Re: need opinions on shotguns.
As autos go, I don't think any of the numerous autos I have owned or shot can come close to my Benelli Black Eagle in terms of quality, reliability, balance, and simplicity of design. Cleans up in minutes, and never had a failure. Numerous shooting buddies have had the same experience with the Benneli. The inertia system is an excellent design. To me, this is the shotgun design equivalent to the AK 47 but with top quality, and shooting performance. Had a Wnchester 1300 along with 870's, Ithacas, etc. They were not bad but with the Winchester Model 12 as a reference point, they were soon sold.
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