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 Post subject: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:53 pm 
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What's the best semi for skeet/trap/sporting clays for around $1500?




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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:19 pm 
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+1....nuff said.

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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:11 pm 
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A400 Xcel is what I would get. Soft shooting gas gas and due to the extra weight over the field version. The Xcel comes in lots of different options for barrel length, KO or not, parallel stock, reduced length, 20 and 12 gauge. My personal choice would be a 12 gauge, 30 inch barrel without kickoff. I don't own, though I would like to, many do folks do around where I shoot and nearly every one loves it and that is testament to the reliability. In fact the only thing I hear negative about the gun is that the blue color rubs some people the wrong way. I like it. Plus you can always have it Cerakoted or polished if its really an issue for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:50 pm 
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Why no Kick Off?

The Kick Off option is, so far as I can see, the only reason to go with an A400 over a half the price A300.


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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:26 pm 
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phydaux wrote:
What's the best semi for skeet/trap/sporting clays for around $1500?


A Fabarm XLR5 Velocity FR @ $1800.

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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:17 pm 
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phydaux wrote:
Why no Kick Off?

The Kick Off option is, so far as I can see, the only reason to go with an A400 over a half the price A300.


The A300 Outlander is a field gun and that brings some fundamental changes, that may or may not be an issue for you. Its is an amalgam of the 391 and the A400. The weight of the A400 Xcel is more than the A300 which is generally preferred Sporting Clays. I prefer the A400 Xcel sights with mid bead, although many will argue that they only need a single bead. The KO is a very personal Choice some people others don’t. I personally don’t care for the feeling of that gun moving back and forth in my shoulder as much, but it does do a good job of reducing the recoil. In the Beretta I don't believe that I personally would require more recoil reduction. The other issue with KO is that you cannot change the stock including the links of pull if you have a kickoff system without a major investment. However, is the gun fit is great off the self this is a non issue. Barrel length is usually longer and sporting guns of on this case I believe that A300 does come 30 inch version though it is not sold at Cabelas.
I agree with Randy the Fabarm XLR5 is a very good gun, I would say it’s superior in build quality to the Beretta but with the MSRP being over $2000 it seems like it’s out of your price range. Worth a look if it is not though.
If all of these points that I bring up are not of much concern than perhaps the A300 would be a better option for you. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:52 am 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
A Fabarm XLR5 Velocity FR @ $1800.


This is the route I'm going. I shot the A400, and while I did like it, the XLR5 FR just felt so right. Fits me perfectly and seems to be a nicer shotgun as well.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:37 pm 
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Having shot other people´s A400s and XLR5s, the Fabarm wins hands down, no contest. However, good luck finding one for $1500, let alone less than that.

OP, stop overanalyzing this. Buy a gun already and get to shooting.......


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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:56 am 
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I like the Remington Versa Max . But everyones different . Id go to ur local gun shop and shoulder a few . To see with feels best .


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Get a Tri-star G6 viper and use the rest of the money buying shells and shooting it!


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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:23 pm 
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claytbuster wrote:
Get a Tri-star G6 viper and use the rest of the money buying shells and shooting it!



+1 on the tri-star Viper G2 - dang good shooting gun, easy to clean and just plain fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:13 am 
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A400 Xcel is what I ended up with.

My other considerations was the Benelli M2 (more of a all-purpose gun) or pay slightly more for a Benelli Supersport/Cordoba. Of them, the M2 and A400 fit best. The A400 Xcel was better suited for sporting clays which I mainly shoot.


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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:17 am 
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I just bought a Remi 1100 competition . Check it out, it's a lot of gun for the money. Around $1100.00 , you get a great shotgun, 5 extended chokes, adjustable comb, adjustable butt stock, 30" bbl. I bought it to shoot trap, Bad shoulder problem. Check it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Best semi for ~$1500?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Im suprised nobody said Browning. They make great shotguns. I have seen many new A5s and maxus dominating the skeet field.




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