A standard 00 Buck load is 9 pellets, 53.8 grains = just over 1.1 oz. Many loads are heavier yet. I've never had any malfunctions with buckshot.Randy. Nice review. I would like you to run some buckshot loads through this and other guns you review to see if they function with buckshot. Lots of us use buckshot when deer hunting here in the south.
And for a couple hundred more you can get the bronze some with pretty decent wood.A Tristar G2 wood costs $500. Yes you get two more chokes and browning invector plus vs beretta mobile chokes but it isn’t like this gun is $300 vs the proven G2. $65 bucks is still money but only about a tank of gas.
I bought my first G2 bronze in 20 gage maybe the first year they came out and not much was known about them. That was one upland dog ago and my current pheasant dog is already 5 years old. The Bronze 20 gage is still ticking away killing pheasants. I bolted on a 28 gage and a 12 gage Bronze when Cabellas was semi liquidating a bunch last year. Right now Cabellas has “factory shelf demos” for $599. I think the Bronze semi autos are the best value on the market. Champagne wood and deep bluing for a beer budget price.And for a couple hundred more you can get the bronze some with pretty decent wood.
Including 16 ga. I need to strip it and refinish it this winter. So far it has been more reliable then my Browning A5 Sweet 16 the extractor hasn't broken yet after only a couple thousand rounds through it.