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#6930313 - 10/23/17 03:43 PM A400 review
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If your looking for a duck gun for this upcoming season here is a real world review. I've had mine for 4 seasons in some pretty rough conditions. The coldest was in ND & NE both were -5 to -10*. I tried both times to shoot 3 1/2" shells
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#6930320 - 10/23/17 03:46 PM Re: A400 review [Re: bentman]
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Neither time would my gun cycle the shells. I hunted a lot from 5* to 20* with no problems. Very few times thruout the 4 yrs has the gun not cycled. I've hunted 10 different states not including TX and this is my goto gun.
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#6930330 - 10/23/17 03:52 PM Re: A400 review [Re: bentman]
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Here is the kicker I have shot 17000rds as of last month shooting sporting clays with the gun. I mainly practice with 7/8os rds and it cycles these light loads without a problem. This is by far the lightest recoil gun I have. I'm not saying its any better than any other gun but it is a great gun that I use for hunting and sporting clays


Edited by bentman (10/23/17 05:12 PM)
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#6930778 - 10/23/17 09:01 PM Re: A400 review [Re: bentman]
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rifle
My favorite gun..

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#6931397 - 10/24/17 10:23 AM Re: A400 review [Re: Matpk]
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Originally Posted By: Matpk
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My favorite gun..


Mine too cheers

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#6931505 - 10/24/17 11:49 AM Re: A400 review [Re: ndhunter]
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Originally Posted By: Matpk
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My favorite gun..


Mine too cheers

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#6931890 - 10/24/17 04:12 PM Re: A400 review [Re: bentman]
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A Benelli will do it all but it won't eat recoil like that A400. They are both great guns.

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#6931897 - 10/24/17 04:17 PM Re: A400 review [Re: bentman]
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May have been something to do with the lubricant at those cold temps, not exactly the shotgun.
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#6931971 - 10/24/17 05:16 PM Re: A400 review [Re: bentman]
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Originally Posted By: bentman
Here is the kicker I have shot 17000rds as of last month shooting sporting clays with the gun. I mainly practice with 7/8os rds and it cycles these light loads without a problem. This is by far the lightest recoil gun I have. I'm not saying its any better than any other gun but it is a great gun that I use for hunting and sporting clays


17,000rnds....BS
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#6931975 - 10/24/17 05:18 PM Re: A400 review [Re: TDK]
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Originally Posted By: TDK
Originally Posted By: bentman
Here is the kicker I have shot 17000rds as of last month shooting sporting clays with the gun. I mainly practice with 7/8os rds and it cycles these light loads without a problem. This is by far the lightest recoil gun I have. I'm not saying its any better than any other gun but it is a great gun that I use for hunting and sporting clays


17,000rnds....BS
duel
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#6932003 - 10/24/17 05:36 PM Re: A400 review [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
Originally Posted By: TDK
Originally Posted By: bentman
Here is the kicker I have shot 17000rds as of last month shooting sporting clays with the gun. I mainly practice with 7/8os rds and it cycles these light loads without a problem. This is by far the lightest recoil gun I have. I'm not saying its any better than any other gun but it is a great gun that I use for hunting and sporting clays


17,000rnds....BS
duel


I read it wrong; 17,000 over four seasons is believable.
You're due for some new springs if you haven't already z


Edited by TDK (10/24/17 05:37 PM)
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#6932164 - 10/24/17 07:25 PM Re: A400 review [Re: TDK]
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I do love my A400 but I had to have some work done about 1 year after I bought it. It would hang as it was trying to load the next shell, no matter how clean it was. I had a gunsmith work on it serval times and he had to trim something, I thought it was the ejector? But anyways, my dad bought the same gun because he liked it so much, but we had to do the same thing to his gun. I have a friend I hunt with who had the exact same problem. He had a little bit of gunsmith work done and now it works good also. Mine works good as long as I keep it clean. After about three boxes of shells it starts hanging. This gun kicks so little it's hard to believe it's a 12 gauge.


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#6932503 - 10/24/17 11:08 PM Re: A400 review [Re: bentman]
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TDK why do you say BS on the 17000rds? That's just sporting clays not sure how many rds I have while hunting & I hunt a lot. The spring and O ring in the gas chamber was replaced in Sept. The old spring wad 1" shorter than the new one.
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#6932508 - 10/24/17 11:10 PM Re: A400 review [Re: bentman]
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Shalor...I clean mine about 500 to 750rds
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#6932682 - 10/25/17 07:28 AM Re: A400 review [Re: bentman]
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I wish mine and my dads would shoot that many, but 75 to maybe 100 shells is it. But I really love that gun otherwise. But it would hang every 5-6 shells until I got it worked on a couple of times. It absorbs kick unbelievable well...kicks less than my 20 gauge benelli cordoba, which is also a really nice gun.

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