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Went to a local gun store on Thursday looking for a new VersaMax and walked out with one of the new Beretta 1301 Comp shotguns! Hadn't heard a whole lot about these but I decided to grab it. It's one of the 24" models and I was impressed with the way it was setup out of the box. The price seemed right, so I pulled the trigger. Ran over to Shooter's Connection and got a Nordic +5 tube for it and it looks ready to go.

Took it out to the range today and ran 100 rounds through it at clays setup on the berm at various ranges. I only had the factory IC choke in it, but overall it seems pretty good. The first shells I put through it were Winchester AA Light loads (1145 FPS) and it ran like a top. Ran some Federal bulk pack through it as well. No hiccups, no failures and the recoil was really nice. A lot less recoil than a Benelli. Little more recoil than my SLP but not enough to notice. After sitting around this afternoon, my shoulder isn't sore. The gun seemed to cycle really fast and without any way to really measure, it seemed a little faster on transitions than my SLP.

Overall, I'm really excited about this gun and am looking forward to running it next week at Rockcastle!

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Figured without pics, this wouldn't be a cool thread.

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Opened up loading port.

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Oversized bolt handle and bolt release.

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Overall with the Nordic +5 and added the stock extensions that came with the gun. :)

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I got THE EXACT SAME set up ....yesterday my NC +5 came in too.... havnt shot it yet but Im sure I wont be disappointed :cheers:

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I'll be shooting it at the Pro-am. Be happy to let anyone check it out. Bring your own shells though. :)

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How did you open up the loading port? Dremel... file ... angry beaver?I think I need to open mine(Same gun) but have never done anything like that.

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That's how it came out of the box. It could probably be a little more aggressive, especially for L2 but really nice for being factory setup.

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Speaking of Load 2 have you tried that yet? I've shot one and was impressed but wonder if it works well with load 2. None of the vids with the 1301 I could find have anyone doing this.

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I bought two L2/6 CA rigs the day I bought it. Works pretty well. Might need a little bit of additional work to really slick it up. I don't think any manufacturer is going to be as aggressive as we might be. Since I just started dropping deuces, I may not be the best judge but it is faster than my unmodded SLP.

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I have the same impression with mine. I did both weak hand and load 2 with mine yesterday with no issues. My Benelli might end up being a backup soon.

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I like the big safety, too.

I'm a Versamax owner, but am glad to see another entry to the sport that seems ready-to-run out of the box. I even mentioned this to a new shooter at yesterday's match. After time on a Benelli and a VM, she voiced a strong preference for a gas gun. I wanted her to know of all the latest options.

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Just be aware that the Beretta recoils harder than the VersaMax, but not as hard as the Benelli...

Mick

I like the big safety, too.

I'm a Versamax owner, but am glad to see another entry to the sport that seems ready-to-run out of the box. I even mentioned this to a new shooter at yesterday's match. After time on a Benelli and a VM, she voiced a strong preference for a gas gun. I wanted her to know of all the latest options.

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Just be aware that the Beretta recoils harder than the VersaMax, but not as hard as the Benelli...

Mick

I like the big safety, too.

I'm a Versamax owner, but am glad to see another entry to the sport that seems ready-to-run out of the box. I even mentioned this to a new shooter at yesterday's match. After time on a Benelli and a VM, she voiced a strong preference for a gas gun. I wanted her to know of all the latest options.

Good to know, thanks. She was set on a VM and I certainly didn't talk her out of it. My goal was to make her aware of some top gas gun models and leave it up to her.

I look forward to more range reports and videos of Berettas in competition.

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It may recoil a bit harder but it also lasts longer without breakage issues, plus with the "kick off" added I doubt you can feel a difference, and it still costs less than a fully modded VM.

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If anyone wants to shoot a 1301 with the Kick off, and you're at pro am, just ask. We will have an RNT modded 1301 there.

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I got my 1301 with Nordic + 5 ready Friday night and the first shot fired was in 1st stage saturday morning. B) Tried 1oz and 1 1/8 oz both ran great gun worked as expected. I am a newbie (2nd match)so only previous experience was with a Mossburg 930JM and I could tell I shot the Beretta faster but reloading was still about the same......slow. More practice needed.

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Can you verify which Nordic mag extension fits? I think I will get one of these...

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It may recoil a bit harder but it also lasts longer without breakage issues, plus with the "kick off" added I doubt you can feel a difference, and it still costs less than a fully modded VM.

RNT ?? KICK OFF??

I need another cup of coffee!

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I saw JetiTod's at our rifle practice match. Very Nice. I wanted to throw some shells in it but had to split.

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Can you verify which Nordic mag extension fits? I think I will get one of these...

The one for the Benelli nova

It may recoil a bit harder but it also lasts longer without breakage issues, plus with the "kick off" added I doubt you can feel a difference, and it still costs less than a fully modded VM.

RNT ?? KICK OFF??

I need another cup of coffee!

RNT= Red Neck Tactical

Kick off= berettas buttstock that has a recoil reducing system in it

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I have a new Beretta A400 Exel Sporting with a Kick Off system for shooting clays and it works. I think I will be buying one for my 1301 pretty soon.

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I have a new Beretta A400 Exel Sporting with a Kick Off system for shooting clays and it works. I think I will be buying one for my 1301 pretty soon.

How much weight does the kick off add?

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