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.
Charter member of the "I only shoot bar belly geese club". I'm a Bar belly goose purist!