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Old 08-28-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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His has probably been asked before but i cannot find the thread...any ideas? Like even what exactly does one look for in a sd/hd shotgun?

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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First I would look what´s available in your area. Then the configuration of the chosen shotgun: caliber (12/20/16/.410), barrel length (18"-22"), max. possible ammo capacity (with the chosen barrel length), sights, stock etc.

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A shorter barrel than a hunting shotgun. Either 18" or 20" is usually a good choice. Can be double barrel, pump, semi-auto. Twelve gauge and 20 gauge are two most popular. Pistol grip, full, collapsible stock, etc...

I've got a Remington 870 with 18" barrel with extended magazine and full stock. I like it. (I'm not trying to start a brand/model war.) Paid about $350 out the door 2 years ago. I've heard the Maverick shotguns are pretty good and about $200. Price range is another option.

Hold a few and see what fits you best. If you know someone with one, see if you can try it out and get a feel for it.

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First I would look what´s available in your area. Then the configuration of the chosen shotgun: caliber (12/20/16/.410), barrel length (18"-22"), max. possible ammo capacity (with the chosen barrel length), sights, stock etc.
Oh no I just mean hypothetically, it will be a while until I buy one, so basically the sky is the limit, I was just wondering about what people think would be the ideal one...
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If you look at hunting shotguns, you'll notice a barrel that sticks way out from a really short magazine tube. On good SD shotguns, you'll notice a magazine tube that extends all the way to the end of the barrel. I would never buy a SD shotgun whose magazine tube did not extend all the way to the end of the barrel. Just so as to maximize the number of rounds!

I chose the Mossberg 590A1 with parkerized finish. It is 8+1, though I never keep a shell in the chamber. I'd rather have that first rack than just flip off a safety.

For me, money did matter, otherwise I may have gone with a semi-auto.

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Oh no I just mean hypothetically, it will be a while until I buy one, so basically the sky is the limit, I was just wondering about what people think would be the ideal one...
Well then...a Saiga 12 with a 20rd drum, Kobra red dot, some sort of railed fore-end w/ vertical grip, foldable stock... Don´t really know since I can´t buy one for HD/SD in my country...
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Here's where I'm at so far.


Mossberg 500 20" Tac Star shell holder and Hogue Tamer pistol grip.

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No stock? I'm not a real fan of pistol grip without stock. I just envision too many potential problems with where the shottie goes AFTER firing. Into my forehead, twisting my wrist in an odd way?

No thanks, not for me.

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Of course everyone likes their own, here is my Vang Comp Mossberg. It looked like the pistol grip above when I got it....and I am thoroughly enjoying it, it is currently my favorite gun to shoot. Especially since I have been casting and reloading my own 00 Buck I just can’t put it down.

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Is the Vang Comp work worth it? I have looked at their website and they look like the real deal. That is one tough looking shotgun!!

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