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ModerndayAnnieoakley 10-29-2012 02:40 AM

Best bang for my buck
I am looking at getting my boyfriend a shotgun for his birthday. He is starting to hunt more now and would like to have the option of his bow or a gun. I am more into pistols/handguns and have not touched a shot gun since I was a little girl ( clue what to look for). I am looking for something under 300 bucks preferably, but that is a little flexible. I would like at least two or three options that I can personally look into and look at a few gun stores around me. Thanks!

Virginian 10-29-2012 02:49 AM

Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. Check with the store and make sure he can return it if you get the wrong "something". Your heart is in the right place, but I would really advise a gift certificate. If he is a gun guy, he probably knows EXACTLY what he wants. Tell him I said he's a lucky guy.

ModerndayAnnieoakley 10-29-2012 03:11 AM

This guy talks about every gun in the book and usually likes the ones that are far from my budget. ha He just needs a gun right now that has a good history on it, a decent price, and a hunters gun? Like I said all I would like it options that I can look into if this is the route I want to go for a present. I am stuck between buying a gun or giving him money to fix his jeep up.

towboater 10-29-2012 03:15 AM

A Remington 870 is a great shotgun. I don't know any gun lovers that would turn one down.

Blueguns 10-29-2012 03:29 AM

New or used?

New: I'd say the Mossberg 500 field. It's a good reliable shotgun. It's probably the best bang for your buck out there.

Used: I'd say an 870 Wingmaster from about 5-10 years back. They're better quality than those of today.

BRAD313 10-29-2012 03:33 AM

Mossberg 500 combo u get the slug barrel n a field barrel for about 300 or remington 870 combo its about 100 bucks more tho both are good guns either way u go he will get years of fun out of them

ModerndayAnnieoakley 10-29-2012 03:41 AM

I only want to buy new.

303tom 10-29-2012 03:49 AM


Originally Posted by ModerndayAnnieoakley (Post 993938)
I only want to buy new.

H&R or Savage/Stevens................

SSGN_Doc 10-29-2012 03:49 AM

The Mossberg 500 Combo will give the most bang for the buck.

englishpointer 10-29-2012 04:07 AM

Not a big fan of mossberg safety but I grew up shooting Remington so ask him what he likes best if he has experience with one or the other but your choices are limited with the budget u have set to spend

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