Kane Jones: Very cool shotgun, that computer is helpful to keep track of how much
you've shot. A lot better shotgun than my webley&scott 810.
mario schembri: i have the beretta a400 xplor at about one mount new and i am very proud
for my shot gun it very fast and very light and its one of the best brand
like the benelli.
shootgun76: Nice shooting, i just ordered one and i was hoping to see a review rather
than some clay bashing though...
tirfune: nice video , beautiful gun my friend
1ducyboy: So really, as you see it, there are only positive points to buying this
semi-auto? As you can tell I have limited experience in shooting and don't
want to make a £1400 mistake, I will be buying a A400 Xcel and I just want
the right gun, which is great to use with limited recoil. It was just the
question whether the extra £80 for the kick-off was money well spent. You
seem to say it is, would that be right?
saxovtr1234: Browning maxus is a better gun
srspower: I really liked it, the wood is gorgeous for a semi but each to their own :)
Lonya Steff: I had remi 1187 then sold it. bought an A300 and it knocked me out as it
was so painfull. sold it back to the shop and they recommended the A400. I
have a muscular disease so i need some thing that doesnt bruise. Is the
A400 quite tame in the shoulder?
calman98: Should be doing biology homework on vaccinations, instead I'm here.
srspower: Don't watch then, I don't see you doing any better.
srspower: Yeah i have to say whilst Toms Browning Maxus is a brilliant workhorse the
A400 has a sort of super high quality look and feel to it. It manages to be
shorter than the maxus too but with similar barrel length. Mind you its not
surprising Tom paid £750 for his Maxus second hand and Edds A400 retails at
like £1500. So i guess you get what you pay for!
saxovtr1234: I bought a maxus new then got offered a a400 stupidly cheap so couldn't say
no. Don't get me wrong the beretta is a great gun but I think the maxus is
a lot better gun but that's just me. Thanks for replying, good hunting to
srspower: I personally use a over and under but I have used Toms and Edds semis a
fair bit. What I find disconcerting is the mechanical movement as you fire
but I am sure you soon get used to it. The main advantage is lack of recoil
and that its much easier to use in a hide as you can keep feeding it
shells. I plan on getting a semi auto at some point. The Winchester SX3 is
very good value, especially second hand.
srspower: It is steel shot ready and can take 3" magnum shells so it would be fine
for wild fowling. Unless you want to use 3.5" shells in which case there is
a 'magnum' version. The kick off is entirely up to you, can you take
recoil? Also don't forget to subscribe!
1ducyboy: thanks for coming back to me. When you say " Personally I have found they
take a lot of getting used to with the mechanical movement when you shoot"
- I presume your talking about the kick-off version. Tell me though, when
the gun is fired and the stock recoils backwards does the stock slide
against your cheek and does that bother you?
srspower: well i guess it comes down to which gun fits/suits you best!
srspower: Yeah Tom does most of the talking stuff and i edit and upload it, so i can
see the confusion! How many shells in the gun? With a normal shotgun
license you can have up to three shots, two in the tube one in the chamber.
But if you have a firearms certificate you can have as many shots as you
like although if you are hunting game ie: pheasants you are only allowed
three shots. For vermin like pigeons and rabbits you can have as many shots
as you like if you have a firearms certificate.
srspower: Are you serious?
srspower: Yes it's particularly pretty for a semi auto, thanks for watching :)
srspower: Yeah handy for clay pigeon shooting too in competitions and stuff which is
what Edd bought it for really. Tom didn't show on Camera but it also has a
'kick off' system which means the buttpad goes back and forward using
pistons inside the butt stock. Reduces pretty much all the recoil. Good if
your firing a lot of shots, especially magnum high brass shells when
srspower: I think a lot of clay shooters prefer over and unders because it gives them
more control over the swing of the gun when it fires. Personally I have
found they take a lot of getting used to with the mechanical movement when
you shoot. Also some clubs can be funny about semi autos because you can't
show them to be safe in the same way as you can with a double barrel. If
you're going to the expense of buying a A400 then you should definitely get
the kick off, otherwise why not a A300 outlander?
DobermansRock: I somewhat like the computer. I would like to have a round count on certain
guns because it would let me know when springs are ready to be replaced.
srspower: Yes it is very tame indeed. I find most semis are pretty mild on the recoil
because the process of the action flying back uses some of the energy. But
the A400 also has a 'kick off' butt pad which has like pistons going inside
the stock. Edd has a shoulder injury from a car crash some years ago and
found the A400 to be really good for his needs. Edd now wants a over and
under though so he is shopping around for something suitable that has low
recoil. Sub as we will feature whatever he buys :)
srspower: haha! Well I have many other videos, have a look around my second latest we
shot 34 woodpigeons! And if your homework is giving you trouble I don't
mind giving you a hint or two if I can!
ScoobTEQ: Damn fine looking gun!
prankcrewHD: is it a airsoft gun
Simmy Kuch: havent used a semi auto very much av u
srspower: Yes if you do without the kick-off you might as well buy an a300 for a lot
less money. But no I didn't ay there are only positive points. AS you get
good at clays you will want an over and under and people will take piss out
of your semi auto. Also if you want to shoot at a 'syndicate' for pheasants
etc semi autos are banned.
mathewgordon19mg: K thanks
DobermansRock: Thats a high tech scatter gun no doubt.
srspower: Well Edd, the guy that owns it, doesn't hunt. He shoots clays and has it as
he has a shoulder injury and so can't use a regular over and under. It is
virtually recoilless and as someone who does a lot of pigeon/rough shooting
I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
saxovtr1234: I own both personal preference an the shooter I guess a
1ducyboy: New to clay shooting, I'm ready to make my first purchase - I like the
beretta semi-autos and the a400 xcel especially. I see little point in
having the full recoil - does it serve any purpose? You guys seem to know
your guns and presumably have shot guns without a recoil reduction system.
I will be buying the a400 but honestly, I'm really in a quandary over which
version to buy, the kick-off or the non kick-off version?. Help! Would you
buy the kick-off version if you were me?
srspower: No I wasn't referring to the kick off, you don't notice that at all. I was
referring to the mechanical action of the breech sliding back and it
chambering another round as with any semi auto. If you are used to that
solid feeling of the gun being part of you the way it is with a double
barrel it takes some getting used to. And no it doesn't slide back the way
you think. Any shotgun is going to give you movement against your cheek but
with the kick off it is just a LOT less.
Gabe Musashi: that thing is so cool it makes my head hurt, i think i want one. just the
sound when you roostered it made it sound like super quality and the little
computer is nifty as all hell.
srspower: It was Tom who said it was excessive! I'm Sam, the second guy shooting. But
yeah it is a bit over the top but i would say it is the first semi i have
seen i would genuinely describe as pretty. And it shoots well too, but then
it should for he price!
srspower: I haven't seen one second hand, i don't think they have been out for that
long. guntrader.co.uk is your best bet.
mathewgordon19mg: My dad want me to get started into trap and he is looking at one of these
for me good Idea or no my dad is looking at it because he has had Beretta
in the past and liked them
srspower: Its a great gun but if you're going to take trap seriously and you don't
have a injury of some sort then an over and under will be more precise.
Also some people at clubs can be funny about semi autos because they are
not seen as safe as a break barrel and people take the mick! Having said
that if you're also using it for hunting it is ideal.
srspower: They are great guns, depends how deep your pockets are!
srspower: Well you know its funny because my friend Tom owns a Maxus. And yes it is a
brilliant gun. But i have fired hundreds of rounds through both and to be
honest there is no comparison. The A400 is a much nicer, more premium, gun.
The Maxus costs a LOT less money. It is more comparable to the Beretta A300
outlander, another very good gun but costs about the same.
granputon01: You Brits are so F...k boring !
atlas vincent: worst quality gun.. much away from quality of beretta previous guns
Lonya Steff: so what we looking at price wise for 2nd hand one?....a motor bike accident
naffed me up years ago.