Best cheap shotgun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by springfield45wv, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. springfield45wv

    springfield45wv New Member

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    I need to get an all around good cheap shotgun and i cant decide between a Remington 870 express or a Mossberg 835 ulti mag. I like the ability to shoot 3&1/2 with the mossberg but i wouldnt use it much.
     
  2. Buckeyeborn

    Buckeyeborn New Member

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    The mossy 500 will work just fine in CA big five sports has them for under 350.00 all the time
     

  3. springfield45wv

    springfield45wv New Member

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    Mossberg 500 is to loose.
     
  4. Buckeyeborn

    Buckeyeborn New Member

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    Are you going to war or just one firefight ?
     
  5. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    I am not a fan of the 500 either but they do seem to work fine for those who have them. I prefer the 870, I don't have experience with the 835, but if you want 3.5" capability I know the 870 used to have one in the express model. I want to say it was called a Super Magnum, I have a 3" it is called the 870 Express Magnum. Another one that will come in 3.5 is the Benelli Nova.
     
  6. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I second that on a benelli nova
     
  7. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Mossberg 930 spx is a beast.
     
  8. nicklarimore

    nicklarimore New Member

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    X3 on the benelli nova, Love mine
     
  9. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Yea.. but i think its Metric. Wont fit in the gun rack of a real truck.
     
  10. sharpshooter1997

    sharpshooter1997 New Member

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    Remington 870 is the ****. Mossbergs actions are looser then a whore.
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Mossbergs are loose. I don't know about them being loose quite like THAT... never employed those kind of services myself. Awww....who the hell am I kidding!? I married one! Glad that's done...

    Anyway, yeah, They's be loose... But they work. Mine served me well for over ten years until I had to sell it due to ex induced financial difficulties.
     
  12. RustyShackleford101

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    If you need a good cheep gun, a Maverick (by mossberg) model 88 is a good choice. I believe they are made in Mexico. I got one for 200, NIB. It's definitely not as good as an 870 or 500, but it works and is cheap.
     
  13. orangello

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    AK's are "loose" too; it keeps them working in poor conditions. My Mossy 500 has been chugging along since the late 1970's; i bought it used in 1995; it will still work very well.

    If the forestock rattle bothers you, a little ductape will quiet it.
     
  14. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Yea it's too good of a gun to sit in a gun rack made for junk 870s and 500s
     
  15. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    I got hawk 982 a while back for 150 bucks it was a great shotgun and most parts were interchangeable with the 870 the only thing that anoyys me is how hard it is to get a shell in the tube
     
  16. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Mossberg actions are no "looser" than any others. The bolt slides forward and locks into a recess in a barrel extension. Common approach. 870 has the same lockup. The forearms and dual action arms have intentional play. Certainly the Model 500 does. Their other models, less...
     
  17. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    Wouldn't one want a shotgun that is loose? I do! I like a nice slick action on my shotguns!
     
  18. browninglover44

    browninglover44 New Member

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    I bought a mossberg 500when i was 10 years old i am now 44 and it is still my only shotgun and i love it a good gun will last forever if you just take care of it
     
  19. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    I own both, either will work very well as a hunting firearm. I prefer the 835 for hunting. However, there are very few after market products for the Mossy, whereas, the 870 has loads of OEM options.
     
  20. GeneralPatton

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    I actually just recently sold an 835 ultimag It was a decent looking build, had two barrels with it for rifled and smooth bore. They don't seem to hold near the value the 870 does over the years, though I don't buy guns to sell so that isn't so much a bother to me. Talking about the "looser" point, yea the action is a little sloppier on the Mossberg but not enough to sway me away from having one. I also have an 870 Express Magnum with two barrels and it's a good looking build as well. Both of them were hunting versions, no tactical stuff. Either one will serve it's purpose well. Of course, if you want to shoot something big I have a double barrel 10 gauge for sale!