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Best Semi-Auto Rifled Slug Gun

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I am looking to do some slug hunting with my dad next year and am looking for a good slug gun with a rifled barrel. Ideally, I would like a semi-auto 12ga with a wood stock and a cantilever barrel.

Thoughts on the Rem 1100, 11-87, Win SX2/SX3, Browning Gold or any others? Cost is a factor as well...

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I can tell that my 11-87 has been putting 'em down for 15 years and still going strong....

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Unless its decent weather i would get a pump, you can shot just as fast and a pump probly would be a little more accurate. I don't trust my hunting to an auto, weather and dirt could cost you.

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A good shotgun is a good shotgun and will function just fine whether you are shooting shot shells or slugs. Where you will notice a difference with a slug gun is in the barrel (fully rifled a must for max accuracy) and the scope. Get a good barrel and a good shotgun scope and match it to whatever gun you like best and that fits you well and you'll be most happy.

I've shot thousands of shells through autos and not had much of any problems with weather or dirt and jammed no more shells than I have with a pump. Keep them clean and they are very reliable.

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I agree with Lawdog. I love my semi-auto. A beretta 390 with a hastings paradox barrel. I'm not sure how much you want to spend. I'm a big fan of buying a gun and then purchasing the barrel for it.

I don't really think you can go wrong with any of the guns with a rifled barrel. However, if you are going to scope it, get a barrel with a cantilever mount and my personal preference then would definitely be a semi-auto. Shoot numerous brands of slugs through it until you find which one shoots best and then your are done. Some times for the price of ordering a "slug gun", you could buy the gun with a vent rib, and then purchase a slug barrel for it later for just a little more than the cost of the "slug gun". Check your prices and don't be afraid to look at Hastings slug barrels. I know that to buy a barrel made for my beretta from beretta, it would cost as much as a new gun. Do some research before you buy. Good luck, let us know what you get.

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96Trigger and I are on the same page! I also have a 390 with Hastings with perfect performance. I am around 12,000 rounds through it without a jam. Not one. My dad is around half that with no jams. Today's quality autos are pretty bullet proof. I know the pump I started with jammed once in ahwile, my auto does not.

We have 4 hastings barrels in our group and every one of them shoots 2 to 2.5 inch groups at 100 yards.

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Cody I'm at pretty close to 8,000 or so through my BERETTA 303 and its still the best shooter in the cabinet. I have a 390 too that I'm thinking about trading for an Extrema II, but I just can't get rid of this 303...

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