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Old June 7, 2016, 06:10 PM   #1
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new 20G for general purpose

I am looking for a general purpose 20G. Putting birds on the table and with the ability to do some customization, if needed. I looked at the CZ720 but the reviews were mixed. Cost is always a concern but I am willing to pay for quality and customization, like the ability to add a mag extension tube. I searched through here but a lot of the content is older.
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Old June 7, 2016, 06:17 PM   #2
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My step-son had a 20 Ga. Remington 870 Express I gave him as a high school graduation and birthday gift. He loved it. It wasn't as expensive as some might think. It only cost me in the neighborhood of $250 plus tax in 2004.
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Old June 7, 2016, 07:05 PM   #3
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sorry, was looking semi-auto
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Old June 7, 2016, 07:58 PM   #4
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Benelli, Beretta, and Franchi I think would be where I would look first.

Franchis can be the better deal price wise out of that lot, but may not have as many options for part down the road.
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Old June 7, 2016, 09:26 PM   #5
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Look at a Remington 11-87. Not the latest thing, but they darned sure work.
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Old June 7, 2016, 09:47 PM   #6
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Franchi 48L. Recoil operated like the Browning Auto 5.
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Old June 8, 2016, 07:12 PM   #7
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The Weatherby SA-08 is worth a look. Can handle light and heavy loads. Light weight and light recoil is one of its strong suits. Notoriously reliable and easy on the wallet. Simple to clean if you want to. I've seen one of these bang out shell after shell with zero issues and very minor cleaning.
Not sure about mods. You can take the plug out and get 4 shells in the mags if you so desire. My friend did that to his. I'm not sure why.
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Old June 8, 2016, 07:30 PM   #8
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Any semi-auto that starts with a B.

Just my .02,
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Old June 8, 2016, 09:13 PM   #9
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Any semi-auto that starts with a B.
So you mean a Browning or Beretta or Benelli?
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Old June 9, 2016, 08:40 PM   #10
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I have an older Remington 1100 LT-20 that is pretty darned nice...
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Old June 9, 2016, 09:01 PM   #11
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Recoil - Benelli Montefeltro, Franchi Affinity, Stoeger M3020
Gas - Beretta A400 Xplor, Browning Silver, Weatherby SA-08, Remington 11-87 Sportsman

The Benelli, Beretta, and Browning cost around $1,000. On the low price end the Stoeger and Weatherby are around $500.
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Old June 9, 2016, 09:11 PM   #12
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Agtman,

Yep, that is what I mean .

Just my .02,
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Old June 10, 2016, 12:36 AM   #13
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A friend has a Benelli Ultra Light. Hers is a 12 and very handy. They make a 20 if you just must. I don't think there is a magazine extension for it though.
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