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Posted: 9/26/2005 3:17:00 PM EDT
A friend of mine is looking for a *inexpensive* but not *cheap* shotgun, mostly just for blasting stuff and having fun.


He ran across a Charles Daly auto shotty for $280............



What do you guys think about Charles Daly? Is it good or not?


Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:19:12 PM EDT
They have been reported on shotgunworld.com to be shitty. They jam and malfunction frequently. I would go with the 870 express Remington for less cost.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:32:37 PM EDT
I have one of the over/unders and its a great gun.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:36:51 PM EDT
I should add that the old Charles Daly shotguns are not the same as these new autoloader ones for sale at Walmart. The new ones are cheap made 90% of the time.

The same way Armalite now is not like Armalite 1960.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:47:35 PM EDT
They are not bad at all for the price. There finish is bit rough around the edges but, for a field gun they are priced very fair and seem to work fine. They are not a Browning or Berretta so if that is what you were looking for then this is not it. I think they are being made in Turkey. So far I have had nothing but, good luck with Charles Daly products.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:48:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 3:49:26 PM EDT by savage1]
I have one of those pictured - It is 100% unless you use those sporting clays target loads, it doesn't like those loads. Otherwise, good gun.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:03:09 PM EDT
I wouldn't.

Get a used 1100. Or spend a little more and a used 11-87.

Or a used Winchester 1400.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:06:29 PM EDT
a friend of mine had one..We were out shooting skeet and it went full auto on him. Took it to a smith and now it works fine.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:15:16 PM EDT
If it is like their 1911s, beware. Time to pony up for an 870.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:39:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By savage1:
I have one of those pictured - It is 100% unless you use those sporting clays target loads, it doesn't like those loads. Otherwise, good gun.





You mean like the Federal value packs at WallyWorld?
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:46:01 AM EDT
The O/U's and side by sides are very nice......the auto's and pump guns aren't.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:47:16 AM EDT
Charles Daly doesn't make any firearms. The firearms are bought from companies from all over the world. Some are good, some not so good. I like the Mausers.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:48:34 AM EDT
For that price, get a Saiga!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 9:43:05 AM EDT
If you ever find a Charles Dailey SxS that was made in Prussia buy it they are very,very high quality shotguns they rank right up there with best quality English and Italian.
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