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GooseHunter Jr wrote:

Yes less recoil but I find them less reliable when it come to hunting in a pit or freezing cold weather.

 

That reliability you speak of might be true of some semi-autos, but my 11-87 has never let me down once, and it often sees severe weather conditions during duck season.  My buddies hunt with Russian Baikal semi-autos and have never had a hang-up in the field either. 

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I have run acroos a few guys

I have run acroos a few guys that either grease or oil the gun to much or use an oil that has ewater in it and that will cause the gun to "freeze" up very quickly on a cool day.

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GooseHunter Jr wrote:

I have run acroos a few guys that either grease or oil the gun to much or use an oil that has ewater in it and that will cause the gun to "freeze" up very quickly on a cool day.

 

In really cold weather I find that a dry-lube works well.  But I mostly use RemOil.  It's thin and mostly evaporates leaving an invisable teflon film behind.  In fact RemOil is the best gun oil I've ever used and believe me I've tried them all.  Problem with some gun owners is that they think heavy coats of oil is the answer to everything, little do they know that over oiling is what causes problems, especially in cold and dirty conditions.  All that's ever needed is a thin, barely visible coat of oil on the contact parts.  I simply wet the parts with oil then wipe them off with a clean cotton cloth or patch and my guns are good to go.

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Depends on $$$

Your budget will dictate the quality of shotgun someone buys... Like I have heared from so my guys on this site.... "Find the best that you can afford, then buy better!"

A gas operated gun gives less recoil but in my opinoin it also gives more weight too. Gas ports can clog up or oil up due to too much oil. Also alot of mechinery in there movin around...

Inertia operated thumps a lil harder but is lighter to pack if you have to pack it, say if you have to hunt public land or whatever... It too doesnt like too much oil...

A pump is goin to thump no matter what but it is also the easiest to pack and most reliable due to lack of moving parts.....You can oil heavy, oil it lite, or not at all, use it for a boat paddle, let it roll around in the back of your truck and not clean it for a whole season and it will still shoot when you need it to...   ( I am not advicating not cleaning your gun or the miss handling of any firearm, just trying to illistrate my point that a pump can take alot abuse)

The two best shotguns ever made for waterfowling are the Browning A-5(Belgum or Jap) and the Remington 870....Wink

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Of course I have dreams of

Of course I have dreams of owning a semiauto that costs as much as my first truck but that just isn't in the cards right now. My 870 has served me well and hasn't ever jammed but I've had hunters right next to me jam up and missed opportunities cuz they were using semi's in really cold weather.