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Does Winchester make good semi-auto shotguns

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by JROC, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. mach1.3

    mach1.3 Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    I have several Winchester shotguns that have been handed down or bought over the past 50 yrs.
    1. Model 50 with a modified choke 28" bbl. Was Dad's go to gun for ducks.
    2. Model 59 with WinLite~27" glaswrapped bbl. with both the M and IC screw-in slit ported chokes---great gun for quail or doves. Very soft recoil, easy to tote in the field and didn't come with a recoil pad. Haven't shot many high brass shells with it but should handle them well.
    3. Model SX-1* with 28" modified choke bbl. Beautiful gun, a little on the heavy side but sets up perfectly for me.
    4. Model SX-3, great gun, basically=to a Browning Silver hunter. 28" bbl.w/all the chokes. I don't remember the type of metal coat Winchester uses but it seems very tough against the elements. Mine, also has the synthetic stock.

    * I have replaced the recoil buffer, the recoil/return spring, the recoil pad, the bolt return lever and have a Simmons Specialties VR with tru-glo front and intermediate sights on the SX-1. It is an early four digit SN# gun with the adjustable with the allen screw trigger when the trigger group is removed.

    The answer to your original question is "YES" Winchester does and has made very good auto-loading shotguns.
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