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Thread: Beretta 1301 Comp vs. Stoeger M3K FS

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    Beretta 1301 Comp vs. Stoeger M3K FS

    Hey, been lurking for a while but finally here to make a post, hopefully in the right spot. Anyway, mainly just looking for opinions on a purchase I already made.

    I've been recently trying to get into 3 gun lately and have just stuck with my Remington 870 Express and have finally decided it's time to get a new competition semi auto.

    Most suggestions I have been seeing are all for the Stoeger M3k as it is relatively inexpensive, well liked, and practically ready out of the box. Locally, I can have a shop order one for me at $600.

    However, I recently found someone selling a Beretta 1301 Comp with 21" barrel online. It comes with a Briley choke, match saver, Nordic tube coupler, +5 mag extension, and follower. Seller realized it was hard to get into 3 gun in his area and so the shotgun only has 100 shells through it, with no experience on it besides an indoor range. Price is at $800.

    I ended up getting the Beretta 1301. Unfortunately, no local shops around me carry any competition shotguns besides Benelli M2's which is out of my price range. So only having handled a standard Stoeger M3000, I made the decision without knowing which one felt more fit to me. I also feel like I would have preferred the 24" barrel, but with no experience with either barrel length or shotgun, I have no idea.

    Did I make the right decision to get the Beretta? Sorry if it's a dumb question or if the answer is a of course it is or isn't type thing. Might just be overthinking the purchase but just trying to get all the validation I can get on this one.

    Thanks!

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    The 1301 is a solid shotgun and the 21" barrel will get the job done.

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    How light of a load will these guns run on?
    1oz at 1100 fps too light?

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    You got a great deal on that Beretta and I think it is the better gun, personally. The 1301 will digest anything you feed it, from the lightest target load to the heaviest slug

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    How far does the +5 stick out past the 21” barrel? I just bought the same gun, and not sure how long an extended tube to get. A +8 would be nice but would stick out crazy far. I guess being able to load 13 would be worth it.

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    Trying to make the same decision and everything I read points me to the Beretta. To me, you made the right decision.

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    Iím looking for my first auto loader myself and beretta hits all the points for me buts itís expensive.

    Apparently the Ms are crazy expensive!

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    They are both great guns. 10 years ago, I started shooting 3-gun with a 870. I went from the 870 to the 1100, then VersaMax and then to the M3000. I've been shooting a M3000 for 5 years now and still love it(I even bought a 2nd one so I have a 24" & a 26"). Having said that, I think the 1301 is a great gun and since you have already purchased it, I say practice with it and give it a try. Get some dummy rounds and practice loading it, practice loading it from empty and don't forget to shoot it on paper with slugs at 50 yds.

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