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Gordons3
November 21, 2006, 02:53 PM
I'm looking for a lower priced semi auto
in camo for waterfowl.
2 products I'm looking at are the
Stoeger model 2000 or the
Mossberg 935---which one or another name
in the same price range. thanks

onemsumba
November 21, 2006, 06:35 PM
you can get a Benelli Nova pump for the same price and be able to shot 3 1/2" shells

plus with the nova you can switch out the round in the chamber with out unloading the mag tube.

HSMITH
November 22, 2006, 07:51 AM
It will be cheaper to spend the money one time on a quality gun. Pick up a SuperX2.

quack fiend
November 22, 2006, 09:26 AM
russian baikal mp-153, now imported/sold by remington as the spartan spr-453: about $300, and a better built and more versatile gun than both you mentioned. gas-operated with adjustable bleed-off, will shoot 1 oz. 2 3/4's all the way up to 3.5" mags. very light recoil, weighs 8 lbs. and is somewhat muzzle-heavy(which i like in a waterfowl gun). the sx2 is a great gun too, just $300 more for the same performance. the stoeger uses a cheap benelli-knockoff inertia system and only shoots up to 3" mags. the mossy shoots 3.5" but won't cycle light 2 3/4" loads, and their factory will tell you that. as far as camo goes, buy the black synthetic and have fun with some krylon camo paint, looky here: www.putfile.com/jharveyrn

Gordons3
November 22, 2006, 10:26 AM
great information from all
gives me a lot more needed info
to make a decision.

the spr 453 was new to me.

from other forums I've read there is
very positive agreement on the gun.

anyone else with input on the 453?

Clayfish
November 22, 2006, 11:34 AM
I would spend the money on a new Benelli Nova. It's a pump but you will get alot better gun for the money than a budget semi. It's true that you get what you pay for especialy when it comes to semi shotguns.