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rugerfreak
September 26, 2001, 11:38 PM
Last Saturday I took a chance and bought a Charles Daly 20ga. automatic at Wally's for $299.

This gun is VERY lightweight and handles like a dream. I looked on their web site and it says that the automatics use the Rem-choke system----so if I ever happen to lose one of the chokes, I can replace it easily.

On Sunday I took it out and shot is with an assortment of old shells I had laying around----using the IC choke, I shot birdshot--buckshot and slugs---there were no jams or failures to eject---it hit where I pointed it and ran pretty much like clockwork.

The only annoying little thing about the gun is that you have to push the bolt-release button to put shells in the magazine------rather then just shoving em in like most guns.

I only put about 2 boxes of shells through this gun---so i can't speak about long-term durability yet.

So far, I feel like I got one hell of a deal with this gun----a semi-auto with 3 choke tubes + wrench --an extra O-ring----and sling studs all for $299-----oh ya--a cable lock too.

Ya--it's a little on the ugly side but that's the beauty of it too. Having a gun you can really use and not have to baby so you don't scratch the finish.

Only time will tell---but right now I'm very happy with it.

Dave McC
September 27, 2001, 06:36 AM
Glad you like it.Contact the maker/importer and see if you can stock up on those O rings.

Meanwhile,enjoy the break in period...

K80Geoff
September 27, 2001, 07:55 AM
Where are these guns made. Are they made by SKB? Sounds like they are from your description of the shell loading procedure.

Probably a well made gun that will have trouble competing against Remington and Beretta.

I won an SKB 1300, gun works fine but I do not believe it will ever make inroads against Beretta or Remington. It is just not innovative enough and parts supply will be problem. I gave mine to my cousin to hunt deer with.


Good luck with the new gun :)


Geoff Ross

rugerfreak
September 27, 2001, 09:47 AM
The gun was made in Turkey and imported by K.B.I.------It also has a 3 inch chamber and 5+1 shell capacity.


Have there been reports of people having trouble with the O-rings?

Dave McC
September 27, 2001, 03:09 PM
Nope, Rugerfreak, but my guess is these may be hard to find if the model's discontinued, or our relations with Turkey(A mostly Islamic nation) worsen.

Daly has always been more of a distributor than maker, their guns have come from Prussia, Japan, Turkey, South America, etc. So, parts may a prob later on...