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Getting a new shotgun

I was thinking about getting a new 12 guage Semi-auto shotgun. Thought I would check on here and see what you guys had and liked? Any recommendations?

Let me know if I need to add some others on the poll

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My vote goes to Benelli, it is a wonderful gun that handle all loads with no problems regardless weather. My second choice is Beretta. OK guys I’m from Europe but in this case it is not due to patriotism I make these choise, we simply makes the best semi-autos. lol 8)

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Getting a new shotgun
PeterM wrote:
My vote goes to Benelli, it is a wonderful gun that handle all loads with no problems regardless weather. My second choice is Beretta. OK guys I’m from Europe but in this case it is not due to patriotism I make these choise, we simply makes the best semi-autos. lol 8)

i 2nd that,,, my son and i have only berreta,s, but i have several buddys with benneli,s and IMO they both seem to be top notch guns,

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I was planning on getting a Benelli Super Black Eagle. My brother has one. I liked it, but he has already started having problems with it. More problems than I have with my old Browning Semi. Any body have a Newer model Browning Gold? Do you like it? Or has anyone tried the new Franchi I-12?

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My vote goes for the winchester X2 which is exact same as the browning without the extra special finish and a little less money. I have been looking for a new semi shotgun as well and it is my choice although I am a die hard remi. and pump-action fan.

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Oh boy, here comes the gas verus mechanical debate... Yes In general, mechanicals kick harder, gas-guns tend to be pickier feeders and need to cleaned more for reliability.

What do you want the shotgun to do? Light trap loads only? 3-1/2" goose busting heavy shot only? Do it all and everything between?

Most any semi-auto will shoot one load well and the others not so well. Some semi-autos will shoot all well, but include a gas adjustment. I.E. they will cycle heavy loads well, but not light loads, or vice versa. In general, I've heard the fewest complaints from people who shoot Benelli's or Beretta's. The juries still out on Franchi's, since there more known for their OU's. I've heard a lot of people complain about their 1100 or 1187's, but in general there are more 1100's out their SBE's and Xtrema's.

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For the most part I would hunt quail and ducks, I don't currently hunt geese but I think that I would prefer to have the option of shooting 3 1/2's in case I ever do start.

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