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post #1 of 15 Old 02-21-2010, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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looking at getting a shot gun

Well title says it (meant to write shotgun ). Thinking about getting a shotgun for skeets hogs maybe birds and keep around for security. What are you guys shooting? I was looking at the mossberg 500s since it seems like your can pick one up for pretty cheap, im on a kinda tight budget looking to spend about 250 on the gun and would like to get a gun with alot of readily available ammo (that statement can be interpreted in the wrong way). Please enlighten me!!
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I woundnt buy a mossberg. My dad bought a remington 870 combo for $350 a couple of years ago, i have shot slugs accuratly out 100 yds.

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Remington 870s are pretty awesome.

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Nothing wrong with Mossberg 500, Remington 870 Express is a little better gun.
Thats just my opinion some folks like the fact that the safty on the 500 is on top of the reciever and therefore a little easier to get used to.
If you are going to be doing a lot of shooting I would suggest an autoloader, it will cost a bit more but well worth the extra cash.
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I bought this maverick 88 by mossberg and for the life of me I can't ''f'' it up. It's been in the mud, in the bed of the truck on a drunk 4x4 trip and it still works like new. Best part new 220.00 out the door.

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If you are going to be doing a lot of shooting I would suggest an autoloader, it will cost a bit more but well worth the extra cash.
I think ill shoot alot when I get it but after the novelty of owning my first gun wares off and I goto college itll spend a good amount of time in a case in under my bed.

I would like to shoot slugs too, for hog, turkeys, and mabey deer but I have a bow for that. Can you shoot slugs out of any shot gun or do you need a different barrell or something?

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Ive got a Remingon 870 and a Mossberg 535. Like them both. My mossberg is all camoed out though and is designed mainly for turkeys. The 870 is one of the best designed shotguns ever made though.

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Make sure you get one with screw in chokes. To do all the different things you will greatly benefit from being able to change chokes. You can buy a slug barrel for the Remington 870 or the Mossberg 500 that will make your slugs shoot better.
I bought mine at a pawn shop! They will usually deal if you offer them cash. I have bought several guns from them.


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You really can't go wrong with any named brand scatter gun. However a gun for birs, skeet, is something different than what you want for HD, Turkey's etc. Most skeet shooters are using a over and under stick, while HD you want a short 18", and turkey a longer full choked cammo gun. So by three of them, one Remi, one Mossy and a Maverick or Beretta or ....?

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I like the way you think Hornet!
I just became certifiend to teach skeet shooting to 4H kids. The instructor had some dandy shotguns! My favorite was a Browning over and under, that had been to a gunsmith and was ported and polished. NICE!
Although if it is a budget thing, get you a pump with exchangeable chokes and you can do everything with it, just not as efficient.....
Kinda like towing with a gas truck........ It will work, but a lil slow gettin ya there!


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