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Old May 26, 2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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Unlimited Price for Semi?

What all guns should I consider with basically a unlimited price. Ive looked at the SBEII, Vinchi, Benelli 400s, SX3s, Browning Silver and Gold. Im stuck on wood or camo as Im going to be getting a 26" barrel no matter what and using it for turkey and upland game so Im not sure. I like the wood alot better but the camo is much more rugged and less worrysome.
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Old May 26, 2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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I would put the Beretta 391's in there as well ... ( the Browning Gold's are only available in 10ga now ) ... Winchester is owned by Browning ( and Browning's parent is FN ) - so the Browning silver and the Win SX 3 are the same mechanically. It isn't about picking a mfg / its about picking a gun that fits you !!

but I think you've got the better guns covered.

for Turkey - you'll need a camo gun / or its a hassle to camo up a wood stock gun.

Personally, I would go with a Benelli. I like the inertia system / and just make sure you pick a gun that has their comfort tech system in it / and you should be fine. I think a 12ga with a 3" chamber is plenty of gun ...
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Old May 26, 2011, 06:52 PM   #3
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Have you checked out any of the Beretta offerings?
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Old May 26, 2011, 06:58 PM   #4
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Since it is basically for hunting, look at the Beretta A400 Xplor........currently running new about 1700.................will handle 3/4oz 12 gauge loads up to your basic 3.5" orthopaedic surgery hunting loads
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Old May 26, 2011, 07:33 PM   #5
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Thanks so far, the A 400 did really catch my eye
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Old May 26, 2011, 07:47 PM   #6
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Im really liking the Xplor Light, it seems to fit my needs but may be a little to nice and pretty for turkey so I dont know weather to look at it or a camo. I think its between the SBEII, 391 in Camo, and the Xplor 400.
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Old May 30, 2011, 07:27 PM   #7
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I think im going to get the Beretta 400
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Old May 30, 2011, 07:39 PM   #8
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I have the SX3 and really love it. I have Benelli's also, I now prefer the SX3 over the Benelli.
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Old May 30, 2011, 08:05 PM   #9
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Forgive me for butting in pabuckslayer. You probably know a lot about the guns you have been looking into, but this one guy has had some problems with a 400. (And there is always some poor guy that has no luck with a gun that is perfectly fine for everyone else.) http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f...problem-26555/
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Old May 30, 2011, 08:36 PM   #10
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Thanks thats a good read and something to consider, maybe ill try and shoot one somewhere before I buy one.
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Old May 30, 2011, 08:55 PM   #11
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http://www.berettausa.com/products/a400-xplor-unico/

They make it without the Kick Off System..
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Old May 31, 2011, 11:01 AM   #12
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Of course, with an "unlimited" budget, there is always the Cosmi - the Rolls Royce of semis.

http://www.cosmi.net/uk/ukdescri-tecn.htm
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Old May 31, 2011, 12:23 PM   #13
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for Turkey - you'll need a camo gun / or its a hassle to camo up a wood stock gun.
I kill a turkey almost every year and a lot of years I'll take 2. I also get my fair share of waterfowl. I'm p***ed no one ever told me I needed a camo gun! I can't beleive all these years I've been using the wrong guns.
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Old May 31, 2011, 12:32 PM   #14
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Best turkey gun I ever seen was a browning lever action. 22 rifle....not that I ever shot a turkey with a rifle or know anybody that has..just rumors
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Old May 31, 2011, 04:30 PM   #15
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Ok its limited, thats a lil to much. Ive been using non camo guns to and take lots of birds. To me the camo is more functional and less to worry about but the wood grain makes me smile
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Old May 31, 2011, 05:04 PM   #16
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I like the Benelli M-2's for a hunting gun. They are lighter and simple to break down. Some of the gas guns such as the Beretta's and Winchester are great guns, but are heavier and more complicated than I want. The gas guns have a bit less recoil which is more important on a gun you are going to shoot thousands of times per year on a clay's course.

I don't need or want 3.5" capability, but think highly of the SBE from Benelli too.
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Old May 31, 2011, 06:00 PM   #17
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Thanks JMR they are on my list as well to look hard at
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:11 PM   #18
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Try the Cosmi. It's made to order in Italy. IIRC, they start at $17,000....
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Old May 31, 2011, 10:15 PM   #19
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Try the Cosmi. It's made to order in Italy. IIRC, they start at $17,000....
For that much coin... I would get a Perazzi...
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Old June 1, 2011, 09:09 AM   #20
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For that much coin you could just about get two Perazzis.................but the Cosmi IS something unique

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Current semi-auto shotgun manufacturer established during 1930, and located in Ancona, Italy. Consumer direct sales, no current U.S. importation. Previously distributed exclusively late 2005-2008 by Dewing's Fly & Gun Shop, located in West Palm Beach, FL. Previously imported 2005-2008 by Pacific Sporting Arms, located in Azuza, CA, from 2003-2004 by Old Friends Hunting & Shooting Co., from 1985-2003 by New England Arms Co., and from 2001-2002 by Autumn Sales, Inc., located in Fort Worth, TX. Please contact the factory directly for more information and model availability (see Trademark Index).
Approximately 8,000 Cosmi shotguns have been manufactured since 1930 (the design dates back to 1925). They are known for their unique mechanism and high-quality fabrication techniques. Since each gun's parts are made separately (and individually serial numbered), most components are not interchangeable from one gun to another.
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According to CNN's website and the Fortune mag article they did on the world's top ten shotguns, Cosmi, at #9, runs about $8250

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Meticulously hand-fitted parts and a complex design set the Cosmi apart from mass produced semi-automatic, making it by far the most expensive repeating shotgun in the world.

The Cosmi's ingenious self-loading mechanism dates to 1925 and requires over 100 hand-fitted internal parts; it's the Swiss watch of fine shotguns. Cosmis hold up to eight shells in a tubular magazine in the buttstock. Famous -- or perhaps infamous -- Cosmi owners include Leonid Brezhnev and Benito Mussolini.

Price: $8,250
Gauge: 20
With 8 shells in the buttstock, that would solve a lot of mall ninjas' need for barrel clamps and mag extensions!..........

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Old June 1, 2011, 10:33 AM   #21
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I didn't see any one mention it......The Browning Maxus. I got one last year for waterfowl hunting. I knew I would also be using it for some dove hunting. It is a great gun. It will handle the heavy loads as well as the light loads which some of the guns mentioned have problems with. I have put about 450 round through it on the skeet range with out a problem. I like that I can go out and shoot 3in #2s for ducks one weekend and then turn around and shoot 2 3/4in 8s at the skeet range the next weekend
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Old June 1, 2011, 09:22 PM   #22
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For that much coin you could just about get two Perazzis.................but the Cosmi IS something unique
Maybe two "cheap" Perazzis... I want an SC3/MX8C... One can dream!!!
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