Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by david58, Sep 1, 2019.
Made in Finland for Savage Model 330 is going to be best bang for the buck.
My go to is Larry Feland...great at fit, but expensive...
Once it fits, I bet she outshoots you
Just a data point to consider.
I was viewing other forums where I saw many Positive owners of the Stoeger, One, a club member talked about how his club had 18 that they would use for rentals. In five years of heavy shooting only two had to be returned for repairs. Now, since I checked them out with owners that own them, I also heard different views, all positive and I made the leap to purchase after listening to them. And glad I did. For sure, I am seeing and shooting something completely different from some of the negative comments. Maybe things have changed over the years. I know thousands have been sold and maybe they had issues at the beginning, I do not know.
But certainly not the gun I now have and had have been shooting. I cannot speak for other manufacturers, but something tells me they probably run fine as well.
The internet is what it is and you do not have to go far too see bashing on some mighty fine shooting guns. For myself, trying to get the shotgun that fit my particular need was filled and I would have gladly have paid double what I did for this shotgun. even though I already own other shotguns that cost so much more but just were not the tool for what I wanted.
Yildiz sold by Academy go on sale around here for as little as 399.00 and come with a 3 year warranty. I have 2 410s that have beautiful wood. One is an SxS. The other an OU. Barrels are well regulated and both came OTB with cast off. The SxS has over 1k shells through it without issue.
A shooting buddy has the steel framed OU in 12 gauge. This is his do everything gun from trap, skeet, SC and anything else you can through in. This gun gets a steady diet of field loads (because there cheap) on a nearly weekly basis. Our best estimate is that the gun now has 10-12k shells through it. Plus, it feels like a shotgun should. Some budget OUs feel like a 2x4 with a brick tied on the end of the barrel
Lol, I bet a Rolls Royce’s Ghost is better than handling than my Truck. So what? If the OP likes his gun, who are you to bash it? Are those comments necessary? If you can afford to own a nice Spanish or Italian SXS then I am happy for you. If the Yildz serves his purpose and he likes it, they I say great for him. Personally I always have felt it is NOT the gun that makes the shooter. Some folks need the most expensive to shoot well. And every body is not into competition. Each to his own.
Because some folks might think they'll get something of quality and then be disappointed. CAN a Yildiz maybe be good? Sure. Even a blind squirrel finds am acorn now and again. But the track record over the years has the odds against it. I hate seeing people buying cheap junk thinking they are getting something good and the being disappointed because their gun has to go back several times for repairs. I shoot a LOT of shotgun - I own pumps, semis, SxSs and O/Us over the years A half-assed semi or pump is better than a crappy O/U or SxS
Like I said, I guess you need a high end gun. I don't. I do not own a high end Spanish side by side or OV. But do own a inexpensive OV that does just fine for a short barrel shotgun. Puts as good a groups with the Buck shot as any guns I have seen. And I do also own some as you Put it "Have-assed pumps like the Mossberg 500 which my OV is build just as good and does just a good a job. In fact like it so much, now thinking about getting the Same in a SXS. Just for some old fashion fun!
It must be tough to spend so much money on a gun and some guy comes along and shoots a Have assed gun well. And saved a whole lot of money at the same time. More money for ammo. Some folks might say some of your pistols you boast about are nothing but cheap assed guns compared to some that run into the thousands. Like I said, live and let live. Go bash some place else.
Here is a guy with a cheap assed SXS. Seems to be doing well for him. Of course you are a much better shooter I am sure.
Take the Baikal, as suggested above. They are tanks. For school/club guns, they are probably a great idea. They will handle a great deal of abuse because they are built like People's Revolutionary Tractor No. 10 for Third Five Year Plan Fulfillment, and, since nobody will ever get any better shooting one, they will keep the school/club/etc., in students forever. They are strong, but they handle poorly.
If a decent used double isn't in reach, then a good used semi should be. A cheap double will never be a joy.
I also own a Benelli that I paid something like $1500.00 for. And have always kicked myself for putting out so much for a gun that one of my Beretta's, even the 1200 does just as well and I paid little for that gun.
I understand, a lot of dedicated shotgunners here that shoot high end competition and tens of thousands of rounds per months. I do not do that and do not want to do that. I just like to hunt and roam the woods and have some fun shooting on weekends. And the guys in my Hunt Club that I belonged to sure enjoy theirs.
Several things I think I should clarify:
The OP was asking about less expensive OU guns his wife might consider for hunting in NM. He got the usual good advice from respected members.
Now, in order to add value to the OP I offered personal experience with a sample of 3 specific guns by one manufacturer. I did not say they were of the same quality as Beretta for example. Nor did the OP ask about the quality of a used Beretta. And yes, the Yildiz IMO is a better balanced and fitting budget OU than others I have personally tried.
You're also making assumptions about my experience that are untrue. I HAVE tried most of the guns you mention. I currently HAVE 2 Beretta OUs and the little 28" 686 20 gauge would be MY first choice to hunt in NM but it doesnt fit the OPs budget. Even used.
I get the feeling you prefer quality. So do I. coincidence? Hardly....
I also get the impression that you have zero experience with Yildiz. Maybe you should try one before you give a less than objective opinion about them. By TRY I mean actually shoot them over a period of time.
BTW, my avatar has my Browning CX in it that I used for about a year for just about everything. Really nice gun and I would recommend it to just about anyone given a specific purpose and that it fits properly.
Ummm no. A half assed SA or pump sucks just as much as a crappy OU if you are stating that the half assed semi or pump is unreliable. Otherwise I think we are discussing guns built to a price point to which you have made your opinion known.
I've owned an 1100 410, that was quite expensive, that I considered 'half assed' due to being unreliable. Down the road it went. I own a 'crappy' SxS 410 that goes pop every time and hits what I'm looking at.
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