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Old 06-23-2013, 01:00 AM   #21
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Nothing is cheap but I'm a fan of SKB shotguns. They cost less than a Browning but rival the build quality. My SKB over/under 12 gauge would normally run upwards of 2 grand and I bought it off Gunbroker for $600. I also have a 20 gauge SKB auto-loader for skeet. What ever you do get something with a screw-in choke. That is a MUST!!!! 28 inch barrel is the compromise. True skeet is 26 inches. Trap is longer.

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A Mossberg 930 looks to be the way to go for an easy second shot on a budget.

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Academy Sports in Texas has a very nice Turkish made over/under with screw in chokes...they are the importer .

They are well made with nice wood in the $ 500 range

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Hi all,

I want to get into skeet and trap shooting and hunting and as a first gun I want get something around $300 or less (I don't have much to spend ). I am planning to buy something used and I would prefer something with wooden furniture if possible. Are there any types of high quality guns that sell for these prices (at least used)? I bought my Mossberg 590 used for $320 so know there are options in this range, but I would rather get a classier, dedicated skeet/hunting gun than a new barrel for the Mossberg.

I would also appreciate any advice on what kind of gun to get (over-under, double barrel, or pump)?

Also, you probably noticed that I didn't specify what I am planning to hunt for and that is because I don't yet hunt, but want to buy something that will give me as many options down the road if possible while still being great for skeet and trap.

If I am being ignorant and there is no such firearm that will satisfy all these roles by simply changing out the chokes, I am sorry and didn't realize that that was the case. :/

Thank you all for the help!
I was in your position not too long ago. I would advice you to check CZ712, 612,720, 920. Their prices are pretty reasonable. Go to their site www.cz-usa.com check them out. I bought the cz712 semi auto for $494 at budsgunshop.com I luv the gun. Good luck.
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