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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: 68rustbucket] #7911629 07/24/20 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Haven’t heard any mention of Ruger Red Labels, or Ruger customer service.

The fore end of mine split while in SD, called Ruger they sent a UPS label and I had it back in a week and a half, that was 10 or so years ago, who knows how they are now?


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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7929713 08/10/20 03:08 AM
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Get an Extrema or SBE and be done with it. Period


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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7930428 08/10/20 07:20 PM
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Shoulder all of them and pick the one that fits.

For me, it would be a Beretta AL 391 or A400. They won't break on you.


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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: BradyBuck] #7931321 08/11/20 01:38 PM
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Beretta A400 Extrema



Highly recommend the A400

Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7931341 08/11/20 01:56 PM
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All shotguns mentioned are great, but since this is your first and you may not like bird hunting (if you don't seek help) get the Stoeger, it's less expensive that the the "B"s if you find you love it (normal reaction) then fork over the cash for one of the higher quality shotguns


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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7931425 08/11/20 03:07 PM
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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7931452 08/11/20 03:37 PM
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870 or a cheap Mossberg.


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Find yourself a used Beretta 390.

Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: Mr. Jeem] #7931691 08/11/20 07:05 PM
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Cool to see that this thread is still going and generating conversation. I mentioned earlier in it but I ended up getting a 12 gauge Benelli Nova. Have shot both self-pull trap and traditional skeet with it so far and am looking forward to the start of dove season. Couldn't be happier.

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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7931710 08/11/20 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by HTXdude123
Yes, I found a new Benelli Nova for $450. I bought it and am very happy with it. I went to the trap range over the weekend and put 100 shells through it. Performed amazingly. I have since stripped it, cleaned it, oiled it, and re-assembled it. I appreciate all the comments and advice and it definitely helped me reach a decision.


glad you found it , good luck and be careful

Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: Mr. Jeem] #7931777 08/11/20 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Jeem
Find yourself a used Beretta 390.



there ya go


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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: E.TX.JMart] #7947536 08/24/20 12:42 AM
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Do not overlook the Beretta A300. Should be able to find one for close to your $600 budget. My A300 has been used for quail/dove/duck/geese without any issues. I also have an A400 so it gets the nod more often now, however, I still use my A300 several times each fall.

Came in to say the same thing. The A300 Outlander is a great semi-auto for the price. It is pretty much my goto gun now for dove, turkey, and clay games. My Beretta O/U goes as my back up gun, and my 870 Wingmaster hardly even leaves the safe anymore.


Yep. Go to Dunns and they're $599 right now. Definitely will be money well spent.


how'd i miss this? late to the game with my knee injury

Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7947539 08/24/20 12:44 AM
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Sx3 is super reliable and fast

Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7947612 08/24/20 01:29 AM
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Love my 12-guage Beretta A391 Xtrema2...also love my 11-87 20 Reminngton. Out duck club of 12 folks are almost evenly split bwteen the Benelle SBEs and the Berettas...one guy loves the Winchester SXp and he has a 20 and a 12 guage

Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7947756 08/24/20 03:01 AM
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Ducks are easy to hit,just wait till they quit swimming around and touch off the punt gun


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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7947846 08/24/20 05:19 AM
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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7948803 08/24/20 10:34 PM
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again, buy one that fits.

When you mount it and look down the barrel, all you see is the sight.


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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: Retired and hunting] #7948813 08/24/20 10:39 PM
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Ducks are easy to hit,just wait till they quit swimming around and touch off the punt gun


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holy crap


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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: reeltexan] #7948824 08/24/20 10:47 PM
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holy crap


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A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and early 20th centuries for shooting large numbers of waterfowl for commercial harvesting operations. These weapons are characteristically too large for an individual to fire from the shoulder or often carry by themselves, but unlike artillery pieces, punt guns are able to be aimed and fired by a single person from a mount. In this case, the mount is typically a small watercraft. Many early models appear similar to over-sized versions of shoulder weapons of the time with full-length wooden stocks with a normal-sized shoulder stock. Most later variations do away with the full-length stock—especially more modern models—and have mounting hardware fixed to the gun to allow them to be fitted to a pintle.

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Re: New to hunting, best Shotgun??? [Re: Greekangler] #7950053 08/26/20 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Greekangler
Get an Extrema or SBE and be done with it. Period


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I would pick something italian

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