Semi auto 12 gauge shotgun recommendatiions - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Shotgun Discussion > Semi auto 12 gauge shotgun recommendatiions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,630
Liked 247 Times on 169 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1911love
I picked up a Saiga 12 NIB for $475 with a 8 rnd and 5 rnd mag. Bought two 12 rnd Sure Fire mags for $30 or $35 a piece. Case from Midway USA for about $20. Super fast lock time, easy to clean and maintain and pretty accurate(I frequently shoot skeet with it, 18.5 inch barrel). Downside: won't reliably cycle low brass, #8 target loads, or value pack stuff. Open the gas port setting and it gets better, but I still have about 1-3 FTE per 12 rnd mag. Throw in some TAC-6 or similar buck/high brass and she rocks and rolls, no FTE's. Have had the police called before bc people thought it was full auto. Again, SUPER fast lock time. For hunting I'm pretty sure a three round mag is available as well as 20 and I think 30/40 round drums. Lots of options too if you send it to someone like Tromix. They also come with threaded barrels which I like. For HD I keep only the 12 rnd mags loaded with 2 3/4 inch Centurian buck and ball high brass. If you don't go the Saiga route +1 on a used Remington 1100. Have used one for years for skeet and upland water fowl. Reliable and well built, especially if you can find a well taken care of old one. Most 1100's I've shot will cycle #8 low brass value pack stuff and of course high brass/buck shot. No experience with the Mossberg 900 series, but my 590a1 is a pump action dream come true for HD. I shoot skeet with it too, but any guy with a 870 and some experience will clean your clock. Have fun buying a new scatter gun!
How long ago did you buy a s12 at that price
__________________
Ultimate_sig is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 859
Liked 276 Times on 189 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

My dad has an Auto 5 he got for about $500 back in the late 80s. They run about a grand, now. Its a hella fun gun to shoot, though.

__________________
Gizord1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 12:10 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Blueguns's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: 2,000 miles Northwest of Bill's Laundromat, Bar & Grill, CA
Posts: 2,001
Liked 538 Times on 379 Posts
Likes Given: 273

Default

Used A-5 is the way to guy. They are pretty awesome guns.

__________________

-Matt

Blueguns is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 04:18 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
1911love's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,474
Liked 638 Times on 385 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Ultimate_sig:
I bought it in 2010 at my LGS in Florida. I have a strong relationship with my FFL and many of my friends I bring by are MIL/LEO which he likes. He told me the prices were going up and supply was harder to come by so I jumped on it. What are they fetching now?

__________________
1911love is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,630
Liked 247 Times on 169 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1911love
Ultimate_sig:
I bought it in 2010 at my LGS in Florida. I have a strong relationship with my FFL and many of my friends I bring by are MIL/LEO which he likes. He told me the prices were going up and supply was harder to come by so I jumped on it. What are they fetching now?
I got mine used for $600
__________________
Ultimate_sig is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bobski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Va., Ct. & Mo.
Posts: 3,305
Liked 706 Times on 551 Posts

Default

used is the way to go. you get twice the gun for 1/2 the price of new ones.
look into an old winchester model 50. many can be had for under 500.00. low recoil, winchester quality, history. cant be beat. parts are still available.
comes in 12 or 20ga.
and of course, dont forget a remington 1100. another benchmark gun.

__________________

Retired Naval Aviation
Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
Contact Man for the FTF Shotgun Shoot
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f138/4th-ftf-shotgun-shoot-hoot-vanzant-mo-oct-4-5-2014-a-105142/

bobski is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #17
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9,317
Liked 5714 Times on 3230 Posts
Likes Given: 5140

Default

You can't go wrong with a Remington 1100 or 11-87.

__________________
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


Winston Churchill
locutus is offline  
Blueguns Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 221
Liked 43 Times on 27 Posts

Default

I had a 1100. Great gun but a bit on the heavy side. It's only quirk was not requiring oiling which I did and one hunting season out in freezing rain it locked up on me. A good cleaning with Gun Scrubber fixed that problem real fast. The manual said don't oil it but I did anyway like a dummy. That was my only issue with the 1100 outside of being tired while hunting with it all day.

__________________
mountainskytop is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #19
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9,317
Liked 5714 Times on 3230 Posts
Likes Given: 5140

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainskytop View Post
I had a 1100. Great gun but a bit on the heavy side. It's only quirk was not requiring oiling which I did and one hunting season out in freezing rain it locked up on me. A good cleaning with Gun Scrubber fixed that problem real fast. The manual said don't oil it but I did anyway like a dummy. That was my only issue with the 1100 outside of being tired while hunting with it all day.
An 1100 with a full length heavy hunting barrel and an 1100 with a light 18 inch police barrel are different animals.
__________________
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


Winston Churchill
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 11:04 PM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
1911love's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,474
Liked 638 Times on 385 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

What's the diff between an 1100 and an 11-87? Which is better? I've only put rounds through 1100's so I have no clue about 11-87's.

__________________
1911love is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
12 Gauge Pump Shotgun vs .45 Semi auto handgun galapogos Semi-Auto Handguns 34 05-11-2012 11:58 AM
Cz 712 semi auto shotgun Celayagmc General Shotgun Discussion 1 07-15-2011 09:16 PM
Price Check Remington 11 - 87 Semi Auto 12 Gauge Shotgun tanksboard General Shotgun Discussion 0 06-11-2011 10:49 PM
First semi auto shotgun? 270 win General Shotgun Discussion 14 01-06-2010 01:33 AM
Which 12 Gauge Semi-auto to buy??? eyezlo General Shotgun Discussion 10 05-21-2009 03:52 PM