is 5'4' and 115lbs and never complains about kick. She also shoots 308 and 7mm mag for deer/hog.
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#6458651 - 09/19/16 11:38 AM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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#6458658 - 09/19/16 11:41 AM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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Originally Posted By: johnboy91
Only thing that bother me about the a400 xtreme is there is a bunch of moving parts (springs in the stock) I feel that could end up being a problem


Every semiautomatic shotgun has a spring in the stock, with the exception of the Benelli Vinci which has it in the receiver.

Even though scientifically the amount of recoil is the same in gas vs. inertia, anybody who has put 100 rounds through both (same rounds, same weight gun) will tell you the gas does feel less poundy to the shoulder.

Here's something you hear but not often: find her a gun that fits her, she likes (most important) and isn't too heavy for her to handle for repeated shooting. If the recoil is a bit much, buy slower loads for her and she can learn the additional lead on a clays course.
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#6458691 - 09/19/16 12:00 PM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: Dave Speer]
johnboy91 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dave Speer
Originally Posted By: johnboy91
Only thing that bother me about the a400 xtreme is there is a bunch of moving parts (springs in the stock) I feel that could end up being a problem


Every semiautomatic shotgun has a spring in the stock, with the exception of the Benelli Vinci which has it in the receiver.

Even though scientifically the amount of recoil is the same in gas vs. inertia, anybody who has put 100 rounds through both (same rounds, same weight gun) will tell you the gas does feel less poundy to the shoulder.

Here's something you hear but not often: find her a gun that fits her, she likes (most important) and isn't too heavy for her to handle for repeated shooting. If the recoil is a bit much, buy slower loads for her and she can learn the additional lead on a clays course.


Ya I Want her to feel comfortable with what ever she chooses its a lot of cash either way
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#6458704 - 09/19/16 12:09 PM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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The A400 is the gun to go with hands down. Great for women and bigger kiddo's.

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#6458763 - 09/19/16 01:03 PM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
oilag Offline
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Registered: 11/14/12
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Loc: Houston, TX
My wife mainly shoots the shiz with her friends at home while I'm out hunting!

She does come every once and while and shoots a 20 ga Benelli m2. Its an awesome gun.


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#6458805 - 09/19/16 01:31 PM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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#6458813 - 09/19/16 01:36 PM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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I have the A400 Expolr in 12 and 20. The 20 is the softest shooting shotgun I have ever owned. If you and the Mrs. are close by she can try both. Shot the 20 teal hunting this weekend. The 12 even has K/O.
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#6458847 - 09/19/16 02:04 PM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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Originally Posted By: johnboy91
Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
As far as recoil goes I think the A400 Xtreme has the lightest of all the upper end shotguns. I've shot the SX3, Maxus, A400 and the also the A5 and SBE2 which both have a little more recoil.

The only thing about the A400 is it's a little bulky. The recoil is slightly less than the Maxus but your girlfriend might like the fit if the Maxus better and if that's the case I'd go with the Maxus


Only thing that bother me about the a400 xtreme is there is a bunch of moving parts (springs in the stock) I feel that could end up being a problem


They all have springs in the stock but you will notice a different type of feel and sound with the A400. I don't really like it but it's not a big deal.

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#6458861 - 09/19/16 02:11 PM Re: What does your woman shoot? [Re: johnboy91]
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Any 12 gauge auto

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