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Shotgun Test 2009

Shotgun Test 2009

Outdoor Life's Shooting Editor John Snow and team test the best shotguns on the market for 2009.
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from riceme wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

If you're shooting for "something for everyone" I guess I'm looking for my Mossy 500. So, call me cheap. I guess if I find something that works well, I don't find a need for fancy engravings and stuff. Function and value are more important to me than flash, which I'm guessing your readership relates to, judging from above comments.

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from Moishe wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Nice guns but a bit pricey for an old retired soljer!

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from Big O wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Everybody like "nice" inlay, but OMG $7550 ! For what? Something to look at? Some real nice 4x4 trucks(used) are'nt that much. I know, I'm looking !

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from VAHunter100 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Consider the Guerini in the same aspect as a Ferrari or Supermodel...we all like to look at them regardless of whether we can afford to have one around.

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from DivineStrake wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

6phunter, the 1100 has been around for decades. This is a test of new shotguns for 2009.

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from Mike wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

I must extend my comments - the Guerini is an Italian made shotgun. But there are people in the US making a living off their sales. It is still a fine shotgun for the money and I will not fault anyone for buying one. If you insist on buying a fine American made over/under, the picking are very slim. Only O/Us actually made in the US that I can think of right now are Koler, Ruger, and the upcoming Ithaca.

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from Mike wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Well, OL did say here was something for everyone and did recommend a best buy as well as editor's choice. I intimately know what it's like to go through hard times and still appreciate articles on fine guns as well as good working guns. There's hardworking people making a living putting each one of these together. If someone is in a position to purchase an expensive gun and support them that is just fine with me.

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from 6phunter wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

where is the remington 1100 has been and still is the top choice for the average shooter as well as a fvaorite on skeet fields across north america.

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from Kody wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

I do think a wake up call is in order Outdoor Life because I agree with some of the comments on this forum. Perhaps focusing on the value aspect of the new crop of shotguns would have shown an appreciation and sympathy for your readers during hard times. In fairness, you did present the new Remington pump and the Weatherby pump that seem to me to be decent shotguns at a very reasonable price. For some folks in difficult times that could be overlooked and the focus fall on the $7500 luxury model which is out of the reach of someone struggling with the grocery bill. Personally, the Baretta with the kick off feature caught my eye. I have never hunted with an over and under shotgun and with the heavy recoil of steel hunting loads I doubted that I would ever be interested in using one, This kick off feature could tame the recoil issue and turn this fine looking trap gun into a field gun. I wonder if the CZ Redhead which was noted as a best value in previous years by Outdoor Life has such a feature?

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from Bo wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Nice, but way too rich for my blood.

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from Yoda wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Some very nice firearms there

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from Eric Worm wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

LOL, these guns guns with $3000 and $7000 price tags are no A rating with price/value! I think you need to go back to the drawing board on this article....

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from fedupwithoutdoorlife wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

This gun has a $7,550 price tag and it gets an "A" in price/value??? This is the most expensive gun tested!! Come on Outdoorlife and get with it!! Do you not understand what is going on with the economy right now? Thousands of people are losing their jobs everyday and you think $7,550 is a good deal?? Not everyone is an editor of a magazine. Not everyone that reads your magazine can just throw away $7,550 on a gun!! GET WITH IT OUTDOORLIFE!!!!!

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from 6phunter wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

where is the remington 1100 has been and still is the top choice for the average shooter as well as a fvaorite on skeet fields across north america.

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from Mike wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Well, OL did say here was something for everyone and did recommend a best buy as well as editor's choice. I intimately know what it's like to go through hard times and still appreciate articles on fine guns as well as good working guns. There's hardworking people making a living putting each one of these together. If someone is in a position to purchase an expensive gun and support them that is just fine with me.

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from VAHunter100 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Consider the Guerini in the same aspect as a Ferrari or Supermodel...we all like to look at them regardless of whether we can afford to have one around.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Nice, but way too rich for my blood.

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from Kody wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

I do think a wake up call is in order Outdoor Life because I agree with some of the comments on this forum. Perhaps focusing on the value aspect of the new crop of shotguns would have shown an appreciation and sympathy for your readers during hard times. In fairness, you did present the new Remington pump and the Weatherby pump that seem to me to be decent shotguns at a very reasonable price. For some folks in difficult times that could be overlooked and the focus fall on the $7500 luxury model which is out of the reach of someone struggling with the grocery bill. Personally, the Baretta with the kick off feature caught my eye. I have never hunted with an over and under shotgun and with the heavy recoil of steel hunting loads I doubted that I would ever be interested in using one, This kick off feature could tame the recoil issue and turn this fine looking trap gun into a field gun. I wonder if the CZ Redhead which was noted as a best value in previous years by Outdoor Life has such a feature?

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from DivineStrake wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

6phunter, the 1100 has been around for decades. This is a test of new shotguns for 2009.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Everybody like "nice" inlay, but OMG $7550 ! For what? Something to look at? Some real nice 4x4 trucks(used) are'nt that much. I know, I'm looking !

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from fedupwithoutdoorlife wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

This gun has a $7,550 price tag and it gets an "A" in price/value??? This is the most expensive gun tested!! Come on Outdoorlife and get with it!! Do you not understand what is going on with the economy right now? Thousands of people are losing their jobs everyday and you think $7,550 is a good deal?? Not everyone is an editor of a magazine. Not everyone that reads your magazine can just throw away $7,550 on a gun!! GET WITH IT OUTDOORLIFE!!!!!

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from Eric Worm wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

LOL, these guns guns with $3000 and $7000 price tags are no A rating with price/value! I think you need to go back to the drawing board on this article....

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from Yoda wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Some very nice firearms there

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from Mike wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

I must extend my comments - the Guerini is an Italian made shotgun. But there are people in the US making a living off their sales. It is still a fine shotgun for the money and I will not fault anyone for buying one. If you insist on buying a fine American made over/under, the picking are very slim. Only O/Us actually made in the US that I can think of right now are Koler, Ruger, and the upcoming Ithaca.

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from Moishe wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Nice guns but a bit pricey for an old retired soljer!

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from riceme wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

If you're shooting for "something for everyone" I guess I'm looking for my Mossy 500. So, call me cheap. I guess if I find something that works well, I don't find a need for fancy engravings and stuff. Function and value are more important to me than flash, which I'm guessing your readership relates to, judging from above comments.

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