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Old July 14th, 2017, 07:09 PM #11
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I'm probably going to get a Tristar Viper G2. They make a 30" sporting version.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 07:23 PM #12
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Consider shooting 1 oz 1200 fps loads. Also make sure you are mountingredient your gun properly and holding it tightly.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 07:37 PM #13
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I have been really enjoying the new browning A5. It has been very reliable and although light has fairly light recoil to me. I don't know how you define "reasonable," and don't know what their pricing looks like currently.

I second that having a shotgun fit you is the best advice yet. A solid O/U shouldn't hurt if it fits.

Gas operated semis generally have less felt recoil and beretta excels at making them as does browning.

I did have a weatherby SA-08 in 20ga for my wife that had very little recoil and was very reliable. I bought it because it was inexpensive and wanted something smaller for her (youth model). It took a couple hundred stouter rounds to break it in, but then fed lighter shells. She eventually decided the 12ga was more to her liking.

I don't say that to be disparaging in anyway, but she is about 115-120# and not a big shooter, and she can go through 100 shells with the browning or an O/U if they are fit to her. The youth sized weatherby ended up having a small stock with too much drop in the stock. So it wasn't as comfortable as a larger gun with a properly fit stock.

Maybe try lighter loads as has been suggested, no need for high brass when shooting clays. I use the Walmart 100 round bulk Winchester or federal packs. I have had a couple fail to fires due to bad primers with the federal, but not the Winchester. Either is generally fine though.
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Fiocchi has a number of low recoil loads. Both 1 ounce and 1 1/8 ounce.

But any gas gun will be lower felt recoil. Rem 1100 or 11-87 will probably be the cheapest name brand. Browning and Beretta are both very good, but more expensive.

Personally, I would not buy an off brand. Might be fine, but if not, you will have spent that money, and still have to buy a decent one.
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Shotgun fitting? Recommendations?
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I've shot several different semi's and the Fabarm is the softest shooting I've come across, with 1oz loads it's like nothings there.

Another advantage for Trap is it's fully adjustable, can shoot 100% high. Very easy semi to clean. It is a gun better suited for a large shooter.

Not sure it fits your idea of reasonable as it lists for 2500.00, I'm selling mine for 1600.00 as I prefer my O/U's.
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I've shot several different semi's and the Fabarm is the softest shooting I've come across, with 1oz loads it's like nothings there.

Another advantage for Trap is it's fully adjustable, can shoot 100% high. Very easy semi to clean. It is a gun better suited for a large shooter.

Not sure it fits your idea of reasonable as it lists for 2500.00, I'm selling mine for 1600.00 as I prefer my O/U's.
beautiful, but above my budget, especially since my powerstroke is in the shop getting head gaskets as we speak... fun things will have to wait a whle I fear.
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I did some trap shooting at a buddy's farm and fell in love. I didn't have a ton of $ to spend on a semi auto shotgun, so I bought a Tristar Viper G2. It's a gas gun, and after break in has shot any load I have tried. I mainly shoot the Federal bulk stuff from Walmart (because I am cheap), but I have also shot the cheap bulk Winchester, and it ran fine. Fairly easy to clean, but not as easy as an inertia gun, but a tad softer. I have the silver edition, and a member of my club has the bronze version, when I asked him, he said his has been running great as well. They come with a 5 year warranty, priced ok, and so far reliable.
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I did just order the Tristar Viper G2 SR sporting. $500 shipped from Buds. Review to follow.
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