Gun Report

MKV Conquest Model 901 No. 02-11807 12 Gauge, $400 (Grade F Oct 2003)

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The heft and quickness of this shotgun showed promise, but excessive recoil and numerous malfunctions with all types of ammunition disappointed.

MKV Conquest Model 901 No. 02-11807 12 Gauge, $400 (Grade F Oct 2003)

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The only grain in the stock was at the edge of the pistol grip and could cause splitting problems.
A thin rubber pad with a hard rubber top provided limited relief from recoil on all types of ammunition and did not help with mounting the gun into the shooter's shoulder.
The bolt release on the left side of the Conquest's receiver, top, was unhandy for our test shooters and could cause a finger or thumb to be caught in the action.
One shotgun, the ADCO Diamond (front), makes the dance while the other, a Conquest, is sent home in our search for an inexpensive “user” semi-automatic shotgun for general-purpose duty.

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