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Thread: What duck/phesant/turkey auto loader shotgun should I buy? Any why?

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    Default What duck/phesant/turkey auto loader shotgun should I buy? Any why?

    I'm in the market for a new shotgun for duck/pheasant/turkey automatic shotgun 3" only. I have a friend that owns a gun shop and he has the following:

    Browning New Maxus or A5
    Remington New 11-87, 1100, New Versamax
    Winchester New SX3
    Benelli SBE Lightly Uses 12 ga. 28 inch barrel like new condition w/box, paperwork, chokes. He is not a stocking dealer but he got this one in on consignment.
    Beretta New A400 Camo 28" barrel

    Which one of the above do you own, have shot, and would recommend. Have you had any problems or bad experiences out of any of the above? I'm looking at either a 28" or 26" barrell. Thanks

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    Member scothuffman's Avatar
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    Benelli SBE, hard to beat them

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    Benelli SBE or Winchester SX-3

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    Senior Member BAYDOG's Avatar
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    Another Nod to the SBE II, ( I assume it is a II, no very many Original SBE's with light use. They are work horses!!
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    All of the guns in your list have good track records from what I know. I would handle all of them and see which one you like best.

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    I shoot Remington and Winchester, and recently a Browning , but I have also owned/shot a Kreighoff and a Beretta ..

    Find the gun that feels good when you shoulder it...its like holding a fine woman in your arms, you know which one you want to take home
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    Berrretta a400 extreme

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    Beretta A400 extreme.
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    The one that fits you best will make for better shooting.

    I have an original SBE that's been a fantastic shotgun. It's ultra reliable, even when dirty, breaks down for cleaning in seconds, cycles everything I've put through it (It did however take a couple hundred rounds of breaking in before it would consistently feed target loads. All other shells were fine from the get go). The only real drawback to it is the barrel will rust very quickly from any moisture if not maintained. But I understand that they've since resolved this. After a hunt I field strip mine and take a hot shower with it, let it dry (only takes a couple minutes due to thee hot water) then run a Bore snake through the barrel and wipe it down with a lightly oiled cloth.. Still looks new after 17 years of regular use.

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    Close your eyes and hold each one, shoulder and swing with eyes closed and buy the one that feels the best.

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