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Old/cheap semi-auto shotguns...?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by emt1581, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I bought an old double barrel shotgun a few years back. I think I paid $100 and it works great!!

    At a local gun shop there was racks of old/used semi-auto 12ga. guns. One was in pristine condition but it was Russian...$125. A bunch of FNH's for $200-$235.

    I just want a gun that'll fill that niche of the semi-auto 12ga. So as long as it shoots smooth and feeds reliably I don't care. The guy at the shop said they fed fine. I figured I'd ask on here.

    Is a cheap Russian or FNH good to go? Or are there things to look for/worry about?

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  2. garya1961

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    I don't know about the FNH but if I wanted a cheap auto shotgun I would look for a Savage Model 720. They are a clone of the Browning A5. You can find them in the $200 to $300 range, a lot cheaper than the browning and some will say they are better.

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  3. Steel & Wood

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    John Browning sold the design to his automatic shotgun to FN (Browning A5), Remington (Model 11), and Savage (Model 720). All three are very well made, and the earliest ones will interchange parts. My grandfather bought Remington Model 11s which I now have. They still work perfectly. You need to learn to adjust the recoil system for different loads, though.
     
  5. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Savage and FNH eh? I'll have to look.

    As far as the S12, I had one and hated it. Most unreliable POS I've ever owned next to my Henry Survival Rifle.

    Thanks!

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    Did you know you have geotagging turned on your Motorola Droid phone and it gives everyone the GPS coordinates of where you took the picture?
     
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    I would opt for the Savage Model 720 because it is a Browning design.
     
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  9. Trey83

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    Nice of you to let him know but maybe let him know in a pm:wavey:
     
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    Winchester 1400 is old and cheap. Can't say it'll be reliable though.