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A400 review #6930313
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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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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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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

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My favorite gun..

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Originally Posted By: Matpk
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My favorite gun..


Mine too cheers

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Mine too cheers

aim
cheers

Re: A400 review [Re: bentman] #6931890
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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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May have been something to do with the lubricant at those cold temps, not exactly the shotgun.


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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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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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Re: A400 review [Re: colt45] #6932003
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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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I read it wrong; 17,000 over four seasons is believable.
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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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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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Shalor...I clean mine about 500 to 750rds


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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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Originally Posted By: shalor
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.


Three identical guns with the same problem? Unusual. Maybe you should contact Beretta.

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I teal hunted with my 20 gauge A400 and never missed a beat (wish I could say the same with my shooting) but I was shooting reloads #6 Bizmuth
Don't think they were that hot


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Shalor....there is a rubber O ring in the gas chamber check and make sure it is still there. Have you ever taken the rings off the piston ? If so I would check those also maybe they are in wrong


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