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Old 01-29-2019, 09:00 AM   #1
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Anybody bought one of the $200 autos from Walmart? The brand name was Hatfield if I remember correctly, but I have never hear of them. They had it in 12 and 20. Probably not the best gun ever made, but if at all reliable, that's a pretty good deal. Almost bought one, but wanted to check into them a little first. Initial reviews sound OK.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:02 AM   #2
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https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...d-sas-shotgun/
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:32 AM   #3
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That was the first review I read. I was curious if others had a feed issue and if theirs worked itself out after a few boxes.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:41 AM   #4
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From my shotgun experience, and I’ve been behind a few of them. When it comes to buying a new shotgun, if you aren’t going to spend $600 and up then get a decent pump. You’ll be happier that way. If you looked around used you may come upon something worth buying in the $400 category.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:20 AM   #5
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From my shotgun experience, and Iíve been behind a few of them. When it comes to buying a new shotgun, if you arenít going to spend $600 and up then get a decent pump. Youíll be happier that way. If you looked around used you may come upon something worth buying in the $400 category.


Just because it's cheap, doesn't mean it's a good deal.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:23 AM   #6
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for $200, i would be willing to give it a shot. Might go see if the walmart by the house has one.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:26 AM   #7
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Deerguy, I too am curious if anyone who has actually shot one or owns one has some input. I thought the review you posted was pretty interesting.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:26 AM   #8
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If they had a 20 i would be more interested.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:26 AM   #9
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I guess oktx actually posted the review.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:27 AM   #10
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If they had a 20 i would be more interested.
I think they do have a 20.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:03 PM   #11
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From my shotgun experience, and Iíve been behind a few of them. When it comes to buying a new shotgun, if you arenít going to spend $600 and up then get a decent pump. Youíll be happier that way. If you looked around used you may come upon something worth buying in the $400 category.
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Just because it's cheap, doesn't mean it's a good deal.
Very true. On the other hand, it could be.

I bought a Stoeger M2000 in 2004(ish) for I think $325 NITB, that I've used exclusively in dove fields and duck sloughs every year since, to the neglect of several other guns that just stay in the safe. The first season it gave me some issues with light loads, with nary a problem since. It's probably got 5 coats of Krylon on it (finally got it figured out). I'll shoot it until I lose it. It has paid for itself time and time again.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:26 PM   #12
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Very true. On the other hand, it could be.

I bought a Stoeger M2000 in 2004(ish) for I think $325 NITB, that I've used exclusively in dove fields and duck sloughs every year since, to the neglect of several other guns that just stay in the safe. The first season it gave me some issues with light loads, with nary a problem since. It's probably got 5 coats of Krylon on it (finally got it figured out). I'll shoot it until I lose it. It has paid for itself time and time again.
You have to be willing to roll the dice, and I donít like rolling the dice. Then you have to be accepting of when there are issues, like the first season you had with it. I am not accepting of that. I like reliability, and I donít treat my hunting shotguns nicely.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:29 PM   #13
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Just because it's cheap, doesn't mean it's a good deal.
The reviews are actually good...
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Old 01-29-2019, 02:46 PM   #14
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Following... Would make a good "Truck" gun...
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Old 01-29-2019, 02:51 PM   #15
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I bought one of their single barrels a couple of years ago to keep on my utv. It has taken a beating and has held up well.
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:08 PM   #16
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I've wasted money on a whole lot worse things in the past...and they certainly weren't as useful as a firearm would be
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:54 PM   #17
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Just because it's cheap, doesn't mean it's a good deal.
And just because its expensive doesn't mean its good..

Just talk to any certified mechanic and let them tell you about the expensive junk people are buying these days.. All makes....
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Just because it's cheap, doesn't mean it's a good deal.
Lies!!!
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:06 PM   #19
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Anyone have a link to the shotgun on Walmart’s website?
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:08 PM   #20
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$200 worth of jam-o-matic would be my guess.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:19 PM   #21
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Is it really selling for 200 is my question?
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:32 PM   #22
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Not the post comprehensive review ever but this guy didn't have any issues with his from what I can tell based on the limited data.

I do have experience with Escort semi-autos and up to about 7,000-10,000 rounds they are fine.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:49 PM   #23
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You have to be willing to roll the dice, and I donít like rolling the dice. Then you have to be accepting of when there are issues, like the first season you had with it. I am not accepting of that. I like reliability, and I donít treat my hunting shotguns nicely.
To save ~ $900, I'll roll 'em and deal with a couple boxes worth of cycling issues until the gun is broken in. FWIW, I can promise you you're no harder on yours than I am on mine. This isn't an effort to belittle your opinion - as it has merit - only to point out that just because it's expensive, doesn't mean it's good. I stood next to 2 guys all duck season shooting guns that 3 or 4 times what mine did and are newer, but they had issues while I had none.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:12 PM   #24
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Makes me want to buy one and just use it as my primary shotgun and see how long it will last.

Save me time from having to clean my expensive shotgun.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:44 PM   #25
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To save ~ $900, I'll roll 'em and deal with a couple boxes worth of cycling issues until the gun is broken in. FWIW, I can promise you you're no harder on yours than I am on mine. This isn't an effort to belittle your opinion - as it has merit - only to point out that just because it's expensive, doesn't mean it's good. I stood next to 2 guys all duck season shooting guns that 3 or 4 times what mine did and are newer, but they had issues while I had none.
Everyone is welcome to their opinion. Iím not trying to belittle yours either. But I think you should read my initial post again when you say expensive. I said $600 and up is what I would start at in a semi auto. The weatherby SA-08 and Framchi Affinity can be had right around there, as well as an 1100 or versamax. All of these are quality and reliable, and really at some points bargains. Do I love my Benelli? Absolutely, but I also love my Franchi. But below that price point what I have shot/handled my recommendation would hands down be a pump. And my 870 is still in the safe as well. I have heard good things about some semiís under where I recommended. I also have seen issues from them myself. My recommendation is based on what I would trust in personally. You trust in something differing from me, nothing wrong with that.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:57 PM   #26
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Not trying to be a know it all, only giving my opinion. Any other dads on here that have had kids shoot 4H/Ag Clays from 9 YO to 18 YO might back me up. These kids are hard on guns & go through 1000's of rounds every year. I had two kids so double that for me. Both probably ran through 20 cases/year/kid. You can go to any of these shoots and look at the guns in the rack. Most will start with a B, and most are Beretta. Bellini & Browning are next. I had one issue with daughters A400. Took it in & told them a 17 YO girl wore their gun out. They fixed it for free.

Son is a duck hunter as well so his gun gets that kind of abuse.

PS: My gun is a Remington 870 made in the 1980's. I might shoot two boxes/year.

I'm a chemical plant worker. I do not have any financial interest in any shotgun manufacturer.

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Old 01-29-2019, 10:56 PM   #27
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Everyone is welcome to their opinion. Iím not trying to belittle yours either. But I think you should read my initial post again when you say expensive. I said $600 and up is what I would start at in a semi auto. The weatherby SA-08 and Framchi Affinity can be had right around there, as well as an 1100 or versamax. All of these are quality and reliable, and really at some points bargains. Do I love my Benelli? Absolutely, but I also love my Franchi. But below that price point what I have shot/handled my recommendation would hands down be a pump. And my 870 is still in the safe as well. I have heard good things about some semiís under where I recommended. I also have seen issues from them myself. My recommendation is based on what I would trust in personally. You trust in something differing from me, nothing wrong with that.
From the description this operating system is exactly like an sa-08 (anotger Turkish gun) except the gas piston part of the gun is more advanced.

Sa08 is probably made in the same factory.

I would love to see one in person and tear it down for a closer look.

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Old 01-29-2019, 11:01 PM   #28
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I've had brownings benellis and berettas break on me, way before they should, for what they cost.

I tried a browning due to the other two having problems. My maxus is about to go back to browning because it is chewing up the action spring plunger. I dont care that its wearing out a 13 dollar part in less than a year. I'm worried about why it is chewing it up. Surely there is a bigger problem causing it.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:34 AM   #29
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How bad can it really be? Heck, people still believe in mossberg shotguns, I donít happen to be one of those people myself.

I bet most of us have wasted $200 at a bar trying to get laid.


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Bought one in a 20 gauge from a guy on here. It was new in the box. We ran a case of shells through it during dove season and had absolutely no issues. I was kind of surprised that we didnít have issues. I like it...
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:49 PM   #31
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Bought the Hatfield SAS 20ga today in Denton for $223 out the door.
Came with 3 chokes(M, I, F), wrench, and plug.
Fit and finish seems pretty good for $200
Feels good and solid, shoulders good with vent rib and fiber sight.
Took it apart and gave it a good cleaning. Surprisingly dirty for a new gun.
Interior finish and machining are a bit rough. Needs a little polishing to be up to my standards.
After a thorough cleaning I put it back together and took it out and shot it.
Shot 3” and high brass perfectly.
Only had 2 fail to feeds with 2 3/4 - 7/8 loads. Zero fail to fire or fail to eject. Shot about 15 times
After reading some reviews, seems that they function flawlessly after a few box break in period.
I will run some more shells through when I get time.
Gun is made in turkey but importing company is in Illinois and has parts in stock if needed.
Address and phone number are available.
Gun comeswith one year warranty I believe.
In my opinion this gun is a bargain for the price.
Wish they had it in 410 too
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