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Offline KP-Skagit

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2022, 02:04:19 PM »
When I went from an 870 to a SBE1 I couldn't hit the broadside of a barn. Actually had to shoot on a paper target. Realized I was twisting the gun when I shouldered it and was shooting high and left. Gun was balanced differently.

Sounds like a similar issue to what you have going. I was able to train myself to stop doing it.

Also could be with how your SBE II is shimmed compared to your III.

Going to a new gun could very well just create new issues.

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2022, 09:42:46 PM »
Beretta A350 or A400. Gas over Inertia everytime. Berettas have a longer choke profile leading to better patterning and I prefer the beretta safety location vs. the Benelli. Also, I’ve never had the dreaded “Benelli click” when shooting a beretta :)

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2022, 07:49:15 PM »
Beretta A350 or A400. Gas over Inertia everytime. Berettas have a longer choke profile leading to better patterning and I prefer the beretta safety location vs. the Benelli. Also, I’ve never had the dreaded “Benelli click” when shooting a beretta :)

Beretta and Benelli use the same choke.   :dunno:
Cut em!
It's not the shells!  It's the shooter!

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2022, 08:00:32 PM »
 :yeah:

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2022, 09:46:01 PM »
Beretta A350 or A400. Gas over Inertia everytime. Berettas have a longer choke profile leading to better patterning and I prefer the beretta safety location vs. the Benelli. Also, I’ve never had the dreaded “Benelli click” when shooting a beretta :)

Beretta and Benelli use the same choke.   :dunno:
[/ They have different bore diameters.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2022, 10:21:55 PM by HooknoseHunter »

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2022, 07:17:22 PM »
A lot of people stated find a gun that fits you. This is great advise. We all have preferences.

For me the Beretta A400 is the best gun out there right now. The butt extension fits me much better. The recoil system is probably the best. It is light. It is a good shooting gun.

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2022, 08:02:54 PM »
A lot of people stated find a gun that fits you. This is great advise. We all have preferences.

For me the Beretta A400 is the best gun out there right now. The butt extension fits me much better. The recoil system is probably the best. It is light. It is a good shooting gun.

Agreed!

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2022, 01:25:03 PM »
Ah, the Benneli click. Rough country has allowed a few chukar and huns to fly free before I got in to the habit of periodically checking the bolt on my Montefelltro. I never knew of that issue.

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2022, 11:41:19 AM »
I'm an upland bird hunter and a once-in-awhile duck hunter, but I hope to rectify this next season since I'll be retiring and will have more time available to me. People are probably going to laugh at this, but I bought a Browning A5 Light 12, the real A5, several years ago as my dedicated waterfowl gun. This is a late 90's Miroku version with a barrel that shoots steel. It's big and heavy and antiquated as heck, but I like it. I just don't like carrying it mile after mile ;) 've shot a 1940's Remington Model 11 humpback in 20ga since the late 80's and I'm used to that big chunk of receiver, so learning to shoot it was no huge leap. Anyway, I figure it must be a proven design since it was around for so long. It's worked well the few times I've hunted waterfowl with it. This time next year I'll probably be whining for a modern lightweight semi-auto.

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2022, 11:57:37 AM »
Best waterfowl gun is a pump.
Browning BPS.
Ejects out the bottom.
Your buddy on your right will agree.

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Re: Best Waterfowl Shotguns
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2022, 10:29:03 AM »
Super Black eagle II! After 15 years of hard hunting it started to malfunction this season. The carrier latch was deformed and not holding shells in the magazine which made it very cumbersome to load. I put in a new carrier latch, aluminum mag follower, oversized bolt release, and dipped it in new camo and it's as good as new.

I've got to say, the oversized bolt release is a great upgrade for any semi-auto shotgun.

 


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