Linberta O1L semi-Auto Experience?


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Huntolive
March 7, 2014, 11:17 AM
What experience and reviews do any of you have with the Linberta semi auto with walnut stock and 28" barrel, frequently sold on Bud's gunshop?
How do these hold up?
Cycling, jams, accuracy?
Would this be a good budget gun for ducks/geese?
Or should I pony up and get a Benelli M2?

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jaguarxk120
March 7, 2014, 11:27 AM
Made in Turkey, that should send up a red flag. Their quality is iffy.

Think of it this way, many of us have no experience with those guns because we won't buy them!

Fred Fuller
March 7, 2014, 11:56 AM
Think long term... not just initial price. I know of no inexpensive imported semiauto shotguns that meet the test of time... parts and service are a better bet with established domestic designs.

Huntolive
March 7, 2014, 12:14 PM
Thanks.
Does anyone actually have one? Used one for a while?
Experience?
I tend not to trust the reviews on Buds much.

rule303
March 7, 2014, 02:15 PM
They are imported and distributed only by Buds. There are some good quality Turkish shotguns, and this may be one- but if it isn't, how are you going to get parts and service? It wouldn't cost much if any more to buy a gun with a proven track record. There are lots of choices in the price range between a no-name Turkish import and a Benelli M2.

Huntolive
March 7, 2014, 02:30 PM
So, if looking into another brand w/ proven track record for less than $800, what is best choice?

rule303
March 7, 2014, 03:35 PM
New, under $800 I would look at the Beretta A300, and Winchester SX3. The Mossberg 930, and Weatherby SA-08 are a good choice at the lower end of the budget. All available with walnut stocks, with factory warranty from companies that have proven themselves over time.

Snarlingiron
March 13, 2014, 04:11 PM
New, under $800 I would look at the Beretta A300, and Winchester SX3. The Mossberg 930, and Weatherby SA-08 are a good choice at the lower end of the budget.

The Weatherby SA-08 is made by ATA in TURKEY. That doesn't mean it is a bad shotgun.

JohnBT
March 13, 2014, 09:41 PM
Six pages of interesting reading from 2012. The company rep posts a lot of stuff, too.

www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=89522

"Don't forget today in USA %70 of the shotguns are coming from Turkey. Here some examples for people to remember some of them :
Tristar buys from Turkey
Weatherby buys from Turkey
Stoeger - from Turkey
ATI has shotguns from Turkey
Browning Winchester in corporation with Turkish companies.
Mossberg buys shotguns from Turkey.
And many more like Century Arms, Iver Johnson etc etc. "

rbernie
March 13, 2014, 09:47 PM
The "it's from Turkey" isn't the bad part - it's the "not supported by a major manufacturer with a stable US presence" that should give pause. I'd trust a CZ or Weatherby gun from Turkey but few others.

Hunterdad
March 14, 2014, 04:39 PM
I've owned and shot several different brands of Turkish auto-loaders. By far my favorite is CZ. I've been hunting with a field model 712 for 5 years and only had to replace the gas ring which cost me $1 and 30sec of my time. I liked it so much, I picked up the 712 Utility and turned it into a 3-gun shotgun.

I also had a Verona, which was an excellent gun as well.

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