What shotgun to get for quail hunting

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Benelli SBE2 is a step up from the Beretta A400
 
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DOGHOUSE26

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I own them both and have field tested them both rigorously. The Benelli is far superior. The SBE3 is junk.
I have shot both over decoys in Canada, the Benelli is lighter to carry which is great for an Upland Gun; the Beretta is heavier and thus has less noticeable recoil. I guess its really up to what you're hunting; I use my Beretta A400 on waterfowl with 3" shells and I'll bump down to a 20 gauge Beretta 391 Urika which is lighter than some .410s for Dove & Quail.
 
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Ive shot 3" shells the last five seasons in both and the Benelli has considerably less noticeable recoil. The 3.5" in the Benelli cycle better also with less recoil and no stove pipe. To each their own for comfort and feel.
 
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Benelli M2 20ga 26"
Citori 20ga 26"
Beretta A300 12ga 26"

The Beretta A400 XTREME is a bad mofo for ducks and geese. I have shot it for quail and dove and prefer a lighter gun for all that... The lighter 20ga guns are 2 3/4-3" shells and the action is quicker than having to cycle the 3.5" bolt of the A400.
 

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Ive shot 3" shells the last five seasons in both and the Benelli has considerably less noticeable recoil. The 3.5" in the Benelli cycle better also with less recoil and no stove pipe. To each their own for comfort and feel.
you also make coyote jerky so ummm yeah.

the a400 recoils less than any of the benelli guns. to say different is crap.

The reason i suggested the upland or light is they are just 3" guns and your bolt does not have to move 6 miles to cycle. The a400 action is also the fastest cycling gun made.

just a FYI they are all owned by the same people now.

If you want a Benelli vinci i have a 3" one for sale. dirt cheap 700 bucks
 
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I shoot a Winchester 101 over and under and love it for all upland shooting. I don’t shoot ducks. I would like to have a semi but liked the 870 better.
 

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I shoot a A400 light.If I was to buy a new 12ga I think I would try the Benelli as the receiver has a smaller profile.I shoot a Benelli 28ga Esoth(spelling)that weighs 5 1/2 lb.I really like the Benelli super sport.I still have 3 Browning B80s(Beretta in drag)and do shoot the one that is a trap gun.Tom
 

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A Remington 870 is all I got. Haven’t shot it in years. its simple and it works. You can go with a fancy 870 from Wilson Combat or Nighthawk if you desire.
 

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870s are hard to beat for the money, they aren't fancy but they get the job done. If you really want an automatic check out the aa-12, hard to find in California though...
 
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Anyone interested? Now for sale. I thought I would offer it here on Bloody Decks first. L C Smith sxs 16 ga. Unfired mint. Even has the original box from the manufacture. Circa 1940
 

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