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Beretta A400

Postby RobD » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:40 pm

Beretta A400 Extreme for sale in the clasifieds
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby spoonysmaker » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:04 am

RobD wrote:Beretta A400 Extreme for sale in the clasifieds


$1200 for a used gun seems a bit over the top......
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby Mallards Only » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:46 am

spoonysmaker wrote:
RobD wrote:Beretta A400 Extreme for sale in the clasifieds


$1200 for a used gun seems a bit over the top......

Not really. I just sold mine for $1500. These guns are around $1750 new. Mine had less than 2 boxes through it but this one is probably in similar condition. I'd say it's a great deal.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby quack-attack » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:31 am

yah i wish i was in a position to buy a new toy ...if i was i would scoop that up for $1200 in a heart beat.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby slowshooter » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:24 pm

Me too. That gun is the shot. Except that o is an i.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby spoonysmaker » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:06 pm

slowshooter wrote:Me too. That gun is the shot. Except that o is an i.



Even so. That gun can't do anything my sx3 can't for half the price....
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby slowshooter » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:28 am

I have a Baikal that will do the same thing as your SX3 at half again the price.
All of them can do the same thing.

The primary difference for gunners is fit and feel. Have shot the A400 it is a natural successor in fit to the Urika. Feels great in the hand and since it's been out I haven't heard complaints about reliability. In general, Berettas are outstanding compared to other autos. Had I had to choose between the SX3 and the A400 I would go for the Beretta - and I'm another SX3 owner.






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Re: Beretta A400

Postby blackdog58 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:35 am

Find me a 20ga SX3 for 600 and I'll pay you a beer case commission. I'll even bring it to your house.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby LeakyW8ers » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:06 am

blackdog58 wrote:Find me a 20ga SX3 for 600 and I'll pay you a beer case commission. I'll even bring it to your house.


I'll up the ante with a case of some microbrew in 24 oz bottles.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby Calikev » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:42 am

That's a great price IMO.

A400 is a great gun. Soft shooting, reliable, cycles everything but $1700 is a bit overpriced. $1200 is more like it and that gun doesn't look all that used to me.

The SX3 is a good shotgun as well. It isn't an A400 though. The A400 is a better built shotgun IMO and cycles everything you put through it reliably. The SX3 cycles most everything but like the Browning Gold needs to be cleaned very often to stay reliable. I've shot a Gold for 11 seasons, own a Browning Fusion (Gold brother), and my daughter shoots an SX3. I love those guns but they require maintenance if you want them to keep working right. The SX3 is very close to being as soft as the A400 but the A400 has more weight to it so I think that dampens the recoil a bit more. The knockoff system is good but I don't think it does too much more for it than the SX3 has inherent to the Active Valve design which lends itself to being a soft shooting system all on its own.

The Maxus is probably the sofest of all of them. According to Wakeman it is the softest shooting auto on the market but they had some early problems with the pistons breaking. The rings don't hold up like the Gold's do but I've heard they fixed that problem now. I don't like the feel of the Maxus as much as I like the SX3. The A400 is a little long but has plenty of adjustment there to go either way.

If I were looking for a new gun right now I would gobble that A400 up at $1200 in a heartbeat. Just not ready to buy a gun right now as I am looking for a puppy instead.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby Mallards Only » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:22 pm

Retail on this gun is $1649 just about everywhere, including Gunbroker. Add on taxes and it puts it over $1700.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby mendotakiller » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:12 pm

I love the sx3. Im deadly with that thing. It feels and shoulders great. BUT does need to be cleaned a lot lol cycles any load any time.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby Butta boom » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:26 pm

The A-400 is THE weapon of choice for some of the Sac Valleys greatest shooters. The safety location, at the front of the trigger guard, has made it tough for some shooters to adapt. Those guns get sold after just a few boxes. If you can deal with the safety location, buy it.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby marsh-mello » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:22 am

Butta boom wrote:The A-400 is THE weapon of choice for some of the Sac Valleys greatest shooters. The safety location, at the front of the trigger guard, has made it tough for some shooters to adapt. Those guns get sold after just a few boxes. If you can deal with the safety location, buy it.


Begs the question just who are the Sac Valleys greatest shooters? By all means do tell. :huh:
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby finsnfeathershunter » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:26 am

That is a good price.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby Butta boom » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:38 am

The shooters I refer to are guys that live and work on or nearby the great gun clubs, own or have access to them, and shoot nearly every shoot day. Some shoot pigeons competitively in the off season for money, but most are just hunters.

They shoot enough that the recoil dampening features of the newer shotgun designs is a very important item. They also value reliability and durable camo finish. Thirty years ago these guys bought brand new A-5s and sanded down the finish, and re-painted them camo. Then they buffed down the bluing on the barrel and had it "browned".

I am not one of these guys.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby TomKat » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:54 am

I have $600 in a used 390 Beretta. Its a great back up gun.

I am still drinking the koolaid on my M2. Fits me perfect and function is flawless. $13000 well spent, not a single regret 7 seasons, 2 springs, and 12,000 rounds later. Many a duck and goose has had the migration cancelled because of my M2.
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby TomKat » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:55 am

Opps! Only $1300 ha ha heavy on the zero
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby marsh-mello » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:06 pm

Butta boom wrote:The shooters I refer to are guys that live and work on or nearby the great gun clubs, own or have access to them, and shoot nearly every shoot day. Some shoot pigeons competitively in the off season for money, but most are just hunters.

They shoot enough that the recoil dampening features of the newer shotgun designs is a very important item. They also value reliability and durable camo finish. Thirty years ago these guys bought brand new A-5s and sanded down the finish, and re-painted them camo. Then they buffed down the bluing on the barrel and had it "browned".

I am not one of these guys.


I see...having access to great shooting does not necessarily equate to one being a great shooter. It seemed to me like you initially made the leap there without much to go on. Certainly having great shooting can assuredly increase the prospects for one to become a better shooter than one without no doubt. I am a Beretta shooter and have had good luck so far with the guns I own. I also have owned Winchester's, Remington's with varying degrees of success and failure. It's good to hear from those who have experience with these guns as it helps in sorting out recurring problems, off the top sounds like the A400 is a winner.

FYI I'm not one of those guys either...but I could be persuaded quite easily given the opportunity to become one. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Beretta A400

Postby Beretta06 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:30 pm

I paid $1255 for my original extrema in 02 $1650 isn't a bad price considering inflation and the 400 has K/O and camo rather than black. 9 of 12 guys at our club now shoot the 400. 2 shoot the versamax 1 shoots an A-5 relic
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