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Old 01-19-2017, 06:15 PM
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So I'm 15,and I wanna get my first shotgun for turkey and deer.i sort of have a price range from 650-900 ish and the only gun I've seen so far I would consider is a weatherby sa-08 and maybe a 11-87 but its a bit heavy.im not a fan of pumps and I probably would consider a cheaper break action,but I'm particularly looking for a semi auto. If anyone knows any gun that I could consider it would be great

I'm new so i don't know if I did this correct or not.
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:20 PM
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I would prefer a 20 gauge Rem 870, I know you don't likes but with a semi , more likely to get a jam, Shoot a pump you'll start liking them..
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:17 PM
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Start with a single shot, if you want to shoot well.

SxS & O/U can be $$$

Auto loaders are just that; they burn through a lot of shells.

Choose carefully................................

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Old 01-19-2017, 07:27 PM
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I've shot a fair bit and have gotten I pretty good I would say,it's the reason I'm buying a gun.ive been using my dads guns and kinda wanted my own
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:03 PM
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I have shot a few automatic berettas and they are great guns.
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:26 AM
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Remington 11-87 is a fine gun same with the Beretta's.
As a hand loader I wouldn't give 37 cents for a box car load of auto loaders.


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Old 01-20-2017, 03:46 AM
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The recoil recovery time on a turkey gun takes away any slight speed advantage from an auto on a followup shot. The noise doesn't kill them. You still have to hit them. A pump will be lighter, easier to clean. No downside.
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by tailchaser93 View Post
I have shot a few automatic berettas and they are great guns.
Beretta al390. I put through all types of shot shells and not one failure.
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:52 AM
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I was thinking about an Stevens 555 o/u but I don't know if it's worth it,I'd feel more comfortable shooting an o/u then a semi or pump but it's the only one in my price range I have found. If not I think I'm gonna go with an weatherby sa-08,it's got good reviews and it looks pretty good but I'm not 100 because like I said in 15 and have zero experience buying guns
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Old 01-20-2017, 06:23 AM
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I'd like to second what Ron said. Pump actions are the way to go. Much more reliable than most semiautos. And you won't go wrong w/ a Remington 870. The 870 comes in a model chambered for 3 1/2 inch loads, which you might want to have for turkeys, or geese. But in such models you certainly don't have to use the big shoulder-crushing shells, the little 2 3/4 inch dove loads from Walmart work just fine too.

I'd also say that you should get a 12 gauge, unless you're a pretty small-framed guy and don't plan on growing any more, but at age 15, I'd think you will. 12 gauge just throws more lead out there, enough to be worth it in my opinion.

Lots of wing shooters like break actions, but I'd really recommend you consider a pump. They're pretty simple, versitile, reliable, and you'll be surprised at how fast you'll get used to it.

Good luck with whatever you decide!
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