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Opinions? Gas vs Inertia

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by birddog, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. ekim

    ekim Active Member

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    I'll stick with my little old 20ga. pump not a lot of recoil and will do what I need done.
     


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  2. birddog

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    My old man has a Rem 1100 20ga that’s sweet to shoot. He won’t part with it at any price.
     
  3. single stack

    single stack Active Member

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    Folks have differing opinions. Gas guns are always softer shooting that inertia guns.
    Inertia guns have the same felt recoil as long recoil actions. I'm old and somewhat recoil sensitive due to my my old pal, Arthur Itis.
    The softest shooters I've tried are the Browning Gold series and the Beretta 400 series.
     
  4. Dawico

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    What do you do when your gas gun runs out of gas?

    Yes, a question I heard at a gun store. Employee said just to bring it in and they would fill it up for free. We held off our laughter until the customer had left.
     
  5. DBTX

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    Beretta 1301 here. Very soft and reliable.
     
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  6. deemus

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    If he shot a Beretta, but would gladly part with it. I shot an 1100 before I had my Berettas.

    After shooting a Beretta AL390, my 1100 felt like a Mossberg 500.
     
  7. birddog

    birddog Active Member

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    He’s shot a Beretta.

    He’s old school. He won’t own any shotgun made outside of the USA.
     
  8. deemus

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    lol. I'm old school till it comes to my shoulder.
     
  9. birddog

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    That why he likes his 20..... :)
     
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  10. Huntindoc

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    A lot of people with no knowledge or experience giving their opinions on inertia guns. I own and use both. No, inertia guns do not need spring changes with different loads. Most gas guns are heavier than their inertia counterparts. Most, not necessarily every one. Two shotguns of the same weight, one a gas gun and one inertia driven, the inertia one will have less felt recoil and will function reliably with a wider range of loads.
     


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