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New Linberta Shotgun

Ive been contemplating a new shotgun purchase for awhile now. While perusing Bud's Gun Shop online found they were advertising a semi-auto tactical shotgun for home defense. While my need is in the hunting realm namely predator whacking and turkey hunting not home defense, the tac models to me are made for this. I like the shorter barrels for ease of handling and other features which are suited for my type of hunting as well as defense. The shotgun advertised is the Linberta 01LSTAC Generation 2 Tactical semi-auto a Turkish made gun. I liked the idea of a semi-auto for fast follow up shots in close quarter coyote killing situations. I know a pump is fast, but I do believe you can be a tad bit faster in certain situations when all you have to do is hit the trigger again. Bud's had a great deal of reviews on it pretty much 99% favorable so I decided to order one a few weeks ago. The price came to $415.00 from Bud's due to not getting the cash or check discount since I used a cc. Otherwise it's advertised at $399.00 I then paid a $25 fee from a local sporting goods store for their FFL shipping fee. So, total price was $440.00. A pretty good price I feel in light of what a standard name semi-auto will run you. The gun is Berreta Benelli choke tube compatible so I picked up a Carlson's turkey choke tube and a Carlson's extra full choke to pattern with when it arrived at the store. I took it home gave it an inspection and it seemed very clean and free of debris and gunk. It comes with ghost ring sights on a picatinny rail, but I opted to mount my el cheapo but reliable Tasco red dote sight which I've been using on my Mossberg 500 till now. When to the range and ran a number of shells thru it running from light 2 3/4 sport shells to 3 inch turkey and buckshot loads without a hiccup. Very, very, lighting fast action it has. I then sighted in with the sport shells and fine tuned with Remington Nitro Express turkey loads in 5 shot. This load gave me good killing patterns out to 40 yards and I'm now using it on my Turkey hunting outings. Really hope to down a gobbler with it here in the next few weeks. Oh, another feature I like is that you don't have to change anything to shoot the short or long shells like many other semi-auto shotguns. It runs em both with no problems and no changes. So, far anyone wanting a well made and fun semi-auto dual HD or hunting shotgun that isn't going to break the bank I feel this fits the bill perfectly. Here's the link from Bud's http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_871/product...

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new toy

Is that shotgun a Joe Biden approved shotgun??   Being semi-auto I don't think it meets his recommendations!  Kidding, only kidding.....  Congrats on your new shotgun.  I've never heard of that make before.  For that price sounds like you got a great piece of hardware.

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Uncle Joe wants you to have a

Uncle Joe wants you to have a double barreled shotgun so that you can go out on your porch and fire off two rounds and go back inside your home.  Semi-autos are out along with pumps. 

 

Nice score on that shotgun. 

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Critter wrote:

Uncle Joe wants you to have a double barreled shotgun so that you can go out on your porch and fire off two rounds and go back inside your home.  Semi-autos are out along with pumps. 

 

Nice score on that shotgun. 

Oh, Critter, you son of a buck! You made me chuckle with that one. Knew it'd be eventually coming and I'll betcha it got you some internet high fives rounds here. Being I do highly respect your knowledge and wisdom when it comes to guns, reloading, and hunting, I'll thank you for the "nice score" comment. Oh, and if you haven't gotten your turkey yet good luck good Sir!

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No turkey tag for me this

No turkey tag for me this year since I didn't draw my home LE hunt area and this year I don't have anyone to head off into a general tag area with.  I'll just have to settle watching the snow melt until June when I can get into the back country and start scoutting deer and elk again. 

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shotgun ammo

At least for now you can still find some 00 Buck and some slugs in 12 ga for that new shotgun, during this round of ammo shortages.  But that stuff is quickly drying up.  A month ago I could still find some 12 ga target loads, but that's no longer, it's nearly all dried up now.  About the only thing still widely available in 12 ga are both turkey loads and waterfowl loads.  Wait till duck season and next turkey season nears and I'm sure all those will dry up here in the next five months too.  Have fun with that thing and stock up on shells now that there are are still some available. 

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Luckily, in a weird way

WesternHunter wrote:

At least for now you can still find some 00 Buck and some slugs in 12 ga for that new shotgun, during this round of ammo shortages.  But that stuff is quickly drying up.  A month ago I could still find some 12 ga target loads, but that's no longer, it's nearly all dried up now.  About the only thing still widely available in 12 ga are both turkey loads and waterfowl loads.  Wait till duck season and next turkey season nears and I'm sure all those will dry up here in the next five months too.  Have fun with that thing and stock up on shells now that there are are still some available. 

Since the Hevi Shot stuff is so expensive it's still in stock. Never tried it before, but now I'm goind to have to get some. My wife just got her Hunters Safety card and she'll be using my old Mossberg 500 as soon as I get it back from the smith for turkey. It started not fully engaging after cycling the pump so I took it in. Not all the time, but caused me to lose two coyotes I had at very close range. I got ten Rem Nitro lead turkey shells left and though my new gun is giving an adequate 40 yd pattern I'd like better. So, I'm going to cough up the deniro for some Hevi Shot. Ten shells isn't enough to resight the mossberg since I'll be throwing a new sight on it and then have enough for me and her to hunt with. I haven't even seen the Rem. Nitros round here anywhere. So, I'll be stocking up on Hevi Shot turkey and the Dead Coyote rounds as well so I got plenty for next fall winter hunts. If anyones used the Magnum blend or Hevy Shot 13 turkey shells I'd like to hear your thoughts, Dead Coyote as well.

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Linberta shotguns

I proved my purchase of the base pump model 101 defense model at the range after unboxing. Clean lines short barrle designed for indoor maneuvering. Fit and finish that of more expensive units. Out of box accuracy. Moved 80 rounds of a mix of target.bird.and Law Enforcement 00 buck (low recoil)

Have owned in past Mossbergs and Old Remington for trap and skeet. The well made turk gun seems solid and smooth. Tear down and clean at range table showed heavy duty everything down to the full metal trigger housing.  Workmanship was perfect. 

Range shoot was accurate out of box felt gun could  be effective as intedded or for game but there is no choke mount for this defense model. For just about $50 additional the tactical model comes with grip handle. Choke threads and 2 chokes. The gun presents a bit longer with a flaired nozel and a different and better sight. The basic pump is the same gun and fit my needs as home defense only.  It will be tested yearly along with handguns. 

Summary: light weight, very well made, extreme accuracy, good padded stock, long forearm with smoth short stroke. Chrisp nice lines with a clean finish. For $229 it's a best buy no loose purchase. Settled on 00 buck low recoil because of feel and overhaul accuracy on quick fire. The law enforcement load (00 buck) seems perfect for a no choke shotgun. Note: mag tube loading was tricky and I was considering light filing of load lip but buy the time I got to pushing about 50 rounds I found the grove and had no issues.

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Linberta draws first blood on my coyote Jihad

Got some time to get out of the house for a quick late afternoon coyote calling session yesterday. I had recently patterned it with a Dead Coyote choke and some Dead Coyote T shot and came up with some bad voodoo patterns out to fifty yards with this rig. First stand brought this female in running. I spotted her about 150 yds out and just waited as she was coming in at a fast clip. Broke my pre ranged fifty yard kill zone and I raised up and let loose. First shot knocked her flat in the dirt. She kinda raised up struggling to get up so I quickly punched another round which ended her struggle fast. The Biden approved yote smacker acquitted itself flawlessly and look forward to getting out there again.

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It is always nice to see one

It is always nice to see one or more of those critters bite the dust. 

Sounds like that shotgun is just the right medicine. 

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