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autoloader advice

Postby WolfpackNOgun » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:26 pm

If money is no problem, what autoloader (that shoots 3.5" shells) are you buying for the upcoming waterfowl season? why?
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby cannon » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:31 pm

Beretta A400. Because I don't have one. Yet. Wouldn't be in the top 5 I'd use for fowling, but I already have those, so if I had to pick one, with money not being a consideration, I'd have to pick that one since I don't already have 3 of em.


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Re: autoloader advice

Postby BurninPowder » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:53 pm

I too would like to get my hands on an A400, if nothing more than take it on a test run. My VM has been a good gun so far. Cycles everything from 1oz. to 2 1/4oz. without a hitch. Have yet to try an A5 with 3.5". Just wonder how it would compare to the 3" A5 I shot last year?..
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby clampdaddy » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:11 pm

I'd get a SX3 or a versamax. Already had a Maxus, currently have a SBE2, and I don't like where the safety button is on the Berettas.
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby YJSONLY » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:47 am

I picked up an a400
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:53 am

New A-5
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby papagoosehtr » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:42 am

Benelli super black eagle
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby duckbuster57 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:29 pm

The Remington Versamax :thumbsup:
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:41 pm

Since you seem to need a 3-1/2" gun and an auto-loader that means a 10 ga and that means a Browning.
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby Boocephus » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:52 pm

What duckbuster said. :thumbsup:
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:20 pm

cannon wrote:Beretta A400. Because I don't have one. Yet. Wouldn't be in the top 5 I'd use for fowling, but I already have those, so if I had to pick one, with money not being a consideration, I'd have to pick that one since I don't already have 3 of em.


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Might end up being in the top five at #1 once you've shot one.
Friend just got a Versa Max, and I liked the feel of the gun, but haven't shot one yet.
SX3 I've shot and like, and I'd like to shoot a Maxus, and the Versa Max, but I wouldn't own another inertia gun, and after selling the SBEII and getting the A400 I have no doubts about it being the very finest fowling gun I've ever shot.
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby WolfpackNOgun » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:28 pm

some sound advice. we'll see how they all shoulder.
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:57 pm

WolfpackNOgun wrote:some sound advice. we'll see how they all shoulder.


That's just one aspect of choosing the right gun for you and the range and game you are going to shoot it at. My advice is go to the range and ask to try every gun there, you may be surprised at what "fits" you and the different felt recoil from different guns. Why are you so set on 3-1/2"? A steady diet of that stuff from ANY 12 ga is going to hurt you and the gun sooner or later, if you really need that much energy you are much better off with a heavy 10 ga.
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby WolfpackNOgun » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:43 pm

this isn't my first shotgun, just my first autoloader. was only asking if money wash't a problem, which one would you buy in todays market?
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby Jon Bergren » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Probably a Versamax. Ned S
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby Honk-n-quack » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:24 pm

Baikal MP153.I got mine for $200 at a pawn shop. Goes bang every time. Spend rest of money on deeks :thumbsup:
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:51 am

Jon Bergren wrote:Probably a Versamax. Ned S

Although I am a B man I will agree with Ned particularly if you are going to be shooting 3-1/2" otherwise for 2-3/4" and even 3" I would opt for a B gun.
All 3-1/2" means to me that you should be using a 10 ga.
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby OmegaRed » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:45 am

A400 with kickoff. Like shooting 1 1/8 loads all the time
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby Goosebuster72 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:24 am

lostknife4 wrote:Since you seem to need a 3-1/2" gun and an auto-loader that means a 10 ga and that means a Browning.
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I believe in his advice and went with an SP10.. Very happy with my purchase :grooving:
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby O.D.Lid » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:53 pm

Benelli SBEII performance shop waterfowl edition :bow: 'cause it's so cool :thumbsup:
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby mawtrfowler » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:53 am

SBE II or a Super Vinci
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby blackduck_killer » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:16 am

If money was no issue and it had to be a 3.5" gun it would probably be either a Winchester SX3 stalker with a 26" barrel or a SBE2 with the matte finish and wood stock also 26" barrel.
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby The Drake » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:14 pm

Versamax...I shot them all last year at a back yard trap shoot.......we burned through 1100 rounds that afternoon. The Versamax got passed from guy to and probably 500 of rounds. All 10 guys that shot it loved it. We had SX3's , SBE's, Golds, M2's, a Vinci,SX2's, 11-87's and a few others. Versamax is an awesome Waterfowl gun !!!
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Re: autoloader advice

Postby BurninPowder » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:38 pm

The Drake wrote:Versamax...I shot them all last year at a back yard trap shoot.......we burned through 1100 rounds that afternoon. The Versamax got passed from guy to and probably 500 of rounds. All 10 guys that shot it loved it. We had SX3's , SBE's, Golds, M2's, a Vinci,SX2's, 11-87's and a few others. Versamax is an awesome Waterfowl gun !!!

I second this notion, only having one season under it's belt I can't speak necessarily to the longevity, but initial impressions with my VM have been great thus far! Not the first issue and by far the softest shooting of the bunch IMO.
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