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Guys please provide comments/reviews of duck hunting shotguns. I am looking for reviews on Browning A5, Benelli, or Remington Versa Max. I am looking to see how they hold up to the elements of duck hunting Louisiana marshes, recoil, and how they feel when shouldered. Thanks in advance.
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shotguns
VersaMax. Check my older post on the VersaMax. Awesome shotgun. Least recoil etc. , does everything Remington says it does. 2nd. year shooting it, I make 40+ hunts per year
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Shotgun
Buy a Beretta a400 Unico and you won't be dissapointed. Kick-off butt stock with 70% recoil reduction, low profile rail for easy targeting i mean the list goes on. 28in barrell is a must. You can shuck 3.5in shells all day goose hunting and be ready for more.
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Duck Gun
Benelli SBE 2,PERIOD!
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11-87
I love my 11-87. Shoots great, not very expensive, never had a jam up with high or low brass and the best part is cleaning it. Super easy to tear down clean and put back together. I have an older model and my brother has a new model which even though they are the exact same weight his newer model is better balanced. All the other brands are nice but some seem like a mutha to put back together after a cleaning.
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I know you asked about those expensive guns, but I'll have to double ditto Padoo's suggestion of the 11-87. I have an 11-87, and a 870 (pump). Not expensive, you don't have to baby them, and they shoot great. My 11-87 is a standard gun and my 870 has the parkerized finish. I don't clean that gun till the end of the season.
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Easy
Go with the Benelli or the new model A-5
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$$$$$
It doesn't matter how much you spend on a gun, whatever you buy you still have to shoulder it and shoot it in an effective manner. Do yourself a favor and visit a real gun shop, shoulder several different guns, move around like you would in a blind and then make a decision. Any of the guns you mentioned have their fans and detractors, buy the one that fits you best. Then spend some time patterning it and you'll be happy in the end.
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Go to Cabella's in Gonzales, I'm pretty sure they have trial models that you can shoot on site and then decide which to buy. My wife shoots an 11-87 Super Mag and it's a great gun with light recoil considering she shoots 3-1/2' most of the time, but she absolutely loves my VersaMax. It's lighter than her 11-87 and kicks even less. My best buddy shot it the other day and said it had 30% less felt recoil than his Benelli. I shoot it for the entire season without cleaning it because the design is 'self cleaning'. They now make a 'Sport' model thats less expensive.
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Thanks everybody for the advice and recommendations.
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Shotguns
I would definitely go with the Beretta A400 Unico for a 12 guage waterfowl gun. I have used mine now for 2nd season and I am 100% satisfied. The gun shoulders great and is an absolute joy to shoot 3 1/2' magnums through it all day. The recoil is very light because of the triple kick off system that mitigates the recoil tremendously. The finish on the entire gun is also awesome.
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Beretta A400 was my choice and i have shot them all !!
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Berretta a400 super easy to clean and breakdown. Do yourself a favor when you purchase the a400 buy the Patternmaster Code Black choke (not the decoy style) shoot 3in #2 or #3 and watch 'em rain from the clouds. Let us know how your purchase turns out. Best money you will ever spend on a shotgun that will last a lifetime.
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I have to agree with the poster that said every gun has it's pros and cons - and have to agree that you need to go pick them up and feel them and shoot them if possible.

All that being said, I'm in the second year of some pretty serious duck and goose hunting with my Beretta A400 and could not be happier. The posters that stated you can shoot 3.5' shells all day are not lying. It's a sweet handling gun and well worth every penny you will pay for it.

I've shot many different makes and models of guns over the years but the A400 will most likely be my last. I've never had a gun that I enjoyed shooting more than I do that one.
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benelli
benelli SBE II best gun I have ever owned and shot. the beretta a400 is a great gunt but I prefer the SBE II.
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Shotgun
You can not go wrong with any of the major gun makers. You should decide if you want an inertia gun(Browning or Benelli), or gas (Remington or Beretta). It comes down to fit and YOUR preference. That being said, I own or owned Benellis, Berettas, and Remingtons. I hunt with my old style Browning Jap Auto 5. Strong as a safe, will outlast me, and just flat out kills ducks. You can pick up a used one for around $700 to $800 if you look around. They will do the job you want.
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