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a400 what up?

Postby garlicsalt » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:50 am

seem's like over the last few months i have seen a lot of these A400s for sale. i would say at least 3times as many as any outher shotguns. seem's like people really like them, but i am seeing lot's of them for sale. what's up with that?
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:53 pm

I think you can chalk that up to folks wanting the latest and greatest in duck guns. I don't believe they have any more troubles than say Browning or Benelli's offerings. Probably folks either needing money or wanting to try other guns out. As far as I can tell the A400 is a solid choice for a duck gun. I've never shot one so I couldn't tell ya firsthand


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Re: a400 what up?

Postby OmegaRed » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:56 pm

Why do folks buy 700k homes and then sell them?

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Re: a400 what up?

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:10 pm

Omega speaks a lot of truth there


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Re: a400 what up?

Postby garlicsalt » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:32 pm

man i thought the A400 was one of one of the latest and greatest. i here what your saying. thanks for the replys guys. anyone else got a thought?
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby OmegaRed » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:29 pm

Oh and I own one. And I love it. Softest shooting gun I've shot.

I was dead set on a SBE2, but after holding it, it just felt better. Plus I have an SV10 so it's the same chokes. So that saved me $200
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:18 pm

You can't go wrong with the A400,............ if you can afford it!
For me,I can't afford anything else...it's my duck gun for crying out loud, I was not about to quibble over the cost to have the best such ever made.
I'd go lay hands on one at the local sporting goods store, and give it a heft, if it feels right for you, then make a decision about it.
If you're in the market, go ahead and buy one of those A400s being sold. Watch close for the best deal.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby winchester1852 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:20 pm

People bought them then decide they don't like them that's my guess.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby mudpack » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:04 pm

garlicsalt wrote:seem's like over the last few months i have seen a lot of these A400s for sale. i would say at least 3times as many as any outher shotguns.

I checked on GunsAmerica. Of the 51 A400's offered for sale, 50 of them are dealer's ads for new guns. Looks like not very many guys are selling their new A400's once they buy them after all.................... :huh:
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:14 pm

This guy sold his. I only shot a few boxes through it and had several jams. I purchased it new. Guess I could have sent back to the factory but sold it and purchased another new Xtrema 2. Have already shot 3 times as many shells through it not a jamb whatsoever.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby KRB » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:30 pm

I have close to 1,600 round's through my A400 Xtreme and have had no issues.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby aunt betty » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:52 pm

There is a learning curve to operating a Beretta because they use the gas system.
They require more cleaning and you have to know what works and what don't. For instance if you think you are going to just spray it down with magic oil spray and that's it...forget it.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:23 pm

Aunt Betty is dead on. My wife's Beretta taught me that you do have to maintain them better than say the inertia guns. They're a little bit of a pain to clean thoroughly and you have to clean them a little more often. But they're definitely good guns. The only times hers has ever acted up is when it wasn't clean or before I learned to not go heavy with just any oil. It's a good gun for her. I don't like it because it doesn't fit me well at all


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Re: a400 what up?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:31 am

I have 2 Xtremas now and neither has ever jammed. I have done nothing different with them than I did my a400. My a400 jammed several times before I sold it. Not saying its a bad gun but I didnt pay $1500 for a a gun that jamb once per box of shells.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby aclumpkin » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:50 am

KRB wrote:I have close to 1,600 round's through my A400 Xtreme and have had no issues.

x2... I love my A400. I haven't had a single jam although I will admit that I haven't shot 1,600 rounds through it yet.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby KRB » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:54 pm

aclumpkin wrote:
KRB wrote:I have close to 1,600 round's through my A400 Xtreme and have had no issues.

x2... I love my A400. I haven't had a single jam although I will admit that I haven't shot 1,600 rounds through it yet.

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Re: a400 what up?

Postby Yuchi1 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:05 pm

garlicsalt wrote:man i thought the A400 was one of one of the latest and greatest. i here what your saying. thanks for the replys guys. anyone else got a thought?


Two guys in the gun club got them, season before last, one shot 100% lead trap/skeet loads and loves it, the other tried to shoot 3 1/2" steel loads this past season. It has been back to Beretta 2X and still isn't working properly with the long shotshells.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby brianc142 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:15 pm

I love mine. I haven't tried 3.5 inch shells in it but I have zero use for those anyway. It has eaten everything else I've fed it including low power target loads. I'm not in love with any shotgun and have guns of several different brands. So far this one is good to go but I've only hunted with it 1.5 duck seasons.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby Beretta06 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:37 pm

Mine will hang up if the action gets a little dry other than that perfect gun.went to a synthetic lube. Stay away from federal ammo. It's just so dirty for an auto loader

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Re: a400 what up?

Postby lalaw » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:25 pm

Ordered the a400 in the optifade 28" from bud's (took them 2 weeks to get it to me, prior purchases from them only took 3 days). Inspected it intensely because after the ffl transfer it's used, fired or not. Got it back to the office for its initial cleaning and alcohol bath to prepare it for frog lube. I noticed that the bushing carrier (Brownells schematic item no 85) was not semetrical on both sides of the trigger assembly group. This is the plastic tube your takedown push pin sits inside of when the gun is assembled. It also appears to be the part all the other parts in the trigger group are hinged or leavered off of. According to Beretta customer service it should also have a small retaining spring in one end which mine did not because the end pointing to the right side of the gun was sheared off. So my new unfired gun is on the long journey to Maryland for repair. I should have known better than to cheat on my benelli nova that has never failed me in 11 years (bought for $100 in the jail parking lot from a po'ed woman raising money for her husbands bail ) . Karma.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby copterdoc » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:13 am

Beretta06 wrote:.....Stay away from federal ammo. It's just so dirty for an auto loader

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I love cheap Federal ammo.
It goes through my 3901 and Silver like poop through a goose. But, it takes a lot of rounds to go through my checkbook.

It's a gas gun. You're SUPPOSED to keep the damn thing clean!!!!!!!
If you want to enjoy the benefits they offer, you can.

And I don't use a "synthetic" lube either.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby mudpack » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:33 am

copterdoc wrote:
Beretta06 wrote:.....Stay away from federal ammo. It's just so dirty for an auto loader

Dwight
I love cheap Federal ammo.
It goes through my 3901 and Silver like poop through a goose. But, it takes a lot of rounds to go through my checkbook.


Same here.
I use inexpensive Federal target loads when I shoot pigeons, and go through 300-500 rounds a day without cleaning the gun (SX3). Never had a bit of problem with "dirty" ammo when using the Federals.
Federal steel loads might be a completely different animal.
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Re: a400 what up?

Postby Netstar1 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:50 pm

My A400 had problems feeding 3.5" rounds but after taking it to my Beretta warranty gunsmith, it work fine now. I tried 3 different manufacture 3.5" including my own reload and they all chamber/eject. If you pull the bolt to the rear partially, you'll see a metal dog that slides on the bottom of the bolt. The dog is connected to the spoon (carrier) that lifts the shell up the chamber. What the gunsmith did was recut the dog, so it doesn't push the 3 1/2" round too high. The problem was the spoon was pushing the round to the top of the chamber and it would jam there. I work for a Beretta retail and I can tell which guns will jam on 3.5" by pulling the bolt to the rear and feeling if the bolt binds up. Pull the bolt open about 3" and you can feel it bind up. Hope this helps. Love my A400 now.
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