Six Semi-Automatic Sporters for $600 or Less

Turkish-made semi-automatic shotguns have gained in popularity through their rock-bottom prices and wide-spread availability. Just about any gun store in America will have a model or two (or more) that appeals to budget-minded wing and clays enthusiasts, while the online selection seems almost boundless. In addition to routinely getting the job done for diehard shooters, these semi-automatics are often a cost-effective go-to choice for first-time shooters dipping their toe in the water, or as a knock-about when the weather turns foul in the field.

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Benelli Introduces the Montefeltro Ultra Light Shotgun

Accokeek, MD – Nothing compares to a crisp, bluebird autumn day when the birds are plentiful, the dogs are on, and there is always “one more” spot to check just over the horizon. It is days like this for which Benelli’s engineers developed the all-new Montefeltro Ultra Light.

With its shortened barrel — 26-inch for the 12-gauge model and 24-inch for the 20-gauge model — combined with a reduced-length magazine tube and featherweight carbon-fiber stepped rib, the Montefeltro Ultra Light boasts a comfortable 6.3 and 5.3 lbs. for the 12- and 20-gauge versions, respectively. That reduced weight and shorter length translates to effortless shouldering and faster swings on quick-moving birds. Should higher round capacity beyond the standard 4+1 be required, the Montefeltro Ultra Light’s open mag tube can easily be modified with an optional extension.

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Winchester Sub Gauge Shotshells for Upland and Waterfowl Hunting

EAST ALTON, IL — Winchester Ammunition announces expanded offerings in 28 gauge shotshells for upland and waterfowl hunting.

The growing demand for sub gauge hunting loads is an exciting prospect as it provides a softer recoil option for those that may have avoided hunting and sport shooting due to the higher recoil of 12 and 20 gauge shotshells. Winchester is committed to offering innovative shotshell products for every hunting and sport shooting situation.

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Federal Announces New Prairie Storm Upland Loads

ANOKA, Minnesota –– Federal Ammunition announces the expansion of options for Prairie Storm upland hunting ammunition in 2024. The new loads usher in the all-new Prairie Storm Bismuth Blend product line, plus new additions to the classic Prairie Storm FS Lead existing lineup. These new products were recently announced and on display during the 2024 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Savage Announces 555 Sporting and 555 Sporting Compact Now Shipping

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts –– Savage Arms is excited to announce that models 555 Sporting and 555 Sporting Compact are now shipping. The 555 Sporting is now available in 20 GA and .410 Bore, with the 555 Sporting Compact now being offered in 12 GA, 20 GA and 410 BORE. Savage is thrilled to offer these new additions to the over-under lineup that will add value to the sporting clays and trap leagues.

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The Next Gen CZ 1012 G2 Shotgun is Here

Kansas City, KS – CZ has upgraded its 1012 inertia-operated shotgun with features that deliver ultimate reliability and performance. Sometimes the best wingshooting happens in foul weather, and hunters need a shotgun that’s unfailing shot after shot. Unlike gas-operated shotguns that require frequent cleanings, the 12 ga and 20 ga shotgun cycles the action using the shotgun’s recoil and is much less prone to fouling. The system runs longer between cleaning and is perfect for high-volume waterfowl hunters who can’t afford downtime. The best part is that 1012 G2 shotgun includes advanced features found in modern autoloaders at a fraction of the competition’s price.

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Winchester E-Tech, an Innovative, Environmentally Friendly Shotshell

EAST ALTON, IL — Winchester Ammunition has changed the ammunition landscape through innovation time and time again. Whether it be John Olin’s Super-X that set the standard with progressive-burning powder or the iconic AA® shotshell with its reloadable, plastic hull and unique plastic wad. Winchester has put itself on the cutting edge of innovation once again with E-Tech™, an environmentally friendly shotshell that utilizes wads made from biopolymers that are certified as home compostable.

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Benelli Adds New Model to 828U O/U Shotgun Line

January 2023, Accokeek, MD – Nothing epitomizes the upland hunting experience like a classically styled over/under shotgun, and none represent the melding of traditional O/U styling with advanced engineering like the famed 828U series from Benelli. For 2023, Benelli moves the 828U series to the next technological level with the introduction of the new 828U Steel model in 12- and 20-gauge.

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New Mossberg® 940® Pro Sporting Autoloaders Offer Adjustability and Specialized Features for Competitive Shooters

NORTH HAVEN, CT – Gain a competitive edge with the new line of Mossberg 940 Pro Sporting 12-gauge autoloading shotguns. With their user-adjustable stocks for length-of-pull, cast, and drop; durable soft-shooting gas-operating systems; and design features for speed and accuracy, these 940 Pro shotguns will help you shatter the competition. Available in a full-size model with walnut stock and forend and a shorter Super Bantam™ synthetic version.

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Shotgun Life Online Magazine Introduces Advertising Embedded into Editorial

THOMASVILLE, Georgia – December 5, 2023 – Shotgun Life, the first online magazine dedicated the best in wing and clays shooting, introduced display advertising that rivals print by being embedded across all its editorial. You can see Shotgun Life at https://www.shotgunlife.com.

The new innovation places display ads in Shotgun Life stories, Briefs and News. The ads complement those already in place on Shotgun Life in the home page and margins of the editorial pages.

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