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 Post subject: Best Gun For Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:20 pm 
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What is the best automatic shotgun for sporting clays?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:30 pm 
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Not to be a smart-alek but it's the one that you shoot best with!
That said; take a look at this:
http://www.benelliusa.com/firearms/supersport.tpl
Benelli's SuperSport 8)

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 Post subject: re: Best Gun For Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:33 pm 
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Since you are looking for a semi-auto, I'd suggest the Beretta 391 Sporting. It is by far the most popular target semi-auto today, and with good reason. Dependable, reliable, can handle a wide range of loads, comes with shims to customize your fit and it looks good. It comes in several flavors, from the Urika 2 to the bling-loaded Teknys Gold Target. Regardless of the cosmetics, it's the same excellent gun inside.

I went for the Urika and spent the difference on lessons and ammo.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Gun For Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Engine2josh wrote:
What is the best automatic shotgun for sporting clays?


Shoot what I shoot! I bought it and I shoot it, so therefore it must be the best! :lol: I shoot a Benelli M2.

Actually, I don't think the M2 is the very best for sporting clays, but it's pretty darned good in it's own right, very versitile gun it is!

Lots of great guns out there, but my input to you would be to look at the Benelli Supersport. Yes, I'm a bit partial to Benelli's. :)

Good luck with whatever you decide! :)


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 Post subject: re: Best Gun For Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:01 pm 
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Shoot as many different guns as you can, no one here can tell you which is best for you.

Don't let all the glitz/glamour/doodads sway you, you want a target breaking machine, not a beauty queen.

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 Post subject: re: Best Gun For Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:09 am 
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I have used the Browning Gold (currently for sale) and a B. 391. For me the 391 was a better choice.


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I concurr with Texas Ton - - -a beginning shooter shooter needs to have an "experienced" fitter with him when the different guns. Just because it "feels nice" doesn't mean that the barrel will be "pointed" in the right direction or that the heel/toe "fit" the shooter's shoulder .

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You really just need to shoulder the ones on the market. Shoot as many as you can. Then buy the Benelli of your choice.:wink:

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 Post subject: re: Best Gun For Sporting Clays?
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The 'Best' gun for Sporting? Easy

1) One capable of two shots.
2) One that fits YOU both physically and financially
3) (as another poster said) one you already have that you shoot well.

Of the three, #2 is the important one.

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 Post subject: Re: re: Best Gun For Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:27 am 
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DrMike wrote:
Since you are looking for a semi-auto, I'd suggest the Beretta 391 Sporting. It is by far the most popular target semi-auto today, and with good reason. Dependable, reliable, can handle a wide range of loads, comes with shims to customize your fit and it looks good. It comes in several flavors, from the Urika 2 to the bling-loaded Teknys Gold Target. Regardless of the cosmetics, it's the same excellent gun inside.

+1

I own 2 391 sporting models (one is a back-up that I've never had to rely on). No mechanical failures with either gun and probably less than 1 cycling issue per 1,000 shells. Oh yeah, I shoot it a lot better than my O/U.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Gun For Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:45 am 
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Engine2josh wrote:
What is the best automatic shotgun for sporting clays?


That's like asking what's the best car, or who's the best woman to marry.

Take them for a test drive, and get the one you like best.

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I think the Beretowningzzihoffini is the best!

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Snowbound wrote:
I think the Beretowningzzihoffini is the best!


I think i had one of those, 32" m/c. !!!!! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:09 pm 
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All jammomatics are going to jam when you least want it to happen....it is karma.

That being said, a 3901 Beretta serves me well as a duck hunting gun.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:19 pm 
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sera russell wrote:
All jammomatics are going to jam when you least want it to happen....it is karma.

That being said, a 3901 Beretta serves me well as a duck hunting gun.


Ouch, that's going to leave a mark!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:57 pm 
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Yep them so called jammomatics have keep Tony Rivera, Scott Robertson and Cory Kruse from reaching their true potential :wink: :lol:

I shoot a Krieghoff but IMO the Beretta 391 is the easiest gun out there to learn to shoot with. Set it up like ya want it and go bang away. They dont break the bank and they are easy to trade out off if you reach that point.

Shoot alot and have fun,

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PS, if ya really like the semi's then you can look for the creme de la creme - Winchester Super X1


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I have seen (with my own eyes) Cory's gun break down no less than 4 separate times....now....he does just fine w/ any old borrowed gun.

I have seen Scotty's gun go south once....haven't shot around Tony enough to say.

All 3 of those guys are mentally as tough as they come, but most people are not and the breakdown ruins them for the day(at least).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:35 pm 
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while a gun breaking down is no fun :( that rarely has any effect on most of OUR dismal performances :wink:

I only hope that one day my abilities match that of the gun's and ammo I shoot :wink:


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Yep, I can honestly say that the worst gun and the cheapest shells will consistantly out perform me. Sera, I just knew you were a Duck Hunter. If you ever come up north(Mo/IL) there is always room in the blind for you. TR.


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TR wrote:
Yep, I can honestly say that the worst gun and the cheapest shells will consistantly out perform me. Sera, I just knew you were a Duck Hunter. If you ever come up north(Mo/IL) there is always room in the blind for you. TR.


That depends on your definition of "worst".

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