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Old August 28, 2009, 02:14 AM   #1
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first auto loader

i looking to get my first autoloading shot gun, what do you all think i should go with? SBEII SX3 or M2
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Old August 28, 2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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I love my SX3. I have it in a 3.5" and it still eats up light loads. Soft recoil too.
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Old August 28, 2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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I'd take the M2 over the SBE unless you'll need the 3.5" capacity - and the M2 is cheaper.

As far as gas vs other operated...
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Old August 28, 2009, 05:58 PM   #4
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there is another discussion on Beretta vs Benelli - you might look thru that discussion as well ........ but you'll get responses telling you they are all good guns / it comes down to what you want.

Do you want a gas gun / or an inertia gun ?? Which one "Fits" - and you'll have to take it to a "pattern board" to really answer that question..
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Old August 28, 2009, 07:49 PM   #5
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I have a Winchester SX3 3.5" and find that as a hunting gun, its the best I have found. The duracoat on the stock really helps gripping the gun in the wet weather. The stock is very adjustable, it came with 2-1/4" shims to change length of pull, 6 shims to fine tune drop at comb, heel and cast. The trigger is good and it doesn't recoil much at all. The gun has yet to choke on a load and I have shot 3.5" heavy and 2 3/4" light loads through it quite a bit. In January of last year, I used the sx3 while hunting ducks in some pretty crappy weather, freezing rain and ice and the gun held up great, not one problem. I just like it and can recommend it.

I also bought a Browning Silver Lightning, which functionally is the same as the winchester but with a wood stock and a different shape to the grip. Its been quite a fun gun at the trap range and prettier than the Winchester.
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