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Old 08-04-2018, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Advice on new 12 gauge for dove season

Looking to see if I can get any reliable feedback on a couple of shotguns. With dove season fast approaching I am in the market for a new shotgun. The one I have been using is a old Remington 11-87 and its time to update and get a lighter shotgun. I have been looking and most new shotguns coming out are the inertia driven instead of gas, and since i will be mainly using it for dove hunting and will be shooting lighter loads. I have been looking at the Remington Versamax and Winchester SX4, but will take any good info on any kind of semi auto 12 gauge. If you have any advice or comments on any of these shotguns I would greatly appreciate any help or advice. Thank you again.
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:25 PM   #2
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I've got the versa max and I've been happy with it . Shoots good and very little recoil

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Old 08-04-2018, 08:51 PM   #3
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Love my Benelli M2. Never had a single issue with it and it cycles everything you put in it. Mine's a 26" and it has great balance and swing for dove hunting, at least for the way I shoot.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:28 PM   #4
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Why not try a 20 ga. Works just as good with a lot less pain, try a 28 or preferably 30 I use a 391 Beretta with a IC choke for dove.
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:03 AM   #5
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Still using a single shot .410. Shoots great. Just go home hungry most nights.

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Old 08-05-2018, 02:31 PM   #6
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My advice for a 12 ga. Dove gun is ....
Get a 20ga.
I have a Benelli Legacy and it is a bird killing machine.

Oh and the barrel needs to be a minimum of 28
30 is better.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:17 AM   #7
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Browning A-5 light 12.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:35 AM   #8
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could get you a pair like this

https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...n_id=100728166
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:41 AM   #9
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I have an sx3 I use for nearly everything. Haven’t had any problems with it
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:56 AM   #10
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Benelli M2 12 or 20. Best shotguns I have owned.
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