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Which shotgun do you like best and why? Help me decide.

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Sniper66, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Sniper66

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    Both the A300 and 930 are much better shotguns than the Stoeger. They are both reasonably priced given the times. I abhor The noise of ported barrels, so that would argue for the Beretta, in my mind.
     
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  3. George P

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    I'd take the Beretta everyday over the others.
     
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    Me too!
     
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  5. John Joseph

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    Of the three choices, a Beretta, although for hunting I'd prefer a SxS with double triggers. No other shotgun gives you faster second shot.
     
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    I have a A300 Outlander .... Love it.

    There's really no other choice.
     
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  7. entropy

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    Beretta, then the Mossberg, the Stoeger is definitely last, way last, on the list.
     
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  8. Stevel

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    Just for future reference as the links expire.

    #1. Stoeger M3000 Bronze Max 5 NIB 31886 12 GA 28"BBL
    #2.
    Beretta A300 Outlander Max 5 Camo 12 Ga 28-3In
    #3. Mossberg 930 12 ga. 3" CUSTOM CAMO 28" ported bbl LNIB
     
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    Another vote for the Beretta.
     
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    Is a shoot subjected to more muzzle flash with a ported barrel?
     
  11. DocRock

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    Not noticeably in my experience. It's the noise. Shocking.
     
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    I do not like ported barrels on rifles, shotguns or handguns. Fit being equal the 930 will have the lowest recoil though, due to its weight, nothing to do with the holes at the end of the barrel.

    For turkey and coyote you’ll be shooting pretty stout loads and the Stoeger isn’t gas operated.

    So that leaves the A300.
     
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  13. George P

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    The person next to them notices it............a LOT.

    And porting a shotgun barrel is a waste of money, it does nothing
     
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    I'm very biased towards inertia guns, but I'd look at other options than Stoeger. They seem to be hit and miss, quality control -wise. You might get a SBE-equivalent or a lemon and you'll never know before you've put a few hundred rounds through it. Getting a bad one to work can be simple and easy or a complete rebuild and tuning project.

    Of these three, Beretta.
     
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    I have a 930 and really like it, but the Beretta is a better gun.
     
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    In my league we call it 'portholing' when it's done during Annie Oakleys.
     
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  18. Sniper66

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    OK....Beretta it is. Thanks for your help. As always, it is good to get the feedback. Tom
     
  19. Sniper66

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    Got the Beretta A300 and am pleased so far. It smoothly ejects anything I put thru it except one round that a guy reloaded with only 2.5 drams of powder for his homemade "light loads". Any round with 2.75 drams or more worked perfectly. I'm ready for fall turkeys and coyote calling!!
     
  20. Pete D.

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    I have three shotguns that I like a lot. Could be that my favorite is an old Winchester model 59. Easy to carry, reliable and I hit with it.
    Close runner up is an old Ithaca 37 because......do I have to explain?
    Also, i have become fond of an inexpensive ATI .410 O/U. Very light. Loaded with 3” #9 heavy shot, it works marvellously well.
     
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