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##FABARM SEMI-AUTO REVIEWS?##

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 7771, Jul 22, 2012.

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  1. 7771

    7771 Active Member

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    Has anyone shot the new Fabarm Velocity yet or heard anything negative about the gun, I am considering buying one but i have not heard much about them lately.
    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    There have been threads on this gun recently. Increase the number of days you can see or search.
     
  3. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Do a Google search...there's lots there.

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  4. 7771

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    Thanks guys
     
  5. JohnR

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    Tom, link to a recent review from Randy Wakeman. Also go to Bob Schultz's website and read his blog on the Velocity. Bob is also a great guy to buy a gun from.
    http://www.targetshotguns.com/about/bobs-blog-pg266.htm

    JohnR
     
  6. WNCRob

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    Bob Schultz has a really good review on his web site...Targetshotguns.com

    WNCRob
     
  7. 7771

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    ttt
     
  8. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    I picked one up and shouldered it at the Indiana State shoot. It is heavy. I
    don't see where it is an improvement over the DeVault 391 conversion - or the
    Moneymaker 391 conversion for that matter.


    If somebody wants to shoot this for doubles, he'll be pelting the guy next to him just like all the other autos. I did not see a single auto in the doubles
    championship. It looks like a nice gun -but what would you use it for?
     
  9. BAD 303

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    A new auto will be introduced next year from a big name company. Not a rumor i just can not say anymore about it but it has been handled already. Trapshooters and some sporting guys will go crazy.
     
  10. dead on 4

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    BAD 303,
    You need to do more than just pick it up to make a judgement. I've owned all of Beretta's auto's starting with 301, some have been tricked out with aftermarket ribs,barrel work, adjustable stocks and so forth. All have been great guns, but I was truly surprised when I shot the Fabarm's auto how well it pointed and for me how low the recoil sensation was compared to other autos I've shot. My girlfriend shot it as well walking away with the opinion as mine.

    In the last two decades shotguns have been advanced and refined to where improvements come in small steps, in my opinion Fabarms has taken a big leap forward with this fully featured target gun. I will own one before years end.

    Surfer
     
  11. BAD 303

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    I was not asking you to not buy one. Shoot whatever you want. Just letting some know that a new high profile company will introduce an auto next year that has already been shot by a friend. It was not in the US either. It was shot and handled at the factory. It has some really nice features and should have the best auto trigger ever made.
     
  12. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    B 303, if it has a better trigger than does the Butler, I'd have to see and shoot it to believe that!! Trouble with the Butler, he doesn't know much about marketing his great product in my opinion.

    Hap
     
  13. Avaldes

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    I'm not much of an auto guy, but the Velocity model is a pretty sexy auto. I think it is the adjustable rib and stock that make it somewhat unique in auto land. I shot a DeVault conversion and it was an awesome gun. So I would imagine this thing would shoot very similarly.
     
  14. dead on 4

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    Hap,
    The Fabarms trigger is pretty dreamy, much better than any of my Beretta's. I've only seen pictures of the Butler, it looks like quite a bit of thought has gone into bringing this gun to market and it should do well. People who have shot it have good thngs to say about it. If you have a chance to shoot a Fabarms I'd like to hear your toughts.

    Bad 303 my comments were aimed at dickgtax not you, I didn't give full attention when typing my response,I apologize.

    Surfer
     
  15. Hap MecTweaks

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    Surfer, I will get a chance to compare my experiences between the two eventually and I will tell you my thoughts. I have no axe to grind concerning any semi-auto as one being superior to another except for the triggers. The Butler trigger is on par with and above a lot O/U triggers!! I have broken several 100s with my 303 with both a pull and release trigger. BUT, my best trigger in the 303 can't even come close to comparing with the Butler. The design of the Butler gun allows for a very radical new trigger asembly design and it has one when compared to all other semi-autos I've experienced to date. That's why I wrote that I'd have to see and shoot one to call it a better trigger design than the Butler XX-12!

    Hap
     
  16. dead on 4

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    I'm not suggesting Fabarm's is in the same league as butler, I'm saying it's a notch above current autos that I'm familiar with. My understanding Butler is using a twin spring system giving it a very quick loc time and is a highly refined product.

    I had one of Wendel's 303's, wish I kept it...............

    Surfer
     
  17. sport303

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    i still like my 303 beretta 747 backbore 2 1/2 in cone ported. briley thinwall tubes. graco mercury reducer. i can shoot any target shell with no disconfort.and it keeps running. jack concannon
     
  18. Dickgshot

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    That's kind of my point. You just heard from two of the best sporting clays shooters around that see no benefit in another automatic, especially one in the $2,500 to $3,000 range. Three of the top sporting clays shooters in the country shoot 391's and are winning with them (Matarese, Robertson and Ribbs)

    So if sporting clays won't shoot them; trap shooters aren't shooting autos at all-certainly not for doubles; I go back to my original question: what is it for?
     
  19. AEST BOSS

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    As soon as FABARMS decides to pay Sporting Guys more to shoot their guns than Beretta does.....they will be all over the place. Robertson could shoot an 870 and still be leader of the pack.
     
  20. oleolliedawg

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    Trapshooters are getting older, more recoil sensitive and many have the extra income to play with new toys. A superior semi-auto might be just the ticket. Johnny come lately's will not remember when Leo shot an 1100 and Pete McCall shot a Super-X better than they'll ever dream!!
     
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