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    I recently bought a Mossberg 9200.

     

    Seem to have mixed reviews on the net, but it certainly seems sturdy enough to me! Feels good in you hands too.

     

     

    One question for the more knowledgable semi auto owner, is there anything I can do to help my gun cycle carts under 70mm? Or is it literally just one of those things that semis can't do?

    Did you buy it new? if so did you clean and re lubricate it before using it plus it may need running in with a few heavy loads first.

    If second hand make sure the gas port is nice and clean as well as everything else.

     

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    It's a well used secondhand gun. Its in good nick though, anothe wabbitbosher bargain!! I have stripped and meticulously cleaned and re oiled the internals as best I can, so I guess I will just give it a go this weekend and find out....

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    I have a Maxus Gd2 Hunter and the Mrs has a Maxus Gd3 Hunter, both in 12g and the Mrs also has a 20g Hatsan Escort that she started with.

     

    In our shooting group there are around 5 Maxus shooters and we also use a Browing Gold Sporting clays from time to time. All of them will cycle loads down to 21g but none of them will cycle a 65mm cart reliably. 67mm are fine but 65s just wont work so we simply avoid them. Fortunately, there are lots of 70mm shells available to choose from. I use Eley Olympics and the Mrs prefers Gamebore Evos.

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    I recently bought a Mossberg 9200.

     

    Seem to have mixed reviews on the net, but it certainly seems sturdy enough to me! Feels good in you hands too.

     

     

    One question for the more knowledgable semi auto owner, is there anything I can do to help my gun cycle carts under 70mm? Or is it literally just one of those things that semis can't do?

    I had one of those years back in fact I have had two. I had one with wood stock and forend that has a loose fitting bolt that used to be quite fussy with ejection and another with camo finish which was much better.

     

    I now have a Hatsan Escort in realtree which so far has only had the occasional issue with feeding shorter carts but will cycle 67mm Eley First Light 21g and uses a very similar mechanical design to the Mossberg 9200. I also have a Remington 1100 which I have used with loads as low as Eley First 24g with no issues .

     

    Trevor

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    Remington versa max. Super light recoil. Comes with nice green hard case, stock spaces and cast shims. Basically a benelli with a Remington stamp on it, most parts are interchangeable. Got it at a really good price of £699

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    my first footsteps into semi-auto ownership where not good, i bought a really nice condition early model escort.. turned out to be a dog.. jammed probably 2/3 the shots i fired

     

    we all know the reputation escorts have but i know so many people who have good ones i wasnt put off and when i started wildfowling was going to buy a new one but left handers where out of stock at the suppliers and where going to be for months so i looked for an alternative

     

    the alternative i found was a benelli super black eagle 2, again a lovely condition used one, cost me double what i relly wanted to spend and considerably more than a new escort would have cost me but i still had it at a good price when you look at the cost of them new. its a brilliant gun and perfect for my wildfowling as itll take 3 1/2 inch carts.

     

    not been having the best of luck with it though, im far from the best shot in the world as i havent been doing it that long and havent had the most expierence but for some reason ive been struggling to hit anything with it, even my clay scores dropped considerably when i used it instead of my over/under.. i know its not the gun that its me and i am getting there slowly.. went for a walk about saturday morning only got 2 shots of but got 2 kills.. its such a nice gun ill get my eye in with it if it kills me

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    My a5 browning -not the legendary auto5- has no problem with 67mm carts. As someone here mentioned earlier -it's not the length but the load that's important ... Omg, is this really what I meant?!😁

     

    67mm 28gr. will cycle fine, 70mm 21gr. will not... at least not in mine.

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    Nice idea and a s/a is on my to do list to replace the Urika 2 I should not of sold.

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    Had many autos over the years,i bought a new maxus grade 2 about eighteen months ago,i use it for clays only,its a great gun,nice and light,cycles any shells,the only thing now is my mate has just bought a beretta excell the one with the blue action,and i am starting to become a little envious,i can see me giving it serious thought about a part ex,they are a really nice piece of kit,as autos go berettas take some beating :good:

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    I have a Remington 11-87 premier , love the gun don't miss as much as I am used to ;) I did have a beretta 302 but did not get on with it, the remmie fits like a glove , bit weighty but I only use for clays and in the hide so this is not a major factor.

    If people are contemplating a semi auto I would say go for it :)

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    Recently added an sx3 to the cabinet in standard trim as ive post recently. Absolutely love it and new to semi auto club really. Easy to clean and cycles evetything so far. Used for roost and decoy mainly though an excellent spare gun for anything really. Not used on clays much but a recent round of skeet with it was a great laugh!

    Whats the length of pull like on the SX3? I own a SXP, i love the gun which is why i am looking at getting the SX3. The SXP length of pull is a tad on the short side though.

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    14 1/2 to 14 3/4 due to spacers included. Only comment is comb feels low but spacers can pick this up too but not played yet as it doesnt take much to readjust and only noticed back to back wit o/u.

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    Had many autos over the years,i bought a new maxus grade 2 about eighteen months ago,i use it for clays only,its a great gun,nice and light,cycles any shells,the only thing now is my mate has just bought a beretta excell the one with the blue action,and i am starting to become a little envious,i can see me giving it serious thought about a part ex,they are a really nice piece of kit,as autos go berettas take some beating :good:

     

    Burn him, burn the heretic. :-)

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    my first footsteps into semi-auto ownership where not good, i bought a really nice condition early model escort.. turned out to be a dog.. jammed probably 2/3 the shots i fired

     

    we all know the reputation escorts have but i know so many people who have good ones i wasnt put off and when i started wildfowling was going to buy a new one but left handers where out of stock at the suppliers and where going to be for months so i looked for an alternative

     

    the alternative i found was a benelli super black eagle 2, again a lovely condition used one, cost me double what i relly wanted to spend and considerably more than a new escort would have cost me but i still had it at a good price when you look at the cost of them new. its a brilliant gun and perfect for my wildfowling as itll take 3 1/2 inch carts.

     

    not been having the best of luck with it though, im far from the best shot in the world as i havent been doing it that long and havent had the most expierence but for some reason ive been struggling to hit anything with it, even my clay scores dropped considerably when i used it instead of my over/under.. i know its not the gun that its me and i am getting there slowly.. went for a walk about saturday morning only got 2 shots of but got 2 kills.. its such a nice gun ill get my eye in with it if it kills me

     

    Put it on paper or plate and see were its shooting, might be a wise move

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    I know two shooters (one of them in our syndicate) who despite owning high grade Beretta o/u's (one a 692 the other a EELL something or other) shoot better with and prefer to use their Escort auto's. I'm assuming the autos come with no cast and if so perhaps its a question of 'fit'.

    I'm just a gun nut and think life is far too short to stick to just one gun no matter how well you shoot with it.

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    I know two shooters (one of them in our syndicate) who despite owning high grade Beretta o/u's (one a 692 the other a EELL something or other) shoot better with and prefer to use their Escort auto's. I'm assuming the autos come with no cast and if so perhaps its a question of 'fit'.

    I'm just a gun nut and think life is far too short to stick to just one gun no matter how well you shoot with it.

     

    Most or many at least come with shims so you can alter the cast, drop and a little on the LOP via the rear to compensate for summer

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    I have a benelli m1 super 90 use it mainly for pigeons when in the hide, have used it on clays and thought I shot it as good as the o/u and it does seem to feel more comfortable than the o/u .

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    I had a browning Phoenix 3 1/2" chamber that I loved that would cycle down to 24g but made a terrible decision and sold to buy a beretta 686 evo. I couldn't hit a barn door with the o/u so part chopped it back to the rfd for a beretta A400 xplor light. It's a superb gun and will cycle 21g cartridges with ease and I'm now shooting mid to high 40's on sporting and 24/25 on compact.

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    Being a pump- and lever-action kinda guy, it seems strange for me to be posting on this thread but, yeah, a few months ago I bought my first semi-auto.

     

    I've not shot it yet as it needs a few parts from the States. Before that, though, I've got to get the stock off but the stock bolt is being "difficult".

     

    Allegedly, it'll shoot softer than a Remington 1100. *Allegedly*...

     

    It's an Ithaca M51.

     

    Regards,

     

    Mark.

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    I have a Franchi raptor, I see autos as the ideal pigeon gun and really enjoy shooting with mine.

     

    However, one day I might chop it in for one of the berettas as I really like the look of them. I've also decided mine doesn't fit me very well - I could do with a raisable cheek piece or high monte-Carlo as I've a long neck and high cheek bones.

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