Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by BluedRevolver, Dec 31, 2012.
The only semi-auto shotgun that I've personally owned and shot that has not yet had a failure to function is my Benelli M-1 Super 90. It's probably had a couple of thousand rounds through it. Obviously I'm not a competition shooter.
The semiauto that I've had zero problems with is a Beretta Pintail which is short recoil like a Benelli. It's about the only auto I'll mess with anymore. It has about 3000 rounds through it...not a lot but so far it's been less hassle than the Remington, Browning, or Winchester gas guns I've used.
Personally I find pumps more trustworthy.
*The Auto 5 is more mechanically reliable than any of the gas guns I've used. What it's not, however, is idiotproof. If the user sets it up improperly for the ammo being fired, it will jam. However, being recoil operated instead of gas, it doesn't fill up with fouling and jam.
However, you asked also for most popular in clay games and tournaments, hunting and home defense. The A5 is unlikely to win in any of these categories. It is, after all, 115 years old, and kind of odd. Clay shooters use lots of Berettas and Remington, depending on tax bracket. Berettas hold up better, Remingtons shoot softer. Three-gunners tend to favor Benellis and Remingtons, with similar reasons. Hunters use all kinds of crazy stuff. Lots of guys I know buy whatever had the snazziest ad in Field and Stream. Every year. HD is similar, except for choice of magazines.
I agree with Boattale. I have had a similar experience with my M1 Super 90.
My Bakail Mp153 works like a charm, the russians know how to keep a gun running
I've seen alot of 1100's and 11-87s jam. However, that's probably because it's the most popular semi-auto shotgun for hunting in my area bar none. As many have said, keep it clean and it will run. A-5 is still king in my book though.
I can't recall a Browning shotgun jamming or breaking. I have owned several and many of my friends shoot Browning shotguns. The only reason I still don't have a Browning is they resell very well and I can shoot a pump just as fast as a semi auto. To me a semi auto is just more weight to carry.
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