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Browning Gold Hunter 14 56.00%
Beretta a300 Outlander 11 44.00%
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Old July 25, 2014, 07:30 AM   #1
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What would you choose?

Hello,

I have a option to buy one of the semi-auto shotguns and I cant decide which one buy first.
Please vote and let me know what do you think.

1. Browning Gold Hunter - 12 Gauge - 26" bbl
2. Beretta A300 Outlander - 12 Gauge - 26" bbl

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you much.
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Old July 26, 2014, 07:12 PM   #2
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I like shorter barrels but that is neither here nor there. I had to pick browning because I am a fan of the brand. But to be honest either will work just fine. Have you tried holding them? Does either feel better?
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Old July 29, 2014, 12:33 AM   #3
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Old July 30, 2014, 02:11 AM   #4
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Whichever one felt best to me, but neither with a 26" barrel.
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Old July 30, 2014, 05:04 AM   #5
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Always shot Brownings .... but if I was buying new today, I'd have to go with the Beretta A300. Very high quality.
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Old July 30, 2014, 09:19 AM   #6
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Whichever one felt best to me, but neither with a 26" barrel.
Agreed! 28 or 30 just swings better and smoother - at least for me
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Old July 30, 2014, 12:03 PM   #7
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Neither for me either..../ 26" barrel on a semi-auto makes it about the same overall length as an O/U with a 28" barrel .....but in both cases, I personally find them a little short and "whippy" ...where longer guns, with a longer sight plane tend to smooth out a swing.../ but the barrel length is relative to the length of your arms, general build, etc...( 20 yrs ago, shorter barrels were the trend --- today, longer barrels are the trend )...

I like a 30" barrel on a semi-auto - especially if its a light gun.../ but I would not go any shorter than a 28" barrel.

Mechanically, they are probably both good options ..both gas guns...the Gold has not been made new in the 12ga for about 5 years now...but there are still some around new in box...

I doubt the stock dimensions are the same....drop at comb and at heel might be different ...so you should know what stock dimensions you need to "fit" you...but that comes with experience...
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Old July 30, 2014, 06:27 PM   #8
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Neither of the above.
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Old July 31, 2014, 12:07 PM   #9
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Don't care for the 26" barrels, what would Beretta or Browning want for an extra barrel?
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Old July 31, 2014, 12:24 PM   #10
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http://www.browning.com/products/cat...?webflag_=013B

So about $ 340 for the Browning with a 3" chamber..../ and I don't know but I assume Beretta would be about the same...
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Barrel will normally cost about half the cost of a new gun.
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Old July 31, 2014, 10:28 PM   #12
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Browning Gold ....... its a short stroke....piston gas action. very fast.
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Old August 5, 2014, 03:04 PM   #13
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which?

Both are good guns. What is the most likely use for which ever you end up with?

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Old August 9, 2014, 10:23 PM   #14
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I went A300.
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