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classical_buff
06-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Went to Turner's SSF on Friday.
Managed to try almost all the shotguns that I was interested in shooting.
I am strictly Skeet shooter and was looking for good semi-auto 12ga. to replace my 12ga Huglu.

BENELLI
* Super Sport II 12ga: Great & soft shooting. Really like the fiber optic front sight and confortech stock.

* Vinci: I was bit disappointed. Felt more recoil that I was expecting and not as easy to swing as the Super Suport II 12ga.

* Legacy 28ga: Beautiful & super soft shooting gun. Great gun if you can afford it. Felt almost no recoil except the bolt moving back after the each shots are fired.

BERETTA
* A400 Xcel & A400 Xcel Lightweight 12ga: Very smooth & soft shooting. Points well and swing really well. Lightweight model's receiver is made of aluminum alloy & weighs only around 6 lbs.

ESCORT
* Standard semi-auto 12ga: Not exactly a skeet gun and it felt far more recoil than Beretta & Benelli. But, it is only a fraction of the cost. Surprisingly, shot well and serviceable for skeet shooting.

REMINGTON
* 1100: Shot well. Pointed & swing well. Soft recoil. Only complain is that the gun felt heavier than other guns that I have shot previously.

* VersaMax: Not design for skeet and almost didn't try it. But, I am really glad that I tried it. By far, the softest shooting 12ga that I have ever shot. Pointed & swings well. Bit bulky fore-end but very comfortable. I think it would make a really good skeet gun even though it was designed for more of hunting purposes.

Also, wanted to try CZ semi-auto but the clay thrower was broken and didn't get a chance.

Just wanted to share my thoughts on some of these guns and encourage all of you to go to Turner's SSF, try shooting them and have fun like I did!

bsg
06-04-2011, 2:18 PM
thanks for the mini review. nice that you got to experience variety at the event.

bjl333
06-04-2011, 10:30 PM
REMINGTON
* 1100: Shot well. Pointed & swing well. Soft recoil. Only complain is that the gun felt heavier than other guns that I have shot previously.

There's a reason lots of top skeet shooters still shoot an 1100. A heavier gun will smooth out your swing also.

fennecfrank
06-05-2011, 7:19 AM
Thanks for posting. Great info.

I was there on Friday too (for about 2 hours). Mainly going through each booth to get literatures and checking out new guns.

Didn't shoot shotguns at all but tried a Kriss Super V. It was fun.

However, the event is not as big as the one 2 years ago. I don't see as many booths like before....

classical_buff
06-05-2011, 10:08 AM
Thanks for posting. Great info.

I was there on Friday too (for about 2 hours). Mainly going through each booth to get literatures and checking out new guns.

Didn't shoot shotguns at all but tried a Kriss Super V. It was fun.

However, the event is not as big as the one 2 years ago. I don't see as many booths like before....

I would have to agree with you. I didn't see too many vendors and some didn't
show up at all (i.e. Sig, HK) and others have scale back their presence.

Kriss Super V sounds like a great fun and sorry that I didn't get a chance to try it.

Javi
06-05-2011, 11:54 AM
awh, which cz models did they bring?

runway1
06-06-2011, 8:54 AM
Went to Turner's SSF on Friday.
Managed to try almost all the shotguns that I was interested in shooting.
I am strictly Skeet shooter and was looking for good semi-auto 12ga. to replace my 12ga Huglu.

BENELLI
* Super Sport II 12ga: Great & soft shooting. Really like the fiber optic front sight and confortech stock.

* Vinci: I was bit disappointed. Felt more recoil that I was expecting and not as easy to swing as the Super Suport II 12ga.

* Legacy 28ga: Beautiful & super soft shooting gun. Great gun if you can afford it. Felt almost no recoil except the bolt moving back after the each shots are fired.

BERETTA
* A400 Xcel & A400 Xcel Lightweight 12ga: Very smooth & soft shooting. Points well and swing really well. Lightweight model's receiver is made of aluminum alloy & weighs only around 6 lbs.

ESCORT
* Standard semi-auto 12ga: Not exactly a skeet gun and it felt far more recoil than Beretta & Benelli. But, it is only a fraction of the cost. Surprisingly, shot well and serviceable for skeet shooting.

REMINGTON
* 1100: Shot well. Pointed & swing well. Soft recoil. Only complain is that the gun felt heavier than other guns that I have shot previously.

* VersaMax: Not design for skeet and almost didn't try it. But, I am really glad that I tried it. By far, the softest shooting 12ga that I have ever shot. Pointed & swings well. Bit bulky fore-end but very comfortable. I think it would make a really good skeet gun even though it was designed for more of hunting purposes.

Also, wanted to try CZ semi-auto but the clay thrower was broken and didn't get a chance.

Just wanted to share my thoughts on some of these guns and encourage all of you to go to Turner's SSF, try shooting them and have fun like I did!

Funny, we went there Sat/Sun and shot the same guns, even more. Son and I are just getting into trap/skeet and are trying to chose a gun. I have another post regarding that question but ....nice insight. Thanks for the post and maybe you can comment on my post regarding the same guns.