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Old 07-30-2011, 12:00 AM   #1
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So what would be the best shotgun for someone to buy if they dont know what to look for? I go to the stores and see all different kinds and have no idea what some of them would be best for.... I basically want one to shoot stuff with like plates and other odd things like that. Anyone got any ideas what i should be looking for? I am gonna need something closer to the cheaper side cause i am still holding out for that 597.... (Plus, my girlfriend is one of those gun haters.... so i have to spend a fairly cheap price so i dont start an argument.)

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Is this inexpensive enough?

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Hmm.... Thats a very good deal. Have you purchased from this site before? And would this be a good gun for what i want?
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Hmm.... Thats a very good deal. Have you purchased from this site before? And would this be a good gun for what i want?
so you want a hard kicking shotgun to shoot targets with? why not something smaller? .22 are great for target shooting, and fairly cheap. or like a .22 magnum, or .223, 243. but. if your set for on a shotgun try a. 410. seems small but woul dbe great for plinking.. after shooting a 20 or 12 ga 30 or 40 times in a row you will have a sore shoulder.
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Hmm.... Thats a very good deal. Have you purchased from this site before? And would this be a good gun for what i want?
I have used Bud's several times. They are first rate, great on-line gun shop.

You want good or cheap? I filled the cheap part, want good?

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so you want a hard kicking shotgun to shoot targets with? why not something smaller? .22 are great for target shooting, and fairly cheap. or like a .22 magnum, or .223, 243. but. if your set for on a shotgun try a. 410. seems small but woul dbe great for plinking.. after shooting a 20 or 12 ga 30 or 40 times in a row you will have a sore shoulder.
Well the thing is, i already have a .22, i just want a shotgun as a second option you know?! Alittle choice every now and then is all im looking for.
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I have used Bud's several times. They are first rate, great on-line gun shop.

You want good or cheap? I filled the cheap part, want good?

MERKEL 2116EL 16GA/2.75/28 OU ST ICM $8,355.00 SHIPS FREE
Yeah i want cheap. Its just the best way to go for now.
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Well the thing is, i already have a .22, i just want a shotgun as a second option you know?! Alittle choice every now and then is all im looking for.
well im sitting on four .22 in my cabinet with my eye on another. but to each there own.. def go with a 20ga, or .410 if you want to have fun and shoot a bunch. remington 870 pump is a great shotty. and reasonable for around 300
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This would be another one to look at:

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well im sitting on four .22 in my cabinet with my eye on another. but to each there own.. def go with a 20ga, or .410 if you want to have fun and shoot a bunch. remington 870 pump is a great shotty. and reasonable for around 300
Thanks for the advise. And i can see why you have 4 .22's i really do enjoy mine.
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