Shotgun reccomendation

Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by Lounative14, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Velvet ears

    Velvet ears 8 pointer

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    The Beretta A400 is an excellent all around gun and would be pretty good for sporting clays too. I am a personal fan of the Browning A5. If you want to take a nice jump for all shooting, go to a Beretta or Browning over/under. Benelli semis are all right, but they do tend to jamb on light loads.

    I just saw your price range. Good luck finding something decent. Only thing I would say is good in that range would be a used Remington 1187 or 1100.
     
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  2. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    I’ve turkey hunted with a 20 gauge for the last several years, either a TC Encore or Franchi Affinity. With the HTL loads, there’s no need for a 12 gauge. BUT..... I’m wanting a Browning A5 bad! I’d love to have a 12 gauge, 3.5” with a 26” barrel. Team that up with a Carlson’s TSS tube and Federal TSS #9 in a 3.5” load and reach out and touch someone!!! Turkey season will be here soon!!!
     
  3. Velvet ears

    Velvet ears 8 pointer

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    I turkey hunt with an early 90s Mossberg 835 with 3.5" and a kicks turkey choke. 70 yards and they drop like a rock. For all my other small game hunting guns though, I tend to go back to my 1100 or 1187. When we trap shoot (kid is on a team), we shoot Browning Citori 725 trap or a Browning BT-99. I no longer have an A5, but it is on my list to get another one at some point. The kid is wanting to sell his Citori and buy a Perazzi trap gun. So looks like my A5 will have to wait longer as the Perazzi cost about $6,000.
     
  4. Ash12

    Ash12 10 pointer

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    I shoot Xtra Lite AA target loads for clays and Lite AA target loads for doves out of my M2 and have yet to have a problem.... The only loads I ever had a problem with in it were the AAd low recoil and low noise loads, and that was when I first bought it, so they might run better in it now.
     
  5. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    If you don’t mind going a little above the 600 mark look at the SX4, I bought one last summer, have prolly run a case of shells through it so far. No problems at all
     
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