In praise of the Beretta A 300

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  1. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    I own a Beretta, 391, A 400 and an A 300.
    I won the A 300 at duck dinner. It is a plain Jane, black synthetic. I thought it would serve as the perfect back up shotgun to keep in camp in case my or a friends shotgun has a problem.
    I took it out at the beginning of this season to try out and have kept using it as my first choice gun ever since. It fits me better than my A 400, it is easier to clean than my 391, It patterns well and shoots to point of aim, it has not failed to cycle, and I have been shooting ducks and geese very well with it. It only shoots 23/4 and 3 inch shells which is fine with me since I have not ever fired or felt I needed 31/2's. (Many years ago I did some of if not my best duck shooting ever with Kent 23/4 11/16 oz. of #3's)
    Dicks Sporting Goods had synthetic camo, A300's for sale for $599 which was one of the best recent shotgun deals I know of. Bud's Gun Shop has them for $623.
    I like my A 300 so much, I am planning on selling my A 400.
    For anyone looking for a new gas auto, check out the A 300.
     
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    Bought mine and never looked back. I loved my A 390 but gave it to my Son who loved it too, watching him shoot and enjoy it makes me happier than if I kept it. I shot my Auto 5, Japanese, for a couple of years but had to baby it or totally screw up the beautiful wood. I realized what I really wanted was a boat paddle gun I wouldn't have to baby in the boat or in the blind. The 300 looked like a good prospect. I didn't want a thousand dollar gun, didn't want a Stoger either and then I discovered a low priced Beretta. Made in America too! Did a lot of price research. Got a great price, one hot August day that worked out to just below $500. Summer sale, mis marked by 20 bucks lower than advertised and they honored the tagged price, and BP had additional 20% off if you opened a new BP card or used your existing card. Also a Beretta merchandise rebate of $75. I love the gun. Took the spacers out so the stock was shorter. Fits me nice now. Love the true point of aim ( my Auto 5 shot high) handles dove load and heavy goose load in the same day literally. We hunt geese in a field that also has doves, so we bang doves and when we hear geese, scramble to reload . . Never a hang up recycling. Disassembles easy. Few parts. And its a Beretta. :tu
     
  3. Tuleman

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    My A300 has taken over from my Browning Gold Hunter and my Extrema2 as my go-to duck gun. I simply hits ducks better than it has a right to, and has become dead reliable.
     
  4. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    Tuleman,

    Yes kind of nice a gun that cost 1/2 or more less than high end autos does such a good job.
    A blue collar special.

    I like the narrower forend of the A 300 compared to my A 400. Feels livelier in my hands. The receiver being a 3 inch may be shorter too. I would measure but my A 400 is at the duck club.
     
  5. sleeping_dogs

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    1. My A390 D/U Silver Mallard is a great gun, the only thing I dislike is the safety being located on the front of the trigger guard. I'm used to it on the rear of the guard any fumble around trying to find it.
     
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    Checked each of the stores listed for the A300, but not seeing any deals on them. Was looking to pick one up as a gift since I like mine so much. Best price I see is $623 from Buds. $599 would be awesome for the camo one
     
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    Also probably unrealistic. Cheapest I've ever personally seen a camo A300 is $699.
    Bud's price of $623 really IS a deal.....
     
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    Wait. The A390 is a hump back? I shoot the round back Beretta. Hmmmmm
     
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    I've never been happy with how my A400's stock felt on my cheek. I checked out an A300 recently and liked how the gun felt. Really considering the A300 but I'm afraid I'll regret it.
     
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    Do any of these berettas have a kit where you can move the safety from the front to the rear of the trigger guard?
     

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