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What's the best Auto shotgun Clays/Hunting

Discussion in 'Rifle & Shotgun Discussion' started by DC_Texan, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Okie4570

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    Question on the VersaMax, does the floor plate hang down below the edge of the receiver all the time. Saw two of them this weekend and one was like that and one wasn't.
     
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    A buddy just ordered a Franchi Affinity for his son. Looking forward to checking it out.
     
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    Thanks for all the input! I'll look for some of these guns and see if I can find a good deal.
     
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    Benelli M2
     
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    The shell carrier does on the Competition/tactical, but not the Sportsman. Mine is a Sportsman.

    Here is the Comp/tac: (not MY belly in the pic.....)

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    I see thank you.
     
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    You mean the carrier; yeah it's not
    Really an issue.
     
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    Haven't heard anyone say Remington 11-87 yet. I'm a diehard Remington guy, because they work. I used to duck hunt some would say to the point of excess. Here's why I pick the 11-87. I've had Brownings fail because of crud on more than one occasion. I have a buddy with a Browning Gold, it works good on day one of a duck hunt, but if he doesn't do a heavy clean that evening, it will fail every time on day 2. I would prefer to have a cocktail in the evening and watch him clean his gun. I've shot Benelli's Black Eagle a little, but at least the gen1 had an issue with the ejector breaking, seen this more than once, leaving you with a very expensive single shot. I haven't shot a Gen2. I have used my 11-87 as an ice chipper, and as a boat paddle on more than a few occasions. I've had to do a heavy clean once using a cattail and lake water because of an early morning oops on my part with great success and a functioning shotgun for the morning. The one issue with a Remington shotgun is keeping the gas seal in good working order. Replace it every year or two depending on how you use it. I keep a spare in my choke tube box at all times. Just another opinion.
     
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    Appreciate your insite! I've never shot a 11-87 but sounds like a great gun! Anyone else enjoy this shotgun?
     
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    They have their following, but in general compared to the rest of the shotguns mentioned in the thread.............they're heavier, more reliable than the Browning, but less reliable than all the others mentioned. keep in mind I'm talking using these shotguns for shooting sports, not just a few shots on a hunting trip. So I'm talking shooting 100 to 400 rounds at a time with no issues. All of the Brownings I've been around can't do that, most of the 11-87 can't do that, I've seen several 1100's do fine, others not so, the Benelli's and Beretta's can handle it with no issue. For hunting purposes, just about everyone makes a good pretty semi-auto now.

    Edit: When I'm referring to Brownings, I'm referring to Gold's.
     
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