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#1 DocEarp

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:04 PM

Should I jump on this offer? It is the synthetic stock 12g. I know they just went out of business.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:17 PM

My gut feeling is no, for a few dollars more you can get a Mossy or Remington.Just my 2 cents
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:44 PM

+1 what Bob just said.......

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:53 PM

got it. I would rather get a remi or mossy. the gun was light, but had that feel to it.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:34 PM

Hey Doc, I just traded a guy for a Mossberg 500A combo and let me tell you it feels sweet. I do have a couple of Remingtons and 870 that is in the shop due to having a back case of the "Remington slam" where you have to slam it on the ground to get the spend casing out. All caused by too tight of tolerance in the chamber. I also have a 1100 semi auto which is sweet.
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 06:29 AM

I've never owned a Charles Daly, so the only thing I know about them is what I have read, and that is like most other things.: Those that like them think they are the best and those who don't think they are the worst. The only thing I wanted to draw attention to since I considered this offer as well is that this price is for the semi auto. Bronco suggested that a Mossberg or Remington could be had for a "few dollars" more. Perhaps there is some deal out there that I am not aware of, but since I just bought my Mossberg in the last two months, I would have jumped all over one that was "a few dollars more" than $299.I am not disagreeing that a Mossberg or Remington would be a better buy, just that for $300 (or so), you probably aren't going to get the semi auto.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 06:49 AM

For an inexpensive entry level semi auto I don't think that you would be dissapointed. The only thing I would be worried about would be if the company was out of buisness, who would take care of warranty work?

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 07:18 AM

Agreed. Their web site states that they are negotiating with other companies to handle service issues, and when they find someone they will post it on www.CharlesDalyForum.com. I'm not sure how much of a comfort that is when you don't have someone to call (or sue for that matter). Big 5 has them on sale this week for $269 for the semi-auto. Almost hard to go wrong at that price...

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 07:19 AM

One thing that I would consider is that KBI (Charles Daly) just filed for bankruptcy so if someone picks up their name they don't have to honor any warranties.
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