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Gun Options

Postby waterfowler4444 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:35 am

I am in the market for a new shotgun. I am done with my 887, pulled the trigger about 20 times yesterday, it went bang 5 of them...had it apart the day before...anyhow I am looking for a 12 gauge, semi auto, 3 1/2 inch capacity, preferably under $1000. I like the weatherby sa-08 have one in 20g I use all the time...but the 12 doesn't take 3 1/2...love the franchi affinity but same problem...no 3 1/2...Saw a black synthetic versamax for $850 the other day but after the issues with my 887, the versamax even felt like my 887 in my hands for some reason just kind of "loose", I don't think I could buy it...does the outlander take 3 1/2? just trying to figure out my options...Thanks!
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Re: Gun Options

Postby orphanedcowboy » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:38 am

I just ordered a Franchi Intensity, if it is half as good as the Affinity, it will be a winner. I never shoot 3 1/2" shells for anything, but I wanted another 12ga and went with it. It was $859 shipped from Northern Firearms. The Intensity shows to be exactly like the Affinity in specifications, except chamber length.

The Outlander does not, only 3".

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Re: Gun Options

Postby mudpack » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:43 am

waterfowler4444 wrote: pulled the trigger about 20 times yesterday, it went bang 5 of them...had it apart the day before...

Any chance the two are related??

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Re: Gun Options

Postby waterfowler4444 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:50 am

:smile: no .... if I didn't have it apart it would have only went bang once...the firing pin will leave an indent on the shell but doesn't hit it hard enough to fire....
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Re: Gun Options

Postby waterfowler4444 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:51 am

I've never heard of the intensity...I will look into it!
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Re: Gun Options

Postby z51 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:12 am

waterfowler4444 wrote::smile: no .... if I didn't have it apart it would have only went bang once...the firing pin will leave an indent on the shell but doesn't hit it hard enough to fire....

You may need to do 2 things. 1) thoroughly clean your trigger group, 2) replace the firing pin and hammer spring. Cheap parts, easy to install. I would bet large dollars it is easily fixable.
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Re: Gun Options

Postby Bernie P. » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:41 am

I'd look at Browning.
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Re: Gun Options

Postby 11-87 Va » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:31 pm

I have been looking at shotguns as well and can't find very much wrong with the Winchester SX3. I think it may be the next gun I get. And it's right at your price range.
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