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#6487661 - 10/09/16 11:00 AM Scatter guns
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Been looking for a new one and came across these at academy. Which is a better gun? I have my opinion but haven't owned or shot either.

Beretta a300 for $778 for camo
Benelli montefeltro for $799 for black

Or anything else around that price point worth considering.

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#6487680 - 10/09/16 11:23 AM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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Don't think either is better than the other. One is gas operated and the other is inertia.
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#6487683 - 10/09/16 11:33 AM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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OMG .... here it goes again ..... hammer

Both are great guns. I prefer the Beretta because I have experience with it and it has proven itself for me. But there are a lot of Benelli fans out there that swear by them.

I prefer the gas operated gun, but that doesn't mean it is a better platform for everyone.

Best advice: Neither will likely cause you any serious operation issues. Pick the one that fits best when thrown to your shoulder. It should point instinctively and easily.
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#6487684 - 10/09/16 11:33 AM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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The inertia gun is probably easier to clean, the gas gun probably has less felt recoil. I'd say pick the one that fits you best.
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#6487694 - 10/09/16 11:42 AM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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I don't know how much it is but the winchester sx3? Always gets great reviews.
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#6487705 - 10/09/16 11:50 AM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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Here's my concern on beretta. Had an older al390 silver mallard and it was unreliable. Would not cycle lighter loads consistently. Don't know if they fixed the issue with newer guns or not.

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#6487722 - 10/09/16 12:09 PM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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I have a 390 12 ga and a 391 20 ga and both are perfectly reliable with light loads; the problem may have been specific to that shotgun.
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#6487804 - 10/09/16 01:18 PM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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Here's my concern on beretta. Had an older al390 silver mallard and it was unreliable. Would not cycle lighter loads consistently. Don't know if they fixed the issue with newer guns or not.


I've mentioned that your issue was specific to your gun, and isn't representative of the brand as a whole. gas operated guns will always be more reliable with light loads than inertia designs who rely on the recoil to cycle.
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#6487883 - 10/09/16 02:35 PM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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Best advice is buy both and give them the old side by side test with the ammo you will use the majority of the time. banana Then keep the other as a loaner.
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#6487905 - 10/09/16 03:10 PM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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Thought about that too. Gonna need a bigger safe anyways.

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#6488157 - 10/09/16 06:22 PM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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Benelli every time but thats just me.
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#6488599 - 10/09/16 09:44 PM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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Originally Posted By: jhenderson
Thought about that too. Gonna need a bigger safe anyways.



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#6488726 - 10/10/16 01:09 AM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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It doesn't feel like we've talked about this recently. smile

Only kidding, you should check out my thread from a couple weeks ago about the A300. I went through lots of recommendations, but for the most part all agreed that the Beretta is an excellent gun, and the Benelli might struggle to cycle light loads a bit more. They're both built mainly as field guns, so either is really geared towards skeet shooting, but the gas gun would be more likely to handle it better than the inertia-operated rig. Either would handle field loads well, and the Benelli seems to be a little more refined from a manufacturing standpoint.

I have shot a Benelli before as well as a Beretta and ended up buying the Beretta mainly due to price. I think either would make a fine gun for most folks.

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#6488820 - 10/10/16 07:52 AM Re: Scatter guns [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07

I have shot a Benelli before as well as a Beretta and ended up buying the Beretta mainly due to price. I think either would make a fine gun for most folks.


Wait... after all that talk about a pretty gun, you bought the Beretta? up

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#6488930 - 10/10/16 09:26 AM Re: Scatter guns [Re: jhenderson]
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maybe some one you know have either one and would let you shoot?
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