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#7156072 - 04/30/18 08:26 PM Best over shotgun semi auto for the money?
Brother in-law Offline
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For good all round semi auto in order of importance

Skeet/sporting clays a few times a year
Dove hunting
Ducks
Other

No jamming junk and let's say 600-$1000
If there is something that much more special for a 100- 200 go ahead and say it

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#7156098 - 04/30/18 08:48 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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I think the 'sleeper' out there is the Weatherby SA-08 in either 20 or 12. Copy of the old Beretta 303, which was a mainstay in the clays world. Reasonably priced too - see them on gunbroker for $550-$650.
Beretta A300 is the current iteration of the 301,302,303,390,391 progression. Good reviews on it. Can be had for $700-$900.
I know Winchester has some good one's out there but, the one's I've shot really didn't fit so I haven't kept up on them.
The Remington 1100/11-87 family is a good one. You can find 1100's new for around $900-1100. The 11-87 can be found around $600-$900 depending on what style you like.

Just a few off of my head.
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#7156245 - 04/30/18 11:38 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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check out the new TRI STAR,

The Mossberg that Jerry Miculek shoots.

BBear is on the money with the Weatherby!

$1200 you're getting into top gun range re; Benelli M-2 comes to mind, Browning Maxus, Berretta , Winchester X4,

let me know if you need a shotgun shooting lesson.........................


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#7156251 - 05/01/18 12:10 AM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Personally I'm a fan of the Browning Silver Hunter and the Beretta 390,391, or the newer A-series.

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#7156477 - 05/01/18 09:11 AM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Loc: Wylie, TX
Beretta 390/391 is tough to beat for the money and dependability.
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#7156523 - 05/01/18 09:42 AM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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I have the Weatherby SA-08 and it has been great. All the Berettas are really nice but more than I wanted to spend. Go look at them all and buy the one you like the best.
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#7156541 - 05/01/18 09:51 AM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
patriot07 Offline
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I really wanted to love the Beretta 390, but the one I had just didn't fit me well at all. It's a shame, because the few times I shot it, it just seemed like a really well-made gun. I think that would be a great option in your price range with reliability as the primary concern.

I ended up with a Beretta AL-2 that I paid $350 for. It's got a fixed choke, but it's a joy to shoot. Well-balanced and reliable as long as I'm not using light loads. It doesn't have the relief valve that the 390 and subsequent models got, so it won't handle super-light loads, but it's 100% reliable with any medium or heavy load and a great value at what they go for.

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#7156890 - 05/01/18 02:32 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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I have a BERETTA 391 that has been shot over 150,000 times.

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#7156921 - 05/01/18 03:09 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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I've had great luck with my Franchi but the Winchester/Browning are nice options as well

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#7160697 - 05/04/18 08:13 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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The semiís on the market today are damn good. Whichever one you pick will be fine in the reliability department unless you get the he rare lemon which happens with all makers. I currently own Winchester, Browning, Weatherby, Franchi and FABARM. Iíve recently owned Beretta, Benelli and Mossberg. The ones I owned ran great but I didnít shoot them well because of fit. The shotguns I currently own I shoot well, because they fit and itís why I still have them. Shimming can only go so far. So I believe fit should be your number one priority.

Based on your criteria most of the shooting you will be doing is stationary and some of it will be high volume. For that reason Iíd go gas over inertia and heavier weight wise as opposed to light. That would be priority two.

Third priority would be brand. The only major brand I havenít covered is Remington and Iíd definitely throw the V3 and VersaMax into the mix. Didnít mention them before because Iíve only handled them and not shot them. Shimming though itís not the be all end all can quite often help greatly. Be aware the V3 doesnít come with shims.
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#7160712 - 05/04/18 08:23 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/Winchester-Model-101-Ultimate-Field-OverUnder-Shotgun

Save a few more dollars and buy one of these. Theyíre great. I hunt with an old superposed 20ga. My mother won one of these in 12ga in a raffle last year. I took it out one weekend and shot 9 Quail in a row before I missed. I really like it but donít like to carry 12ga shells around.

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#7161219 - 05/05/18 01:54 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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I like my Browning Maxus, Golden Clay Edition.
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#7161979 - 05/06/18 03:21 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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I have a Winchester sx3 and love it!
Use it for everything.

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#7164531 - 05/08/18 09:00 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Superduty]
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Originally Posted By: Superduty
I like my Browning Maxus, Golden Clay Edition.


way over his budget
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#7165468 - 05/09/18 10:07 PM Re: Best over shotgun semi auto for the money? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Browning B-80. Best ever.

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