GUN Shotgun recommendations

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  1. thedude11

    thedude11 New Member

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    I'm looking into getting a shotgun for hunting/skeet shooting and for home defense.

    I was looking into the Rem 870 18" but I heard that you want a longer barrel for skeet shooting and I'm assuming the same for hunting. I'd really prefer an 18" barrel over something like 26-28" so I was looking at the Mossberg 500 combo that gives you an 18.5" and 28" barrel.

    Opinions on the Mossberg?

    Also, is it true I want a longer barrel for skeet/hunting?

    :wiggle: Thanks for any help.
     
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    I like my Mossy. They're tanks and they're cheap as hell. I'd recommend it to anyone.
     
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    I have a mossberg590 its my home defense gun never used it for skeet or hunting, just the range I'm happy with it, I think either one would serve your purpose fine, go with what you can get cheaper, both have plenty of aftermarket accessories too
     
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    Mossberg is good. Remington has similar combo deals also
     
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    Saw one on GunBroker... don't quite have $1500 to spend.
     
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    If you want an all around gun for skeet, sporting clay and hunting I would get a Benelli Super Black Eagle II
     
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    Real freakin' nice but I don't have that much at the moment :hsd:
     
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    just get an 870 or 500 combo :dunno:
     
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    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    What's wrong with a Benelli? :hs:
     
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    870 because i like the location of the safety and slide release.
     
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    Besides being $1000 more than the Remington and Mossberg?
     
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    That's probably what I will do, but do you know if I'll need a longer than 18" to hunt/shoot skeet effectively? Or does it not really make much of a difference? :dunno:
     
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    Nothing besides the price; I have a crazy feeling this guy doesnt want to spend $1300 for a shotgun :hsughno:
     
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    If i had the money I would get a longer barrel, yes.
     
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    I'd get the 20" persuader with 8 round magazine tube. I think they go for around $299. It's a LOT easier to find a 6 round magazine tube with a longer barrel aftermarket than it is to find an 8 round magazine tube with a barrel that will fit it.

    Edit: The cruiser has the 8 round tube :o
     
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    You may also want to consider 2 guns, HD and clay/skeet/hunting configurations can vary greatly, for HD setup I prefer p grip, folder stock, light, none of which you'de want for your sporting purposes, you may not mind changing stuff around all the time :dunno: Me I'm lazy I dont want to be bothered with doing all that stuff, you can pick up the mossberg with 18.5" and p grip for under $200 at alot of shops, you may want to consider doing two different setups :dunno:
     
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    Changing the buttstock takes all of two minutes and the barrel takes about 30 seconds. If you go with two seperate guns then definately get the cruiser and a model with a longer barrel (although once again you could just change the buttstock and be fine with the 20" barrel). I haven't hunted with a shotgun since I was about 12 so I couldn't really tell you how much differance the barrel makes. I have yet to take mine out trap shooting.
     
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    How about this Persuader?

    #50579 12 ga. 500® Pump 8-shot, w/20" barrel, includes Pistol Grip kit for replacing full length stock. ...MSRP $357
     
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    That's the one I was talking about :o.
     
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    That with an extra 20" barrel, or just comes with 20"? If its just one barrel then
    you may want to consider buying used I've seen local shops with that exact model for $189.
     
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    It's just one barrel and yeah that's expensive for that gun. The cheapest one I saw on gunbroker was $250. If you want a longer barrel you'll have to buy a new magazine tube along with the barrel. That's a little bit more of a PITA than changing the stock. The first time you take the magazine tube off you can just hand tighten it when you put it back on. It'll be fine and easy to take apart from then on.
     
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    If he buys 2 used shottys the mossy and whatever probably cost just slightly more then the one shotgun 2 barrel package.. Personally I think thats the better route, you can do whatever with the mossy to make it comfortable for home defense w/o taking it apart all the time. I just fine it easier to have 2 purpose built guns then trying to swap stuff around all the time on one gun. Besides 2 guns are better then one :bigthumb:
     
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    :werd: Very good points. I say go with the two gun route :bigthumb:. Get the cruiser first, though. I'd rather go trap shooting with a home defense gun than try and clear my house with a full size shotgun.
     

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