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Old 11-15-2008, 12:52 AM   #1
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hello all, I'm looking for an affordable shotgun for mostley buckshot and some slug work. I like the pistol grip handle that some shotguns have but I don't need that if it can be a problem. what should I be looking for like barrel, length, style, ext. I would also like to reload my own shells.

oh, I think I would like the 3 1/2" shells and I really like the matt finish!!

thanks in advance for the help, I'm a rookie just trying to get informed on shotguns.

also I would like to try to keep the price under $500 or so

what do you guys and gals think I should look at???

again great site!!! thanks in advance.

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Old 11-15-2008, 01:02 AM   #2
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also I like the pumps,I have seen seven shots. and I also like the semi auto shotguns. but I wouldn't want an air powered auto.

this shotgun will be used for shooting into the side of a hill and "god forbid" home pertection.

what are you guys suggestions?

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welcome to the forum!
don't know too much about shotguns sorry
hope you enjoy your stay

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My opinion, worth what you paid for it:

Remington 870 Express, 3" chamber. The pistol grip may look sharp but if you do get one, make sure that you have a shoulder stock too, probably folding. After you've shot it a couple of times without benefit of shoulder stock, you'll see why. The 3 1/2" shells might be useful if you want to hunt geese but not for home defense. Just not necessary. Short, Cylinder bore or Improved Cylinder. 00 Buck is easily overchoked, unless it's stacked in 2s rather than the much more common 3s.

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That's another game entirely. If you have any general or specific questions.................?

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Mossberg is always a good value for the money. I personally like Browning shotguns and have a semi-auto and a pump. Benelli or Beretta are nice guns, but a little over your stated price range.

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Take a look at Saiga 12s.

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thanks for the replies, what's a good website that has a lot of different manufactures and breaks them down, gives pro's and cons of all my different options?? or have I already found it.

I've had my eye on this one

http://www.jayssportinggoods.com/Shop/?fuseaction=product&ProductID=5008601

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thanks for the replies, I've had my eye on this one would it be a good buckshot gun? what kind of barrel is best for buckshot?



http://www.jayssportinggoods.com/Shop/?fuseaction=product&ProductID=5008601

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That's a fine gun.

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What size Buckshot. It comes from T Buck (.20" Diameter) to 000 Buck (.36" Diameter). They don't all shoot the same.

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sorry for the double post, I didn't realize the moderators have to check it before its posted.

I just talked to a gun guy that said he could get me a russian made semi auto recoil type for $300 do you guys think thats a good deal?

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