Lever action shotgun recommendations? How does Adler compare

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Lever action shotgun recommendations? How does Adler compare

Post by Anvilman » 19 Jun 2018, 9:47 am

My mate has an adler 12G lever action shotgun, I'm just wondering peoples thoughts are on them.

What others are good or better and why?
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Post by southwest shooter » 19 Jun 2018, 1:23 pm

Buy a miroku .
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Post by bigpete » 19 Jun 2018, 2:17 pm

Winchester 1887 clone
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Post by Wombat » 19 Jun 2018, 4:57 pm

bigpete wrote:Winchester 1887 clone
If its a good fit for you yes, personally I dont like the ergonomics. The Adler is ok for a cheap repeating shotgun, but nothing special, I bought one and it'll do me. Not many people would have bought more than one type to compare :unknown:
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Post by Member-Deleted » 19 Jun 2018, 6:02 pm

A bloke I know has bought the Adler and the Pardus. Pardus is now up for sale. He was trying to make an IPSC competition gun. Haven’t shot or handled the Uzkon or the Emerald. The Alpha arms doesn’t feel right to me, kind of short and cramped, but then I am pretty tall so it might suit someone who is a bit shorter. I would try and have a play with as many as I could and pick the one that suits you.
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Post by Bigjobss » 19 Jun 2018, 6:44 pm

They are so good I bought two and duct taped them together
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Post by Wombat » 19 Jun 2018, 7:20 pm

Actually you haven't said what your main use or budget is going to be. The best choice for you may be an O/U or SXS :unknown:
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Post by Gwion » 19 Jun 2018, 7:24 pm

Funny how everyone was so "Adler" crazy and now the shine has worn off we are getting real world info on what they are like.

Kinda glad I didn't get one now but a good repeating shotgun would be very handy...
Anyone got suggestions what ones ARE good, legal and affordable???
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Post by Howaguy » 19 Jun 2018, 7:39 pm

I have an Uzkon and am quite happy with it. It's an $800 shotgun so I didn't expect the quality of a Beretta or Miroku but it was purchased as a scrub gun and as that it does the job perfectly. It's only had about 120 rounds through it but has not failed once, the action was a little tight when new but nothing like my mates Pardus whick is really clunky if you try and cycle it slowly but it works ok if you really get up it. I also think the way the lever operates the bolt is a much better design as it doesn't have a linkage on the back of the lever to the rear of the bolt like the Pardus, Adler and Alpha Arms.
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Post by albat » 20 Jun 2018, 6:59 am

having tried the pardus ,adler, and uzkon at various times uzkon is smoothest cycling by far but they are all a bit rough really but hey they are cheap arse shotties if i were buying one i would go a straight pull the new dickenson arms straight pull looks like a good option designed as a straightpull from the get go apparently
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Post by aimz » 22 Jun 2018, 1:22 pm

interested to see how the impala plus and dickenson straight pulls go.
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Post by cracker » 22 Jun 2018, 4:02 pm

i like my alder its been better then i thought it would be
does it run like a winchester 94 well no.
i dont get the straight pull thing... atleast with a lever your finger goes back on the trigger... think id buy a bolt action 12g goose gun or something before a straight pull... then just look like broken semi autos
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Post by Pythonkeeper » 22 Jun 2018, 10:37 pm

I’ve got an Adler and can’t say anything bad about it, only problem I’ve had was with corrosion (external), Nioa fixed this problem by cerakoting it for me free of charge, they did give me the option of a new replacement as well but I was more than happy with how my gun functioned and I didn’t want to risk getting one of the clunkers which is why we opted for the cerakote.
The action on my Adler is every bit as easy and smooth to cycle as my Marlin 336 SS and it shoots straight too, I’ve been lucky I think as from reports this isn’t the norm with the Adler.
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Post by Pythonkeeper » 22 Jun 2018, 10:41 pm

Marksman, The Shooting Stuff Australia boys (Aaron and Marty) recently did a video of them s destroying Aaron’s Adler as it was a piece of sh@t as they put it, they shot the crap out of it, literally....
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Post by perentie » 23 Jun 2018, 8:01 am

I like my Adler, though I cant compare it with anything.
I keep the rifled choke on all the time and loaded with home made Slug loads. Shoots them really well. keeps them on a 6 inch plate at 50 yds.
The lever action is still a bit tight and is getting a bit painfull with the arthritis in my fingers if I try to shoot fast.
Thinking of a pistol grip type mod where I can use the lever like a pistol grip and move it with my whole hand not just the back of my fingers..
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Post by marksman » 23 Jun 2018, 7:07 pm

Pythonkeeper wrote:Marksman, The Shooting Stuff Australia boys (Aaron and Marty) recently did a video of them s destroying Aaron’s Adler as it was a piece of sh@t as they put it, they shot the crap out of it, literally....


I did see that :lol: :lol: :lol:
they are good blokes :drinks:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgPr6DKrXNI&t=276s
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Post by cracker » 23 Jun 2018, 7:30 pm

Pythonkeeper wrote:Marksman, The Shooting Stuff Australia boys (Aaron and Marty) recently did a video of them s destroying Aaron’s Adler as it was a piece of sh@t as they put it, they shot the crap out of it, literally....


i think they are hypocrites, they have a warranty send it back, they mention that one of their marlin lever guns had to be sent back... thats no issue for some reason?
i dont dislike their channel or them personally but just seemed stupid.

mate of mine has an uzkon lever shotgun and the thing has been back twice... think its just luck of the draw really
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