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 Posted 8/6/2013 3:21:58 PM
 

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I live in the North East and between the freezing cold weather and the salt air I am afraid to purchase a Semi Automatic. What do you think ? I am thinking Benelli Super Nova or Stoeger M3500
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 Posted 8/6/2013 4:16:30 PM
 

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you may have an occasional hiccup with an auto but I saw an 870  pump go down last week while shooting sporting clays.  Between the two you picked I would take the Benelli but there are others that begin with B that are just as good if not better. 
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 Posted 8/7/2013 6:32:26 AM
 

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Buy a Beretta A400. They never jam, have less recoil, and will last forever. I know a lot of people with Benelli's and they always talk about it's superiority to other shotguns. Then it jams or dosn't cycle and they make TONS of excuses. The cold, the water, the shell, the decoys, the sun, their wife, ect ect.

Benellis are the equivalent of Matthews bows in the waterfowl world. They spend the most on advertising so most people think they are the best. Not true.
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 Posted 8/8/2013 11:08:41 AM
 

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GO HOYT
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 Posted 8/8/2013 2:06:21 PM
 

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Buy a Beretta A400. They never jam, have less recoil, and will last forever. I know a lot of people with Benelli's and they always talk about it's superiority to other shotguns. Then it jams or dosn't cycle and they make TONS of excuses. The cold, the water, the shell, the decoys, the sun, their wife, ect ect.

Benellis are the equivalent of Matthews bows in the waterfowl world. They spend the most on advertising so most people think they are the best. Not true.


Man dont say that. i just bought a new SBE II last friday.
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 Posted 8/8/2013 4:06:15 PM
 

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I have a super nova and love it , it's a tough gun ! Been hunting with it a few years now! But if you have a bigger budget   for like a  A400 or SBE2 , I say go for it . They are in a class of there own ! I would love to own one !
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 Posted 8/9/2013 6:29:32 AM
 

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Ya i have been selling junk and saving for 2 years to buy a auto and i finally pulled the trigger friday. It was out of the a400 and a SBE II. Went with the the SBE II because of the way it fit and that it was in Mossy Oak Duck Blind and a little lighter.

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 Posted 8/13/2013 12:46:08 PM
 

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I have owned both of those guns. I also grew up hunting in northern NY (on the Canadian border), so I understand your thoughts on the cold affecting the gun. Honestly? Go with the Stoeger. I was at a flury shoot with DU last week and watched a Remington 887 have all sorts of issues in ref to working the fore end and pump. My Stoeger was awesome- shot everything well, and was pretty light. If I didn't have a ton of money to spend on a $1,000+ gun, I would go with that one in a heartbeat, again.
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 Posted 12/12/2014 6:22:15 PM
 

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Both seem to have a good track record I'd say go with whatever one you think will suit your needs. Auto vs pump. I've known people with both guns and shot them while trading guns for the day and both performed great with the three loads used. Experts,Hevi metal, and black clouds. Good luck with your choice.
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 Posted 12/16/2014 9:32:45 AM
 

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I think most of us abuse our guns and hunt in pretty rough conditions.  Most of the good semis will function fine in the worst conditions as long as you clean your gun properly.  I have the older Stoeger M2000 and love it.  I would always choose my semi over my 870 just because I can have quick follow up shots and my Stoeger is actually more reliable than my 870.
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