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seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it?

Posted By: kellygunner

seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 05:04 PM

Most likely I'm going get the synthetic. I just want a new gun that I can reliability cycle dove loads, as well as duck loads. I have a benelli sbeII and it has a bulge in the barrel and after talking to benelli that said "sure, just buy one of our replacement barrels for $600. I could buy a new stoeger for that much. So looking for a new gun. Thanks for any opinions.


Kelly
Posted By: wal1809

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 05:25 PM

I have no input but a question. What happened to make the barrel buldge?
Posted By: duckboogieman

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 05:30 PM

Must be a pretty decent gun..... Pretty hard to find a negative review. That's probably the best indicator of all, especially when you consider how fanatic waterfowl hunters are.

Just make sure it fits..... "It's the Indian not the arrow...."

You'll need to frame and hang the ol' 870 for prosperity sake. That cannon has killed more birds then most have seen.
Posted By: beaversnipe

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 05:40 PM

Its alright, but u know im a beretta fan.

A used a391 xtrema2 is awesome.
Had mine since they first came out.
Clean it every 2 months and never had issues.

A400 i got as well, good gun, lighter,but i think the 391 is better balanced.
Posted By: beaversnipe

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 05:43 PM

Kelly, i ll let you blast one of my bigfoot mallard decoy one day for a 40 yard shot with that a391 with heavyshot 3 1/2 inch nr 4 with long range pattern master. To your delight, There will be notin left, i promise.
Posted By: DUKFVR

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 06:03 PM

Not 1 bit of trouble with my SX3.
Posted By: Ramball36

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 06:15 PM

Never had a problem with mine, and I am terribly hard on it. Clean it once a year and it still cycles the cheapest of the dove loads. My wife's Xtrema 2 can't do that without getting cleaned every other hunt, and it still occasionally hangs up.
Posted By: kindall

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 06:46 PM

I have 2 friends that own them, and they love the guns.
They hunt with us most weekends, and haven't heard of a single complaint.
Posted By: Going Green

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 06:49 PM

Bought my FiancÚ one two years ago. It probably has 1500 rounds through it, mostly target loads. Never had a FTF or FTE. Probably cleaned a total of twice. I snag it all the time since it's a blast to shoot. Same guts as the Browning Maxus which I also shoot and love. I would highly endorse it.
Posted By: kellygunner

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 06:50 PM

Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
Kelly, i ll let you blast one of my bigfoot mallard decoy one day for a 40 yard shot with that a391 with heavyshot 3 1/2 inch nr 4 with long range pattern master. To your delight, There will be notin left, i promise.



Roflmao

Kelly
Posted By: cdoz35

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 07:01 PM

I have had mine for 3 years. Let me start by saying I am not easy on my gun. I hunt it hard from dove season till the end of waterfowl, and only clean it maybe twice the whole year. This summer I went to shoot some clays and mine had quit cycling the light target loads. I had to send it in to be fixed for a broken spring in the recoil gas piston. Only problem I have ever had and I will say they handled it quickly and fixed it no questions asked. I love mine shoots great and other than that one problem has always gone bang.
Posted By: QuackShack

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 07:04 PM

Love my sx3 and have had no issues with it. Never really cared to mess with fitting a gun to me until I got the sx3 and started exchanging the included shims on it. Before I always just made the adjustment with the gun or my head, now when I shoulder it im looking right down the pipe and already where i need and want to be. Its makes a difference. Best semi auto out there for under 1k in opinion.
Posted By: BradyBuck

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 07:35 PM

I have the Browning silver hunter and it's basically the same gun internally. I've had it for 8 years with no issues.
Posted By: #Hayraker

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 10:16 PM

I think the sx3 is one of the best bargains to be had on shotguns
Posted By: BigAL33

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 11:03 PM

Well, it isn't a Benelli.......
Posted By: Esh and Hattie

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/02/14 11:11 PM

So it must be good!

grin
Posted By: Ramball36

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/03/14 12:11 AM

Id wager that my sx3 would run right beside a Benelli for however many rounds you'd like without a hiccup
Posted By: BigAL33

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/03/14 12:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Ramball36
Id wager that my sx3 would run right beside a Benelli for however many rounds you'd like without a hiccup


Challenge accepted! Can I bring my Vinci?
Posted By: Ramball36

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/03/14 02:47 AM

I don't care what you bring but you're buying the shells
Posted By: kellygunner

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/03/14 02:50 AM

Originally Posted By: wal1809
I have no input but a question. What happened to make the barrel buldge?


.....well here is what I know, last year before dove season I get the benelli out to clean it and as I run my hand down the barrel feel the bulge and my heart sinks. I call benelli and they say you must have had a wad get stuck (bulge is in the middle of the barrel) and shot behind it then creating the bulge. So I ask what can you do for me? Nothing special, just a replacement barrel for retail price. Or I can go after the ammunition company. But I didn't want to do that, my feelings are that benelli should take care of the problem. After this experience I don't think I'll get or recommend a benelli again. Just my 2 cents, other people may love their benelli but honestly They aren't that reliable, especially with the light dove loads. They kick pretty hard, the Beretta w/kickoff kicks half as much as my benelli. So that's why I'm looking for a different gun.


Kelly
Posted By: jdk1985

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/03/14 03:06 AM

99% sure it would be a great gun for you...

But Winchester doesn't start with B...
Posted By: kellygunner

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/03/14 04:04 AM

Winchester is made by a b. smile

Kelly
Posted By: dav42070

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/04/14 01:06 AM

I have one that's been dumped in the red a number of times and still worked fine if that tells you anything.
Posted By: Merican Duck Hunter

Re: seriously thinking about buying a sx3, any negatives about it? - 10/04/14 03:27 AM

I love the one "I bought for my GF". yes I said that right!
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