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Old May 6, 2013, 06:29 AM   #1
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beretta shotgun

I have an old beretta 12 ga semi auto that i aquired has anybody had experience with these every time i fire it, it hits me right in the jaw no matter what round I use i.e. slugs, high brass, low brass, buck shot. Anybody know what the issue could be or is it opperator error?
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Old May 6, 2013, 07:06 AM   #2
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Sounds like the gun doesn't fit you. Most Beretta semis were designed for target or hunting loads, not slugs. What model is it?
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Old May 6, 2013, 08:43 AM   #3
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Slugs and buckshot are MAX loads and beat the shooter and the gun.

Go out and get some standard game/target loads, Remington Gun Clubs or Winchester AA's
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Old May 6, 2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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You need to get some help locally .....it may be a fundamentals issue in terms of your mount or how you're holding the gun / or it's probably a fit issue....

...but you need someone that can watch you mount the gun and shoot it....( can't do it over the internet)...
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Old May 6, 2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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My concern is that using those heavy slugs may be beating the gun to the point of receiver failure. You might want to get it checked by a competent gunsmith (not an AR parts changer) and have him check thoroughly
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Old May 6, 2013, 11:14 AM   #6
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Another vote for poor fit. Or a poor mount.
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Old May 6, 2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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Re: beretta shotgun

I vote operator error. Do you have a solid cheek weld on the gun? I have fired upwards of 15 Berettas with birdshot up to slugs and have never had any problem.
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Old May 6, 2013, 09:29 PM   #8
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I will have it checked I've fired all sorts of bird shot out of it but the recoil just isn't right
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Old May 8, 2013, 06:40 AM   #9
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What model? The only Beretta Ive ever shot that was "hard kicking" was a 1201 FP. Its a light recoil operated military/ police shotgun that was the predecessor to the Benelli M1. With buckshot and slugs, that thing was unpleasant to shoot.
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