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    Default Best 12 ga shotgun

    i have a the vinci and im wanting a gun that will shoot 3 1/2 looking for input on softest shooting best duck gun

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    you're about to get a lot of different answers for sure.

    I have an SBE2 that i like pretty good.

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    i like the vinci but i bought it when they first came out and were not chambered in 3 1/2 i really like the sx3 but they are so light i was worried about recoil

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    SBE II, with Pattern Master EX range, Deadly.

    Gregg Leonard

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    I think in autoloaders, it is just personal preference as with any gun... Benelli, Beretta, Browning. As with any type of gun you can't go wrong with a "B" gun. I'll be getting one of those next year.. This year I will get by with my Remington 1187 and 870 ,both of which I have had little to no trouble with. I have heard some pretty decent reports on the new remington autoloader too. Good luck with your choice. Jim
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    If your looking for "soft shooting" the Versa Max is the way to go. A 3 in load feels like a 20 ga. I have one ordered. I just sold my SX3 and in my opinion it's the best gun I have ever hunted with. The only reason I'm trying the Versa Max is I had two shoulder surgeries last yr and hoping it will help a little. If not for that I'd still be shooting the SX3

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    If you love your Vinci, why not get the Super Vinci?
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    Ford, Chevy, or Dodge???
    I actually own and shoot a Remington 1187 auto, an 870, and Browning Citori Satin Hunter O/U. I have shot, and would own, a Benelli SBE if I could afford one (after fishing expenses-lol). ALL 3 are fantastic!!! My favorite is the Citori due to it's weight, balance, and fit. It simply handles 3 1/2" rounds VERY smoothly. Of course I don't get the extra shot, but hell, I never hit anything with a third anyway. I've probably saved enough money to pay for my Citori by not shooting a third shot-lol!!!
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    You don't need a 3 1/2"...You need a shotgun that will fit you. 3" chamber shotgun will kill ducks and geese with no problems. It's the shooter not the waterfowl. Practice now or your dog is going to disown(sp) you.

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    I love my browning maxxus used it all last year very light. Very little kick. Shot hundreds of light target loads thru it also not one jam at all on anything I shot thru it as of yet. Throw a 3 1/2 heavy load and you will notice it.
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