Semi-auto shotguns. Who has 'em?
This is a discussion on Semi-auto shotguns. Who has 'em? within the Ruger Shotguns forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; Originally Posted by ronlhodges FRANCHI AFFINITY in 20-ga is a terrific gun and is perfect for Upland bird hunting up close like bobwhites or pheasants ...
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|November 3rd, 2015, 10:31 AM||#19|
Join Date: May 2014
Bought a Stoeger m2000 several years ago when
I started duck hunting, shoot ducks geeese and turkey
with it, cycles what ever shells I've put through it. For a $400
Gun I've more than got my moneys worth
|November 3rd, 2015, 10:47 AM||#20|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Western Montana
Never been fond of semi-auto shotguns myself, being partial to double barrel side by sides. My wife, however, really likes her Benelli Montefeltro, 20 gauge, light weight and points well.
|November 3rd, 2015, 11:41 AM||#21|
Join Date: Jul 2013
Browning A-5, two of them. Both are round knobs from the 50's. One is scoped with an extension magazine and barrel cut to the length of the mag extension. The other a stock Magnum 30" full choke. I also have a Citori O/U in 12 ga.
|November 3rd, 2015, 01:49 PM||#24|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Decatur, IL
Never had a semi-auto shotgun until two years ago. I hunted deer, ducks and pheasants with my 12 gauge, 870 pump, dove and quail with my Browning Citori O/U 20 gauge, and I won a 3 1/2 inch 12 gauge Browning BPS that I used for turkey and goose hunting.
Job change moved me away from my goose hunting buddies and I hadn't hunted goose in 8 or 9 years. Moved back into Central Illinois 3 years ago and started goose hunting again. We go snow goose hunting a couple of weekends each winter. My brother describes snow goose hunting to extreme dove hunting. The BPS was killing my shoulder putting out 3 or 4 boxes of shells during a day of snow goose hunting.
I traded the BPS for a Browning Maxxus. Also a 3 1/2 inch 12 gauge. Bought the Maxxus because it uses the same chokes as the BPS, and I had about $250 in various chokes. I trusted the claim that it was a much softer shooting shotgun.
I've now gone through one pheasant season and two turkey seasons and two snow goose seasons with it. Hasn't missed a beat with any ammunition I've tried. It's the first plastic stocked gun I ever bought. I prefer wood and blue steel myself, but if I were only limited to one shotgun, this would be the one. It has become my primary shotgun. It handles 2 3/4 upland game loans, 3 inch turkey loads, and 3 1/2 goose loads without a hitch. If I would have had some light dove loads this fall I would have tried it for dove hunting. But I got a case of 20 gauge Winchester dove loads given to me so I had no need to buy dove loads this year. I am very pleased with the Browning Maxxus.
|November 3rd, 2015, 04:30 PM||#25|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Had a chance to run 10 rounds as fast as I could pull the trigger. Sweet as my first kiss on a cute gal.
|November 3rd, 2015, 05:46 PM||#26|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: wayne nj
I have therem as in Nj 6 shots is the limit on a semi auto shotgun. Manual repeaters no limit so 14 shot keltec and utas are fine.
|November 3rd, 2015, 06:46 PM||#27|
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Minot, ND
I've been shooting a Benelli M1 (older production, HK marked) for a while now. I grew up in a LE family, and I was raised around tactical stuff, so that's always been "home" for me. Since I've gotten older, I've been shifting my interest towards what's practical in my life. Getting into bird hunting, and thinking about USPSA.
Biggest trouble for me, now, is whether to stick with the M1 for hunting (and get another barrel)... or to get a dedicated bird gun, and use the Benelli for 3 gun matches.
|November 4th, 2015, 03:22 AM||#29|
Join Date: Jul 2014
I've got a Browning Lite 12 my wife gave me for Christmas after returning from Vietnam in the 60's. Beautiful gun; they don't make guns or do bluing like this anymore. It was made in Belgium and she got it from Sears. Used to hunt a lot with it but it now a safe queen; never to be sold.
|November 4th, 2015, 03:57 AM||#30|
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: central NC
Remington's Versa Max .... also have a 20 ga pump, a 12 ga over and under (Ruger Red Label), a 16 ga side by side (Fox Model B) .... when we go to the vault to take out a shotgun, the 11-87 is selected the vast majority of the time
Last edited by JEBar; November 4th, 2015 at 07:36 AM.
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