Waterfowl gun

Discussion in 'Wisconsin Flyway Forum' started by woodiefanatic, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. woodiefanatic

    woodiefanatic Senior Refuge Member

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    What does everyone shoot and their likes and dislikes on it? I have been using a Versamax for 3 years and functionally it has been flawless. I am disappointed with the fit and finish of the gun though. Front bead isn't quite pressed in all the way, I had to file the shell latch and get an aftermarket follower to make loading the mag tube easier. I have also had issues with it swelling chokes factory and aftermarket. Thinking of upgrading. I really try to buy stuff made in the USA but all Remington's I've held lately just have poor quality control. Held a Beretta A400 today and it shouldered really nice. Fit and finish was excellent compared to the VM on the shelf. Beretta was about $300 more. So let me know what you shoot and your opinion on it.
     
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    lax Elite Refuge Member

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    Auto 5 and Super X2. Switch back and forth between them through the season depending on where I'm hunting and what I like about them is NO major issues in over a decade.
     
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    1duckmaster Elite Refuge Member

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    jrode237 Elite Refuge Member

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    SBE2 and 20 ga. M2 for me. I've never had guns fit me as well as those 2. Being a lefty, I was a bit limited in the semi auto departent but I truly feel right or left handed, they are what I would have chosen. Function wise, after 10 years of heavy use (no idea how many rounds) the SBE2 went back to Benelli just last week for FTF problems that I believe are caused by a gouge in the ramp where the extractor rides on. Causes the bolt head to not rotate as it should. Hoping I don't get raped too bad on fixing it but at this point I have no reason to believe I won't be using it for the next 10+ years once it returns.
     
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    threadkiller Elite Refuge Member

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    I love my M2 20 gauge. I also wouldn’t hesitate to get a Franchi affinity. My son shoots one and it’s been flawless.
     
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    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    Versamax is my go to, but I leave the extension on it so it’s reduced to 3-4 cases a year. V3 has been my go to during regular season. I almost never shoot my Benellis due to recoil. SX4 is a cheaply made gun. A300 is decent but can be fickle if not cleaned properly. Stoeger 3500 a lot of recoil, but decent lower end gun. Looking at picking up an A400 in .28 but I hate front safeties and haven’t been able to justify the price tag.
     
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    malford Senior Refuge Member

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    Franchi Affinity I got 2 years ago is great, first semi after 40 years with an 870
     
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    take'm Elite Refuge Member

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    Browning Gold. I've abused this gun for years and she keeps on working great!
    Not a gun to carry for the day but if you want a gun that can double as a pry bar it will work..
     
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    snipe n Senior Refuge Member

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    870 pump wingmaster modified choke pre 80's smooth as the day is long. Downside it is blued with walnut stock. So it is now just a pheasant gun on nice weather day. Mossberg 835 ulti mag. Reliable but action much stiffer than the ole 870.
     

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