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I have the chance to get a 11-87 that has only had about a dozen shells through it.(was purchased last spring) I know I should just get a 3 1/2 inch but this is a chance to get a new gun for less than half the price. I am going to try for a 3 1/2 in the fall.
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Truthfully, I wouldn't worry about getting a 3.5 in gun. I bought a Beretta Xtrema with some of the money I got for high school graduation. It is a nice gun, but probably one of the biggest mistakes I ever made. I bet I could count on one hand the number of 3.5 in shells I've cycled through the gun in almost 2 years. I bought it for turkey, duck, and goose hunting. I have killed so many birds (turkeys included) with 2 3/4 in and 3 in shells, it isn't even funny. Save your money on the 3.5 in, and just scout and learn to talk (and look) more like your prey. The 11-87 is a fine gun, and I would scoop it up in a heartbeat if it was offered to me. Well, I'll get off my soap box and let you make the decision for yourself. Good Luck and Stay Safe.

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I bought a Beretta Xtrema with some of the money I got for high school graduation. It is a nice gun, but probably one of the biggest mistakes I ever made.
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Matt, why do you say this ? Because of the lettuce you dropped on that gun ? Or is it a performance issue?
 

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The gun is a great gun, don't get me wrong. I think that it is way overpriced. I should have listened to my dad when he told me that Remingtons are cheap and reliable. I own an 870 Wingmaster, but I wanted to get a semi auto. I regret dropping that much money on a 3.5 in semi auto, when I could have got a 3 in gun. I rarely shoot 3.5 in (only at turkeys on private land). The only problem I really had with the gun is that the camo on it wore of rather easily (1 season of hard hunting) in spots were my hands touched alot. If you want a 3.5 in autoloader, then the Beretta is my choice. I wish however, I would have saved money and bought a 3 in, and then spent the rest on decoys.

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i use a 11-87 and i love it it doesnt take 3 1/2 it does the job perfectly fine cutts ducks and geese down hard. Usally we have one or two guys calling with about 40 or 50 big foot dekes so we can get them pretty close and the 11-87 does the job perfectly.
 
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