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Old 06-11-2008, 12:50 PM
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I'm looking to buy a 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun that will mostly be used for quail hunting. I'm looking to spend no more than $500. What are some good suggestions for that price range?
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:21 PM
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Used, like a 20 ga remington 1100 or something similar.

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Old 06-11-2008, 01:36 PM
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If it is to be used strictly for Quail hunting I would pick up a Franchi AL48 in 20 or 28 gauge and you can find them used on gunbroker.. 5 lb+ gun and all the gun you need on Quail. New they are running in the mid 6's
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used 1100 1187 etc....in 20 gauge?

or maybe a 28ga?


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12 gauge is fine, and it will be better if you decide to do any other kind of hunting in thefuture.You can't go wrong with the Stoger. Just my 2cents.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:05 PM
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quail and grouse. long walks, varying terrain Franchi 20 gauge,model AL48
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:50 AM
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Stoeger 2000.

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Old 06-12-2008, 01:52 PM
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Used, like a 20 ga remington 1100 or something similar.

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Old 06-12-2008, 02:42 PM
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You really can't go wrong with a used Remington 1100 or a used Browning Gold Hunter, or used Beretta, Franchi, Benellietc... I'd lean more toward buying abetter quality used gun than a newer cheaper one. That's not to say the cheaper guns won't do the trick, it's just you're more likely to get morereliable and longer service from a better gun. My father bought an 1100 back in 1965and put I don't know how many hundreds of thousands of rounds through it but he shot competitively with that gun for many many years. It still shoots great and my brother hunts with it all the time now. Just make sure they are in good shape and function as they should. As far as what gage? It really doesn't matter you can use a 12 ga just make sure you load it light so you don't ruin too much meat. I prefer a 20ga for all around upland bird hunting and I even hunt with as/s .410ga if the mood strikes me.
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