Recoil vs Gas-Operated Shotgun

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    goldtrigger
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    (1/29/03 8:38:55 pm)
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    I am looking to purchase a new semi-auto shotgun and am wondering what the difference is between the two.

    Any options on which is better?

    Should I even be concerned?

    Any input would be appreciated.


    LIKTOSHOOT
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    (1/29/03 9:16:12 pm)
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    Gas is always lighter, no matter what anyone says (makers or otherwise)

    Recoil and weight.

    LTS



    Dave3
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    (2/14/03 9:30:32 pm)
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    I'll take my recoil operated Benilli over those single shot 11-87"s any day. I'm sold, never a plugged gas tube.

    Xracer
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    (2/15/03 9:11:51 am)
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    Hi Goldtrigger.....welcome to TFF.

    The two above posts put it very succinctly......

    Recoil operated tends to be simpler, easier to maintain, and some feel, more reliable in the long run.

    Gas-operated tends to be a little lighter, offer less felt recoil, and it's proponents feel that if maintained properly, is just as reliable as a recoil operated gun.

    Ya pays your money....and you takes your choice.

    lockedcj7
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    (2/17/03 2:36:14 pm)
    Reply | Edit | Del I've tried both...
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    and I like the gas operated better. I am sensitive to kick and I like the characteristics of my 11-87. I have owned several. ONE of them was a one-shot wonder. The other two have been extremely reliable.

    If I was going to Cordoba though, I would carry a spare. (If I shot a Benelli, I would still carry a spare.)
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