GUN Help me a choose a shotgun.

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  1. Johnny Chimpo

    Johnny Chimpo New Member

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    im looking to get one in the near future.
    it will be used at the firing range only. mainly skeet/clay shooting.

    i dont want a junker. something nice, with good quality, yet nicely priced.
    any suggestions?

    this will be my first gun.
    i've been shooting once before. i dont know how well shooting 18-22 of 25 my first time is, but im sure i can do better.
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    remington 870 /thread.
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    Winchester makes nice models also.
     
  4. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    The Mossberg 500 will be perfect. They have them at Wal-Mart for less than $200 and it's an excellent shotgun. It'll never fail you. The actual model number you want is "50120 Field". It'll be perfect for busting clays.
     
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    ...but the Remington 870 is a field gun, and the damned best one at that if you ask me..

    Skeet? Trap?

    If you just want to go out there and have fun it's a good gun - if you want to out there and kickass it is not.

    Sporting Clays?

    Yea 870 will do just fine for that as well, you just won't be able to take a quick follow up shot compared to someone with a over/under or a side by side...

    If you ONLY want to shoot clay targets look into a side by side or over/under.

    Side by sides and over/unders can use different chokes in the barrels for different range shots and one or two triggers... Usually one trigger is most common the in the U.S.

    Skeet, Trap and Sporting clays are all a different game. Depends on which one you like to play the most.

    I love shooting sporting clays, because it tests me on the bird hunting that I do the most of - Dove.

    And then the 870 can never lose.
     
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    I might buy this myself. Mossberg 590. $360
     
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    ugliest shotgun i've ever seen. up there with the 870 marine.

    functionality over form, yes..............but i can't stand looking at that thing. the pump looks like a toilet plunger.
     
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    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Any better?


    Or just the plain old 500 field, which is what you'll want for your normal range use/clays/etc.

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    i still like the 870 PMAX the best out of all the pump shotties i've seen. something about a pistol grip and butt stock + ghost ring rear sight that just does it for me:

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  10. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Remington 870's are great shotguns. In my opinion though, the Mossberg is just as good but at a better price. Plus the Mossberg has a safety that can actually be efficiently used. With the Remington, I just don't use the safety because it takes too much time to reach.
     
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    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    I'm sure there current ones are fine, but if you can find a good Winchester 1897 in a pawn shop or something -- get it!

    They are bad ass shotguns. They'll hold 6 rounds with the regular tube. They easily break down and the exposed hammer is just fucking cool!

    Plus, they were the original trench guns! The U.S. used them during WWI.
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Remington 870 is the best pump action shotgun ever made. Lots of accessories and proven reliability and ease of maintenance. I recommend everyone buy an 870 first, buy other shotguns afterwards. That way if they break they can still shoot the 870. :big grin:

    Here is my 870 Marine Magnum..... awaiting my sight mount for my red dot.

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  13. Goat

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    Model 12 > 870
     
  14. Vermincelli

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    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    500/590 = 870
    Both have been the standard military shotguns for our troops.

    I have used both for work and they are identical in quality and performance. Only difference is the location of the slide release and safety. I prefer the Mossy's switch locations so that's why I like the 500 more.

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  15. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    This is definitely my next shotgun:

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    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=28874655


    Norinco makes a copy that I've heard are good enough quality, but it would be cool to have the original.

    I have a Winchester 97 field shotgun (28" barrel, I think) but one of those trench guns with the bayonet attachment and everything would be awesome!
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I was never a fan of mossberg, always seemed kinda poorly made if you ask me. I own an 870 and love it, my brother owns a winchester 11xx or maybe its 13xx, I like that gun too.
     
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    I think they're both cheaply made, I just prefer the Mossberg because of the safety location :o
     
  19. krott5333

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    remington 870 or ban.

    now :gtfo2: and go buy an 870
     
  20. KMD

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    I own a 870 and have used mosbergs, and winchesters they are all good guns but I still own my 870 after using the other 2 the only thing I dont like about my 870 is the safety. If you are lookin for a Norinco and live in Canada here is a good link. They cant sell Americans you can thank Bill for that.

    http://www.marstar.ca/Norinco/YL-1897.htm

    :fawk:
     
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    1200 bucks for a shotgun that can shoot a tight group at 75 feet? I think I would just settle for an AR or a pistol if I have to engage someone at that range where accuracy is required.
    but hey, to each his own.
     
  23. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Another option is the Saiga-12. It's basically an AK-47 Shotgun. They are around $225 and then you can have it converted to a pistol grip for another hundred or so.

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    http://www.saiga12.com/Photo_Gallery.htm
     
  24. Johnny Chimpo

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    how trusty is gunbroker.com?
    anything i should know about that site?
     
  25. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    That's my shotgun, along with a Rem. 870 that I use for hunting/trap shooting.
     

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