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Old July 28, 2012, 03:23 PM   #26
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As you can probably tell, I don't much care. I just have fun shooting clays. When/if I get into trap/skeet/five stand or ... any other form of sporting clays, I'll probably go whole hog and buy a beautiful over and under or side-by-side.

I've been spoiled by a really high end one of those beauties in the past.
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Old July 28, 2012, 03:41 PM   #27
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It one of the better tacticool shotguns, but the best, I dont know...

M2's and SX3's dominate the practical shooting sports.

I see more Beretta and Remington semiauto's in the field and on the range than everything else ( semiauto) combined.

The best all around shotgun??? Id have to say the Remington 870 due to sheer numbers sold. They will do anything you want or need a shotgun to do in the most adverse conditions.
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Old July 28, 2012, 03:46 PM   #28
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I've got a Remington 870, I mean, that's almost obligatory for an American gun lover.

But...I sure like the Benelli M4 better.
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Old July 28, 2012, 05:27 PM   #29
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Creeper, re. your last remark:

Thanks, very thoughtful, I appreciated your words.
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Old July 28, 2012, 05:37 PM   #30
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Creeper, re. your last remark:
Thanks, very thoughtful, I appreciated your words.
Yeah. Much like buckshot... I figured if I write 7 paragraphs, at least 1 of them would hit a target.

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Old July 28, 2012, 05:46 PM   #31
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And, remember, when all else fails there is always this you can use:

http://www.dramabutton.com/
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Old July 28, 2012, 05:52 PM   #32
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Oooooo! I'd love to be able to hyperlink that into a post so that just clicking an otherwise innocent word would provide the Dum Dum Duuuum!
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Old July 28, 2012, 05:52 PM   #33
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Best is a big four letter word. It covers a lot of ground. Given that shotguns in general are extremely versatile, one has to ask how the Benelli qualifies as the best (very different than saying that you like it better than any other shotgun).
Within the British gun trade the term "best gun" has come to mean the best a specific maker can produce with the best materials available. The result is a gun that is at least the equal of anything produced for the gun's intended purpose.

An argument can be made than that the M4 is a "best" gun because it is the top of Benelli's line and when it comes to tactical use there isn't anything measurably better.

A $100,000 Holland & Holland is considered a "best gun" but it wouldn't be the best choice for HD and tactical. Conversely the M4 would be largely useless for driven bird shooting and a significant handicap for clay target shooting. In their respective categories the Holland and Benelli are best guns. Neither is the "best gun in the world."
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