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Old 01-18-2019, 12:28 PM
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They are still made but kind of gooned up from the plain 391 urika. I picked one up years ago 12 ga shot 1 rnd of clays. Sold my target o/u 's . Then bought a 20 so it wouldn't be lonely. Pat gun. Probably hasn't had more than 200 rnds thru it. Dont hunt or shoot clays anymore.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:59 PM
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How about an old Browning Auto-5? Yes, it's antiquated compared to more modern designs, but the recoil is more of a push, than a shove. i love my old Light twelve model.
Bravo ! I have a number of "square-back"s . One is Browning marked , but , made by Remington just after the War , twenty gage .
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:19 PM
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Retay Masai Mara.
Benelli inertia clone like the Breda guns, but made in a different Turkish plant than Breda. Known for their nice walnut and reasonable price point.
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A few days late to the party but I bought, and foolishly sold a 20 gauge solid rib Remington Model 11 two or three years ago. The gun was full choked and considering the kind of shooting I was into at the time that didn't fit my needs. Rather than have the choke opened up I let it go to somebody else for exactly what I paid.

I'll tell you something, that gun was sweet. Smooooooth. It was my first introduction to recoil operated guns. Everybody kept telling me how hard they kick but after researching before I shot it I ordered new springs and set up the friction rings for light loads. The thing was 100% reliable and recoil was incredibly mild.

Now I have a 12 gauge Belgian A5, and like what others have said, the recoil is minimal. You will be hard pressed to find a better, quality made (steel and walnut), utterly reliable shotgun for a better price. Remington Model 11's can be had very reasonably and will just keep working.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:26 PM
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I guess Iím too sensitive

But my Begium A-5 doesnít push. . . It kicks. 28Ē modified 12 ga. Wish I had the Rem 1100 in 12 ga. I used to own. That was a nice gun to shoot. That being said, gun fit has much to do with perceived recoil.
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I wouldn't say you are recoil sensitive. I shot my 12 gauge A5 as received, and the recoil was *very* stout. It was more than a pump 12 gauge, which I didn't understand how that could even be. A lot of the old A5's have been sitting with their old springs which have been compressed for the past 50+ years. The springs always end up shorter than they should be. My recoil spring was a full inch and a half shorter than how it came from the factory. Shooting it was just brutal.

Since I was going to shoot it a lot, I ordered a whole rebuild kit from Midwest Gun Works here and was amazed at the difference it made. Yes it would add to the initial cost when considering a new gun purchase however it does add to shootability, enjoyment, and certainly will keep the gun in tip-top shape for the next 80 years.
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:13 AM
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I'd like an 1100 LT Magnum (magnums come w recoil pad).
Like the old style "engraving"....not the busy newer style.

So does everybody else, as prices are high.

Have had several 1100 mags in 12, trap guns and field models. Only one 20 ga LT, deer model I bought for the ol lady (who never went deer hunting).
Bought her an 870 Special field w VG wood, cut down by pro...........she hated the grip.

Don't buy any guns for her anymore.

Odd, I don't like Special Fields in 1100. Killed rabbits with a 12 and a 20.
For me, the 870 Special Field is better.

Those stoopid priced nowadays.

So the search for the LT mag......cheaper.
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Isn't Retay coming out with a Masai Mara in 20ga soon? Benelli inertia clone. Like Breda. Retails for around $1k and typically have above average walnut.
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Overall, the Beretta gas guns rule the repeater niche in sporting clays. Alloy receiver notwithstanding, they are more durable and load-flexible, demand less frequent maintenance. My 12 ga 391 now has about 90k on it, replaced one gas piston and one bolt. Runs like a train.
You do know your shotguns, Sam. If you are going to be shooting in high volumn, the 20-ga. A400 is the only way to go. 1100's starting falling to pieces quickly, usually. 391's are great but require more cleaning to keep running.

The 20-ga. A400 is too light, IMO, so I add weight to the front (in mag tube) and back.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:48 PM
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I like the Remington 1100 but, that said, the Berettas - 303, 390, 391 and 400 - are exceptionally well-designed and soft shooters particularly in 20 gauge. If you want a solid bargain you might want to consider the Made-in-Turkey Mossberg SA-20 or the TriStar. I have the Mossberg SA-20 and although few would call it beautiful, it's a great all-around workhorse.
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