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Old 07-06-2019, 05:54 PM   #1
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Getting back into guns, I’m Artie

So im a retired Army Staff Sergant loved shooting guns and I’ve had my share of them, I have not touched a weapon since coming back in 2005, just bought a savage 320 and I want to get the Beretta a300 for skeet and trap, what do u all think.
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:14 PM   #2
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Welcome from Florida!

If that is what your budget allows, then go get it and have some fun. I find the 300 a tad light for volume shooting even with the gas action, but YMMV.
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Besides the beretta what do u think
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:02 AM   #5
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I like the A400 series as well; to ME anyway, they just seem to be a tad heavier; plus I added some mag cap weights to get it more in-line with my Browning O/U for swing dynamics.
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A few people said they like the shotgun to be heavier why is that. I thought having a light shotgun will allow u to move faster with it
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:49 PM   #7
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True, you can move it faster, but that is not always a good thing. For most of the clay target games, a smooth swing afforded by a heavier gun is usually an asset - and the big negative, a light gun will kick harder.
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Too light and the gun is very whippy so it starts fast and stops just as fast. A heavier allows for a much smoother swing - remember these fly in a constant pattern unlike live birds.
"Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast" is an old mantra.
Secondly, for competitions where you are shooting a large volume of rounds, the heavier weight helps mitigate the recoil.
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That is an army term slow is smooth etc etc yes that is true though
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