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  1. Having recently got back into shooting I'm looking to sell my current Insignia estate and buy something with more ground clearance and 4wd. The insignia gets me to the farm gate but no further 😂! I have a budget of 11K, I'm 24 years of age, a pick up would be great but the insurance is over 1k for the year, seems extortionate compared to what I'm currently paying. Any suggestions for good SUVs with none astronomical running costs? I do 20k miles a year so preferably something that does 38mpg+ and that will last at least 5 years of relatively trouble free motoring. I currently have a DT Box in my insignia, is there anything this will fit in? Dimensions for that are Height: 650mm Width: 980mm Depth: 1000mm. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm considering CRV or Rav 4, they won't fit the box but seem reasonably reliable. Will they be good enough off road though? Jimny would be great but I don't fancy doing 20k motorway miles in a jimny. Any recommendations or advice would be great please ladies and gents.
  2. Thanks very much for all the feedback, I went to my local RFD yesterday to try a variety of semi auto shotguns he had in stock, including the remi 1100, Franchi, and Beretta and a wood stock Hatsan Semi Auto. The Hatsan was used rather than new and was priced the same as that of the Beretta A302. After trying all of the above guns the Beretta for me felt a better fit. I am now the proud owner of a 1980s Beretta A302 in very good condition there is only a very minor mark on the barrel and one ever so small one on the stock. The action looks like new and on inspecting all the moving components within the gun they also look new too. Hopefully be able to take it out on the clays today but if not today then next weekend. Thanks again for all your feedback.
  3. Thanks for all the advice. Lloyd where about are you based and what spec and price is your 11-87. Thanks Dan
  4. With new guns available for under £400 from Turkish companies such as Armsan, Hatsan and Revo would you buy one of their pump or semi auto 12G or a more established but pre owned gun such as the Remi 1100, Beretta 303, Benelli, Browning Silver, Winchester SXP, Mossberg etc? I owned a Hatsan sometime ago and shot very well with it however found it to be very rattly. What would you do? New and Turkish or used and established with a £400 budget. Regards Dan
  5. So as you all know I did buy the ATA, shot not much less then my normal score, gun handled really well and looks the part too, lots of people were asking about the gun and were surprised at the price! Overall I'm very very happy! And your right, the wood looks excellent too! Has a feel of quality at a bargain price! And with warranty included I really can't moan. If I do end up upgrading in the near future, I think I'll keep the gun and use it as a reserve! I was speaking to an instructor at the clay ground who says he uses one for lessons. He's had it a few months and has had plenty of cartridges through it and so far so good.
  6. I’ll let you all know tomorrow! Decided to take it clay shooting tomorrow! Shall see what happens!
  7. Just got home and after much deliberation I ended up buying a new ATA over and under with a bronze action. I'll let you know how I get on!
  8. Thanks for your replies! General consensus is to buy the ATA new then I take it?
  9. After recently starting a thread in regards to an ATA O/U I went to look at one and really liked it. However, I have since been looking at older Mirk's as well, for the same price as the ATA (around £550) I could buy an older fixed choke Miroku 6000 or Miroku 3800 for my £550 budget. Would I be better buying the tried and tested Mirokus which will hold there value better come re sale, or do I buy the ATA, a brand new gun with warranty? Both Mirokus are choked similarly at 1/4 3/4! Before I used to shoot a Hatsan Semi Auto mixed choke but always used the 1/4 choke, I fancied a change so have sold it on. What would you do and why? And any advice on buying second hand Mirokus? What should I look out for?
  10. Thanks all for your responses! I'll be sure to have a look at these! Sounds very promising, surprised about how much gun you get for the money!
  11. Thanks for replies! Quality is good I take it John? Or is it showing signs of wear ?
  12. Thanks both for the quick replies! Seems they might be worth a look at! Any good clay guns you’d recommend Mr C for the same price? I usually shoot 50 Clays when I go but every few months I shoot simulated game days which can be between 100 and 200 clays! Thanks again
  13. Hi all, this is my first post on the forum. I currently shoot a semi auto on clays but would love to go back to a over and under. I only want to spend around £500 on a over and under 12 bore. Ive been reading up on ATA's and can't find a bad review online. However, I have noticed theres not many available second hand and wondered what their longevity is like. I can't tell if its a good thing or not that theres not many available that are used. Anyone got one or any experiences they can share? Any recommendations on anything better for the money? Thanks all!!
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