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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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What are you guys shooting? What gun with what choke with what size shell for what application? I am headed to Delaware for next week duckhunting and was considering buying a new set up today and patterning it tomorrow. But Can't decide on what I want to get. I have what was a good duck gun. But it is old. It is beat. Very sloppy. And has started to jam after the second shot. I was considering the Benneli M2 American. I also found a used Beretta outlander.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 09:47 AM
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For up to....or under a thousand you're a little limited. If I was in that budget I'd do a Stoeger autoloader and Carlson mid-range choke for it.
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Sorry. One important detail. My daughters job allows me to get most guns at 50% off Msrp. That puts sbe in price range.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 11:52 AM
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Are you looking for a son-in-law by any chance???

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 12:40 PM
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Hahaha that's a pretty BIG detail to leave out hahaha. Browning A5. Such a great gun to me. Also not ridiculously expensive. I'm probably selling my maxus for one this off season.

You'll get a million opinions though. Pretty much any autoloader over $900 is gonna be a 'good' gun or else it wouldn't be for sale very long.
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The Beretta's gonna be a softer shooter than the Benelli. I'd look at the Beretta A400 or A400 Lite. No need for a 3.5" shooter with all the good shotshell options. If you can find a used Beretta 391 Urika you'd do well. The Oulander is good also.
With only one week til your hunt though, if you shoot your old gun well, I'd break it down, give it a GOOD cleaning, see if it has gaskets that need replaced. Unless you find a gun that really fits you well, I'd buy a new gun later.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Talk to a buddy today and I am going to use his beretta. He swears it's the best thing he's ever shot. He said he bought a super Black Eagle two and struggled with it. And found out later that the Sbe shoot high naturally???
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I think you're really going to like it if the shims are adjusted to fit you. My son and I both shoot Hevi-Metal #2's or 3's through ours for ducks over decoys. Your friend probably already has a choke/shell combination that patterns well.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2018, 09:28 PM
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Ithaca model 37 waterfowl. Mine's been through it all.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-29-2018, 07:25 AM
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Can't go wrong with the Berreta's. They shoot so smooth...
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