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What semi auto shotgun to buy??

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Good morning to all.

these is what im looking for to buy in a gun so i can have kind of an idea at what models to look for and go for

12 gauge semi auto

that can shoot 2 3/4 for doves all the way to 3 or 3 1/2 magnums i will be using it as a do it all tool/weapon so reliability is a big thing. I would like it to be less than 600 bucks or there abouts so any suggestions on models would be appreciated. i will be going to Gander sometime this week once i get some info from you guys /gals, thanks

dave

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Well in that price range I'll go with a Rem 11-87. You should have any trouble finding one for $520-$600.

I also have had very good luck with my Stoeger 2000 which is a little bit less expensive at around $400. Both guns will handle the lighter 2 3/4" runs as well as the heavy 3" rounds reliably.

If you spend a little more you might find a Winchester Super X2 for arouond $700. Gander had them for that earlier this season. They'll handle up to 3 1/2" rounds as well. Also very reliable.

Good Luck!

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i was looking into either of the following

stoeger 2000

and

Remington SPR453

lets begin the vote i might get one of each. he he

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I bougght the spartan before it was a remington and have had nothing but good luck with it.

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I'd go with the Remington.

I've got about six different one's and love them all.

Sifty

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my dad bought a stoeger 2000 with the wood on it and i put mine on layaway in all black synthetic. still thinking of the remington they just didnt have it in stock

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Browning gold! They are awsome, and now you can get them fairly cheap.

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Beretta. It's a little more than you want to spend, but you'll never need to buy another gun. I've had a 390 for 10 years and it has performed flawlessly. I have never had it jam and it cycles everything from light trap loads and 3" T/F shot. You can also carry it all day and not feel like you've carried a gun all day (if that makes sense). If your looking for just one gun, you need to check them out.

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On our way to SD last fall pheasant hunting we stopped in Fargo and one our guys bought a Stoeger. Not sure of the model but he paid about $400. 28 in barrel, black composite and he even got a couple roosters later that day before he cleaned it. I tore it apart for him and the action is pretty similiar to what Benelli has. Cant remember though if it shot 3 1/2 inch. Good luck in whatever you choose. B-dude

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Gander Mountain has been clearencing out the Berretta Extrema (older model) both 3 and 3.5 inch chamber for 765.00 and 799.00. Great option, great gun.

LOW

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I'd vote for the Remington. My 1187 has been great!!

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they dont have the remington SPR453 in stock does anyone know where they have one in stock to take a look at it i have a stoeger on layaway in gander but might see if i can cancel that one and get an SPR

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i would go with the 453,i have been shooting one for about three years and i have had no trouble at all,i have sold around 30 or so in the last two years and everyone really likes them,i sell them for around $425,great gun for that kind of money.Mike

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The Stoeger is similar to the Benelli Montefeltro and has the inertial systems, they had some feeding issues early on but have cleaned up the problem. A very good gun for the money.

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11-87 is a great shot gun for sit hunting like ducks or turkey but its heavy, I dont have one but heard good things a bought the stoger 2000 its a bit liter. if your doing a lot of walking I would look at a pump. I wouldnt wast your money on a 3.5 they just have more shot not more power look at the spec's on the shell's some of the 2 3/4 are faster. take the money you save and get some Practice.

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I have used a stoeger 2000 for the last 2 years the only time it failed me is when i was hunting cattails there was a bunch of fuss in it. a very light gun easy to clean I bought it for $350 with a slug barrow . A hard gun to beat for the money .

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I have the 390 and absolutely love it. I have about 12,000 rounds through it with no jams to date. I have 5 friends that have them too and all love them.

I would check out the Beretta 3901s. they are right in your price range. i havent had any experience with them, but they look like they are modeled after the 390, which is an awesome gun.

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I know we are talking about semi autos, but has anyone shot the stoeger p-350 pump, I am thinking of purchasing one but would like some input first. I know they come with 5 choke tubes which is nice, and only weigh 7 pounds, but I hear they dont make a slug barrel? anyone have any info on this gun?

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Good morning to all.

these is what im looking for to buy in a gun so i can have kind of an idea at what models to look for and go for

12 gauge semi auto

that can shoot 2 3/4 for doves all the way to 3 or 3 1/2 magnums i will be using it as a do it all tool/weapon so reliability is a big thing. I would like it to be less than 600 bucks or there abouts so any suggestions on models would be appreciated. i will be going to Gander sometime this week once i get some info from you guys /gals, thanks

dave


Dave, based on your functional requirements you described the Benelli Super Black Eagle. Shoots trap to turkey loads and I got mine to be the 1-gun for life. Based on your budget requirements I'd then suggest the Stoeger for the price. Not sure what model but whatever is closest to the SBE.

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Dave shoot me an email phil@multimages.com I would like to talk about a Rem. 11-87.

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