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Old 05-25-2014, 01:53 PM   #11
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What's your budget?
$400 range: Stoeger semi-automatic. It has Benelli internals.
$600 range: Mossberg 930 semi-automatic. Smooth and fast with limited recoil.
$800 range: Beretta A300 Outlander. Little recoil, fast and lightweight.
$1500 range: Beretta A400 with Kick-Off system. Zero recoil, fast, and lighter than the A300.
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What's your budget?
$400 range: Stoeger semi-automatic. It has Benelli internals.
$600 range: Mossberg 930 semi-automatic. Smooth and fast with limited recoil.
$800 range: Beretta A300 Outlander. Little recoil, fast and lightweight.
$1500 range: Beretta A400 with Kick-Off system. Zero recoil, fast, and lighter than the A300.
I'd really like to stay under $700
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You will not do better than a good used Remington 1100 or Beretta 3** for that money.
The Stoeger does not have Benelli internals, it has Stoeger internals. It utilizes an inertia type action. So does the Franchi Affinity, but the Franchi is a lot closer to a Benelli. Except for the Montrefeltos, a lot of people think the Affinity looks better and feels better too. But for clay targets, I would not get an inertia action made by anybody. The Mossberg seems to get decent reviews. It feels like a Mossberg; you either like them or you don't.
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For under $700, the Mossberg 930 JM Pro.


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An 1100 works! The only shotgun I hunt or trap with is left handed 1100.....


Never had use for anything else...........
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kiabe1....i sure wish you were closer to me. i could mould you into a clay killing machine.
unfortunatley, the do all gun is usually the worst way to go, even on a budget.
skeet, trap, and s.clays all require a different style gun.
if all youre going to do is dabble in all 3 using a gun on a budget, youre going to do poorly and get frustrated.
remember, the goal of the game is to hit all of them. you miss and you lose.
all the guns mentioned will work.
all the guns in the world will work.
its like trying on shoes until you find one that fits.
but...its not that easy. new guns dont promise performance. i had one fellow come in apr to the ftf shoot and his brand new gun was bored off center.
i used my 60 year old gun and went straight without missing. the shoe fit me.
this is my suggestion.
pick one game. use the gun for that game. get good at it.
then switch to a different game.
may i suggest you start with trap.
if you jump from one to the next without getting good, youre just gonna get frustrated and it wont matter what kind of gun you use.

its the nut behind the bolt that breaks targets.


texas aint so far...you really need to consider the meet in oct up here in s.mo. for ftf members only! get a ticket and take a vacation for a weekend.
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I'm with the masses on this one. Lots of good guns out there but for $700 I doubt you will beat a used 1100.
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What games do the ranges in your area have available? Trap is getting scarcer it appears to me, and skeet isn't far behind. Sporting clays are all the rage. I like Sporting, but unfortunately they are also the most expensive, due to the land requirements and set up required. On the positive side, I shoot sporting and skeet with a gun with field dimensions, and those work for a lot of other people as well. Good luck.
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What games do the ranges in your area have available? Trap is getting scarcer it appears to me, and skeet isn't far behind. Sporting clays are all the rage. I like Sporting, but unfortunately they are also the most expensive, due to the land requirements and set up required. On the positive side, I shoot sporting and skeet with a gun with field dimensions, and those work for a lot of other people as well. Good luck.
They have all three of those
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kiabe1....i sure wish you were closer to me. i could mould you into a clay killing machine.
unfortunatley, the do all gun is usually the worst way to go, even on a budget.
skeet, trap, and s.clays all require a different style gun.
if all youre going to do is dabble in all 3 using a gun on a budget, youre going to do poorly and get frustrated.
remember, the goal of the game is to hit all of them. you miss and you lose.
all the guns mentioned will work.
all the guns in the world will work.
its like trying on shoes until you find one that fits.
but...its not that easy. new guns dont promise performance. i had one fellow come in apr to the ftf shoot and his brand new gun was bored off center.
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this is my suggestion.
pick one game. use the gun for that game. get good at it.
then switch to a different game.
may i suggest you start with trap.
if you jump from one to the next without getting good, youre just gonna get frustrated and it wont matter what kind of gun you use.

its the nut behind the bolt that breaks targets.


texas aint so far...you really need to consider the meet in oct up here in s.mo. for ftf members only! get a ticket and take a vacation for a weekend.
Hmm thanks for the advice i'll have to watch a couple games and see which one i like and go with that one
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