Choosing The Most Suitable Duck Hunting Gun

By: Razvan Jr.


In order to choose the most suitable duck hunting gun hunters must take many aspects into consideration like: functionality, durability, technology and of course, price. In this article we will make brief reviews about 5 guns recommended for duck hunting, we will order them by popularity.

The most popular duck hunting gun is the Remington 870 Pump Shotgun. The reason why this gun is so popular among hunting enthusiasts all over the world is because its ability to withstand some of the most harsh weather conditions. This weapon is considered to be the workhorse of the shotguns compartment. We will offer you specifications about one of the 870 models available on the market, the 870 Wingmaster:

Designation: Model 870 Wingmaster
Type: Autoloading Shotgun
Manufacturer: Remington – USA
Country of Origin: United States
Operation: Autoloading Shotgun
Caliber: 12 / 16 / 20 gauge
Service Year: 1950
Weight (Empty): 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Magazine: 5-Round Tubular Magazine

Second place: the Beretta 391 Shotgun which is one of the most reliable shotguns available on the market; it cycles very fast making it very recommended for duck hunting. All Beretta's gas operated semi-automatic shotguns are based on the same action, the 391 model. Built in a wide variety of variations, including one that handles the blonky 12 gauge 3.5" magnum shells, this action is remarkably versatile. Add to this the good looks and the reliability that Beretta weapons are famous for, you know have the almost perfect choice. We will offer you specifications about one of the 391 models available on the market, the AL 391:

Distributor: Beretta
Model: AL 391
Operation: Gas Operated Autoloader
Gauge: 12 or 20
Barrel Length: 24. 26. 28, 30, 32 in.
Overall Length: 51 in. (28-inch barrel)
Weight: 5.9 pounds (20 gauge); 7.8 (12 gauge Xtrema2
Safety: Crossbolt
Sights: Vent rib with TruGlo
Stock: Walnut, synthetic, or X-tra Wood
Length of Pull: 14.7 inches
Magazine Capacity: 2 (plugged), 3 (unplugged) rounds
Finish: Blued, matte black, camo metal; black, camo, semigloss, oil stock

Third place: the Browning Citori Shotgun, one of the most beautiful shotguns out there. This gun swings like no other gun can and based on what we have read about it but also practiced around with, is a wise choice for duck hunting the next year. If you have the possibility give it a try, we assure you that you won’t regret. We will offer you specifications about one of the Browning Citori models, the XT Trap:

Model: Citori XT Trap with Adjustable Comb
Gauge: 12
Barrel Length: 32”
Nominal Overall Length: 49”
Nominal Length of Pull: 14 3/8”
Nominal Drop at Comb: 1 11/16”
Nominal Drop at Heel: 1 15/16”Nominal Weight: 8lbs. 13 oz.
Chokes Included: Improved Modified, Full
Chamber Size: 2 3/4”
Rib Width: 1/4 – 3/8” Tapered
Wood Finish: Gloss Finish
Stock / Grip: Walnut
Additional Description: Adjustable Comb, Two Full Chokes

Fourth place: the Benelli Super Black Eagle II, according to Benelli the all new trademarked Comforttech system reduces recoil up to 48% better than other competitive systems. The Super Black Eagle II model uses the proven Benelli Inertia Driven bolt mechanism that allows the weapon to shoot 2 Ύ", 3" and even 3½" magnum ammunition without adjustments. In addition, the Super Black Eagle II incorporates some basic improvements like a drilled and tapped receiver. We will offer you specifications about the standard Super Black Eagle II model:

Mechanics: Inertial semi-automatic Benelli with variable geometry trigger release unit
Gauge: 12
Receiver Finish: Ergal, black anodised
Stock and Fore-End: Selected walnut
Stock Length Trigger Measured / Deviation: 360mm / rh and lh adjustable
Drop At Heel: 55 mm adjustable to 50, 60 and 64 on request
Drop At Comb: 36,5 mm
Recoil Pad: Rubber
Magazine Capacity: 3 Magnum cartr., 4 standard cartr., with 2-rounds plug on request
Safety: Larger, transversal with red “ arm ready for shooting “ signal
Weight: 3,000 gr approx

Last place: the Browning BPS Stalker which gets rid of those annoying spent shells in a way that make sense to all respectable water fowlers. This is a rugged machine created to shoot at any visible waterfowl. Some of the features of this shotgun include: receiver, forged and machined steel, barrel – ventilated rib, dual steel action bars, matte black finish and others as well. We will offer you specifications about the regular BPS Stalker:

Model: BPS Stalker
Gauge: 12
Magazine Capacity: 4
Barrel Length: 28”
Nominal Overall Length: 49 Ό”
Nominal Length of Pull: 14 Ό”
Nominal Drop at Comb: 1 ½”
Nominal Drop at Heel: 2 ½”
Nominal Weight: 8 lbs. 5 oz.
Chokes Included: Full, modified, improved cylinder
Chamber Size: 3 ½”
Wood Finish: Matte Black
Stock/Grip: Composite

We have offered you 5 weapon models that are recommended by both amateur and professional hunters all around the world. The choice is up to you, with a little bit of research you can find the most suitable duck hunting gun for you.

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Razvan Marian Jr. is the owner of www.wildduckhuntinginfo.com where you will find interesting duck hunting info and duck hunting tips that may prove to be very useful.

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