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Posted: 1/20/2013 12:23:24 AM EDT

I want,

Semi Auto, 12GA, able to take extension to 8 capacity. Ghost rings and the ability to attach a rail.

does not break the bank.

I talked with a gunshop employee and he said "just don't do it man" in regards to Mossberg semi auto's. Something about them being more finicky, less reliable than other Semi auto's.

is this true? or is a 930SPX what i want and reasonable?
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 4:14:17 AM EDT
Mossberg QC has been a little shady recently.  Some sights are canted, the mag extension tube can be crooked, mag springs too long.  There have been reports of them not liking birdshot until they're properly broken in.  Aside from all of that, I have been more than happy shooting mine.  I've never had an issue with modern loads(some really old loads didn't function properly).  The recoil is a lot better with this model over my 590A1 using the same loads.  The only issue I really have is the aftermarket support, there just isn't as much without spending some coin.  I suggest you try one out and see for yourself.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 6:48:49 AM EDT
I am in the process to sell my AK-47 (Yugo M70AB2 built by CAI - DCI receiver) under-folder to fund my tactical semi-auto shotgun project. My budget is around $700. 930 SPX price is within my budget, but I have read so many issues about Mossberg 930 SPX that make me worry.

Is there another type of semi-auto shotgun that perform better than Mossberg 930 SPX who price is within my $700 budget?

Link Posted: 1/20/2013 7:18:36 AM EDT
Find you a used Benelli M1 or M2 for that money. Performance will be way better than the best Mossberg. LGS here had a nice M2 with 6 shot tube and pistol grip stock for $650 this week. Change out tube and spring when you get more cash.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 10:03:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 1:22:09 AM EDT
I would look at the Franchi's Affinity and Beretta's A300 if I were you.  Both capable of taking extensions, rail, and both are less then $700.  There are a lot of excellent reviews on both.
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