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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:27 am 
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Not sure what that means, this is a backup of the Retay I use in the field, gun goes bang and hits where you want it to, not sure anything else is to be expected. Legit co, producing it and just because they haven't penetrated the market as deep as others, doesn't mean anything to me. I am into equipment which works, gun is legit.




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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:39 am 
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I was just curious as to why you'd be selling a NIB gun without ever using it. Glad to hear that you're happy with your primary Retay. I'm not one who views the Retay as a cheap Turkish knockoff of the, IMO, overpriced and over-rated Benelli. To the contrary, Retay strikes me as well made and of good quality. I prefer gas autoloaders, but if I wanted an inertia gun it would be a Retay.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:09 pm 
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I have been very impressed with my Retay Masai Mara. I bought the walnut stocked 'satin' version and it is a beautiful shotgun with a super smooth action, a great trigger, and the build quality (machining, fitting, etc.) is at least the equal of any semi-auto I have owned, including Benelli.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:13 am 
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I'm loving my masai mara 12ga so far. It is so easy to disassemble and the finishing on the bolt carrier group and internals is great. My only gripe is the stock recoil pad is terrible and is harder than a shoe sole. I just put a limbsaver airtech on it and it's perfect now. The limbsaver is a 95% match to the stock but the holes don't align so it takes a little modding to make it work but it is the best upgrade! Shooting 3.5" shells feel like nothing now.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:45 pm 
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Picked up my 20 gauge 26” Masai Mara Walnut today and shot 100 rounds of sporting clays. Love it, no FTF/FTE. Finish is well done, balance is excellent, felt accurate and comfortable. Trigger felt smooth without excessive creep but I didn’t measure it. The wood quality is quite good, the controls are simple/easy/functional and I really like the matte black receiver. The breakdown is easy and user-friendly. Still very early, but I really like it. Felt very similar to my friend’s M2. Look forward to hearing what other people find as they start using it.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:56 am 
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JRR2255 wrote:
Picked up my 20 gauge 26” Masai Mara Walnut today and shot 100 rounds of sporting clays. Love it, no FTF/FTE. Finish is well done, balance is excellent, felt accurate and comfortable. Trigger felt smooth without excessive creep but I didn’t measure it. The wood quality is quite good, the controls are simple/easy/functional and I really like the matte black receiver. The breakdown is easy and user-friendly. Still very early, but I really like it. Felt very similar to my friend’s M2. Look forward to hearing what other people find as they start using it.
Where did you find the 20 for sale? Everywhere I look is sold out.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:41 am 
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I bought mine at Molly’s Firearms in Kennedyville, MD and they were excellent. Vizards also has them. Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:45 am 
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JRR2255 wrote:
Picked up my 20 gauge 26” Masai Mara Walnut today and shot 100 rounds of sporting clays. Love it, no FTF/FTE. Finish is well done, balance is excellent, felt accurate and comfortable. Trigger felt smooth without excessive creep but I didn’t measure it. The wood quality is quite good, the controls are simple/easy/functional and I really like the matte black receiver. The breakdown is easy and user-friendly. Still very early, but I really like it. Felt very similar to my friend’s M2. Look forward to hearing what other people find as they start using it.


If you have the capability, it would be great to find out what is the actual weight of yours. Going have one to handle in this area shortly.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:13 pm 
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I just got set up as a dealer... I have two 20ga's ordered as well as two air kings. Looking forward to seeing them.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:21 pm 
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The Air King looks like a good waterfowl gun, especially for the list prices of from $1099 for 3" 12ga black synthetic to $1399 for 3½" camo. If they're worth their salt, they'll get some market share. Not everybody is addicted to Benelli kool-aid.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:59 pm 
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oyeme wrote:
JRR2255 wrote:
Picked up my 20 gauge 26” Masai Mara Walnut today and shot 100 rounds of sporting clays. Love it, no FTF/FTE. Finish is well done, balance is excellent, felt accurate and comfortable. Trigger felt smooth without excessive creep but I didn’t measure it. The wood quality is quite good, the controls are simple/easy/functional and I really like the matte black receiver. The breakdown is easy and user-friendly. Still very early, but I really like it. Felt very similar to my friend’s M2. Look forward to hearing what other people find as they start using it.


If you have the capability, it would be great to find out what is the actual weight of yours. Going have one to handle in this area shortly.


It is 6-1/4 lbs. for a 26 inch barrel / synthetic.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:57 pm 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
oyeme wrote:
JRR2255 wrote:
Picked up my 20 gauge 26” Masai Mara Walnut today and shot 100 rounds of sporting clays. Love it, no FTF/FTE. Finish is well done, balance is excellent, felt accurate and comfortable. Trigger felt smooth without excessive creep but I didn’t measure it. The wood quality is quite good, the controls are simple/easy/functional and I really like the matte black receiver. The breakdown is easy and user-friendly. Still very early, but I really like it. Felt very similar to my friend’s M2. Look forward to hearing what other people find as they start using it.


If you have the capability, it would be great to find out what is the actual weight of yours. Going have one to handle in this area shortly.


It is 6-1/4 lbs. for a 26 inch barrel / synthetic.


Thanks Randy for that, but I was interested in the weight of the walnut model. Also, as you have warned us in the past, actual gun weight VS advertised weights can vary substantially.


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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:00 pm 
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The walnut model is similar. You can call Retay USA and they will weigh one for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Retay Masai Mara thoughts
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:41 pm 
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JRR2255 wrote:
Picked up my 20 gauge 26” Masai Mara Walnut today and shot 100 rounds of sporting clays. Love it, no FTF/FTE. Finish is well done, balance is excellent, felt accurate and comfortable. Trigger felt smooth without excessive creep but I didn’t measure it. The wood quality is quite good, the controls are simple/easy/functional and I really like the matte black receiver. The breakdown is easy and user-friendly. Still very early, but I really like it.


The trigger on mine (Realtree Timber) is quite good: it breaks right at 4 lbs. as measured by calibrated electronic gauge, with very little take-up, no grit, and a crisp, clean break.



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