GUN Mossberg 930 Semi Auto

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  1. 1979TA

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    so, with me getting into tactical 3 gun shooting, I need a semi auto that I can beat the hell out of. I am used to shooting Browning O/U in trap and sporting clays, but they just won't work in 3 gun (well it would but what a PITA)

    I don't want to spend too much money on the semi auto, as I have the Brownings for my other sporting (and bird) uses. Anyone have any experience with these guns?
     
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    If it makes any difference I can pick this gun up for about $399 locally brand new, while a used Beretta 391 will run about $750 on the low end
     
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    Also, would it be a bad idea if i went with a 28" barrel for 3 gun, as that is what I am used to shooting all the time?
     
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    Beretta a391 Urika is the best semi-auto shotgun ever created. At least in my opinion, Im saving up for one.
     
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    come to Gander Mountain in Pickerington Ohio, $699 for a used one
     
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    Don't see any brownings out there except for the pump guns in heavy metal class. For the semi autos everyone uses the remington 1100 or the benelli. Really the benelli is the most popular and the best for 3 gun. Kind of expensive but buy once cry once. The remingtons are reasonable in price but most remington shooters usually use the gun a year or two and then gets a benelli (this is what I did).

    For 3 gun you want a 18" or 21" barrel with choke tubes. You also want a vent rib bead sight (to be replaced with a fiber optic site). Not rifle sights or ghost rings. A 28" barrel is just too long for what we do. Your going to be running around with the gun and sticking the barrel in and out of ports.
     
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    Yeah, I am not sure that I want to pay that much just yet for a hobby I am just getting into. I think maybe if I can find a mossberg SPX, as they go for about $425, if you can find one
     
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    I bought the Mossberg 930 SPX

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    Stay away from Mossberg. I sell it. It is junk.
     
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    Benelli > Beretta
     
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    for $485, it's great. I've had lots of guys look at it, and it's no Benelli, but for the money it's the best semi auto you can buy.

    Very comparable to a Remington 11-87 when it's all said and done, just cheaper.
     
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    the only plus I see on Benelli's is that they aren't picky on shells.
     
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    I prefer the 391 but Im able to buy direct from Benelli now so I think I may end up that route. I still prefer the weighting and shape of the Beretta.
     
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    For the money, give me a Stoeger 2000.
     
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    I'll take my gunsmith's word
     
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    Going turkey hunting with those sights? :fawk:
     
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    Look like ghost ring sights.
     
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    They don't bother me... I've shot shotguns competively my whole life basically.

    The only issue I have is shooting multiple stationary targets... I tend to swing through from years of shooting clays

    Basically what I am saying is, you put a shotgun in front of me I can hit the target with it.
     
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    I hear they bought the machines and tooling from benelli when they discontinued the benelli m1 (best semi auto shotgun ever). I hear mixed speculation if they succeded in making anything near the M1.

    In 3 gun the benelli M1 field or the m1 super 90 are king. You can't get them anymore and one the used market the prices can be outlandish. Those that can't find a M1 or haven't bought into the hype get the current benelli m2. My smith who builds all the hot rod benelli's around here says the m2 is not made nearly as well and lots of the "updated" parts are screwy. Regardless he seems to make the M2's run just fine.

    The benelli is popular for competition because the mechanism is so simple. So few moving parts, it's like the glock of shotguns. It doesn't have to be kept super clean like the remington 1100 and 11-87. It is also real light weight which makes it easier to run with and transition from target to target. I like my m1 super 90, the thing just shreds stages, and loads soo smooth. Smoother than my 1100 ever did.

    My 1100 with it's added weight (tank) and gas system has a much softer recoil. The benelli does seem a bit faster though.
     
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    :rofl:

    I don't like glocks
     
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    If you do a ton of shooting, the Stoeger probably won't hold up - although you could say that about a lot of budget shotguns. I know a ton of bird hunters who swear by the Stoeger though. Don't know how they'd fare in competition shooting, but for hunting, the Stoger 2000 can't be beat for $400.
     
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    well good luck with your new shotgun. There is a reason why the field is completely dominated by benelli and remington 1100's.
     
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    There is a guy at our shooting club that uses his Mossberg 930 for trap, skeet, sporting clays, bird hunting and changes to a deerslayer barrel for deer hunting.

    Has 35,000 rounds through it in a year and has had 0 issues.

    Although the mossbergs don't like Remington ammo for some reason
     
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    Well for the 8 matches a year in the area, I think I will be fine.

    The Browning Ultras dominate the O/U in sporting clays but a good shot can go out with a Remington 870 pump and shoot the same score as a pro...

    It's the shooter, not the gun. :nono:
     
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    Then you should have saved some money and gotten a Maverick 88.
     

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