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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:25 am 
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Nice shooting, Randy. What slug load were you using?


It was an apporimately 1 oz. Foster style slug in a Cheddite hull. Everything was a very long way from being labeled in English. :shock:

The reason I flew to Turkey was not to pig hunt, it was to see how Retay shotguns were made. The boar hunting was 50 miles or so away from Konya, up in the hills.



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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:34 am 
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I will see. Maybe I will borrow or buy a chrono then. Thanks.

Btw, being back to Retay,
I saw a topic on some EU gun board and a quite recent thread in "Hardcore Waterfowler" group on the Facebook in regard of these shotguns. General impression of people's feedback, that quality of these shotguns is like lottery. When you're lucky - you can be happy owner. But often enough people have troubles with it. My personal conclusion is: save up 200..300 more and get a Vinchi or similar Benelli.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:49 am 
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i3rider wrote:
I will see. Maybe I will borrow or buy a chrono then. Thanks.

Btw, being back to Retay,
I saw a topic on some EU gun board and a quite recent thread in "Hardcore Waterfowler" group on the Facebook in regard of these shotguns. General impression of people's feedback, that quality of these shotguns is like lottery. When you're lucky - you can be happy owner. But often enough people have troubles with it. My personal conclusion is: save up 200..300 more and get a Vinchi or similar Benelli.


That's nonsense. All last year, only three guns in total were sent to Briley in the U.S. for warranty work, whether they needed it or not. They are better-made than most Benelli's, and we you see how well-made and tested they are, you will be amazed. I was.

Better triggers, better (alloy) trigger groups, better actions, Bohler steel deep-drilled barrels, silver-soldered ribs better raw materials and quality control. Retay puts a huge amount of testing into every shotgun before it is boxed for shipment.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:21 am 
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/1052019 ... 024221785/

- there we go
I.e. one of comments:
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"I had one as well. Mine was best single shot or double shot I had, but I have to be honest they never gave me the run around when it wasn't working. Sent return labels and worked on gun , but problems never was fixed and they took gun back and I got my money back. So I can not trash them , as all companies have growing pains and hiccups. But customer service was great and no hassle and always polite..I'll try them again after been out longer."


Some other ones are quite positive:
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"I bought a retay out of spite and the fact my sb3 is 16” high. The gun has yet to fail me and I beat the snots out of it this season. Very happy with the outcome"


Btw, I also see many complaints in regards of new SBE3 shooting high. Did Benelli move their top waterfowl shotgun production to Turkey?

Being Canadian I would like to give a try to that Retay, but the idea sending it back to US in case if something goes wrong doesn't sound very exciting. Also, like many people say, the price being close to some Benellis just doesn't make sense. I.e. I have a buddy in Europe who is gun dealer. He has also been visiting that Retay factory in Turkey, checked those shotguns and kinda liked them. But the price has deterred him from bulk ordering. He says he also works with Turkish "ATA Arms" which delivers quite stable quality guns for several years already while being more competitive price vise.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:29 am 
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i3rider wrote:
Being Canadian I would like to give a try to that Retay, but the idea sending it back to US in case if something goes wrong doesn't sound very exciting. Also, like many people say, the price being close to some Benellis just doesn't make sense. I.e. I have a buddy in Europe who is gun dealer. He has also been visiting that Retay factory in Turkey, checked those shotguns and kinda liked them. But the price has deterred him from bulk ordering. He says he also works with Turkish "ATA Arms" which delivers quite stable quality guns for several years already while being more competitive price vise.


Retay has a distributor in Canada.

As far as the U.S., the Gordion https://www.retayusa.com/gordion-waterfowl and https://www.retayusa.com/upland starts at $799 MSRP in basic black. They are not at all expensive shotguns in 2020.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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Very nice video Randy! Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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longislandloco wrote:
Very nice video Randy! Thanks.


You're welcome. I was surprised to see that Retay does so much 100% in house-- far more than many gun companies.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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Does the Retay Masai Mara 20 ga have stock shims? What arre current stock specs?


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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Does the Retay Masai Mara 20 ga have stock shims? What arre current stock specs?


I don't have one, have never fired one, so all I know is that I don't know.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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Ok. Can you tell me this info about the 12 ga?


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:16 pm 
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chemclay wrote:
Ok. Can you tell me this info about the 12 ga?


Their standard LOP (12 gauge) is 365mm (14.37 in.). Drop at heel = 2.16 in., adjustable to 1.77 / 1.96 / 2.36. Drop at at comb is 1.45 in., +/_ .04 in.

The drop shim set included is 45mm, 50mm, 55mm, and 60mm. The 55mm shim is installed as standard.

Also, see: https://www.retayusa.com/ . I've reviewed several examples of the Masai Mara 12 gauge, both in synthetic, walnut, 3 inch, and 3-1/2 inch.

The new Gordion, I've not reviewed yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:25 am 
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This is the 16 minute version.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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If I may be so bold I suggest international companies market firearm models with more universal names.

Like 11, or 37 or 12.

I looked up Masi Mara and see that it is a preserve in Kenya. I don’t know if the Retay company has some ties to that or if they just liked the name.

Hope that’s not xenophobic of me, probably is.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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If I may be so bold I suggest international companies market firearm models with more universal names.


Like the Chevette, the Impala, or the Gremlin? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:57 am 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
McFarmer wrote:
If I may be so bold I suggest international companies market firearm models with more universal names.


Like the Chevette, the Impala, or the Gremlin? :lol: :lol: :lol:



Point taken.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:16 pm 
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Got my NIB Retay for sale in classifieds, thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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Got my NIB Retay for sale in classifieds, thanks


Why are you selling it?


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
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Another Retay? :lol:




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