Decision time. Help please

Share your questions on all makes and models of shotguns. Please post chokes questions in the SRBC forum

Moderators: Quack Wacker NC, MM

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby uglymug » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:54 am

I was in the same spot as you a few weeks ago. They both felt great for me. I ended up picking the Monte. The finish on it is beautiful and if you look at the internals they had a much better machining quality. At least the two I compared was like that. I've put a case of ammo through mine and have had no issues whatsoever. You won't regret buying the Monte. There's a reason it's a favorite of the Argentine dove outfitters. It just doesn't break.

Here's a an article on reliability. The beretta a390 and the Montefeltro were the two most reliable. No surprises there.

http://randywakeman.com/Most_Reliable_A ... hotgun.htm
User avatar
uglymug
hunter
 
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:50 pm
Location: Columbus, WI


Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby nitram » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:04 am

Great article 'Mug. :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing
Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or f-ing beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.- Al Swearengen
User avatar
nitram
hunter
 
Posts: 540
Joined: Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:54 pm
Location: West OK on the South Canadian Riviera

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby EvanSchmoldt » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:44 am

I don't know about you guys but i hate bringing wood guns into the blind. Especially a beretta such a pretty gun.
EvanSchmoldt
hunter
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:26 am

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby Wallew » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:00 pm

Well it's a done deal.

Today I went to ****'s and picked up the A300 outlander in max4. It was $700 before taxes and fees.

I handled both the A300 and the Montefeltro one last time before I made my final decision. The Montefeltro was a great gun but it was $200 more in wood/blued or $330 more for synthetic/blued than the A300. That is money I can put towards something else. The A300 is still a big step up from the Stoeger I have been shooting. It also helped that the A300 is made in the USA.

I am happy with the decision. I definetly could see myself picking up the Montefeltro in the future though. Just not as a primary duck/goose gun that gets used 50-60 days a season in the mud, marshes and fields.

Thanks again for all the advise.
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg
Wallew
hunter
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:21 pm
Location: Camden County

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby uglymug » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:22 pm

Good luck on your 300. It's a great gun. :thumbsup:
User avatar
uglymug
hunter
 
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:50 pm
Location: Columbus, WI

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby C M Wings » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:27 pm

For the money, I think you made the best choice.

Enjoy your B-gun!

Ducks
Ducks
C M Wings
hunter
 
Posts: 305
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:35 pm

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby Nelliboy2 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:38 pm

I'd be looking for an m2. You can find them for around 1k. I'd recommend an American version but I had heard they aren't making them any more????


Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
If money talks; then I got a lot to say i'm on the grind trying to make a hundred thousand dollars a day! We play with big cash and we blowin money fast. I need a G for every light bulb on the Vegas strip!!!
User avatar
Nelliboy2
hunter
 
Posts: 768
Joined: Sun May 05, 2013 8:28 pm
Location: Brink of hell

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby KRB » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:53 pm

Good luck with it. Probably the best deal in duck guns. I hope they make a 20ga A300.
KRB
hunter
 
Posts: 1553
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:12 pm
Location: South Shore LI

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby Ukcatshunter » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:47 pm

Sweet. Congrats on the choice. Still loving mine more and more.
Ukcatshunter
hunter
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:39 pm

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby War Wagon » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:33 am

Happy for you, As the years go by and the next new gun comes out, you will always wonder did I make the right choice ?
Guns are like women......they all have there good and bad points but a guy would just like to take a shot at the next new one... :beer:
User avatar
War Wagon
hunter
 
Posts: 965
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:23 pm
Location: Green Bay Wisconsin

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby EvanSchmoldt » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:25 pm

That is a nice looking gun congrats
EvanSchmoldt
hunter
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:26 am

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby MNGunner » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:24 pm

SX3
MNGunner
hunter
 
Posts: 194
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:43 pm
Location: Minnesota

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby Laying a Line » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:56 pm

Good choice for the money in the Beretta A300. Got my son one for Christmas, and it has been reliable and nice to shoot so far. He has the same one you purchased, and really likes it.
Laying a Line
Newb
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:07 pm

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby Surfrat29588 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:24 pm

Nice looking gun... Congrats!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Surfrat29588
hunter
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:08 am

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby kyle_1187 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:48 am

For the money the 11-87 is a good gun. Many people on here poo hoo the 11-87, but if you keep them well oiled and relatively clean throughout the season. I took my action apart after the season this year and it was UNBELIEVABLY dirty and mined never missed a beat. Good gun, shoulders well, little bit heavy, but overall a good feeling gun.
kyle_1187
hunter
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:52 am

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby razorrt5 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:01 pm

NICE Rig!, for anyone else in that price range might want to consider the Stoeger M3000. its semi-auto, inertia driven same exact setup as Benelli SBE II Waterfowl Edition which runs $2,400 but made in a different factory. I bought a 3" max4 for $660 and its been great! also don't lock up on you when your a few hundred shell deep during snow goose season like a gas driven bolt may do.... I just like the fact I'm getting a $2,400 gun for $660 because a different name is on it.( Stoeger is a subsidiary of benelli)
If it's not duck season...its one day closer
User avatar
razorrt5
hunter
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:18 pm
Location: Waverly , MN

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby Nelliboy2 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:30 pm

razorrt5 wrote:NICE Rig!, for anyone else in that price range might want to consider the Stoeger M3000. its semi-auto, inertia driven same exact setup as Benelli SBE II Waterfowl Edition which runs $2,400 but made in a different factory. I bought a 3" max4 for $660 and its been great! also don't lock up on you when your a few hundred shell deep during snow goose season like a gas driven bolt may do.... I just like the fact I'm getting a $2,400 gun for $660 because a different name is on it.( Stoeger is a subsidiary of benelli)


You are buying a knock off of benelli. they are made in turkey I believe. The guns are made with less quality materials also. Something to keep in mind.
If money talks; then I got a lot to say i'm on the grind trying to make a hundred thousand dollars a day! We play with big cash and we blowin money fast. I need a G for every light bulb on the Vegas strip!!!
User avatar
Nelliboy2
hunter
 
Posts: 768
Joined: Sun May 05, 2013 8:28 pm
Location: Brink of hell

Re: Decision time. Help please

Postby 10gaOkie » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:50 pm

A few years back, I bought a lightly used HkSBE with wood stocks that was listed on Guns International. I got it for $700 shipped. I then spent another $200 having it dipped with Max4. I added a pre fit Limbsaver pad plus a .700 Terror choke. Best move I ever did. Wow, what a gun!

Chris
10gaOkie
hunter
 
Posts: 2901
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:38 pm
Location: OKC

Previous

Return to Shotgun Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests