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Old 01-24-2014, 03:26 PM   #11
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Stay away from the Franchi---They are good guns if you are shooting heavy loads but have problems cycling light bird loads. The browning Gold is also a heck of a gun gun.

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I'm a Caesar Guerini man myself but of what you listed I like the Benelli. The action on a Benelli is super slick.

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Browning makes excellent shotguns. The ones over here come from Belgium of course.

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All the guns selected by the OP have a good reputation. With a $2k budget I wouldn't care about someones opinion. I would want shoot the gun. I would take the gun you have now and hang out in a sporting clays club house until I got to shoot the guns I was interested in buying at a clay. Word of mouth is just a starting point.

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Old 02-02-2014, 12:25 PM   #15
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Life is too short to have just one shotgun.

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I grew up quail hunting with my dad and he always carried a Browning. I have shot his dove hunting and shot 2 or 3 hundred shells a day and never saw his ole browning fail. I also like the 11-87 and SX3. I like my 870 Express Super Mag because it can shoot 3 1/2'' shells.

Stick with the top names and one of them will suit you right Im sure.

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You can do a lot of research looking for something that can go from the skeet shoot to the goose blind. It is all about what you are comfortable with. I know people who would never take a gun they use for competitive shooting out on the field with them. Some of the best shooters I know however, use the same gun for both. I like versatile and useful as opposed to just down right expensive. If you are thinking of spending that much and want to put it into one gun, rather than having a gun for each activity, I have got to say the Remington 11-87 is nice, and honestly you don't need to drop 2k to get the results you want.

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I have a Remington 11-87 in 20 ga - Ducks Unlimited

The Negative IMHO: I don't like the positon of the bolt release or how it must be nicked to feed the shells. The gas system is kinda primitive for the 21st cenury. (3 piece piston n rubber "O" ring.)

Positive: Approx 1/3 the cost of Benelli auto. Million & one aftermarket options to include fully adj. competition ready stocks. I have fired her alot n cleaned less than I care to admit. Gas system can be opened to accomodate really light loads if necessary. ( I am referring to extremely light skeet reloads )

The Benelli - Can't run light loads and I'm not sure there is anything you can do about it. However, it is very reliable and has fewer moving parts which is more important to hunters. IMHO - the Benelli has superior ergos but that's a personal preference. (Very slender forearm - no gas system)

I had an older Browning - recoil operated. I read a review on the new A5 vs other current autos - the A5 had the worst recoil.

If you can afford it - my vote is Benelli.

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For over 100 years the Winchester 97 has served the law and civilians. There is just something about a Winchester 97. You can hold the trigger down and it will fire on every stroke of the forearm. Not bad for a gun that old.

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I'll just keep running old 1100's.
Got my latest one fixed, have $150 in it (old DU magnum that somebody used as a boat oar in the Gulf of Mexico I think). Gunkote, new synth stock, diff bbl and a new carrier and she's back in the game. Sold the walnut and non orig bbl to recoup my initial cost.
Of course my oldest kid laid claim to it tonight. Guess it cleaned up OK

That's OK, the 1100SP Mag is all mine (and the 1100 Trap, and the 870 Supermag......).

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