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Advice needed for new semi-auto shotgun
Aug 16th, 2019 at 6:18pm
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After it was decided that my Fabarm H68 is too dangerous I will be looking for a replacement. It has been very reliable, no issues.
I do a little bit of everything ie shooting ducks, rabbits and claybirds.
I am looking for some advice on what to buy or what not to buy.
Gun needs to be
1) Semi-auto
2) 12G
3) Around $1750-2000max
4) Reliable brand/model
5) low recoil if possible
6) 28" barrel max with interchangeable chokes


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Re: Advice needed for new semi-auto shotgun
Reply #1 - Aug 16th, 2019 at 7:07pm
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I have a Benelli Vinci and love it, but it does NOT like clay ammo like most inertia shotguns. It will cycle when super clean and some clay ammo without issues but nothing more frustrating then when it mis behaves when shooting clays. So maybe avoid inertia's, but if you want reliability, light weigh, adjustable shims and 5 chokes then go for it.
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 16th, 2019 at 10:01pm
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Brand-new or 2nd hand? Mate has a Beretta Urika for sale, about $1600. Used, about 10 years old but he only shot opening weekend. Tidy, and a nice gun
  

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Re: Advice needed for new semi-auto shotgun
Reply #3 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 9:46am
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Slayer wrote on Aug 16th, 2019 at 6:18pm:
After it was decided that my Fabarm H68 is too dangerous I will be looking for a replacement. It has been very reliable, no issues.
I do a little bit of everything ie shooting ducks, rabbits and claybirds.
I am looking for some advice on what to buy or what not to buy.
Gun needs to be
1) Semi-auto
2) 12G
3) Around $1750-2000max
4) Reliable brand/model
5) low recoil if possible
6) 28" barrel max with interchangeable chokes


Hit me with your suggestions



Hey mate,

I've got a benelli m2 that's ready for a new owner. Something else has caught my eye. The M2 is a beautiful gun a pleasure to shoot.
I can send you through some pictures if you wish.
Cheers bevan
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 3:38pm
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oceanhunter wrote on Aug 17th, 2019 at 9:46am:
Slayer wrote on Aug 16th, 2019 at 6:18pm:
After it was decided that my Fabarm H68 is too dangerous I will be looking for a replacement. It has been very reliable, no issues.
I do a little bit of everything ie shooting ducks, rabbits and claybirds.
I am looking for some advice on what to buy or what not to buy.
Gun needs to be
1) Semi-auto
2) 12G
3) Around $1750-2000max
4) Reliable brand/model
5) low recoil if possible
6) 28" barrel max with interchangeable chokes


Hit me with your suggestions



Hey mate,

I've got a benelli m2 that's ready for a new owner. Something else has caught my eye. The M2 is a beautiful gun a pleasure to shoot.
I can send you through some pictures if you wish.
Cheers bevan


That would be a great gun at the right price.  Princely.

  
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Reply #5 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 3:40pm
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You could also get the Remington Versamax sporter at that price.
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 18th, 2019 at 12:19pm
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Ash can pull a semi to bits n reasemble in about 20 seconds.
He must have done that about 50 times in one evening when he was going well.We were in fits of laughter just watchn him. Grin Grin
  

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That was an 870.
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Re: Advice needed for new semi-auto shotgun
Reply #8 - Aug 19th, 2019 at 6:37pm
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Slayer wrote on Aug 16th, 2019 at 6:18pm:
After it was decided that my Fabarm H68 is too dangerous I will be looking for a replacement. It has been very reliable, no issues.
I do a little bit of everything ie shooting ducks, rabbits and claybirds.
I am looking for some advice on what to buy or what not to buy.
Gun needs to be
1) Semi-auto
2) 12G
3) Around $1750-2000max
4) Reliable brand/model
5) low recoil if possible
6) 28" barrel max with interchangeable chokes


Hit me with your suggestions


What exactly made the shotgun prohibited?
If it was capacity you can easily restrict the tube or replace the extension with a shorter one or just an end cap.
Even if it has a detachable box magazine you can still fix it in place and be fine.
  

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Re: Advice needed for new semi-auto shotgun
Reply #9 - Aug 20th, 2019 at 7:09pm
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whichever one FITS you the best...everthing else is mere cosmetics.... when that mallard or rooster explodes from 5 yards away on your left side,you better have a good fitting gun that comes up like a wet dream or you are going to miss completely or not even get gun to bear before its out of range.
  
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Re: Advice needed for new semi-auto shotgun
Reply #10 - Aug 21st, 2019 at 7:32pm
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Dairyispoison wrote on Aug 17th, 2019 at 3:38pm:
oceanhunter wrote on Aug 17th, 2019 at 9:46am:
Slayer wrote on Aug 16th, 2019 at 6:18pm:
After it was decided that my Fabarm H68 is too dangerous I will be looking for a replacement. It has been very reliable, no issues.
I do a little bit of everything ie shooting ducks, rabbits and claybirds.
I am looking for some advice on what to buy or what not to buy.
Gun needs to be
1) Semi-auto
2) 12G
3) Around $1750-2000max
4) Reliable brand/model
5) low recoil if possible
6) 28" barrel max with interchangeable chokes


Hit me with your suggestions



Hey mate,

I've got a benelli m2 that's ready for a new owner. Something else has caught my eye. The M2 is a beautiful gun a pleasure to shoot.
I can send you through some pictures if you wish.
Cheers bevan


That would be a great gun at the right price.  Princely.



Its a bloody awesome gun, will be sad to see it go. Will be a great buy for someone
  
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Reply #11 - Aug 22nd, 2019 at 11:20am
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Thanks so far for your replies.
I have narrowed it down to Benelli, Remington or Beretta. They seem to be most reliable and hold their value.
First I need to get 'rid off' the old one.
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Reply #12 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 5:04am
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The situation is all sorted. It turns out just the magazine extension itself was affected, so the Fabarm shotgun in question is totally fine. It will be remaining in the hands of a licensed firearm owner where it belongs. It's still BS about the extension, but overall a decent result.
  

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Reply #13 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 4:58pm
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Was going to suggest you double check the facts before moving the Fabarm on,I have one and love it. Cool Its legal with out the extension tube Grin Bloody soft shooter, light and fast compared to some of the others
  
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Re: Advice needed for new semi-auto shotgun
Reply #14 - Sep 15th, 2019 at 9:47am
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Slayer wrote on Aug 16th, 2019 at 6:18pm:
After it was decided that my Fabarm H68 is too dangerous I will be looking for a replacement. It has been very reliable, no issues.
I do a little bit of everything ie shooting ducks, rabbits and claybirds.
I am looking for some advice on what to buy or what not to buy.
Gun needs to be
1) Semi-auto
2) 12G
3) Around $1750-2000max
4) Reliable brand/model
5) low recoil if possible
6) 28" barrel max with interchangeable chokes


Hit me with your suggestions


I've got a 5 shot fixed tube legal 12 g semi-auto for sale.  It was bought in 2010 but has only ever had 3 test shots fired through it.  It is in brand new condition complete witrh 3 chokes, choke key and action lock.   It is Weatherby, inertia action, synthetic stock, black finish.  I am in BOP too.  If you are intersted let me know.  I'm looking for only $750.  It cost around $1200.  Mob 021753150.  Ken.bannan@gmail.com
  
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