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what is a good semi auto gun

Postby kctxwf27 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:49 am

im in the market for a new semi loading shot gun! can yall help me out with yalls experiences with some guns im looking at?
bretta a400 xtreme
benilli sbe2 or super vinchi
remengtion versa max
please let me know the pros and cons! help me out!!!!
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby orphanedcowboy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:30 am

Today there are very few bad shotguns and your list are all solid performers. It needs to be which one fits.

You are comparing Inertia to Gas, but I am sure you know that. They each have trade offs but they are minor.

Pick the one that fits, clean it and try and wear it out. I don't think you will go wrong choosing any from your list.

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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby Specklebelly » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:19 am

As the previous poster said, you can't go wrong with any on your list. I like the VM as it is gas and very soft shooting.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby z51 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:00 am

Add the Win. SX 3 and Browning Silver to your list.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby bshaver » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:16 am

orphanedcowboy wrote:Today there are very few bad shotguns and your list are all solid performers. It needs to be which one fits.

You are comparing Inertia to Gas, but I am sure you know that. They each have trade offs but they are minor.

Pick the one that fits, clean it and try and wear it out. I don't think you will go wrong choosing any from your list.

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That's right. Most auto loaders made today are reliable, I have 2
Benellis, 2 Brownings, 1 mossberg, and a Blaser. I like the browning a5 the best because it fits me best and I like the sight plane. Never had any major issues with any of the guns mentioned above. Go with what fits ya the best and you'll be happy with it.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby clampdaddy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:18 am

z51 wrote:Add the Win. SX 3 and Browning Silver to your list.


Hey, we finally agree on something. :beer:

I've owned or borrowed/tested quite a few different guns over the last several years and I'd have to say that the Silver is still my favorite auto on the market. The fact that my silver cost me a bit more than half of what I paid for my SBE2 doesn't hurt either.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby DuckmanOK » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:51 am

Browning Maxus to the list!!!!! Man that gun is sick! I really think the auto load feature is very nice. I shot my dads and its so smooth. I have a super Vinci though and don't want any other gun as number 1. It's inertia and so easy to clean , maintain , and talk about reliability vs gas. Don't care what u say about gas the inertia is always flawless when dirty.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby txhunter90 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:22 am

You will get all kinds of opinions go hold and shoot if you can. I went out on a limb and bought a new a5 never shooting one dont regret it but if I bought a new one it woulf be a sx3 if I didnt buy a a5. Usually If you spend that kind of money on a shotgun its gonna treat you right.

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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby kctxwf27 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:46 pm

im not a big fan of browning even tho I have one lol I don't really care to much about the kick im a big guy (6'7/220lbs)
I just want a good gun that will last, hunting in the marsh I don't want it to jam when im out hunting. it just need a good reliable gun!
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:07 pm

Browning Maxus. mine has been flawless and shoots great.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby :-) » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:35 pm

I've been shooting a Franchi for the past few years without an issues. It has killed many sporting clays, doves, ducks, geese, and deer without a single issue. Other guns are more popular, but I like it.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby BurninPowder » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:09 pm

I've had experience with an SBE2 and the VM, both are solid guns in my opinion. My preference goes to the VM simply for the reduced recoil. As far as one being more reliable than the other, I've seen no difference.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby Ga ducker » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:18 pm

I've shot a few that you mentioned, but my favorite is the A400. Just pick one that fits you the best!
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby The Drake » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:00 pm

Versamax is proving to be a great gun. Simple cleaning, very reliable, and no gas spring to break or fatigue. And the softest recoil of any of them to boot.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby Bakercountyboy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:49 pm

I love my vinci! the gun just feels great. Its ugly as hell but I don't care
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby beaunelli » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:24 pm

Browning winchester and remington shouldnt be on the same post as beretta benelli... as for me i have the super vinci and its money! Theres a reason they cost more and in this particular subject your not just buying the name. If anyone tells you different its cause they cant afford one!
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby clampdaddy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:45 pm

beaunelli wrote:Browning winchester and remington shouldnt be on the same post as beretta benelli... as for me i have the super vinci and its money! Theres a reason they cost more and in this particular subject your not just buying the name. If anyone tells you different its cause they cant afford one!

:no: I'll tell you different, and I do own a benelli.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby BurninPowder » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:48 pm

X2 clampdaddy (and a short true story to boot)... Was in the blind a few years ago on a 20-25 degree morning, with an SBE2 to my right and a Super Nova to my left. As the first group drops in my buddy with the SBE2 calls the shot. I hear click, I squeeze two off and hear no other shots. As the dog is retrieving my two birds I turn around to find two Benellis being promptly unloaded and field stripped. Glad I had my old trashy 870 that morning, otherwise we may not have killed anything. My point: Any gun can take a dump on ya at the worst possible time and more money doesn't necessarily mean a more reliable or "better" gun.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby kctxwf27 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:49 pm

lol yes the vincis are ugly! and I think im gonna go with the a400 xtreme with 30" barrel! but idk id like to shot one first!
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby cootlover » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:51 pm

Buy a Mossberg.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby kctxwf27 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:39 pm

man idk I just cant see my self spending 1750 for a shotgun.. but than again I want a good reliable gun!
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby D Comeaux » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:40 pm

Going on my third season with the VersaMax waterfowl model. Sweet gun.

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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby kctxwf27 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:06 pm

D Comeaux wrote:Going on my third season with the VersaMax waterfowl model. Sweet gun.

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how much did you pay for it? and I cant find one in my location in the waterfowl version?
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:13 pm

A400 Xtreme.
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Re: what is a good semi auto gun

Postby D Comeaux » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:16 pm

kctxwf27 wrote:
D Comeaux wrote:Going on my third season with the VersaMax waterfowl model. Sweet gun.

668259_02_remington_versa_max_mossy_oak__640[1].jpg


how much did you pay for it? and I cant find one in my location in the waterfowl version?


This model is advertised in the range of $1,500 to $1,600.
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