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In the past year or so I have started doing more shotgun sports. I've done manual, skeet, trap, 5-stand, and my favorite sporting clays. I started off with a Remington 870 because I didn't want to drop a lot of coin only to find out that I didn't enjoy the sport. Now I know that I enjoy it and am looking into upgrading. I know that the traditional shotgun for these sports is an O/U, but I don't want to drop a ton of money. You can get some pretty good semiautos for less than a good O/U, so that is what I am thinking. Based on some reviews I am leaning toward the Winchester SX3 that can be had for $800-900. I'm thinking about selling one of my Kimbers to finance this purchase, so don't want to go much more than that. Does anyone have any first hand experience or advice?

I'm also tossing around the idea of going with a 20g too since it is just for clay pigeons.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 09:31 AM
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Don't buy the sx3. All we have is problems with them. One of the rentals broke again this week. A chunk broke off of the bolt carrier.

If you want an auto I suggest that you search around for a used beretta 391. Excellent soft shooting guns that are great for targets or nearly any hunting situation. I love mine.

If you don't like the beretta you could stay with the remingtons and pick up a new 1187. They're good, reliable shotguns.

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Very Cool. Shooting clays in my opinion is way more fun than target shooting.

I perfer O/U shotguns to autos. Check out the the Ruger Red Labels and they arent very expensive.

You cant go wrong with a 20ga for clays.

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Very Cool. Shooting clays in my opinion is way more fun than target shooting.

I perfer O/U shotguns to autos. Check out the the Ruger Red Labels and they arent very expensive.

You cant go wrong with a 20ga for clays.

Ruger Red Labels are really nice. If you're not in a hurry, shop around for one of these. Definitely go with a 20g for clays.....unless you're a shitty shot, then get the 12g.

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The 1187 is a nice shotgun but very heavy. I tried a cheaper shotgun and loved it the Yildiz O/U in a 20ga or 12ga. I do much better with a pump due to the weight of the semis. Or you could just be like me an use a FNH TPS with an Eotech on it .It will deffinatley turn some heads.
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Don't buy the sx3. All we have is problems with them. One of the rentals broke again this week. A chunk broke off of the bolt carrier.

If you want an auto I suggest that you search around for a used beretta 391. Excellent soft shooting guns that are great for targets or nearly any hunting situation. I love mine.

If you don't like the beretta you could stay with the remingtons and pick up a new 1187. They're good, reliable shotguns.
Thanks for the advice. You definitely get to see what holds up. Sucks about the SX3 though. I was sure liking it, but don't want something that won't last.

I'll try and get over there in a couple of weeks for another round of Sporting Clays. I'm going to try and sell back or trade the 5-stand punch card I bought because everytime I go 5-stand is broken and I still have 6 games left. I'm loving Sporting Clays though!


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I tried a cheaper shotgun and loved it the Yildiz O/U in a 20ga or 12ga.
I've considered getting the Yildez, but would prefer to have a higher end gun. Maybe I'll scrap the idea and instead get the Stoeger Condor with 12g and 20g barrels. My FIT has one and LOVES it.

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No problem on trading the card out. Whatever you want to do.

If you plan on shooting actual Sporting Clays. 12ga is the only way to go. Go to an NSCA shoot and 99.999% of the guns will be 12ga. Unless there is a sub-gauge event.

I wouldnt take a Yildez if one was offered to me. And it has been.

The Stoeger is the only entry level o/u I'd consider. We dont have any of those come in with problems. Sell bunches of them though. Their autos I wouldn't mess with though.

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All this shotgun talk makes me want to blow off the rest of the day and go shooting

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ha, no joke. it's nice and cool outside too.

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All this shotgun talk makes me want to blow off the rest of the day and go shooting
If it was an hour sooner I would

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Anybody know anything about the Browning B80? I found a used one for $500.

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If it's really clean, 500 is a fair price. I've seen people try to get as much as 1000 for one like new in box, but I think that price is absurd IMO. Just keep in mind that since it is an out of production gun parts for those are getting harder to get.

I've never been a fan of the Browning autos personally.

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