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Old 12-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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I am getting my brother a semi auto shotgun for Xmas. He will be using it for skeet shooting and home defense. I would like to keep the price under $300 if possible. Please give me suggestions as I am new to long guns.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:00 AM   #2
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check out mossberg. they have a nice one.. and fairly affordable

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Mossberg 930 or 935 I think is what the model # is for the one jj mentioned

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Whats wrong with the Maverick 88? $200.00. I've put over 500 rounds in it and no issues. Bought it for my son, and I like it more than my Mossy. 95percent same gun.

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Whats wrong with the Maverick 88? $200.00. I've put over 500 rounds in it and no issues. Bought it for my son, and I like it more than my Mossy. 95percent same gun.
Not a semi-auto.
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I am getting my brother a semi auto shotgun for Xmas. He will be using it for skeet shooting and home defense. I would like to keep the price under $300 if possible. Please give me suggestions as I am new to long guns.

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one gun for hd and skeet is a oxymoran!!!
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one gun for hd and skeet is a oxymoran!!!
Ok well then something that CAN do both.
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Home defense barrels are to thin for shooting skeet. After he shoots 10 rounds the barrel will be so hot he will have problems loading the gun. A skeet barrel is long and heavy compared to a SD barrel. He really needs a 28" barrel for skeet shooting.

$300 is not an adequate budget to get a semi-auto shotgun. $300 isn't enough to get a pump combo with a 28" skeet barrel and a 18.5" SD barrel. Maybe you can get another family member to match your $300.

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$300 wont do you too well in the semi-auto world. If your stuck on that budget Id go with something used.

This one doesnt look too bad. http://www.gunsamerica.com/932672748/Winchester_1400_12Gauge_Semi_Auto_Modified_Choke.h tm

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Thank you for all your replies. I realize that a pump may be better because it will open up a larger group of choices. He is also a novice when it comes to shotguns so maybe it would be best if I get him something simple. What are some good, cool, and affordable pumps that are in my budget? PLEASE HELP time is wasting away as I approach Christmas.

For those of you who are familiar with armslist here is what what is around me.

http://www.armslist.com/classifieds/search?location=illinois&category=shotguns&sellert ype=1

If you have time to kill please help me out. (New guns from sites are welcome too)

Thanks again everyone

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