GUN Shotgun recommendation?

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  1. GregFarz78

    GregFarz78 New Member

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    Nothing fancy just something inexpensive for home protection and some fun at the range, is it possible to find anything around $150-200? Used would be ok too.
     
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    In that price range, I can only think of one that I would recommend: Mossberg Maverick 88 Security. Mine was bought on sale for $150 at Academy Sports and I sold it for the same price (only because I replaced it with a Mossberg 500). I think they are a little over $200 new now.

    It's essentially a clone of the Mossberg 500 with one difference being the location of the safety. While the 500 is made and assembled in the US, the Maverick parts come from Mexico and it is assembled in Texas. I had one for about 4 years and it saw plenty of #00 and slugs and never had a single problem. 18" cylinder bore, holds 5+1 and it will use any standard Mossberg 500 barrel so you can buy a 26 or 28" barrel for $100 or so down the line to shoot clays.
     
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    good recommendation for the Mossberg - I would say in that price range it's going to be hard to find a better shotgun for the money unless you go used. If you go used, you can probably find a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 (pretty widely recognized as the best simple, inexpensive pump guns out there).
     
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    I hate my Mossberg.
     
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    That was constructive.

    Any reason why? Perhaps that information might be relative to the discussion.
     
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    Because the bolt carrier likes to shear pins and jam itself every other time I shoot it.
     
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    I had a Mossberg 500 and loved it... wish I hadn't sold it but I needed cash. Will definitely buy another one soon. My buddy got a Maverick 88 and I was really surprised by it. Shot good and was dirt cheap. I'd probably get one if I could find one cheap.
     
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    my mossberg 500 has done ok, but it sure isn't as nice as my 870, the rem 870 has been to hell and back hunting, camping, etc for tons of years and it's in good shape, i had to make 1 minor repair a few months back after owning it for over 2 decades. My mossberg has given me a few problems in less than 2 years of ownership and 1 hunting trip.

    used 870, hell the cheapie 870 express or whatever isn't much over $200 new is it, maybe i'm wrong, it's been forever since i looked at 870's?
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Buy an 870 if you can... even if you have to up your budget a few bucks. If your only buying one shot gun for a while you might as well buy a good one IMO.
     
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    labotomi I don't feel like saying anything cute.

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    I have a Winchester 1300 defender that suits my purposes well. very short smooth stroke. the barrel isn't rifled nor threaded for a choke so it's not really made for hunting.
    they don't make them anymore but you can find used ones pretty cheap

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    i'm still pissed winchester quit making the 1300, my dad's is awesome and i need to pick 1 up for myself!!
     
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    how so? The action is the same as the 870 right?
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    I love shot guns..... damn it I want that 887 also!!!!
     
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    Thats the ugliest shotgun I've ever seen.
     
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    I know aint it great!!! i still need to get a desert recon 870 though, im on a tan gun kick for some reason.
     

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