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What shotgun to get
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alumtuna    Posted 07-17-2002 at 21:47:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This may not be the best forum to post this but
what is the best all around shotgun to get? For upland bird, duck, small game and maybe deer? Any advice, tips, brands that you owned or recommend will be all welcome


cash    Posted 07-18-2002 at 14:16:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
REM. mdl. 11, Browning Auto 5 Belgem made you can't go wrong.

kraig WY    Posted 07-18-2002 at 10:38:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hate to be a copy cat but the Rem. 870 is a pretty good gun. I carried one in a police car for twenty years. Use the same one for trap and skeet, and hunting. finely got a barrel with choke inserts so I could cut back on my barrel collection. About the most reliable gun (shotgun or otherwise) I've ever had. Found I could shoot it fasted then a 1100 when shooting doubles in trap.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 07-18-2002 at 09:50:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like my 870 Express. Like a 870, but has a matte finish. Cheaper too.

ed sterling,ct    Posted 07-18-2002 at 09:31:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I owned a winchester model 140 or 1400, and never had any problems with it. Nice smooth action semi-auto, 12ga., only thing was it only took 2 3/4" shells, if going for deer get something that will take 3" shells, magnums are ideal for deer.If going for birds semi-auto is the way to go. Just my thoughts.

Dan Tormanen    Posted 03-24-2004 at 19:46:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also own a Winchester model 140, 12 gauge and its a great shooting gun. I shoot about 98% with sporting clays with it and I've bagged several quail and ruffed grouse here in Washington State.

Ludwig    Posted 07-18-2002 at 08:27:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
It all depends. I like the New England
Firearms little single shot models. I had a
20ga that was pretty nice. Fit and finish was
pretty lousy but it'd whack a partrage as good
as anything and it was really cheap.
I also have a Mo s s berg 500 12ga. I've got an
18 1/2" slug barrel for deer and a 24" for shot.
The screw in chokes are definately worth it.
Fit and finish on mine are great, dunno what
F14 saw that turned him off.
A friend of mine recently picked up a camo Mo
s s berg 800(I think thats the model, the 3 1/2"
magnum model) that also seems like a pretty
nice gun.
I don't generally like the looks of the camo
guns or the plastic stocks, but for a firearm
thats going to take a beating day after day
they're probably worth it.

F14....Hey Ludwig    Posted 07-18-2002 at 14:50:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last Mossy's I saw wuz military issue, stock looked like it was hacked out of a piss-elm 2x4 with a dull butter knife. Haven't looked at the consumer grade stuff, it's probably fine.

LH    Posted 07-18-2002 at 06:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
My personal choice is the Remington 870 as mentioned by the others. But if for some reason recoil from a pump action is too much for you, then I'd go with a Remington 11-87 autoloader which is another excellant weapon.

Salmoneye    Posted 07-18-2002 at 08:18:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Remington Model 11 made in the thirties on Browning patents. Love the 'humpback'.
Still the fastest semi-auto action I have encountered.
There are still a few out there for a reasonable price...

LH    Posted 07-18-2002 at 11:38:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a winchester model 11 which is the same design. Called her thumper cause that was the hardest recoiling old shotgun I ever had, but it was accurate and reliable.

F14    Posted 07-18-2002 at 03:55:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with JDK. Remington 870 Pump, with a slug barrel and a barrel with screw in chokes. You can change the choke to accomodate whatever sort of wing-shooting you'll be doing. Relatively inexpensive, rugged, and reliable.

If you want to save a few more bucks, the M o s sbergs aren't bad, just don't measure up in the fit-and-finish department.

Potty filter chokes on the "M" word, had to stretch it out to get it to post.

Ludwig    Posted 07-18-2002 at 08:27:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
wierd how mo s s berg is okay, but without all
three spaces it won't work....

JDK    Posted 07-17-2002 at 22:31:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Millions sold,out there working,popular w/cops.

Remington 12 ga 870 Pump,available in various barrel configurations,lengths,and several levels of trim,from basic to deluxe grades.Also readily "modifiable" for home defense(short legal bbl,extended magazine,slings,sights,folding stocks due to it's overall popularity.Simple to operate/maintain,holds value if cared for.

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