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#6592645 - 12/18/16 02:44 PM What's your favorite waterfowl gun?
Tru2lifetaxidermy Online   happy
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 438
Be it the one you have now or one you used to have and wish you had back....let us know why you like the particular gun over others.....

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#6592690 - 12/18/16 03:09 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
sallysue Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2821
Loc: Belton Tx
Benelli Cordoba tough as a boot

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#6592704 - 12/18/16 03:22 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: sallysue]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 311
Benelli SBE 2

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#6592716 - 12/18/16 03:28 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 399
Loc: N Texas
My Maxus

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#6592729 - 12/18/16 03:39 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Online   happy
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 438
Any of you want to elaborate as to why you like these particular guns? I'm shooting an M2 and like it so far (3 years). Bought this due to all the shooting we do while chasing snow geese for weeks on end. Was shooting an 870 prior and it ain't fun to shoot 500 rounds of 3 1/2 in a week! The M2 is much easier on the shoulder. However just this year I've had two occasions when the bolt did not close all the way and not allowing me to make a follow up shot. Not sure why this is as I've cleaned it and it happened again. Replaced both springs so I'm going to call Benelli and see what they say. Could be just something small

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#6592750 - 12/18/16 03:53 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
BradyBuck Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5672
Loc: Abilene, TX
I like my new A5 but have shot the SBE2 and really liked it. I'll be getting one at some point but it's on a long list of toys I want..haha

My new A5 has been good and I only had one issue that was my fault. The cap on the tube is somewhat hard to get screwed back on correctly and I unknowingly cross threaded it. I shot it on a duck hunt and blew the cap, tube cap, plug and spring out of it in the water never to be seen again. The barrel of course came detached from the receiver and when I pushed it back down another shell fired off scaring the crap out of me. I sent it back with letter explaining what happened. Even though it was my fault..they went through it, replaced the parts needed, sent it back cleaned and in working order free of charge. It has been shooting flawlessly ever since.

So make sure you get your cap screwed back on good and tight.

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#6592767 - 12/18/16 04:05 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
HCHunter28 Online   content
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 311
I've had my Benelli for 15 years. Short answer is it fits me and I've shot it a lot.

1.I like inertia- it's super easy to clean and reliable. I spray a dry lube/cleaner spray on the action and run a quick bore snake and you're done. I've shot light loads and magnum loads through it with no problem.
2.It's light for a 12 gauge.
3. I like the recoil system- the rubber cheek pad really reduces felt recoil.
4. I like the slightly raised rib.
Negatives
1. Shooting straight up at geese with 3.5 shells will beat the crap out of your finger. Squared off trigger guard.
2. Trigger and shoulder strap attachments will rust if hunting on the coast. I don't know why they didn't use a better coating. (They might have corrected this. Mine is 15 years old)
3. You have to make sure the bolt locks if you close it quietly.

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#6592836 - 12/18/16 04:53 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: HCHunter28]
Matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
Posts: 1140
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Any gun,I can lay my hand on,,

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#6592886 - 12/18/16 05:24 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Adchunts Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 176
Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Benelli SBE2

Having said that...if Winchester would get on the ball and offer a lefty Super X3, there would be a Benelli for sale immediately.

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#6592891 - 12/18/16 05:25 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Centurion Offline
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Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 605
Loc: Oklahoma
My Pre War Double trigger Browning Superposed.


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#6592971 - 12/18/16 06:16 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Kilo11 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/16/16
Posts: 92
Either an old school A5 or an SBEII.

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#6592992 - 12/18/16 06:27 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Online   happy
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 438
Adchunts, I have shot a few of the SX3's that a few buds shoot and have already been pricing them out....

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#6593061 - 12/18/16 07:09 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Ben Lilly Offline
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Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 2912
Loc: here and there
I've been shooting a 28ga ultralight this season. About half our hunts are pretty far walk ins and it weighs just right at 5lbs. Downside is you have to take your shots fairly close and cripples can get expensive.

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#6593197 - 12/18/16 08:33 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
FWBanger Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 519
Loc: DFW
MODB 3.5 Cynergy. It fits me well and it always goes bang. No worry about it jamming up regardless of how dirty or wet it gets. Plus, it's dead sexy...

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#6593262 - 12/18/16 09:06 PM Re: What's your favorite waterfowl gun? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Registered: 06/09/05
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Loc: Denison, TX
Winchester Model 12 Black Diamond Trap
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