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 Post subject: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:13 pm 
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I'm sure this question gets asked here are just a bewildering sea of turk guns. What seems to be the pick of the litter for a solid gun with the best chance of parts and support a few years from now? Can ya'll help me narrow it down?

I've been looking online, and it seems like the weatherby sa-08, the tristar viper g2, and the girsan mc 312 have all been around a bit and get good reviews. I see ATi is importing a bunch of pretty guns, cz has the 712 line by huglu, legacy has the escort guns, skb has the is300 that looks a whole lot like that girsan. However, when charles daly went under I was out source of parts for a rifle and so I'm a little leery of imports that might disappear tomorrow and leave me high and dry. (I'm looking at you girsan)

In terms of out of the box fit, the benelli m2 and the remington 1100 seem to "fit" me the best of guns that I have shouldered. Berettas do not have enough drop at the heel or something. I can't get my head down low enough.




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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:50 am 
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The Weatherby SA-08 is the cream of the crop.



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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:10 am 
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Berettas do not have enough drop at the heel or something. I can't get my head down low enough.


Just so you know, the drop on Beretta semi-autos is adjustable via shims provided with the gun.

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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:10 am 
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What seems to be the pick of the litter for a solid gun with the best chance of parts and support a few years from now?


The Weatherby.

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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:14 pm 
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Gander had a weatherby deluxe I got to handle. Seemed nice. Not enough drop in the stock, but I think they come with spacers and I could correct that. But for 500 give or take (for a pastic gun), would I do better with a used beretta a300?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:44 pm 
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Now you are changing the paradigm. I would go with the Beretta.

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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:09 pm 
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I know. I was/am looking for a good semi auto in the 4-500 range, and that seems to almost require it to be a turk gun, then I found out I could get a used a300 around that range and am re-evaluating. what I want to be careful and avoid is the well, for 50 bucks more I can get this, and for 50 more I can get that, and so on until I am looking and stuff well out of my budget.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:21 pm 
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SA-08, 930, Viper G2 all great guns and built well. Doesn't matter where it's made, it's the quality of the build. I own a Viper G2, recommended the SA-08 to my friend (we found one at a good price and I shot his for a few rounds of skeet), Mossberg there are many aftermarket parts. All these guns are machined well and are basically a beretta 303 copy. I like the Viper G2 because of the sleek lines, longer beretta Mobil chokes and no spring in the buttstock!! Go to whole sale hunter and you can pick up the red anodized G2 sporting that comes with 5 extended chokes and 30" barrel for $509.00 whichever gun you get you will like


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 Post subject: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:52 pm 
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Here are some pics of my viper g2 and some close ups so you can see the fit and finish. I have 2 FTE during the first 100 rounds and after that it has eaten everything flawlessly and I shoot cheapest stuff I can get my hands on. Gun has ~1,500 rounds through her

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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:15 pm 
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I appreciate the picures. pretty gun. much prettier than the plastic one for sure. I'm trying to locate one locally I can shoulder. I find shotguns are kind of like bluejeans and need to be tried on before they are bought.


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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:28 pm 
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+1 on the viper G2 - My daughter and I both shoot one (hers is 20ga youth model and mine is the 12ga Left handed 28" synthetic). Both have performed flawlessly and are just plain fun to shoot. I would not hesitate to buy this same gun again.


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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
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The Weatherby SA-08 is the cream of the crop.



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+1 A friend just bought one and shot it at our last trap outing. Very nice, especially after he put a Save-It shell catcher on. It came with a shim kit, also. We shot a round of five stand also and it cycle the second shell (Rio #8 1oz) every time.

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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:40 pm 
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well I got to lay my hands on a viper. a 20 ga youth gun, so way too short, but I like the fit and feel and mount fine. right now I am kind of waffling between the sa-08 and the viper. it may come down to whichever I can find used first.

What about the new weatherby element? is it a turk gun?


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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:07 pm 
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well I got to lay my hands on a viper. a 20 ga youth gun, so way too short, but I like the fit and feel and mount fine. right now I am kind of waffling between the sa-08 and the viper. it may come down to whichever I can find used first.

What about the new weatherby element? is it a turk gun?



Yep, and it is not a gas gun, it is an inertia gun.



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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:40 pm 
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greyling22 wrote:
I'm sure this question gets asked here are just a bewildering sea of turk guns. What seems to be the pick of the litter for a solid gun with the best chance of parts and support a few years from now?

In terms of out of the box fit, the benelli m2 and the remington 1100 seem to "fit" me the best of guns that I have shouldered.


Those are two very solid guns right there that have a far better chance of "parts and support" down the road than any import / rebrand.

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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:25 pm 
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greyling22 wrote:
well I got to lay my hands on a viper. a 20 ga youth gun, so way too short, but I like the fit and feel and mount fine.
I am considering a viper g2 myself, but I just wanted to chime in and ask why the short length on the youth model is a disqualifier? Doesnt it make sense that the youth model would be too short? Or maybe I'm just misunderstanding. Dont forget it comes w 4 shims. From everything ive read its a great cheap semi auto. I have yet to see one gripe. I'll have to post some of my own questions about the gun, perhaps.


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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:04 pm 
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I would guess either Weatherby or CZ would be good bets as far as support, parts, etc. Legacy Sports might be a decent option for that as well, and every review I've read on their Hatsan-made 'Escort' semi-autos has been positive. I like their pump action 'Fieldhunter' model, which I think is smoother, tighter, and of better fit and finish than entry level 500 and 870 models from Remington.

Stoeger's 3000/3500 series seems to be well though of, and for the most part I would trust their support network. These guns have gotten very pricey as of late though, and probably won't handle quite as well as some of the other guns you mentioned.

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I have a black viper G2 and love it so does my youngest son! We use it for duck and goose hunting and also does very well doing sporting clays!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:23 am 
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I love my Weatherby SA08.


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 Post subject: Re: help me find the Turkish pick of the litter (semi-auto)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:27 pm 
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If the M2 fits well, have you shouldered the Franchi Affinity? Fits me the same, 699 new, 7 year warranty. I have two, one in 12 and 20 and I love them both. Great guns for the price.




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