The Best Hunting Shotgun – Breda Shotgun

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Breda – The Best Hunting Shotgun

Hello Hunters…Are you looking for the best semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun in the world? If the answer is yes, then boy do I have a gooder for you – The Breda Shotgun.

I stumbled on this gun while living in Peterborough, Ontario in 1980. I went through the local buy and sell trader and this poor old gentleman was losing his eyesight and had to sell his beloved Breda Shotgun.

I had never heard of this creature. It came with an old military gun box and shells all for the price of $350.00…ah the good old days. If I knew then what what I know now about this gun, I would have bought another 20.

I just so happened to wonder in to a local gunsmith, Lloyd Nichols, after I purchased it and he said, “Hey I own all of those in this area that one got away on me. I was looking for that gun!” He had the other. “Do you want to sell it?” he asked. He then told me I had one of the finest guns ever made.

Over the years of hunting with this shotgun, I’ve shot over 15 deer with Breneke Slugs and more ducks, geese, and turkeys than you can ever imagine. Honestly, never once in all the years has it ever jammed or let me down and I have been in some very cold and dirty weather. I cannot believe how this shotgun performed!

Unfortunately for me I went through a divorce and, well, was heartbroken to learn that my ex had sold my Breda. Everyone I talked to had never heard of this gun – a Breda Shotgun made by Brescia in Italy. But now comes the great news. I just found the store that sells my beloved Breda – Cabela’s right up the road in Edmonton and in Winnipeg no less.

I’m so pumped up now that I can purchase it..but don’t expect this gun to be $350.00. It’s a lifetime investment and will not let you down. They’ve just come out with a Breda Grizzly Super Magnum 3.5 Inch Shotgun. I’m chomping to get this one. It weights in at only 7 pounds. They also have two other models online. Wow! Is all I can say. If you want the best semi-automatic in the world, take it from Squirrell, buy yours today. You will be glad you did.

Breda Grizzly 3-1/2″ 12-Gauge Semi-Automatic Shotgun

• Proven inertia action system
• Rotating locking bolt head
• Rugged synthetic stock

The new Breda Grizzly 3.5″ Magnum shotgun brings an extreme combination of power and durability. Built to last; the synthetic stock provides rugged protection for years of dependable use in the field. The legendary inertia action system delivers unsurpassed performance, day in, day out no matter what conditions with everything from 2-3/4” target loads to the heaviest 3-1/2” magnum loads. Includes 5 choke tubes (F, IM, M, IC, C) and takedown hard case.

Gauge Chamber Length Barrel Length Overall Length Weight
12 3-1/2″ 28″ 49-1/2″ 7 lbs.
S | M | L


Another hunting tale from the Squirrell’s Nest at Big Bear Outfitters – Nova Scotia by Brian “Bear” Squirrell your hunting and fishing guide for Nova Scotia, Canada.


Big Bear Outfitters - Nova Scotia,

Big Bear Outfitters – Nova Scotia,