Reviewed By: Seth V on 01/07/2021
Good Shotgun for the price, especially compared to other O/U examples. The Turkish walnut and metalwork are beautiful. I have yet to get it to the range, but it feels well-balanced and it swings well. On the downside, the action feels a bit sluggish, and the lever that opens the action doesn't snap to center when the action is closed. I don't think this will affect operation, but is indicative of a lack of quality control. All in all, I feel this is a serviceable weapon. You can certainly do better, but not for the money. Pick this one up if you want to shoot clays on a budget.
Reviewed By: HARRY L H on 09/13/2020
Hats off to Buds, I was looking for an affordable O/U with ejectors for clay shooting and this fits the bill perfectly. The ATI came packaged very well no scratches in the wood or stock, so after removing the stock and lubing the trigger group I reassembled and headed out to my local club. Glad to report 100 clays later it fired and ejected perfectly, the gun has a good balance and very easy to swing, it does seem on the lighter side compared to my CZ DRAKE, but never the less easy to smash clays with. Overall very happy with this shot gun and remember with these Turkish shotguns to take the stock off, clean and lube the trigger group every several hundred rounds and you will not have any problems with miss fires.
Reviewed By: Bruce C on 08/18/2020
Beautiful shotgun, great detail, great price! Have not shot it yet, but look forward to a long relationship together.
Reviewed By: Jacob A on 05/02/2020
This 12ga looks nicer than the picture, its its beautifully engraved. The engraving is a little light, but for the price I can't complain. I haven't shot it yet but I will later this week. The breaking action is a little stiff even after I oiled it, I'm sure itll get easier the more I use it. Overall very Impressive break action for the price.
Reviewed By: Blake A on 02/06/2020
Excellent shotgun purchase for the money......I am very satisfied. Transaction was seamless and met all my expectations in a professional and timely manner. Bud's will be my go to option for future gun purchases.
Reviewed By: George T on 07/03/2019
With a large family I couldn’t justify a browning or beretta. I’m new to clays. I do it with my boys. We shoot twice a week, trap, skeet, 5 stand. I shot anything that was offered to me at the gun club. Of course the big money guns are awesome, but they weren’t in my budget. I tried the mossberg, the savage and ATI. I liked the ATI the best. It’s light. A day of shooting will leave u bruised. Or I could put a pad on it. That’s really the only knock on the gun. I’ve put Roughly 1k shells through it. Worked flawlessly. I did buy some after market extended chokes for it. Overall I love it. Not something that I plan on passing down to the grandkids one day but if I get 5 years out of it I’ll consider that a win. When the kids are gone I’ll trade up.
Reviewed By: Wayne R on 05/11/2019
I am extremely happy with this gun. I have used many shotguns over the years but never owned one myself.
I was just going to purchase one of the cheaper Wal-Mart Tri Stars but I decided to put a little more thought into it and started looking at what was available in a similar price range.
I had my eye on this SVE ejector model for a while but no one had one in stock. The night I purchased this i was going to purchase the SV extractor model but decided to check one more time to see if they had any SVE's and there they were. Not only did Buds have a few in stock but they had it at less than the cost of the SV! I hit purchase imediatly.
The quality of this gun, for the money is great! The woodwork for on mine is good and it has some nice curved grain in the stock.
The trigger pull is not heavy and breaks crisply.
The recesses for the chokes do have some oily grainy crud in them so be sure to clean an re-lube them.
I also followed advice from the few others that reviewed these and other Turkish guns by removing the stock to grease the inner workings of the action. There was very light coating of oil in there but now there's a light coating of gun grease in all the moving areas.
I don't see the weight (or lack of it) being a issue. It does not feel unnaturally light and is definitely heavier than the old AYA No. 3 s/s i used to use.
If you didn't know these are the same as the Savage Stephens 555 range but about $170 less for the equivalent extractor as ejector models.
Reviewed By: Larry S on 03/17/2018
This is a beautiful gun. As suggested in a review, I removed the stock and oiled the moving parts before taking it out. The walnut is straight grained with a smell of walnuts. I noticed some open grains so i rubbed it down a coat of teflon wax to seal it.
The gun had less recoil than expected, and shot way above my skill so far, but I hope to do better. Budsgunshop had a price that I just couldn't pass up and their layaway made the purchase poasible.
Reviewed By: Michael T on 04/21/2015
Have not been able to shoot the shotgun yet. brought it home from my ffl and went to clean and wipe it down like I do all firearms I buy. The finish started coming off on the rag. I sent it to ATI. they send me an email telling me that the barrel needs to be swopped out, but they dont have any any of this model in stock, they can hold on to it or send it back to me and I can check back in 3 months to see if they have received a shipment yet. I asked them if they could just re-blue the barrel. They said they dont do that, they could only swop it out. I told them to send it back and I would take it to my gun smith and have it blued. I will not be buying any more ATI JUNK!!! Paid 500.00 for the gun, know I have to pay another 150.00 to make it right.
Buds was great with delivery, but I will never buy another piece of junk from ATI.