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Old 01-24-2014, 04:40 AM   #1
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hey ya'll...im an avid shooter who does target shooting almost every weekend...but i recently got hooked skeet shooting with a friend and my 2014 resolution was the get into skeet shooting and waterfowl/upland game hunting..

so....i want to buy a shotgun that will be versatile enough to let me shoot skeet, and hunt waterfowl and upland game..

i understand the simplicity of a pump or break action is dependable and attractive, but i think a semi is ideal...

like i said...im new to this. so far ive ben looking at a few different guns but idk what im getting for my money. Im looking at benellis to remingtons, but im not really sure what im ACTUALLY getting when i spend $1k or if i spend $2k...

i do NOT mind spending a $2k on a gun, since i know ill have it for a longgggg time...i also would feel comfortable spending much less as long as i knew it was good and reliable..
so i guess i just need your guys' help on picking a shotgun that will fit my needs and is RELIABLE..

also, what am i getting when i spend that extra money on something nice?...

im going to get synthetic, not wood...heres what ive been looking at.

what are the main differences? are they all basically the same when it comes to performance and reliability?

Which one would you recommend and why? ...dont be afriad to recommend something different

1. Benelli super back eagle 2
2. Beretta A400
3. Browning Maxus
4. Franchi Intensity
5. Remington 11-87
6. Remington VersaMax

thank you SO much for any and all help

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Old 01-24-2014, 06:06 AM   #2
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Browning A-5 and never look back!

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I vote for the Benelli.

The new Browning A5 is worthy of consideration.

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If the, Benelli semi auto is half as reliable and shoots like their Nova pump, I'd jump all over it. I like my Benelli more than my 870's as far as the stock proportions, balance, and overall performance. Only time will tell if it holds up as well as the Remingtons but if I had to own only one firearm, it would be my Benelli Nova.

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Hi All
All around do everything, Skeet, Upland and water fowl, it's got to be a Benelli Legacy.
www.benelliusa.com/legacy-shotgun

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I've got enough complication with my rifles and pistols.

I like shotgun shooting, but my Mossberg 500 is

fine for me.

The new ones(mine isn't) are even modular, so you can change

them up to adapt to your game and preferences in moments.


Cost of the whole system is still less than you would spend on many

dedicated, unchangeable shotguns.

If the Remington 870 is the "Chevy Pickup"

of shotguns, the Mossberg 500 is the Dodge.

I like Dodge...

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That is how I use my 11-87. I have owned it for around 20 years. Its still going strong.

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I agree with (therewolf) my Mossberg 500 Combo. ain`t nutten it won`t do !.............And a lot less expensive than those on your list.

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from the ones ive mentioned...along with the A5

is one better than the other?
what makes it better?
is there one thats more reliable?
i just dont know what im getting when i spend $800 or $1800..

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I still have my 30+ year old Wingmaster, but I am in a position to allow myself a few indulgences that I could not afford in 1980. Therefore I choose to shoot Benelli shotguns.

I also drive a Tundra.

YMMV

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