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New Shotgun for turkey.

i have been looking and narrowed it to these choices. i am also open to other ideas. i would like the price to be 600 or less. thanks.

Stoeger semi auto model 2000
Remington Model 887 nitro mag
Benelli Nova Pump.
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Re: New Shotgun for turkey.

i picked up a used mossberg 935, came with fiber optic sights and amounted red dot scope and a mossberg ulti choke

shoots 3 in and 3 1/2 shells cost $450.00 didnt need it, just wanted it.....full camo too.

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Re: New Shotgun for turkey.

Good choice bohunr.

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Re: New Shotgun for turkey.

The best patterning gun out there IMO for birds is a Mossberg 835. I have a Benelli SBE 2 and an 835. My dad shoots a Beretta Xtrema II. I've experimented with countless chokes/loads with my scatterguns and my dad's. You can't beat those overbored barrels on the 835.
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Re: New Shotgun for turkey.

Of those I would choose the Nova. Have read about problems and friends who had problems with the other 2. I'm not a mossberg fan but some really like them and have no problems with them. I would also consider a Browning BPS. Check the classifieds, for 600 or so you might be able to get a used browning gold, Win. SX2 or SX3 or beretta 391. Beretta is also coming out with the outlander which is a plainer, more affordable version of the new A400.
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Re: New Shotgun for turkey.

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i have been looking and narrowed it to these choices. i am also open to other ideas. i would like the price to be 600 or less. thanks.

Stoeger semi auto model 2000
Remington Model 887 nitro mag
Benelli Nova Pump.

Also consider a Browning BPS pump which would fall within that price range.

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Re: New Shotgun for turkey.

Agree with others on the Browning BPS. I used an Upland Special with 22" barrel and JellyHead choke successfully for several years.

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Re: New Shotgun for turkey.

I have to agree I have a BENELLI SBE and have owned Remington's and Winchester just can't beat those 835s for AWSOME patterns. Especially if you can find an older on that isn't ported.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 07:53 PM
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Re: New Shotgun for turkey.

Why buy the M-2000 when for MAYBE 50 bucks more you can get the 3500? I sold them from the day they cme out (the 2000) and no joke, they had a horiible 40-45% return to store ratio where the gun had to be sent back to the factory. I made the mistake of buying one and it quite literally ate itself inside of 250 rounds of trap and game loads. the M-3500 is a MUCH better gun and has had none of the inherent problems that the 2000 has. In fact, the ONLY issue owners of the 3500 are having is the factory tukey chokes...some have not apparently been hardened/tempered correctly and are swelling in the barrel. Easy fix is to just buy an after market choke right out of the gate. It'll take 3.5" loads, is basically just the old Benelli Super Black Eagle as far as action and is virtually bullet proof. All for around $600.00 in camo.

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Oh yeah...forgot to mention. In my professional opinion, the 887 is the single WORST piece of garbage ever produced by Remington...of ANY gun they have EVER made. OVER a 48% problem rate...I consider a 10-15% problem rate to be too high.

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