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Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? #13893387 06/12/19
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Looking for budget wood stocked 20 ga. The Turkish guns are getting good reviews. Anyone "been there done that" ? Thanks.

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Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13894660 06/12/19
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I have a 20 ga. Tri-Star Viper with a synthetic stocks that I won about 4-5 years ago at a Friends of The NRA banquet. It handles and shoots really well. No issues, I'm extremely pleased with it. It's been my go to dove and quail gun.

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Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13895151 06/12/19
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I’ve got a TriStar Viper G2 Bronze 20 gauge. Only a few hundred shells through it with no issues. Trigger sucks. Will get some attention in future.

Comes with a 5 year warranty. Buds offers lifetime warranty for $29. If they can’t fix it, the price is allowed against anything else.

Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13895388 06/12/19
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The tri stars we have in use with our youth club have held up exceptionally well and every failure to fire has been traced back to ammunition issues..

If I were looking at Turkish autos I would look no further than tri star, or weatherby. In fact I think the CZ autos are Turkish too


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Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13895395 06/12/19
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Sold a lot of them when I was in the Firearms Wholesale Industry. Never had any of them returned.


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Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13895686 06/12/19
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I had a fishing buddy buy a Weatherby SA-08 20 gauge for his young son, shogun basically is a Beretta design.

Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: doctor_Encore] #13895891 06/13/19
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Originally Posted by doctor_Encore
I had a fishing buddy buy a Weatherby SA-08 20 gauge for his young son, shogun basically is a Beretta design.


I saw one at a not so local gunstore last weekend and it looked pretty darn good. Proof in the pudding is shooting it a lot but I think the Turks have come a long way in their manufacturing process.


Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13896037 06/13/19
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I have an SA 08 12 guage.


Probably only have three hundred rounds through it....but it seems good so far.

Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13896243 06/13/19
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I bought a Mossberg International SA20 Turkey Thug this year.
That little gun is great. Super light weight with great egros and excellent fiber optic sights.

Its digested everything I’ve put in it without fail and rolled two big toms this season.
Comes with camouflage synthetic stock, sling swivel studs and sling and stock spacers.

I purchased improved cylinder and modified chokes for it, so I can use it for dove/upland game as well.
I’d buy one again in a heart beat.


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Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13898781 06/14/19
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Bought a left handed Tristar viper for my son camouflaged 12 gauge.
Never had any issues yet fires every time.
Only thing I personally don’t like is the choke tube threads, but that’s just a personal thing.


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Bravo

Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Tom264] #13899886 06/14/19
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Originally Posted by Tom264
Bought a left handed Tristar viper for my son camouflaged 12 gauge.
Never had any issues yet fires every time.
Only thing I personally don’t like is the choke tube threads, but that’s just a personal thing.



Should be Beretta/Benelli Mobil choke threads


The government plans these shootings by targeting kids from kindergarten that the government thinks they can control with drugs until the appropriate time--DerbyDude


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Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13901034 06/14/19
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Yes.
Hate em.
Wish they were bennelli crio


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Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13901258 06/15/19
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Been eyeing the Tristar Viper 28 gauge real hard. Only thing I don't like is you have to get the bronze metal to get the fancy Turkish handle. Much rather have the silver receiver with the wood upgrade.


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Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13901270 06/15/19
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I have an ATA Neo inertia 20 ga that I've been pleased with. It's the same gun as the Weatherby Element since they make that gun for Weatherby. The Tri-Stars, Mossberg and Weatherbys all seem to be good and I've researched them thoroughly.



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I have a Hatfield SAS and for $198, it shoots every time, comes with 3 extended chokes and a nice walnut stock.

Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: doctor_Encore] #13949340 07/04/19
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Originally Posted by doctor_Encore
I had a fishing buddy buy a Weatherby SA-08 20 gauge for his young son, shogun basically is a Beretta design.


My daughters shoot one occasionally. Its a fine gun. Can't speak to a high volume shooter, but its never missed a beat in their hands.

Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13949362 07/04/19
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Here's that youth 20 SA-08

Had it dipped in old pattern bottomland.

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Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13952226 07/05/19
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I've also got a TriStar Viper G2 Bronze 28 gauge. I have grown to like the Bronze color more than I thought I would. They have gauge specific frames and I like that. Been a really nice dependable shotgun so far. My trigger got better with use. Would buy another.

Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13956646 07/07/19
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From the Turkish examples I have handled they look very well made indeed 👍......Hb

Re: Turkish Semi-Autos good/bad ? [Re: Leica35mm] #13961669 07/09/19
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The Tristar Viper G2 is an excellent shotgun with very nice internal fit/finish.


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