Gas or Inertia?

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Re: Gas or Inertia?

Post by ncturkey » March 17th, 2019, 12:04 pm

Sloppy_Snood wrote:
July 27th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Okay… I'm a Browning "snob" and am supposed to tell you to purchase a Browning Maxus or Winchester Super X3 (don't even bother with the Super X4)…

… but my answer is: Remington V3 3-inch 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun. Soft as a Silver/Gold/Maxus/SuperX3/FN SLP automatic but MUCH easier on the wallet (about $600-700).

Plain Jane and it works without a traditional mainspring in the buttstock (uses self-cleaning gas pistons).

Mark it. I finally recommended a Remington (now that there is something to recommend outside of an 1100)

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Re: Gas or Inertia?

Post by CamoMan930 » May 14th, 2019, 11:17 am

I went through the see process. I have friends that hunt with anything from Browning's to Benelli's. I chose the Franchi Affinity 3.5. It is a inertia gun but they put the recoil spring around the mag tube where I think it should be. I haven't had a problem with mine yet but only time will tell.

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Re: Gas or Inertia?

Post by aristico » May 14th, 2019, 6:10 pm

I recently bought a stoeger m3500 and finally was able to shoot it this past weekend....shot real nice felt good.....comes with some kind of recoil reducer but dont feel like i need it and would just add unwanted weight......

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Re: Gas or Inertia?

Post by KyKRAZEE » May 19th, 2019, 8:29 am

Here is the way I see it. For turkey huntin with 12 GAUGE go with a gas gun they seem ( to me ) to have a great deal less recoil than the inertia guns do and since we shoot our turkey guns more like rifles ,I'll take ALL the recoil reduction I can get!!! And since you more than likely ain't gonna encounter freezing rain / sleet / snow or water to make your gun freeze up I cast a second vote for gas.
Now, far as which gas gun to choose ,each person needs to go and handle any model your wallet ( or wife ) will allow you to and that FITS YOU CORRECTLY. My choice would be the Remington V3 compact with the 22" bbl. It comes with stock spacers that allow you to adjust your LOP up to 1" and I'm fairly certain they also come with drop & cast shims and IF YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK you can find this model for around $630 +/- and it comes all black so you can do whatever dip / cerakote you desire. They also offer the V3 in a variety of other models with longer barrels and camouflage Remington also offers this gun in a turkey pro model that comes with a Truglo optic & headbanger choke tube,22" bbl., oversized charging handle and bolt release button, dipped butt to bore in Realtree Timber camouflage and topped off with the SuperCell recoil pad (which I would have on EVERY gun I own if they would fit) ,and again IF YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK, this gun can be bought for slightly under $900.
For the world of duck hunting I say do inertia ALL THE WAY. If ya gun does happen to freeze up you won't be shooting a semi-single-shot!!! Seriously though, I feel the most important factor is the fit of a shotgun for YOU and what YOU can afford.
When it comes to 20 gauges my opinion stays basically the same except BIG GREEN has yet to introduce a V3 in 20 gauge but I hope there will be one coming soon. And really now in our niche we have carved out for turkey huntin (especially in the 20 & .410 world) TSS IS the great equalizer so whether you go gas or inertia in a "sub"gauge you can slap a load of TSS in it and now, you're literally LOADED FOR BEAR.....I mean turkey!!!

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