Beretta® A300 Outlander Shotgun
I recently purchased the black synthetic A300. This isn't the Beretta you buy for its looks. It is, after all, their value priced semi-auto. However, performance is on par with any Beretta I've had experience with so far. I took it to the local range today for some wobble trap to put the first 100 shells through it after an initial cleaning. Disassembly and cleaning is you typical semi-auto endeavor.
I shot doubles the entire outing using Federal value pack, multi-purpose loads (3 dram eq, 1 1/8 oz., 8 shot) without a single issue: no misfires and no failures to extract, eject or load. It was flawless the entire outing.
Fit is perfect for me out of the box with the default shims and 1 inch spacer installed. Scores improved each round, with the last round ending up 24/25. I'm am thoroughly pleased so far and can't wait to take it on an upcoming duck hunt in December.
November 25, 2014
Recently started hunting and trap/sporting clays and this was a great purchase. I put about 1,200 lead rounds trap shooting and about 250 steel rounds hunting. Not one issue. I have shot browning o/u's and some pumps but I am glad I made this purchase over the rem 11-87 I was considering.
Sometimes I wish I bought the camo instead of the matted black but I couldn't justify an extra $100 for this being my first shotgun purchase; camo just looks a bit cooler to me.
I recommend this purchase to any novice as a great entry level gun that won't let you down even in the nasty -10* winter hunts I went on in northern Illinois.
September 18, 2014
Best Semi auto for the price
The A300 is a great entry level shotgun. It is super easy to assemble and dissemble. I took it apart a couple times to clean and have put about 150 lead shots and 150 odd steel shots through it without any issues.
The gun comes with 2 spacers that are really easy to install and you can get more on the beretta website if you are tall like me ( 6'2").
The shotgun feels lighter than the 3901 I was using before and the self cleaning piston gives it even more advantage over the previous generation.
One thing to note is that the shims are included and were pre-installed so don't get confused if you don't see them in the box. Also in the box are 3 chokes ( out of which one is pre installed).
All in all, a great buy especially with the discounts I got at basspro and the cash back.
August 31, 2014