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WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« on: November 26, 2020, 10:52:01 AM »
Like the title says - looking for a nice semi auto 12 gauge
Iím in whatcom/Skagit
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Re: WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2020, 10:54:02 AM »
Self defense? Waterfowl? Slug gun?

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Re: WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2020, 10:58:07 AM »
Sorry should of been more specific- waterfowl 👍
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Re: WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2020, 11:29:12 AM »
Winchester SX4's were on sale somewhere the other day
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Re: WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 11:31:31 AM »
I think I saw one at Cascade Farm and Outdoor in Walla Walla for $750 as well
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Re: WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 06:07:51 PM »
Thanx for the info !
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Re: WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2020, 07:19:03 PM »
Some of the cheaper ones only have a 3Ē chamber so be careful
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Re: WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2020, 07:15:07 AM »
I didn't see where you said you were looking for the cheapest auto, so I'll put in a pitch for the Benelli M2. It has a 3" chamber and does just fine on all manner of ducks and geese. As less expensive runner up, take a look at the Franchi Affinity. Same inertia system as benelli but with the Inertia spring in the the forend rather than the stock.

Since you are targetting waterfowl primaily and are potentially going to end up hunting in or near salt, I'd also advocate for getting a gun with a camo warp finish. Much easier to clean and keep the rust away.

On the subject of rust, one of my hunting partners picked up a Winchester SX3 or 4 a few years back and it is the most rust prone gun I've ever seen. Might just be the particular gun or year of production. I'm not trashing on Winchester, as the gun functions flawlessly,  just suggesting you check out reviews if this is what you choose.

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Re: WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2020, 09:01:31 AM »
Winchester SX4 is my favorite semi shotgun, hands down. Thatís why I didnít mention other guns. Mine is camo dipped and havenít seen any rust on it, inside or out
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Re: WTB semi auto 12 gauge
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2020, 05:14:22 AM »
Sounds like your looking for a used one, but Iíd add a 👍 for the Franchi Affinity. I love mine!
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