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#1 Leo

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:13 PM

Up until recently I thought for sure I knew the answer to this one. It's not as clear cut as I once thought.

Auto loading shotguns and folks opinions have changed dramatically in recent years. Curious, what's everyones pick and why.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 04:27 PM

I think I've narrowed it down.

The name of the fastest auto-loader must have a name that starts with "B" :)
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 04:49 PM

Benelli !!!


If that's what you're thinking Leo, does the inertia-driven system on Benellis make it the fastest?
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:49 PM

Benelli !!!
If that's what you're thinking Leo, does the inertia-driven system on Benellis make it the fastest?


Benelli legitimately claimed at one time they had "the fastest auto-loading shotgun made."

However, note they NEVER claimed to have the fastest auto-loading shotgun EVER made. The only reason they could get by with that is the company (whose name also starts with a "B") that indeed made the fastest auto-loader had discontinued that model!

Since then things have changed more. It gets real interesting :)
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:33 AM

I'm going with the Browning humpback, AKA magnum 5. I used one of them for a lot of years, and it never gave me any problems whatsoever, except for the choke being a little on the tight side and wrecking game if you fired it when they were close. That includes firing some old paper shells that were expanded a little due to getting a little wet. :) No malfunctions whatsoever, and very pleasant to fire, even with 3 inch magnum's loaded heavy.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:05 PM

You're a smart man Redgreen. The A-5 was indeed the fastest when Benelli made their marketing push. Since Browning had discontinued it they could offer no rebuttal.

The Winchester SX2 takes the current bidding as the fastest auto-loader. Tom Knapp's record with the Benelli is nine hand thrown clays. Patrick Flanigans with the Winchester SX2 is an astounding eleven.

Is it just that Patrick is faster than Tom. No. The inertia drive of the Benelli simply won't allow this gun to be any faster than Knapp is pushing it. At the speeds Patrick is pushing the SX2 the hammer on the Benelli simply follows the bolt and doesn't fire the cartridge.

Here's the biggest twist folks. Winchester and Browning are held by the same company. The Browning Gold is essentially the same gun as the Winchester with a better fit and finish and a few more features. The BGs have speed loading, magazine cut off and an oversized safety. Same working guts as the Winchester. Plus an interesting fact, the Browning's are once again being made in Belgium. Something consumers have been crying for for years.

So once again Browning takes the speed crown. And once again, they do so quietly, without fanfare and marketing hype.

Told you it was interesting. At least it was to me :)
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:43 PM

Eleven hand thrown clays? Wouldn't that count as a fully automatic shotgun and not a semi-auto? :o Some people are simply not human!
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 08:21 PM

Seems like a gas gun would be faster than them springers.
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:59 PM

Here ya go...

http://www.patrickflanigan.com/videos/nraSX3.wmv

And I knew that Leo !!

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Edited by Bob LeBlanc, 18 September 2007 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:34 PM

Here ya go...

http://www.patrickflanigan.com/videos/nraSX3.wmv

And I knew that Leo !!

Bob :o


:o :o :o :o Are you sure that that's a semi-auto :o ^_^
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