Charles Daly semi auto

Discussion in 'Shotguns, Shotgunning, Ballistics & "Shooter's Tal' started by granby45, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. granby45

    granby45 New Member

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    <P>I am looking into buying a semi auto and saw a Charles Daly in camo pattern used for 350.00.&nbsp; Do not have much experience w/ the brand, any info would be helpful.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thank You</P>
     
  2. hunt_chessys

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    <P>buddy of mine had one, had&nbsp;a problem freezing up in the winter and it would'nt eat light dove loads but other than that he loved it.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/confused.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     

  3. MR2DUX

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I have been told the 20ga auto's have a short striking problem frequently. Not a good thing when you are trying to teach kids how to shoot!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Not a bad looking gun. They are very light. They kinda feel like a toy gun in your hands. But like I said, this is the 20ga that I was referring to. The 12's could be completely different. </P>
     
  4. johnch

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I have 3 Syn stocked CD auto's ,&nbsp;Field Grade</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">A 28" 12 , a 28" 20 and a 26" 28</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I clean and lube all guns when I buy them , they are normally dirty and dry ( all brands)</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">After breaking them in on the sporting clays course , I have had no problems ( other than a broken bolt handle) if I clean the carbon off the mag tube every few time I use it ( every 2-300 rnds )</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I called CD about the bolt handle on a Monday AM&nbsp;and had a replacement in the mail box Wen. when I got home.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Rem chokes fit the 12 and 20 </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">They have a Rem type o ring , I use one I got from NAPA ( I replace it every year , weather it looks good or bad)</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The CD autos are LIGHT , some people ( not me ) feel they swing to quick and add weight to them , this also helps a little with heavy recoiling loads</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I really like them</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Johnch</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  5. granby45

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    <P>Thanks guys, will look into prices more, but it sounds like a deal for a semi auto for 350.00.&nbsp; Your input is greatly appreciated.</P>
     
  6. parrott

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I was glad to see they offer a left-handed. Everyone I talked had a mixed bag of reviews. The price is great, but sometimes you pay for what you get. If anyone has any more information on them at all, keep it coming. </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Jeff</P>
     
  7. ignantmike

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    <P>i think the spartan auto.....mp153....is a better gun for the money.....go to duckhunter.net....look in the shooting and reloading forum and do a search on daly's....you should get some more info on them</P>
     
  8. hunt_chessys

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">like stan said for the money you can get a stoeger for about the same and I</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">have heard good things about them since they were took over.</P>
     
  9. FOWLTALK

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Lil' bro had a CD 12 ga, had problems quick, returned gun to mnfg. for repairs,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">still had problems &amp; eventually sold the gun.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">For the 350 jingle range, i would consider the MP-153 first then the Stoeger 2000, as a second coice.The Stoeger is extremely light, points &amp; swings like</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">a champ, has the guts of a Benneli, or similar. The Baikal MP-153, will shoot the light loads &amp; the big shell 3 1/2", which can be attractive. Both guns have good repour.</P>
     
  10. Denny

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    <P>I guess my question is - Why is it being sold for such a low price? This could be a gun that someone has struggled with performance wise and is just trying to dump it off.</P>
     
  11. FOWLTALK

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">your answer.... they are a cheaper grade gun, new or used. They definetely</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">are not the same guns of yesteryear, especially&nbsp;their famed O/U's.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">If not mistaken, CD was out of business for a good while. The auto swings &amp; points nice, however the action is crudely made.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Like anything else, you get what you pay for, but luck might&nbsp;be on your side &amp; you get a good one !!</P>
     
  12. jboss

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">hey guys bought used&nbsp; daly about 5 years ago 12 black composite 28 in</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">i have shot the living @$#% out of it&nbsp; in the summer i go through 400-50rounds on a weekend never and i mean never had a problem.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">also got the stoger 2000 shoots the heavy stuff well but have a lot of hang ups</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">with the target loads.</P>
     
  13. duckroaster

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">This is a little late, but.... Bought a Daly Maxi-Mag 3 1/2&nbsp; about two years ago. The Gun is more than adequate for any hunting task save doves as it is definitely not a low brass action. I have hunted primarily geese and ducks and it has never failed to go BANG at the appropriate time. The Maxi has NO O-RING!! one less thing to worry about.. For about 540$ out the door, I don't feel I could have done better for a new gun price, and hey..if it accidentally falls overboard and I can't recover it, well, it wasn't a Browning Gold was it?!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Did I mention.. one thing that adds tremendously to the reliability of a shotgun is a regular cleaning. .(not just when it quits cycling).. Have a great season....</P>