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Old 01-24-2010, 12:24   #1
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$800 to spend...what auto loading shotgun to buy?

Ok I just sold a bunch of stuff on Craigslist and now I have $800 burning a hole in my pocket for a semi-auto "tactical" shotgun.

I had my heart set on a Mossberg 930 SPX (Buds has some for $520 including shipping) but now that I have a little more money than expected I was wondering what you guys would get? FN SLP? Benelli M4? I think I'd have to sell a few more things to get these though?

Any suggestions from the semi auto shotgun specialists?

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Old 01-24-2010, 16:17   #2
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I am no specialists; but I am happy with my Saiga-12.
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Old 01-24-2010, 18:06   #3
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If you must have a semi-auto. . . . Remington 1100.
Pick up a used one, and convert it to either the 'Tac' 1100 or the "Competition Master" 1100.
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Old 01-24-2010, 18:17   #4
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Hunt down a used M2 or M1S90 for perhaps a little more money.
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Old 01-24-2010, 19:28   #5
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mossberg 930 spx hands down
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Old 01-24-2010, 20:56   #6
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I looked at a semi-auto shotgun I had never seen before. It was made by Stoeger and it looked identical to a Benelli. The salesman even said it is manufactured by the same folks that tool the Benelli thats why it looks like a carbon copy of one? Amybody ever seen these? It was $1000 cheaper than the Benelli at about $450.00

Are they reliable?
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Oh and it has the Benelli licensed inertia driven system, not gas operated. Is that good?

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Old 01-24-2010, 21:02   #7
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I am no specialists; but I am happy with my Saiga-12.
Agree 100%. But, do the AK conversion and get a drum mag!

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Old 01-24-2010, 21:13   #8
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Agree 100%. But, do the AK conversion and get a drum mag!

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Agreed; but damn $230 for the drum! I will have one one day, just not today.
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Old 01-24-2010, 21:24   #9
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Put a little more money with that and get the SLP. You won't be dissapointed.
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Old 01-24-2010, 21:25   #10
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Nobody in Vegas seems to have a 930 SPX or FN SLP in stock on the shelves!!!
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Old 01-25-2010, 20:48   #11
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Ok I got me a 930 SPX tactical and LOVE IT!!! Even the sale guy said dont waste your money on the SLP since it doesnt give you leaps and bounds over the SPX. Plus the SLP needs parts changed when going from light loads to heavy loads...and the SPX doesnt.

If the SPX runs reliable...I wont regret not getting an FN SLP. Heck they look identical on the shelf.
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Old 01-25-2010, 21:14   #12
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Nice pick up. Congrats! I love mine and it eats everything.
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Old 01-26-2010, 16:00   #13
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Agreed; but damn $230 for the drum! I will have one one day, just not today.
That's why I was holding out, but as of today the drums are now $120.

http://www.mdarms.com/scripts/prodlist.asp?idCat=1
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Old 01-26-2010, 16:11   #14
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I'll be the guinea pig for the new ProMag 12rd drum.....Just ordered one...Stay tuned.
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Old 01-26-2010, 17:25   #15
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The MD-20 only holds 2 3/4 shells, there is a European company that makes 20 round drums that can hold 3" shells. Can't find the site just yet...

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Old 01-26-2010, 17:36   #16
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The MD-20 only holds 2 3/4 shells, there is a European company that makes 20 round drums that can hold 3" shells. Can't find the site just yet...

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There's the Wraithmaker drum from Alliance Armament and one from Max Rounds out of Europe.

http://www.alliancearmament.com/alli...t30rddrum.aspx

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Old 01-26-2010, 18:30   #17
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The SPX with LPA GR sights is a great gun for the money. If you want to step up you need to go Benelli. The M4 is way above your price range but the M2 is about there with some careful shopping.
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Yep, Maxrounds. That's them, thanks. Kinda pricey though...

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Old 01-26-2010, 20:24   #19
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This thread got me interested in the various autos mentioned. The Stoeger 2000 appears to compare well to the Benelli inertia driven guns. It gets good marks over on Shotgun forums. Might have to check one out.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:44   #20
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Yeah the Stoeger 2000 still has my interest but I think my 930SPX is going to hold me over for a few years in the semi-auto shotgun dept. But $450 for a Stoeger 2000 does sound like a smoking deal if they are reliable?
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:32   #21
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Yep, Maxrounds. That's them, thanks. Kinda pricey though...

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Kinda? 379 euro is damn expensive!
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Old 01-28-2010, 20:31   #22
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It's hard to go wrong with the Mossberg 930 SPX . . . An Awesome Autoloader (named as "Shotgun of the Year" by the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence). Use the remainder for ammo and/or can't do without accessories.
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Old 01-28-2010, 22:32   #23
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ive been lusting for a Remington 1100 Tactical +4.

ill probably end up getting a Mossberg 930 combo though. they are a bit cheaper and i prefer the safety like my mossberg pump. i also dont like the tall AR type sights on the SPX.
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Old 01-28-2010, 23:04   #24
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If you must have a semi-auto. . . . Remington 1100.
Pick up a used one, and convert it to either the 'Tac' 1100 or the "Competition Master" 1100.
I like these myself . I prefer the 3" magnum but you have to get a gunsmith to open the gasport for it to function with 2 3/4 shells. I have 2 converted so far and am looking for another magnum for a third.
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ive been lusting for a Remington 1100 Tactical +4.

ill probably end up getting a Mossberg 930 combo though. they are a bit cheaper and i prefer the safety like my mossberg pump. i also dont like the tall AR type sights on the SPX.
I want another semi-auto 12 for 3-Gun and the 1100 Tac-4 might be a good fit. Already has the extended tube, good size barrel, and will take chokes. I also have a Dick's Gift Card to use up. Have to see if they have them or can get one.
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