GUN Getting a Shotgun, any suggestions?

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    70Machwon New Member

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    Im planning on getting my first shotgun. It will be mainly used for trap shooting (clay pigeons) and i would like to use it for phesant as well.

    Im not looking for anything pricy, id like less than 300, or cheaper. Ive seen a Kahr pretty cheap over-under 12 gauge. I like the gun, and it would be a good trap gun. Ive also been reccomended a cheaper mossburg, or a remmington 1100. I dont mind used, im just looking for sugestions. Right now the kahr is at the top of the list, but I like to hear suggestions.
     
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    Haven't seen the Kahrs, but 870's are pretty useful. Plus I just bought one for only $233 at Wally World.
     
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    870 is made by, sorry but im still new to the game

    What guage as well, i want 12 guage.
     
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    Remington makes the model 870. It's become a standard for inexpensive, knockaround, reliable shotguns.

    The other one that is hugely popular and relatively inexpensive is the Mossberg 500.

    You can spend more, but for what you are doing, one of those two would be fine. You could get an autoloader if you are doing more clay shooting, but my old 12ga pump action is fine for the little I shoot.

    yes, get a 12ga.
     
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    it was kahn, you are right. Ive been recommended the remington 1100 since it is the auto loader, but i have someone that knows the local shop owner looking for a used 1100, or Winchester 1400.
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    If you want a auto stick to the italians. beretta, benelli, franchi, etc.The 870 is a good pump, The benelii nova would also be another good choice in 28" version or longer.
     
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    Yeah.... :hsugh:
     
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    well ive got it down to pretty much two

    Remington 870

    Mossburg 500

    opinions on each? The mossburg felt cheap when i held it, but i have heard it shoots well. The Remington is more expensive, but i feel would be the better bet especially if i can find one used.
     
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    Winchester Model 12 :o
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    I was going to suggest that as a little more 'manly' alternative :)
     
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    Price? New and Used. Tell me a bit about it.
     
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    Italians make very good shotguns...the price reflects it.

    There is nothing wrong with a Remington autoloader. They have been working well for years.
    If you want, you could find a Saiga 12ga. Not your standard design, but they work well.

    For a new owner though, I'd get a simple pump action 12ga. I don't know about Khan shotguns, but I'd be willing to try one.
    If it sucks, sell it.
     
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    yea i think the pump is the way to go. Such as the remington 870 or the mossburg was suggested by the bullistics guy at my job. He got one for his son, as a cheap first gun, and ended up getting one for himself. Im just not big on the plastic stock and foregrip, i like the wood much better.
     
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    damn, thats a beautiful gun, but im not looking to spend that much. The mossburg is leading simply on price and what i have heard from two people. Though the remi is still close
     

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