SKB RS300 12ga Sporting Shotgun ReviewApr 28, 2022
This SKB RS300 has an MSRP of $1,1769. I was able to get it for less from (REEDS SPORTS)
- 12 gauge (20 gauge youth model available)
- 3" chamber
- 30" (28, 26" also available in youth models)
- 7lbs 14oz
- Length of Pull 13 1/2" but adjustable to 14 3/4" - All the adjustable elements are amazing!
- Drop at Comb 1 1/2" Also vertically and horizontally adjustable
- Drop at Heel 2 1/4" Adjustable with shims
- Cast is also adjustable
- Comes with 5 chokes
Ergonomics/Look & Feel
- I liked that the pistol grip was a bit narrow. I'd normally prefer it smaller on my field guns, but for sporting, this felt small (for me) and had no palm swell
- Grip texture was very nice!
- Oversized charging handle and bolt release are decently smooth but require a bit more force to run them
- Balance was a bit rearward but still natural. I imagine that sensation simply came from all the adjustable pieces of the stock
- I would have liked to see more weight out front to help my swing through
- Loading port is milled out (As it should be)
- I think it's worth mentioning that all the stock adjustments possible are super cool in my book. Hats off to SKB!
- Cross-bolt triangular safety in the back of the trigger
- Mid bead and front fiber
- 5lbs 14.9oz (Average)
- I noticed it was a little harder
- I expected it to break easier - wouldn't want to pull much farther on the skeet field
Quality of Build
- I always look at the quality of the build relative to the price. The A400 XCEL overall lives up to the price point
- Even with all the moving parts, it all came together very well! Very nice tolerances all around. It feels great in the hand on the skeet course
- With that said, it's not a top of the line gun, but for the money, you're getting a great firearm
Ease of Breakdown
- Breakdown was a bit foreign to me as I've only done it with this SKB a couple of times
- Shouldn't pose to many issues
- No problems whatsoever when shooting target loads.
- Feels awesome overall!
- I'm impressed with how light the recoil is being that there is no dedicated recoil reduction besides the butt pad
- From the shoulder, this gun handled pretty much everything I threw at it
- I don't anticipate any problems with this gun especially if you save it for the competitive course and take good care of it as you should
- I was able to accomplish shooting 3 hand thrown clays in 1.30 seconds
In summary, I definitely enjoyed shooting this SKB RS300. It performed consistently in areas that I look for in a shotgun and I think it will continue to do so on the range and skeet course. The biggest highlight is the adjustability - I love this option.
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