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    Webley 800

    In hindsight i should have posted this first before putting a deposit down on the gun.

    Has anyone got,used or had an 800?

    I am buyimg it because of it's supposed low recoil for my 9 year old to use on clays and rough shooting.
    28 g loads he handles with ease but a full day of using 36g tires him.

    I know the're Turkish made as are the escorts (already have a pump and an auto) which seem to be ok with most cartridges.

    any info would be very helpful

    regards coalman aka Dave.

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    Re: Webley 800

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    Bought the gun yesterday and used it today on clays.

    Initial thoughts were:-

    it's an escort but more expensive.(made in same factory)i'm lead to believe.
    You get for the extra 100 a nice plastic case,loads of "O" ring seals,better choke key and 3 chokes instead of 4 or 5 with the escort.
    You also get a shotgun that today had 200 or more cartridges through it without a miss fire or jam.

    I already have an Hatsan escort auto and it,s "funny" with some cartridges Eg rio target or kent velocity.

    The threads in the barrel are the same as the hatsan so i have a full range of chokes for the Webley,chamber end configuration is diffrent and i haven't tried swapping them for fit or use ability.

    Shot sporting with un familiar gun 39 ex 50 which i didn't think was too bad.

    9 year old used it and shot 31 ex 50 using 28 g rio.

    later turned the gas piston to heavy setting (it's a draw back) and fired 9 shots 36g then 40 and then 56g

    I would appear some recoil is reduced because after the "Mag" shells he wanted to have another go.

    I might have got a "good un" but out of the box it's an excellent buy imo.

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    im not quite shure why a 9 yr old needs to be shooting 56g loads or magnum loads ?

    thats may be why no one has replyed because they are as puzzeld as i am on why these train stopin loads are needed ?

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    Re: Webley 800


    Just a piece of friendly advice, learnt from years of teaching young shooters to shoot.
    A 9 years old and using 36g loads is not good.
    Most big men don`t like using loads that big as it`s painful and unnecessary.
    I find most 9 year olds are too young and not physically capable to shoot more than about 25 a week anyway and that's a soft 24g load or a soft 20g or 410 load.
    A nine year old with a 12g is not a good idea, it`s too much gun, UNLESS he`s built like a two story brick sh.. house.
    Don`t push him too hard too early, you will regret it and could damage his developing bones.
    My advice would be, if he wants to shoot, buy him a 20g and use light loads.
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    Re: Webley 800

    I dont force him to shoot such heavy loads but if he has to use them i know he can handle them.

    And now a brief message from my son.

    nine year old here, if you dont think i am cappable of doing it i shall take a video of myself shooting a 36g load cartridge through a baikal single shot which will have more kick than any other gun we have.
    if i am not affraid of firing that why would i have problems shooting them through an SA shotgun.
    i am such a god shot i have been told that i will compete in the olimpics when i am old enough.


    Hmm if that isn't confidence or love of the sport i don't know what is.

    ps his older brother age 14 just won our club junior league

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    Re: Webley 800

    Well done, Its just with the big loads he may suffer later in life as so many of us do that use to use big loads far too much. But now it`s too late, we know better.
    Good luck though, I`m just saying don`t use a bigger load than is necessary.
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