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Semi-auto shotgun

Postby DuckGooseDestroyer » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:07 pm

Hey Guys,
I am looking for a semi-auto shotgun that chambers 3.5. I would like a camo finish but not that big of a deal I need suggestions. I like the Remington 11-87 sportsman supermag but from the reviews I have read on here it sounds like crap. I need one fairly cheep not the SBEII because I don't have 1,200 kicking around. Any suggestions?

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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby mawtrfowler » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:19 pm

Check out the Franchi Intensity. The Affinity has been getting rave reviews and the Intensity is the new 3.5" version.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby DuckGooseDestroyer » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:27 pm

Thanks, Mawtrfowler
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby DuckGooseDestroyer » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:41 pm

I couldn't find anything on the intensity but I did find some stuff on the affinity but that only shoots 3"
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby duckbuster57 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:42 am

The Remington VersaMax is a great gun and a good price,and will shoot everything.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby DuckGooseDestroyer » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:27 am

Duckbister57,
That is still a lot of doe to drop for a shot gun, but I really appreciate it!
Thanks
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby nnorem7618 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:06 am

DuckGooseDestroyer wrote:Duckbister57,
That is still a lot of doe to drop for a shot gun, but I really appreciate it!
Thanks


Keep an eye on gunbroker. There's no harm in buying used. Also, you can pick up an sx3 for around 850 new if you look around
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby Oklahoma Greenhead » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:08 am

can i ask why youre so set on 3.5? The best "bang for your buck" gun that shoots 3.5 in my opinion is the SX3.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby DuckGooseDestroyer » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:11 am

Oklahoma greenhead
I need 3.5 for goose
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby Frank Lopez » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:29 am

DuckGooseDestroyer wrote:Oklahoma greenhead
I need 3.5 for goose


There are a number of guns that will fill your needs. I think you're best bet, however, would be the Mossberg 935. It's a solid gun with a good reputation. And the barrel is overbored, which helps with the larger shot sizes.

By the way, you do not need a 3.5inch gun for geese. I kill large canadas regularly with a Beretta A390 with 3 inch 1 1/4oz BBs at 1450.

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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby duckbuster57 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:27 am

DuckGooseDestroyer wrote:Duckbister57,
That is still a lot of doe to drop for a shot gun, but I really appreciate it!
Thanks


OK,Then I would try the Mossberg 935 or the Stoger 3500 go with the one that fits the best,or go with the 1187 if you just want to shoot 3 1/2 shells it will work just fine.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby cootlover » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:04 am

You need a 3 1/2 for geese that's funny that's just a myth .
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby z51 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:01 am

Winchester SX3 or a good used SX2 in black. More refined and better handling guns than 935 or newer 11-87. The Winchesters are also over bored and they shoot light loads very reliably.

I own both the Winchester and the Remington. I would not own a 935 they handle poorly IMO.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby mudpack » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:34 am

nnorem7618 wrote: There's no harm in buying used. Also, you can pick up an sx3 for around 850 new if you look around


Best advice so far.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby Sgtstadanko707 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:14 pm

duckbuster57 wrote:The Remington VersaMax is a great gun and a good price,and will shoot everything.


This. I love my versa max. They make a sportsman model that is under 1k. My only knock is its a bit heaver than most auto loaders but I sit in a blind so I am not really walkin around a ton with it so I don't mind.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby The Drake » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:18 pm

Versamax......for 3.5" you going to want a gasser and little heavier.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby DuckGooseDestroyer » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:00 pm

Thanks a lot guys I have it narrowed down to the Remington 11-87 sportsman superman and the Stoeger 3500
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby clampdaddy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:23 pm

mawtrfowler wrote:Check out the Franchi Intensity. The Affinity has been getting rave reviews and the Intensity is the new 3.5" version.

Damn it!!! I always liked the Remington-like feel of the I-12 and thought that if franchi made one in 3.5 I'd buy it. I waited and waited. Bought a SBE 2 a few months ago and sure as sh!t, franchi goes and releases a 3.5" auto. :lol3:

I really like how they put the action spring out on the mag tube where its easy to get to.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby geordie tom » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:31 pm

DuckGooseDestroyer wrote:Thanks a lot guys I have it narrowed down to the Remington 11-87 sportsman superman and the Stoeger 3500

Get the 1187.
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Re: Semi-auto shotgun

Postby Jon Bergren » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:22 pm

I'm a Rem man but had a 11-87. I can't recommend them. I would get a Versamax. Academy has them for $880. I srtill think the Excell at $300 is an excellent buy at the Academy. That's what I shoot in my old age. Ned S
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