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 Which Autoloading 12GA for Duck/Geese? 
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So I have been threatening to take waterfowl hunting more seriously again for a few years. This will be the year. I have pumps I can hunt with, but this is a good excuse for another toy.

What all do you guys use? Thoughts on what you have shot or seen?

I am a buy once, cry once kinda guy. I'm leaning towards a SBEII if I could find one for a fair price. My dad just got the new Remington this last year and loves it. It's also considerably cheaper.

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Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:32 am
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Can’t argue w the SBE. However since benellis patent expires there are a ton of inertia semi autos out there now. The Turkish ones are pretty cheap. Mossberg 930 and Winchester SX3 are good bets too


Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:38 am
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I’m old school. I love an older humpback Browning A5. They will hold their value, and become family heirlooms. Cabelas usually has a few very nice ones in the 1000 dollar range. I have seen a few with screw in chokes. Just a thought.

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Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:44 am
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No need to spend a lot of money, especially because you'll probably ride it hard and put it away wet. The Stoeger M3000 and M3500 get great reviews and I have yet to meet anyone who has anything bad to say about them (except the guys who have never owned or fired one). They're a great value.


Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:14 pm
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First off are you going to be hunting near any salt? If so avoid gas guns!
I have an old school Benelli M1 and love it!

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Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:27 pm
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My advice would be for you to go out and hunt with a pump shotgun first. I have taken many young and old want to be hunters to the field for duck and goose hunting, many of them said they would not be back because it was just not their thing. A lot of them geared up for it with new shotgun‘s, new decoys, new camo layout blinds, waders, the whole ball of wax. Just to find out they didn’t like waterfowl hunting.
I upgraded to a Stoger M2000 camo shotgun and it took me a month to not pump the damn thing... icon_eek
Good luck out there, be safe. :wink05:

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Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:33 pm
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Remington 1100 is a solid choice. lots of used out there if that is in your target range. Cabela’s in Marysville usually has a selection. Or Skagit Arms..


Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:39 pm
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Im not new at all to waterfowl hunting to clear that up. I'm just about 8 years absent from it. No decoys, no waders that fit, and pumps that work. So figure I'm older, have the money, time for new waders and new fancy toy.


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If money really is no object, then just get the SBE II...definitely the "buy once, cry once" choice. I suggested the Stoegers because they will do the job just as well but for far less $ - which leaves you money for new waders, camo, decoys, and a boat. :bigsmile:


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Jagerbomber35 wrote:
Im not new at all to waterfowl hunting to clear that up. I'm just about 8 years absent from it. No decoys, no waders that fit, and pumps that work. So figure I'm older, have the money, time for new waders and new fancy toy.


Cool, then go for it!!!

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I’m partial to Remington 1100’s. Especially at the price point of a used one.


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Benelli.
I own 3 of them. M1, M2, and M3. All cycled perfectly everything from target loads to high brass magnums.
Deals can be had but you have to keep an eye out, they go fast.

I looked at the Stoeger and Beretta inertia guns but passed because you can't get any accessories for them.
And none of the Benelli parts will fit on them.

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