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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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In the Market for Shotgun

I am in the market for a new shotgun for ~$300 price tag. Was hoping I can get some feedback from the forum as to what is the best shotgun to buy for the $$ and for my needs. I will primarily use it for Deer (slug) and also turkey seasons.

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Re: In the Market for Shotgun

I would get an older remington 870 wingmaster in 12 ga that shoots 2 3/4" but then again I guess I'm partial to them cause I own 3 of 'em. You should be able to find one in good condition for right around that $300 mark.

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Re: In the Market for Shotgun

With a little searching you should be able to find an older 870 express with a deer rifle sight barrel for that much. From experience, the 20ga slug guns are a little harder to find, but much nicer on the shooter, and believe me, a 3/4oz of lead does a number on a deer.

With the rifled barrels these guns are accurate. I shot a doe at 65 yards this fall with my open sighted 870, and my fiance's bro downed on at 183yrds with his 12 guage. Super simple to take apart too.

I think someone was/is selling an 870 20ga slug gun on the for sale forums right now.

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Re: In the Market for Shotgun

When you guys say "older" how old do you mean? Thanks for the replies!

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By older I just mean "used". I think they're around $350 new, so I figured a used one should fall in your budget.

edit- $350 for basic vent rib, I believe. Im not sure how much you'd pay at a gun shop for one of the synthetic barreled slug guns.

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Not sure about the new ones these days but by older I mean one that is used and the only plastic part on the gun the magazine plug.

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Re: In the Market for Shotgun

What is your take on the Mossberg 500 combo? It is a 12ga and Dick's has them for $350 with interchangable barrels and a cheapo scope.

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Never used one before. My brother used to have a Mossberg not sure what model it was but it was 12 ga with a synthetic stock. Every time you shot it, it felt like the stock was kicking you in the cheek and it didn't matter how tight to your shoulder it was kept. He sold it after shooting one of my 870s. To me they just seem to fit me better and they just feel built better overall. I'm sure there are good Mossbergs out there. I just have 870s. If it ain't broke don't fix it right?

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Remington 870 is tough to beat....
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