Recently we received this letter from Dale Hainer, Field Editor for an Ontario, Canada-based outdoors magazine. He has been testing a Super X3 Winchester and allowing others to use it in the field then provide him reports. His review below offers some good information for those considering making a Super X3 their go-to shotgun.
"This gun has been infallible!"
"Just wanted to say thanks again for letting me use and try out that SX3 package last year. I subsequently bought the gun. Had to! Couldn't let that one out of my cabinet.. Well, not permanently anyways.
"I have been lending the gun out all Fall, putting it in the hands of my many friends and peers. It's got to have well over 200 hours of hard time on it now and another 3 or 400 hours bouncing around in the backs of trucks and boats. She has shot dozens of geese and ducks and I just got a phone call from the fellow who has it right now and it's headed for a flooded Bean field near Simcoe Ontario this evening for the late season Goose hunt.
"This gun has been infallible! I told the boys to use it as they would anything else but push the limits of it, .. get it dirty.... get it wet... freeze it up.... MAKE IT FAIL!!! It has not... it has not misfired nor failed to cycle even once!
"I do believe you have a market competitor . . . beat by 2 –$300. I really brag up those bushings and cast on/off availability. Not many new/novice shooters even understand what it was until i explained it to them.
And of course I used the gun in a story . . . last fall “Improve your Wingshooting”. The story featured Warren Powers of Inwood Ontario, an NCSA cert trainer. My angle for the story, so as not to repeat 10,000 other stories similar, was to have Warren explain what to do at a clinical sporting range to increase your success in the FIELD. I stated right in the story, if you are looking for a story on how to improve your range score, this tale is NOT for you. This story is aimed at killing more birds in the field and marshes. (See video below)
Mr. Hanier produced a short accompanying video for the magazine's website on the shotgun training that you might find interesting.
Quotes used with permission of Dale Hanier. Video embedded with permission of Dale Hanier. Copyright 2012.