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#1 ROB.BOB

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 11:03 pm

Having just given up on my Benelli Vinci ive found im at a bit of a loss to what im going to replace it with. Been using my old M1 recently but considering trying an SX3.

 

I've always been a die hard believer in Benellis, no doubt the toughest guns going, but think its time to try another make (with a longer stock) since I've only ever used a Nell.

What would you recommend, got to be able to be an 8 shot at least, tough and reliable. And I appreciate the guys that use their auto every other weekend recommending something but I'm really after the opinions of the guy dragging theirs about with them all day getting bashed smashed and dropped, full of grime and keeps going.. basically rough ba###rd proof :thumbs:



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:25 am

Mossberg 500 pump.

For a shotgun on the van or quad I wouldn't have a semi. Dust and shit can gum them up.

My Mossberg seems to just keep going, salt water, mud, dust, etc etc.

Piss easy to take apart and clean

And it was cheap so I don't worry about slinging it in the van or on the quad.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 12:19 pm

Ive never tried a pump action other than a handfull of shots at clays, once your used to it do you find it dosent effect your swing?



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 11:40 pm

People say that it takes you off target but to be honest that is bullshit. Once you are used to it it's fine.

I can shoot just as fast and accurate with my pump as I can my semi.

Had 4 rooks dead in the air yesterday evening.
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Posted 07 February 2016 - 05:47 pm

Get an m2 comfortec you can put spacers on the stock, me mates 6'6 and has no bother shooting his!

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 09:06 pm

sounds like you need a Benelli...


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 04:53 pm

I'd second a pump gun. But, I know auto's have proven their reliability in the worst environments. So, if you have one you like why not look at having the LOP adjusted. If your lucky a recoil pad may do the trick. If not, then spacers added will set you right.

 

I use one of these on my 870.

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 06:42 pm

Having just given up on my Benelli Vinci ive found im at a bit of a loss to what im going to replace it with. Been using my old M1 recently but considering trying an SX3.
 
I've always been a die hard believer in Benellis, no doubt the toughest guns going, but think its time to try another make (with a longer stock) since I've only ever used a Nell.
What would you recommend, got to be able to be an 8 shot at least, tough and reliable. And I appreciate the guys that use their auto every other weekend recommending something but I'm really after the opinions of the guy dragging theirs about with them all day getting bashed smashed and dropped, full of grime and keeps going.. basically rough ba###rd proof :thumbs:


How come you got rid of the benelli ? I though with the benelli inertia driven semi that dust mud water ( usual day work) wouldn't bother it and that it would still cycle fine..the benelli and berreta and franchi all use the same inertia driven system as its made by beretta in same factory......the franchi affinity one is 550 to 600 new with a 7 year warranty....built by same people who are building berreta and benelli but at half 3/4 the price

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:21 am

I just couldn't hit a barn door with the vinci, tried adjusting it and lining it up no end, shot a hell of a lot better with my old M1, thought id give something else a try, getting on with the beretta A400 so far, even though I don't trust the gas system



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 08:48 am

Mossberg 500 pump .410 moderated

Surprising what you can kill with it!

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 09:15 am

Escort 12g Semi-auto 1+2
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:17 pm

Every young keeper I know has to have an 8 shot Benelli.

 

Every old keeper I know laughs at the the young keepers with their 8 shot Benellis.

 

Likewise every young keeper has to have a dedicated foxing rifle with preferably a nigh sight if not thermal.

 

Every old keeper I know is happy to have the odd fox around, and if they need removing know how to set wires and where to look with a terrier.

 

Its a fashion thing

 

Editted to add, the SX3 is a nice gun for the price.


Edited by mudman, 03 April 2016 - 09:18 pm.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:57 am

Having just given up on my Benelli Vinci ive found im at a bit of a loss to what im going to replace it with. Been using my old M1 recently but considering trying an SX3.
 
I've always been a die hard believer in Benellis, no doubt the toughest guns going, but think its time to try another make (with a longer stock) since I've only ever used a Nell.
What would you recommend, got to be able to be an 8 shot at least, tough and reliable. And I appreciate the guys that use their auto every other weekend recommending something but I'm really after the opinions of the guy dragging theirs about with them all day getting bashed smashed and dropped, full of grime and keeps going.. basically rough ba###rd proof :thumbs:


I have an SX3 and I love it, I bought a brand new O/U and it has been out the box once in 18 month......I just reach for that semi for everything
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Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:51 pm

had an sx3  (a 3 shot) for years as well cant fault it ,i hate it because its an auto and made of plastic, but it never fails and i shoot better with it than anything else ive owned !!! "plastic fantastic" used and abused and still looks good 


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 04:42 pm

Fabarm Classis side by side. never jams, know when its safe. not let me down in years




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