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Best auto for the price?

Postby mendotakiller » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:49 pm

Whats the best auto you can buy for the price? I want a good auto but dont want to pay the price lol Any ideas?
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby Sgtstadanko707 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:09 pm

mendotakiller wrote:Whats the best auto you can buy for the price? I want a good auto but dont want to pay the price lol Any ideas?


Versa max sport. It's does not come with all the adjustable shims or all the chokes but besides that a great auto for 800 bucks.
Any load. Any time. Love mine. Fits like the 870 but just a little heavier.
And it's a 3 1/2
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby friedcoot » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:30 pm

Not sure about price but I would advise a inertia-operated over gas. Much easier to clean, get replacement springs, and maintain.
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby JonD » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:59 am

Beretta A-300 :thumbsup:
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby Beretta06 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:03 am

Same as above A-300 outlander if you are not purchasing a 3.5"? I have no problem maintaining any of mine or my wife's gas operated beretta's which include A 390-391-391extrema A-400 and A400 extreme they are simple guns and keep getting simpler
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby redsled600 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:11 am

Just got my Franchi affinity for $700 free shipping new from gunbroker....
Best money I spent on a shotgun. It fits great, essentially it's my Benelli M2. Love it
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby calrose » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:25 am

VW Bug :yes:
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby stew870 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:31 pm

Beretta 300 outlander
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby David O » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:35 pm

X2 on the Franchi Affinity. While I understand that it is made in the same manufacturing plant as the Benelli M2, it is not the same. The Inertia Drive systems are different. The M2 has its recoil spring in the stock, the Affinity does not. It's around the magazine tube. Also the M2 (not the American) has a Comfortech stock. The Affinity has an option TSA (Twin Shock Absorber) recoil pad and gel insert. If you ever decide to get a TSA, good luck... it's not listed on their website nor have I been able to find a retailer that has the shorter TSA recoil pad in stock.

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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby redsled600 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:46 pm

the inertia system in the forearm of the affinity makes the swing much more level imo. The gun flows through shots and truly hits where your looking. Great gun for the price!
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby Calikev » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:52 pm

Winchester SX3. A good autoloader IMO with very little felt recoil, a time tested gas system and very reliable through a range of loads.
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby California Sprig » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:26 pm

X3 Franchi Affinity. About $900 a little less or a little more. Dependable, light weight, good fit and feel.
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Best auto for the price?

Postby nmbrinkman » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:17 pm

I bought my Affinity for ~$700 from Northern Firearms on gun broker with free shipping. They're physical store is Reed Sporting Goods. I just called the store instead. They even bumped $20 off the price to match their gunbroker price.
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby mendotakiller » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:30 pm

I want one with a 28 inch barrel and that shoots 3 1/2 inch shells? Do these autos have that? Sorry I know I could do my research but im to damn tired! Im gunna check em out on sunday. :) Thanks for the tips guys
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby wanapasaki » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:06 pm

I've seen the A400 for less than 700 now. I love my beretta xtremaII and I can only imagine the a400 is just as nice
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby terenceb » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:58 am

I haven't tried the others but my Stoeger 3500 has been a beast...shoots any load, no jams, and same system as the Benellis


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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby Calikev » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:48 pm

wanapasaki wrote:I've seen the A400 for less than 700 now. I love my beretta xtremaII and I can only imagine the a400 is just as nice


Where are you finding an a400 for less than $700? Used? Are you talking about the 300?
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby fish dog » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:13 pm

Lots of people like Toyotas or Subarus but if you want American Fords are good too. I'd personally go with a truck rather then an auto though, since your a duck hunter you'll need the room for decoys and equipment....

..or did you mean auto, as in semi-auto shotgun?

In that case I'd stay away from unreliable semi-auto and go with a pump gun, 870 or a Super Nova. Cheaper then any semi-auto and a lot more reliable, kind of like a truck vs. a car.
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby duckfire » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:20 pm

4 guys I hunt with have Stoegers and they have all been very reliable and great shooters.
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby mendotakiller » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:45 pm

Fords suck...so do super novas. Have fun pulling the cab off your ford to work on that POS powerjoke. For trucks its all about the cummins. My 97 is great. Smog exempt to might I add. I currently shoot the super nova its a decent pump. Somewhat reliable....but hate that it feels like a 2x6. Still have shot plenty of ducks and geese with it though. But its time for an auto.
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby DixieDawg » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:04 pm

mendotakiller wrote:Fords suck...so do super novas. Have fun pulling the cab off your ford to work on that POS powerjoke. For trucks its all about the cummins. My 97 is great. Smog exempt to might I add. I currently shoot the super nova its a decent pump. Somewhat reliable....but hate that it feels like a 2x6. Still have shot plenty of ducks and geese with it though. But its time for an auto.

The Cummins is a fine engine but good luck with the dodge rear ends and transmission I'm sure it's great for some I've just never had much luck with them

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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby Nabs » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:25 pm

Perfect truck would be a Cummins with an Allison in a ford chassis
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby mendotakiller » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:41 pm

I do have to agree with you on the tranny part. Ive gone threw 6 trannys in just a little over a year. Good thing for waranty...but its time to call BAR and get it settled. Im waiting to convert it into a 5 speed. Those nv4500's are rock soild. Especially when you beef em up a bit....and fix the 5th gear nut :)
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Re: Best auto for the price?

Postby Shooting wide » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:47 am

Sgtstadanko707 wrote:
mendotakiller wrote:Whats the best auto you can buy for the price? I want a good auto but dont want to pay the price lol Any ideas?


Versa max sport. It's does not come with all the adjustable shims or all the chokes but besides that a great auto for 800 bucks.
Any load. Any time. Love mine. Fits like the 870 but just a little heavier.
And it's a 3 1/2



x2

I got one when they first came out, when Remington offered to swap out my lemon of an 1187 for one, and it is awesome. Never had a single problem and even shooting 3.5's the recoil was damn near pleasurable.
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