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Yep, one of "Those" threads. I bought it, please educate me.

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by 1911 guy, Jul 3, 2017.

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  1. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Member

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    Quick background. I'm not a shotgun guy. I am pretty good with a rifle and a handgun, but my shotgunning is limited to chasing bunnies and birds in the fall. When I'm having a "good" day, serious shotgunners are laughing at me.

    My son is old enough that he needs his own shotgun, I have a youth model 12 gauge Mossberg 500 that I intended to buy another to give to him. None of the dealers in my area stock them or can readily order them. Second option was to buy myself another shotgun and give him the one I was using. I found the shorter youth stock handy when bundled up in January and February chasing rabbits. I went with option #2, he's getting the youth model I already own and i bought myself another shotgun.

    I reload and intend to load some light loads for him in the pump gun until he's more comfortable and able to handle "regular" recoil.

    To make this short, I looked at what was on the shelf and for the price of another Mossberg 500 I got something I've never heard of but quick cell phone google at the counter showed no negative information. Dickinson 212WR. Autoloading 12ga.

    Those of you who are far more educated about scatterguns than I, please enlighten me. Did i buy a good gun I just hadn't heard of until now, or should I start looking for a sucker, I mean buyer, now?

    One for sale online:
    https://gun.deals/product/dickinson-12-gauge-28-inch-wood-stock-38999

    Manufacturer website:
    https://www.dickinsonarms.com/212wr.html
     
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    I posted in the wrong forum. Mods, please move to "Shotguns". Thank you. And "oops".
     
  3. Crawdad1

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    Dickinson is the importer they don't build anything. Their doubles are built in Turkey.

    I know a few guys that have used their doubles for hunting and overall they really like them. Don't have any review of their autoloaders, however.
     
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    I have one of their SxS in 20 ga. It is at very tight, well made gun. If the Autos are made by the same people, you will like the gun.
     
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    Update:

    I've put a few boxes of shells through it. The safety is going to take some getting used to. My familiarity is with M4's, 1911's, bolt action rifles and Mossberg 500 shotguns. All thumb operated safeties. This new shotgun has a crossbolt safety at the trigger guard. Not a problem for most people. I'll adapt.

    The fit and finish is actually very good. Wood is pretty nice. When i hold it like a shotgun instead of trying to shoot it like a rifle, I break clays and it feels good.
     
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  6. RAEIndustries

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    Good move, youre new pick shoudl be great

    Never get an auto loader for someone new to guns or youthful. , they need to know when they chamber every shell
     
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