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The Beretta 303 is a tough shotgun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Onceabum, Feb 8, 2010.

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  1. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

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    Have owned and shot many guns during my trapshooting days but the one that stood out above all others, for reliability, was a 303. To say that about an automatic is almost ridiculous but in twelve years I never had to change a part or have the gun in for repair.

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  2. BAD 303

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    It is not unheard of at all. They are in a lot of opinions the best auto ever built. I can attest to their durability and performance as i have used them for the last 26 years for hunting and sporting. They were ahead of their time for sure. A lot of over and unders don't have the dependability the 303 does. Just tyhe way it is.
     
  3. darr

    darr Well-Known Member

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    I gree whole heartedly.I bought one about 2 months ago for a song.Shot maybe 500 rounds through it and took it apart to clean it.I don't think it had ben cleaned in 10 years.I literally a 1" pile of carbon out of the piston and gas holes and it was still cycling 1 oz. loads.It shoots with the recoil of a 28 gauge.

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  4. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    I have a like new 303 fixed choke Skeet gun with very pretty wood with the small D U logo on the cap for sale. $450 plus actual shipping. Jeff
     
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    Jeff, you have a PM.
     
  6. blkcloud

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    Not to hijack the thread.. I have a 12 gauge 1100 I bought in 1984 from walmart.. I have shot it so many times the pin that holds the trigger group in egg shaped causing the pin to keep falling out which caused the trigger to fall out, I drove a roll pin in it and it is still hammering.. that is the only thing I have replaced on it except for about 3 orings..lol..
    several of the kids on our trap team use the 303 and really love them..
     
  7. dshot

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    I had one that was a loner gun at the Homestead, it was shot hundreds of thousands of time, they sold them when the 390 came out. I brought one shot it for 5 years 1000's of times each and nerve had any problems with it
     
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