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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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New semi auto

So looking for a semiauto that will be used for mainly pheasant hunting possibly duck and some trap/skeet.

I think I have it down to Beretta a300, Weatheryby SA08, and Mossberg 930. I would like to stay under 900 new or used.

It gets a little overwhelming as soon as I settle on a300, seems like sa08 for the money is better. good news is im in no hurry. Really wish I knew someone in the area to let me shoot theirs....

So if anyone has any experience or knowledge, it would be appreciated.

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Re: New semi auto

I recently upgraded from a stoeger m2000 to a Berretta 400. I haven't gotten to shoot it much but it carries nicely. I bought it as my everything shotgun. Good luck it took me two years to settle on this gun. It didn't hurt that it was on sale and a lefty. I never find left handed guns in stock. The little I have shot the gun, it has made me smile.
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I recently upgraded from a stoeger m2000 to a Berretta 400. I haven't gotten to shoot it much but it carries nicely. I bought it as my everything shotgun. Good luck it took me two years to settle on this gun. It didn't hurt that it was on sale and a lefty. I never find left handed guns in stock. The little I have shot the gun, it has made me smile.
nice, the a400 may be out of my budget at this time. I am however feeling it could take some time to come to a decision.
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The A400 was out of my budget originally as well but you may find one used. Also I waited 2 years and that helped add some extra funds to the pot. Good luck, if you were not on the other side of the state I would be happy to let you shoot my A400. I had someone let me shoot there A400 and that is the reason I own one.
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Re: New semi auto

Beretta makes fine firearms.

A friend won a Weatherby SA08 last year. He is very happy with it.

Take a look at the Franchi Affinity. My son has one. It is a copy of the Benelli. It is a great gun and sells for $600 to 700.

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You could also consider a used Beretta 390 or 391 Urika.

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Beretta makes fine firearms.

Take a look at the Franchi Affinity. My son has one. It is a copy of the Benelli. It is a great gun and sells for $600 to 700.
Now that you mentioned Benelli, I picked up a really nice used Benelli for my wife two years ago at a price that fits in the OP's price range. It shoots well and has never had any issues.
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I snagged a Benelli ultralight for just a tad more than the op's price range a couple years ago. It's by far my favorite out of the dozen or so scatter guns I own.

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I have a synthetic A300.It's light,shoulders well and so far has functioned perfectly.What I like best about it is that it shoots exactly where I point it,which won't be the case for everyone.My only complaint was the lack of barrel length options.
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from what i read, I think I want gas not inertia as i do not want sharp recoil. thats what is leading me to the a300 and away from the franch affinity.
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