Vinci or a400

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Vinci or a400

Postby Junior660 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:46 am

Hey guys new hear just had a few questions about the Vinci and a400. I need a auto shotgun I like the Vinci but I've heard about the recoil I've already had one shoulder surgery and need another so I don't know if I can take the abuse of it so I'm looking at the a400 also. I want one that can cycle 2.75 shells also for dove. Just wanted to see what you guys would do if in my shoes.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby orphanedcowboy » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:58 am

That's like comparing Kate Upton and Rosie O'Donnell

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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby Ga ducker » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:23 am

A400. Both are great guns, but the Beretta is WAY more sexy!
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby EvanKCMO » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:17 pm

Ga ducker wrote:A400. Both are great guns, but the Beretta is WAY more sexy!



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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby winchester1852 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:29 pm

thats just a silly question.....
if you can read this your almost as smart as a dolphin.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:41 pm

The A-400 Xtreme is building a well deserved reputation for soft recoil and reliable function.
Owning one has made me "Xtremely" prejudiced in it's favor, but not without reason.

There isn't a 12 ga load made that it won't handle, but so it is with others as well.
The key is how you will stand up to them in any other gun?
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby dfrauenkron » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:01 pm

Love my A400. Handles my trap loads like a champ. 3.5" Turkey loads cycled great, they do still kick tho, I don't care what anyone says.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby SAHunter1983 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:39 pm

orphanedcowboy wrote:That's like comparing Kate Upton and Rosie O'Donnell

A400

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X2 I thought this post was a joke at first... I love my A400.... It eats any round it is fed, in any order. It also has minimal felt recoil which keeps you on the target. Did I mention it is fast... 5 shells before the first hits the ground if you need more than one. And the stock chokes pattern very very well... love my IC aka dove and teal crusher. Also does extremely well with my kicks high flyer mod to 40-50.

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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby yamaha783 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:16 pm

All posts above are true but I'm sure your bound to hear from some Vinci owners, of which, I am not. Loved my Xtrema2 and now like my A400 just the same so far with only about a half season under it's belt. Considering your shoulder issue I'd definitely not stray from a gas auto.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby wjarrell » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:51 am

Vinci feels better in my hands than the A400
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby jpari » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:01 am

Love my A400. I have the KO option and it is worth the extra dollars. The gun can cycle any load that you put in it. I shoot it at clays games with 2 3/4" 2 3/4 dram equiv. 1 oz. of shot and it has never missed a beat. Very light recoil with the KO. Simply a fabulous gun.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby Dr Drewski » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:18 pm

Another for the A400. Great gun, points well, recovers quick after initial shot, incredibly fast (not that it really matters), and easy on the shoulder.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby ADF » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:06 pm

Both are great guns. My brother has the a400 and loves it. I have the Vinci and I wouldn't switch for anything. If you want a softer recoil than the a400 is going to be a little softer shooting but I never really notice the recoil on the Vinci so that's not an issue for me. Most of the prior post are for the a400 because that's what they own and there's nothing wrong with that but the Vinci is a great gun and it just fit me better. When you pay $1500+ for a gun and it shoots well for you it’s easy to think that your gun is the best gun that has ever come to market. The best way to truly decide is to shoot both if you have a chance. Again... both are great guns. Good Luck.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:06 am

ADF quotes good advice, but when it comes to recoil there is something about the human brain that says "Wrap some feathers around it and you won't feel the recoil".
That only holds true to a certain degree.
I sold a SBEII because of shoulder damage that put me into retirement (Thank goodness), and the fact that it's trigger guard was chewing up my middle finger, and the two really affected my concentration on every shot.... wrapped in feathers or not.
Bought the A-400 Xtreme, and have never had either issue since.
Huge difference in my case.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby jstewart_1981 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:30 am

I previously owned benellis and now shoot berettas. The only reason I changed was because the Benelli's were eating my middle finger like the last guy stated ( with 3"+ duck loads). This doesn't happen to everyone but to the ones it does it dont take you long to get a new flavor. No problems with my berettas there. With that being said after getting my A400 & extrema 2 the recoil is noticeably different as well. It will be a little nicer to shoot in that aspect. I like the way the benelli's felt better, but I will adjust if I don't have to squirm and dread that next shot. Good luck!!
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby geordie tom » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:56 pm

After a turbulent 5 years with a SBE, i took the plunge and purchased a Vinchi great handling gun it just fits me. I decided to sell the SBE that i no longer used and went to get an A400 i was very disapointed in every aspect of the gun it was a pig compared to the vinchi to handle and recoil was little better, I tried a versamax recomended by the store owner and what a gun i purchased one straight away.
Between the vinch and the A400 the vinchi hands down, but i would get a versamax over them both in fact i would have a Maxus over a A400 i just do not like them at all.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:19 pm

It's good to know there are so many quality guns out there to choose from. Every style and fit is perfected in one or the other, and everybody can be proud and comfortable with their choice.
I have the A-400, but if I could, I'd give a Versamax, or a Maxus or any good gas operated gun a chance as a back-up, but I know I have found my go-to gun in the A-400, and the pheasants, and ducks, and geese all know it too!
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby DuckmanOK » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:19 pm

Vinci. I shot both and like the Vinci but why not get both :-). Vinci is easier to clean too reliable... ya can't be inertia especially in the cold
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby Bakercountyboy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:20 pm

I went with the vinci. The vinci came up to my shoulder a lot better then the a400 did. My biggest problem was the a400 felt like pig in my hands. Just to bulky.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby MNjonboatguy » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:14 pm

Bakercountyboy wrote:I went with the vinci. The vinci came up to my shoulder a lot better then the a400 did. My biggest problem was the a400 felt like pig in my hands. Just to bulky.


Same thing for me, the Vinci just fit me better.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby ARBILLCOLLECTOR » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:47 am

I shot the A400 and the Vinci. Ended up going with the Benelli M2. They are all great guns and just boils down to personal preference. The recoil on all 3 were very very close. In the end I just liked the overall feel of the M2 better. Have used it for 3 seasons and would trade my wife before I would trade my M2
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby mudpack » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:50 am

Beretta. Life's too short to go through it with an ugly gun.
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Re: Vinci or a400

Postby DuckmanOK » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:17 pm

I like the look of the Benelli better. To all their own i guess
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