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Old 11-29-2010, 12:39 PM
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I am looking to get a new shotgun for duck and turkey hunting. I was at the gun store the other day and handled a Winchester Super x2 that felt really good in my hands. I am not very experienced with shotguns and wanted to hear some feedback from some of you that either own or have shot this gun. Any problems I need to be aware of? Would this be a good shotgun to double as a duck/turkey gun? Are there any others that you would recommend over this shotgun...price range >$900.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:53 PM
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I've got an X3 and love it. A buddy has the black synthetic X2 and he uses it for turkey, pheasant, waterfowl, and trap - loves it & never had a problem with it. My X3 (just a newer version of the X2, with a slimmer stock) is one gun that I will never sell or trade - never had a problem with any load at all, in fact, it cycles lower brass rounds than it is spec'd at. Don't know much about the newer guns they have out now, big thing is shoulder as many as you can & make the choice based on what feels/fits the best in relation to what you can afford!
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:56 PM
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Thank you Buckmaster...I went back to the shop again tonight and shouldered it again and it sure feels right in my hand. The price tag on it was $889 and the owner said he would sell it for $850. I offered $800 cash but he was stuck at $850. I am not really sure what this gun is worth and with it being a left over from last year or the year before that they did not sell I am sure he could come down a little more on it to send it out the door. I am going to have to think somemore on it and research it to see what is a good price on it. If anyone here knows what it should be worth please let me know. I would like to be able to pull the trigger on an x3 but just don't see myself coming up with another $400 very soon
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:40 PM
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I would rather get beat up than own another Super X II. If you buy the Super X II the biggest thing is keeping it spotless. As long as it's spotless it should be fine. If it gets the least bit dirty it will jam for sure. If you start having problems you need to check the plunger in the back. They are nortorious for getting a little dirty and then jamming. I would try and get a used Benelli or a Beretta and you will be much happier. Benelli first and Beretta second.

The Benelli is inertia powered and not gas powered and therefore much easier to clean. It is also less likely to jam if a little dirty.

Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ksigtuck View Post
Thank you Buckmaster...I went back to the shop again tonight and shouldered it again and it sure feels right in my hand. The price tag on it was $889 and the owner said he would sell it for $850. I offered $800 cash but he was stuck at $850. I am not really sure what this gun is worth and with it being a left over from last year or the year before that they did not sell I am sure he could come down a little more on it to send it out the door. I am going to have to think somemore on it and research it to see what is a good price on it. If anyone here knows what it should be worth please let me know. I would like to be able to pull the trigger on an x3 but just don't see myself coming up with another $400 very soon
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Tuck
the sx3 are going for $900 so at $800 its still a little high
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by marlin30/30_drabe View Post
the sx3 are going for $900 so at $800 its still a little high
Where are you finding the sx3 for $900? The best price I have found around here on a sx3 in camo is around $1200.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:16 AM
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Just wait till you get a little dirt in the bbl. recesses for the bolt lugs. Try and clean that easily. Q-tips work fairly well.
Had a friend who being safety conscious, laid his down with the bolt open in a field while hunting sand craines, a real no no.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Teddee5 View Post
Just wait till you get a little dirt in the bbl. recesses for the bolt lugs. Try and clean that easily. Q-tips work fairly well.
Had a friend who being safety conscious, laid his down with the bolt open in a field while hunting sand craines, a real no no.
Teddee...is there another semiauto that you would recommend over the SX2 in the $800-900 price range? I am open to any and all suggestions as I am pretty new to using shotguns.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:10 AM
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I got the sx3 in 2 3/4 and 3" for only $900 national wild turkey federation keep looking
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:40 AM
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I'm not very good about cleaning my SX3 at all and I've never had it jam or fail (cleaned it maybe twice since I've had it). No matter what shotgun you choose, someone will have a negative comment about it. There are many good brands out there today - to me, the biggest thing is how it fits you and if you can afford it! I tend to like the gas operated guns better because they don't seem to kick quite as bad as the inertia/recoil operated guns, but that's just me. There are a lot of good guns out there, I'm not sure you could make a BAD choice - good luck!
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