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Posted: 12/17/2012 10:30:03 AM EDT
Since I can't use a rifle for deer in Ohio, and most shots I would take on my father's property in WV would be 100yds or less anyway, I'm considering a semi-auto shotgun purchase. I'd like to hear real owner opinions as opposed to the gun rag reviews.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 11:51:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2012 11:53:17 AM EDT by ziebart]
I like mine and the slugs seem to hit point of aim. But it's my first semi auto shotgun. It was reliable with everything other than Winchester bulk pack. If you get the lifter forks welded send it to c-rums and plan on blending the chamber edges.

Or don't get it welded and be careful while loading so you don't get the finger trap.

ETA I got mine for 3 gun and have put at least 1500 rounds through it in 2 years.
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 6:47:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ziebart:
I like mine and the slugs seem to hit point of aim. But it's my first semi auto shotgun. It was reliable with everything other than Winchester bulk pack. If you get the lifter forks welded send it to c-rums and plan on blending the chamber edges.

Or don't get it welded and be careful while loading so you don't get the finger trap.

ETA I got mine for 3 gun and have put at least 1500 rounds through it in 2 years.


Thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 12/23/2012 4:55:51 PM EDT
Beware if you are planning to put a scope on it. I have a SLP which is basically the same gun, and have tried 2 types of rings, and neither one will tighten down enough on the rail.

Anybody running a scope on one of these?
Link Posted: 12/24/2012 8:38:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2012 8:39:35 AM EDT by RatSass]
I think the rail is Weaver on the SLP-not Picatinny. And that was a really dumb move on FN's part IMHO.
Link Posted: 12/25/2012 6:58:44 PM EDT
Yes the rail on the 22" barreled model is a weaver, and I've tried to fit weaver rings. They will not work. I've used 2 types of Warne rings.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 2:57:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JoshD:
Beware if you are planning to put a scope on it. I have a SLP which is basically the same gun, and have tried 2 types of rings, and neither one will tighten down enough on the rail.

Anybody running a scope on one of these?


I would like to put a low power scope or RDS on it as I'm interested in the deer/slug version.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:10:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AirRaceFan:
Originally Posted By JoshD:
Beware if you are planning to put a scope on it. I have a SLP which is basically the same gun, and have tried 2 types of rings, and neither one will tighten down enough on the rail.

Anybody running a scope on one of these?


I would like to put a low power scope or RDS on it as I'm interested in the deer/slug version.


That was my plan with the SLP. I plugged the magazine tube and bought a Burris Tac30 1-4x scope that I haven't gotten to use yet! Who knows, maybe I just got a dud or something.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 9:52:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JoshD:
Originally Posted By AirRaceFan:
Originally Posted By JoshD:
Beware if you are planning to put a scope on it. I have a SLP which is basically the same gun, and have tried 2 types of rings, and neither one will tighten down enough on the rail.

Anybody running a scope on one of these?


I would like to put a low power scope or RDS on it as I'm interested in the deer/slug version.


That was my plan with the SLP. I plugged the magazine tube and bought a Burris Tac30 1-4x scope that I haven't gotten to use yet! Who knows, maybe I just got a dud or something.


Can anyone speak to this issue and the type of rail on the Winny X3?
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:35:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JoshD:
Originally Posted By AirRaceFan:
Originally Posted By JoshD:
Beware if you are planning to put a scope on it. I have a SLP which is basically the same gun, and have tried 2 types of rings, and neither one will tighten down enough on the rail.

Anybody running a scope on one of these?


I would like to put a low power scope or RDS on it as I'm interested in the deer/slug version.


That was my plan with the SLP. I plugged the magazine tube and bought a Burris Tac30 1-4x scope that I haven't gotten to use yet! Who knows, maybe I just got a dud or something.


How long is the plug? I have a SPL and might try using it for deer hunting with slugs too. Just a dowel rod XX inches long?
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:36:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 6:37:03 PM EDT by Shadow_Grey]
Double tap...sorry.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 7:32:25 AM EDT
Sorry I just have the vent rib version no rail.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 3:50:12 AM EDT
Shadow, yes that is pretty much what it is. I actually used a piece of pvc pipe, I didn't want to use a wood dowel rod because I was afraid the wood would hold moisture, but anything like that would work fine. I will measure my plug later on and post the info.
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