Need Help on Gun Upgrade!

Grit

Member
Fabarm L4S. Ready Randy Wakeman review of it . Its also on you tube. I have two now.
Good luck, but you have to buy what fits you the best.
 

AtTheMurph

Active member
I may have mis-spoke on it, raised rib? Not sure what it's called specifically, where the barrel has a raised surface, when I handle the gun I like a clean sightline straight down the barrell with it slightly raised, the montefrelto I tried didn't have it. The Binelli click I see isn't a new problem, that may influence me now that I've looked into it more.

@AtTheMurph, I like 3 shots no o/u or s/s for me.
If you want to not have to worry about the jams and want to carry a nice light gun, probably missing the boat.
 
BEST way is to go mount as many as you can and find the fit that you like. Just my experience liking the 870 sight picture of seeing a little rib and floating birds that I shot for years, the Montefeltro was the sight picture I liked. I like looking at a wood stock also, so win win for me but obviously not necessary. Actually bought a Cordoba and couldn't get used to the high rib and had to cover everything. I have a Super Black Eagle and its too heavy in my opinion. Its a gen1 so maybe they are lighter now but not necessary for pheasant or duck.
Good luck and HOW FUN to get to buy a new gun.
 

grossklw

Member
If you want to not have to worry about the jams and want to carry a nice light gun, probably missing the boat.

I can live with an occasional Jam. But it’s happened 4x this year when I would’ve had an easy follow up (not an excuse for missing the first shot but another jam would’ve been a double). I just simply stated im not interested in a Sxs or o/u, I like having 3 shots because I hunt multiple species. I tried a Retay Masai Mara and am leaning that way currently. I’ve gotten enough opinions now to feel comfortable with any of the franchi, Benelli, or Retay I think.
 

dhuggins

Member
I can live with an occasional Jam. But it’s happened 4x this year when I would’ve had an easy follow up (not an excuse for missing the first shot but another jam would’ve been a double). I just simply stated im not interested in a Sxs or o/u, I like having 3 shots because I hunt multiple species. I tried a Retay Masai Mara and am leaning that way currently. I’ve gotten enough opinions now to feel comfortable with any of the franchi, Benelli, or Retay I think.
Gross- I have both the Masai Mara and the Gordion and I honestly prefer the Gordion.
Having shot both a lot, it would be hard to justify the extra money. Just my 2 cents.
 

grossklw

Member
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Went pheasant hunting last night and my shotgun jammed and cost me a chance at another rooster (doesn’t excuse the first shot). I about threw it into the marsh and went home. Weird side note, flushed a hen and the idiot flew 150 yards directly into a power line and committed suicide.

Got home, told my wife I’m buying a shotgun today so if that’s what you got me for Xmas speak now or forever hold your peace, she said have at it.

Ended up going with Retay Masai Mara, I don’t need 3.5 but thought it may be nice for turkey hunting. Modified shims when I got home today, I’ll pattern and shoot a couple rounds of clays Friday before trying to get my first ditch parrot this weekend. Thanks for the advice guys!
 
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