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Old 07-30-2011, 02:55 AM   #11
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This would be another one to look at:

Mossberg 500A 12ga 18"Bl With PG Kit $279.00 SHIPS FREE
Thats another one to think about. Thanks!
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You could find a cheap single shot in a pawn shop for around $100
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Default Check Mossberg

For what you want out of it, Mossberg might be the way to go. .410 is a light kicking gun, but it is expensive ammo wise. If you won't shoot it that often, I would go for it! But, 12 gauge ammo is relatively cheap to other shotgun ammo, IMHO.

Good luck with the buy, check out mossbergs sight! If you don't know a lot about shotguns, I wouldn't go for a used one the first time out. Try to find a bargain one when you've had more experience, or if you know someone that is experienced.
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I would say that The New England Firearms(NEF)/H&R Pardner Single shot is a great choice,some run about $120 new.My dad has one in 20 gauge,I have had one in .410 and my friend had one in 12 gauge and all are great guns and simple to operate
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I would recommend a Remington 870 Express 20 ga from walmart, around $300. Works well, doesn't kick too bad, shells are cheap, will do the job on just about anything from quail to bears with the proper slugs. And fun to shoot. Should have seen the grin on my daughters face when I first showed her how to roll a coffee can with a magazine.
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Thanks everybody for all the info. I have a good idea of what to look for now.
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You could find a cheap single shot in a pawn shop for around $100
found a 12gauge for 75 but it was "too" used.... scratches, scuffs, and all... i didn't get it cause i don't really want one that someone else had already broken in, you know!?
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There are several choices in the inexpensive pump shotgun arena. I have a NEF Pardner Pump. It's a Chinese import also used on the Interstate Arms offering. It's basically a Remington 870 clone. It's built like a tank and has never failed me. The Mossberg 500 platform is tried and true. Remington 870 Express is another. If you want a break open single shot... the H&R NEF is a winner.
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Default Stevens 258a 20ga for $50

2.3/4 inch bolt action shotgun should keep you from mowing through that expensive shotgun ammo
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I bought my wife a NEF pardner pump at wal mart. $179 OTD, its a 12 ga and is built very solid for a cheap shotgun. It is a dead match to my remington 870 when held and looked at side by side. I hope this helps, any other questions about it ask me I would be more than happy to answer questions that come up about these guns.

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