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Old June 9, 2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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THE best semiauto shotgun?

In your opinion, who makes the best semiauto shotgun ?
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Old June 9, 2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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Here we go............
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Old June 9, 2010, 10:00 PM   #3
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Define best. What are your parameters or do we fill in the blanks?
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Old June 9, 2010, 10:12 PM   #4
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Haha I love the threads with open-ended opinion questions...

I'm guessing you'll get quite a few responses for Beretta, slightly less for Remington, and the occasional vote for Benelli. Personally I'd say Benelli but it's just because they fit me like a glove.
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Old June 9, 2010, 11:11 PM   #5
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There's my two answers.
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Old June 9, 2010, 11:44 PM   #6
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If you never have to buy parts: Benelli M1. Awesome reliability, no need to ever clean anything other than the barrel.

If you have to be practical: Remington 1100/11-87
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Old June 10, 2010, 10:01 AM   #7
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Cosmi

www.cosmi.net/uk/ukhome.htm

"The only semi-automatic shotgun in the world that opens up like a side-by-side gun. The location of the magazine in the stock ensures perfect balance of the gun."

The prototype built in 1925 still works.
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Old June 10, 2010, 10:09 AM   #8
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Winmossremchesteretta Silver Golden Diamond Luxe, Grade IV.

The very best there is.
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Old June 10, 2010, 12:26 PM   #9
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Cosmi, followed by the Beretta UBG25 Excel
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Old June 10, 2010, 12:40 PM   #10
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Browning Auto-5. They were in production 98 years and thousands are still going strong. Who else has done that?
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Old June 10, 2010, 01:12 PM   #11
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Based on what parameters / what do you want to use it for ???

There could be a dozen different answers ......based on what you want to do with it ......
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Old June 10, 2010, 02:11 PM   #12
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I'm with BigJim, and others, on this: Give us some more parameters. For all we can tell, you want to know what's the best gun to survive being tossed into the bay after missing an easy shot.

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Winmossremchesteretta Silver Golden Diamond Luxe, Grade IV.
Roscoe, where you thinking of the Midas, Extra or Fine version?
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Old June 10, 2010, 03:16 PM   #13
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Anybody make a semiauto this nice? You know, a double-deluxe-I've-got-way-too-much-money gun. I suppose Cosmi does.

But this was a gift to an American engineer in India.

www.drake.net/products/2?id=28637

"SOLD"

"Charlin, St. Etienne- 12 Ga. Sliding Breech Game Gun, ca. 1950-60 "

"Action spectacularly embellished with pink, green, and yellow gold fashioned in raised, highly sculpted inlays, flush inlays, and Ormolu (mercury gilding) background within the deeply chisled steel surface of the breech-opening lever. Exhibition grade straight grip stock and splinter forend with some of the finest checkering I have ever seen."

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Old June 10, 2010, 03:34 PM   #14
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That is one ugly duckling
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Old June 10, 2010, 04:52 PM   #15
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If you prefer gas operated, Beretta. If you prefer inertia operated, Benelli.

Both are equally good with different strong and weak points. I prefer Benelli simply because its strong points are more important to me
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Old June 10, 2010, 07:33 PM   #16
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Lots of fine auto loading shotguns out there. For lots of different prices. In my zone I am extremely fond of the Remington 1100.
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Old June 10, 2010, 10:06 PM   #17
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JohnBT - that's a nice Darne.those pull lever actions always have a nice clean look on the top of the action
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Old June 10, 2010, 11:44 PM   #18
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I sure like this one. I've only had it out a few times, but it feeds everything and I can shoot it all day w/o getting sore:

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Old June 11, 2010, 01:59 AM   #19
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Best. Yes....what about parameters? They've been asked for a couple of times and have not been forthcoming.
Most people who ask "best" questions seem to have a limited understanding of what is actually involved in an accurate answer. Asking "what is the best semi-auto that you have ever used?" is one thing. Asking "who makes the best semiauto shotgun ? " is quite another. An accurate answer would require the respondee to have used ALL semi-autos currently produced in order to know which one or which manufacturer is best. Even then parameters would be needed.
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Old June 11, 2010, 02:03 AM   #20
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Old June 11, 2010, 07:35 AM   #21
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Ok I will narrow this down even though this isn't my origional post but I am interested also. I will be using it in the swamp for ducks and geese. I also want to be able to use it in the dove field. What are your thoughts? I have been looking at the Benellie Super Black Eagle II and the Reminton 11-87 but I am open to other options. Plan to stop at Cabela's this weekend to see what fits best.
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Old June 11, 2010, 07:46 AM   #22
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For those uses, Benelli M-2
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Old June 11, 2010, 07:53 AM   #23
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Someone said if you want to be practical buy a Remington 1100. I agree but I'd say 11-87 but it's the same difference. There is also Beretta and Benelli. Shoot most of them prior to buying. One will fit/fell better than the others. On a personal note I had Benelli about 13 years ago. Did not like the recoil with heavy loads compared to an 11-87.
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Old June 11, 2010, 10:51 AM   #24
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Wondering how the Benelli M-2 which is a tactical shotgun would be good for hunting? Why would I need the extended tube? Just doesn't make any sense to me at all.

Maybe I missed they but seems that the 1100 are mostly target guns or field guns with nice finishes. I am looking for something that is camo'd so the ducks and geese don't see it.
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Old June 11, 2010, 11:06 AM   #25
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Wondering how the Benelli M-2 which is a tactical shotgun would be good for hunting? Why would I need the extended tube? Just doesn't make any sense to me at all.
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Maybe I missed they but seems that the 1100 are mostly target guns or field guns with nice finishes. I am looking for something that is camo'd so the ducks and geese don't see it.
Aftermarket camouflage synthetic stock take about 10 minutes to swap out...
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