On the back of another post, I thought I’d post this:
Basing my experience on Practical Shotgun Competition experience, shooting Adler B230 vs @Supaduke - shooting Salun Tac-12.
Nobody really runs shotgun as fast as they can and as roughly when there’s no timer or competition… You might think you are, but you’re not. Tac-12 outperformed Adlers and Dickinson fair and square, without a single failure. So there you have it, some interesting results.
Throughout the competition a lot of people had:
- failure to feed (including me) - all adlers
- failure to extract (at least 2) - dickinson and adler.
- equipment failure (also me) - dickinson and adler
where the shotgun started to take itself apart. Adler - retaining screw holding the magazine release button backed out and magazine wouldn’t stay in. Dickinson - front sight came off
At the same time, another member here, @Supaduke, as unco as he is, slow and steady like a well built turtle finished the race without a single failure running a Salun Tac-12.
Everyone else were using Adlers and one person a Dickinson.
Dickinson - front sight fell off (and had failure to extract I believe).
Adler B220 - failure to extract
Adler B230 - constant failure to feed and in my case a magazine release button screw backed out to failure.
Failures to feed I attribute to magazine issues with 2 brand new magazine I borrowed, while my used mags performed better, but still with some failures to feed. I may have riding the bolt, but I don’t think it was as prevalent as the feeding failures.
I think lever action Adler would have performed better than all (have seen it in the past, but it wasn’t present on the day in hands of experienced shooter, so no review there).
Yet to test B230 with a bigger mag vs Tac-12, but current data suggests results could be the same.