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View Poll Results: Which 12 ga. Semi-Auto Shotgun would you choose? *and why*

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  • Benelli

    120 43.80%
  • Beretta

    57 20.80%
  • Browning

    42 15.33%
  • Mossberg

    2 0.73%
  • Norinco

    0 0%
  • Remington

    27 9.85%
  • Weatherby

    2 0.73%
  • Winchester

    24 8.76%
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Thread: Poll on *Hunting* Shotgun(Semi-Auto)*Advice

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    I shoot a Browning Citori Waterfowler (3.5") for 5 stand and sporting clays as well as upland hunting.
    It was getting a bit beat up duck hunting, so I bought a Stoeger 3500.
    (it is supposedly a Benneli design made in Turkey)
    I ended up shooting several hundred rounds thru it and it performed to my liking.

    @ $600 it was a good deal and warrants a look.
    I use a Tempest Gold modified choke.
    It has a synthetic stock and a matte finish on the metal.
    It was ideal for hunting in rain, mud, snow and handled bangs against boat gunnels as well.

    Just my "frugal" opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Shaver View Post
    I wanna hear from the one guy that shoots a Mossberg.
    Mossbergs are the most dangerous guns I have ever been around, I personally have seen three semi-autos that will fire when you push the top mounted safety off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hamel View Post
    Have been shooting an over and under for years now, and I can tell you honestly, there are very few times I miss the third shot.
    Does not compute....

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    He's saying he doesn't need the 3rd shot.

    To answer your 1st question, take a look.

    http://www.berettausa.com/products/b...-max4-12ga-35/
    Last edited by Jacob Hawkes; 01-10-2013 at 08:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Hawkes View Post
    He's saying he doesn't need the 3rd shot.

    To answer your 1st question, take a look.

    http://www.berettausa.com/products/b...-max4-12ga-35/
    I figured that but thought he might have been talking about another gun. This year I've actually dropped a few birds with my 3rd shot. Something I usually tell folks in the blind so rarely ever happens you might as well not put 3 in your gun. I think it's mainly been b/c of letting Paid Hunters shoot first and then attempting to follow up leaving me the last one still shooting.

    What question was that? lol

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    That 3rd shot comes in handy a lot. I've killed a lot of ducks with that 3rd shot. Then again, I kinda know which end of the gun is which.

    Which gun would I buy. I've had probably 4 Browning Golds, a SBE 2 with comfort tech stock (Would kick like a mule. I sold it after 1 or 2 years.), & I now have the Beretta Xtrema 2 with the KO. I looked @ that gun I posted a link to & liked it. I'll trade up for it during the summer. Of all the semis I've had, the Beretta was the best.

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    I bought a Browning Silver when it first came out and have been disappointed in a couple of things. shooting Black Cloud shells hass required that iit be cleaned at least every other hunting day and it is also difficult for me to put it back togather correctly. sometimes I have to break it down 2-3 times to get it right. This year I did not even bring it and will only use my Benelli pump.

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    I am a Remington guy myself. I like the 1187 Super Mag. I like the smaller feel in your hands vs guns like the Browning and Beretta. I also like the smaller price tag. I can justify beating the gun around in the duck boat vs a gun like the Bennelli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Shaver View Post
    I wanna hear from the one guy that shoots a Mossberg.

    the 1 guy may be 1 gal
    Miriam shoots a mossburg.
    what happened to RTF member Mark or MarkyMark?
    The guy that went all over the world shooting compition.
    I would have liked to hear his thoughts on this topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyJ View Post
    Mossbergs are the most dangerous guns I have ever been around, I personally have seen three semi-autos that will fire when you push the top mounted safety off.



    I shoot one but a pump not an auto and love it plus I could buy 5 of them for what a Benelli costs

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