GUN starting hunting...

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  1. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    can anyone suggest a good 12ga shot gun and a good rifle?

    shotgun for squirrel and rifle for teh deer :cool:

    id like to spend under $500 for each :o
     
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    dunno bout the laws there, but here we are only able to use a rifle above a certain point in MI....have to use shotgun under the boundry...because of that the remington 870 has been rather popular, you get the smooth barrel and the fully rifled barrel for the slugs....I am selling it for $314 at the moment ($339 - $25 remington mail in rebate)

    Rifle: Remington 710 30-06 would do the job
     
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    what exactly do you plan to do with the Mist of Squirrel? drink it? you won't have any edible meat left. if all you're doing is going out there to Mist some Squirrels, just pick any old thing.
     
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    excuse my ignorance in the fact but i'm looking for any helpful insight

    should i be using 20 ga instead?
     
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    you can get a 22 LR and get .22 shot...I miss read what you were going to use the 12ga for :eek3:
     
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    Have never hunted squirrels in Sept-Oct?? Early season 12ga is the only way to go. Have fun trying to snipe squirrels in the head with a .22LR then the trees are full of leaves. I've killed many many squirrels with 12ga high brass in early season - they have nowhere to hide then. Try shooting a squirrel in the head with a .22LR when it's running over a hickory branch full of leaves.

    Missing a headshot with a .22LR and hitting it in the torso < 12ga high brass at the same distance.

    A .22LR in the chest of a squirrel makes it worthless. Shot from a 12ga mostly falls out when you field dress it.

    Now yes, after all the leaves have fallen a .22LR is more of a challenge, but a 12ga is still more efficient.

    The most I have come to "mistting" a squirrel is when I shot one 30 yards from me with Remington 6 shot with MAX DRAM Equiv - then most of the shot came out when it was fried.

    Making a post like that seems to tell me you have never been squirrel hunting.

    ~edit now I have several times shot a squirrel out of a tree with a 12ga and its still alive on the ground but can't move - then you just have to crush its head with your boot or sling its head into a tree. It still better than having a hole in the ONLY meat worth eating in the tree rat.
     
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    Remington 870 for a shotgun, Ruger 10-22 for a .22 rifle.

    A deer rifle is a little more tricky, but maybe a Winchester 30-30 because it is fairly cheap.

    And for even less money, you could get an SKS which would be a pretty good deer rifle in Louisianna with the right ammunition.
     
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    If you want a good deer rifle for under $500 I'd look at used models. I'm not saying you can't buy a new deer rifle for under $500, (a marlin 30-30 or the awful rem. 710 comes to mind) its just that your options are severely limited.
     
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    Remington 870
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    You can get a Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic/blued for pretty cheap, MSRP is $476 and they're available in 223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .257 Weatherby Mag., .270 Winchester Short Mag., 7mm Remington Mag., .300 Winchester Short Mag., .300 Winchester Mag., .300 Weatherby Mag. and .338 Winchester Mag.
     
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    im liking the remington 870 and the weatherby vanguard :cool: both fit my price range

    btw, i said i would LIKE to stay below 500, doesn't necessarily have to be.
     
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    what length barrel should i look for in a shotgun?
     
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    i plan on picking up a 10-22 and i already have an sks, i'd just have to pick up a new stock and some 5rd mags since the only mag i have is 30rd and my stock is the folding type
     
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    26" or 28" would be good.
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:




    :ugh:
     
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    Mossberg model 500. Great shotgun that I've been using for years. Rifle suggestion would be either the weatherby or possibly a Ruger M77. Both very good choices.
     
  17. krott5333

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    2 of the most popular shotguns, for a reason:

    Remington 870
    Mossberg 835

    Rifles:

    Savage 111
    Ruger M77
    Remington 700 (stay away from Rem 710)


    Id go with the savage, best bang for the buck.. any of the new savage bolt actions are great, accurate rifles right out of the box..

    I have a ruger, i love it, trigger could be lighter, but other than that its been perfect for me.

    check out the forums at forums.gunbroker.com
     
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    not trying to bust your sale or anything, but remington 710's are hideous, they just scream "im cheap look at me"..

    It seems everyone agrees on the 870
     
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    http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=24012289

    is this a good price? i'm local to them :x:
     
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    whats the difference between the mossberg 500 and 835? :confused:
     
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    That is a really good price, brand new they go for a little under $300 i believe.. that one looks to be in good shape. if theyre local, even better, you wont have to pay for a transfer through a dealer, save you about $20. But then again, if its the same state, you'll pay sales tax, no biggie. Then you'll probably pay a couple bucks for a background check.

    the general consensus is that the 835 is better than the 500, not really sure why. ill ask on the gunbroker forums...
     
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    500 has a 3" Chamber, 835 has a 3 1/2" Chamber, which means the 835 can use magnum loads.
     
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    That's a good price, yeah. I'd go for it, my dad won an 835 exactly like that in a gun raffle; they arent the nicest guns in the world but it does its job :dunno:
     
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    from what ive seen, the 835 and 500 furniture is the same so i could buy a synthetic stock and foregrip which is what i'd want (just not a fan of wood furniture). i think ill go for the 835 and then pick up a 500 later down the line to use as a home defense weapon...
     

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