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Best all around pump 12 gauge

I'd like to buy my son a new shotgun for his 16th birthday. What would be the best all around pump 12 gauge? It would be used for rabbits, squirrel, turkey, shooting clay birds, etc. I guess it should be able to handle at least 3 inch shells.
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Re: Best all around pump 12 gauge

Love my Mossberg 500. Being a lefty the position of the saftey is great
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There are some dandies out there, hard not to argue about them all, Remington 870 comes to mind as a good one considering it's inexpensive yet proven.

Also comes in many varieties and tons of accessories. Just a thought to consider.
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Hands down is the proven Remington 870 wingmaster, end of story.
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Winchester 1300, if you can find one.

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Re: Best all around pump 12 gauge

I would say that the Remington 870 is probably the best shotgun of all time, that being said there are a lot of good options out there, Ithaca 37, Browning BPS, Winchester 1300, Winchester Model 12,

Just do yourself a favor, and don't buy anything that says Mossberg on it......in this situation, you get what you pay for.....

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Get an 870 and never look back. It is still my go to Shotgun and has taken everything from small game to turkey and deer.
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Remington 870 or Winchester 1300. I have probably put more rounds through these two guns than most men put through 10 guns. They have been dropped in water, filled with sand, covered in blood and never fail. Both are great firearms.

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I would go with a Remington 870 with a 26" barrel. This is the shotgun used by our law enforcement and US Military. IMO it's a great choice.
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