Best shotgun of these three?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by ruger1022, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. ruger1022

    ruger1022 New Member

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    which one would be the best shot gun out of these 3 for target and clay shooting?
    Mossberg 500, Remington 870, Benelli Nova
     
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  2. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Good 3 choices but why don't you tell us a little about yourself in the intro thread first and we'll go from there. Thanks
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Remington 870
    Wat vincent said
    This is the 22 forum
     
  4. ruger1022

    ruger1022 New Member

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    sorry this is my first post ever on this sight. im relitivly new to shooting ive been shooting for about 6 months. Ive been shooting a Colt Python .357 mag, Ruger mark III, and Ruger 10/22. im 16 and weigh about 140. me and my dad are looking for a good beginner shot gun for shooting targets and maybe clay. this will be my first shotgun and im looking at those 3 shotguns because i can find them for $400 or lower, but they are still a good quality
     
  5. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    Get the Remington 870 (good starter gun)it has a longer forcing cone in the barrel & you won't feel as much kick as you would with the Mossberg 500. But the Mossberg 500 does throw a better pattern as far as ducks or clays are concerned.
    I have shot the Benelli Nova they were asking too much for it as far as how it shot.
     
  6. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ruger, the 870 and the 500 both have a whole plethora of aftermarket addon pieces that allow you to customize the gun to your personal shooting. You can reduce recoil, lengthen or shorten the stock, change the feel of the stock or forearm, add optics, or any number of hundreds of things. The Benelli is a great, high-quality gun, but I do not believe it has as many addon improvements available for it and therefore I would suggest you stick to one of the other two.
     
  7. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I'm more partial to Remington so I suggest the Remington 870 Express Magnum, but Mossberg and Benelli are both great too.
     
  8. davejr

    davejr New Member

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    I have a Mossberg 500 and a Remington 870 but I think I would opt for the Benelli. They are a solid shotgun. Just my choice today, I may change my mind tomorrow.
     
  9. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Anytime a Benelli is within your budget, buy it.
     
  10. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    For your stated uses, I would think a good name brand gas operated semi auto would be better. A used Beretta or Remington would be far better in my opinion.
     
  11. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    I like the 500 best for trap shooting, the action is smoother than on my 870, shot pattern is more consistant (with hot reloads) and i like not having to take my finger off the trigger, to unlock the safety,in a home defense situation with my shortened up version, but the furniture on the 870 is prettier....
     
  12. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    plus it seems like when you shuck the next one in, the spent casings dont fly as far with the mossy, might not be a big deal to most people, but seems like i always get elected to pick up the empties LOL....
     
  13. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Plus on the mossy, the chrome thingy on the bottom stays in the up position for loading, makes it quicker and easier to load (and dosnt mess up your nail polish)
     
  14. moron88

    moron88 New Member

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    of the 3, i have only shot the 500. it had a touch of weight to it but not so much that you'd be tired from holding it for too long. the one i shot was my uncle's waterfowl gun. it was 12 gauge and with that recoil pad his had, it kicked less than my 20 gauge break action. what do you intend to do? plink, hunt, skeet, what?
     
  15. ruger1022

    ruger1022 New Member

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    "plinking" Just shootIng targets my dad doesn't hunt or else I would hunt doves and such with it
     
  16. moron88

    moron88 New Member

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    that is a tad overpriced. check the local gun shops for their prices and policy on receiving orders from online stores is. this one place is pretty much the best place for guns online Cheaper Than Dirt - America's Ultimate Shooting Sports Discounter and here is their listings of the 500 in 20. synthetic 46980 - Mossberg 500 Field Pump Action All Purpose Field Shotgun 20 Gauge 26" Barrel 6 Rounds Twin Bead Sights Synthetic Stock Matte Black Finish and wood 2-MS50136 - Mossberg 500 Pump Action All Purpose Field Shotgun 20 Gauge 26" Barrel 5 Rounds Twin Bead Sights Wood Stock Blued Finish
    if you are on the smaller side, this might be a better fit 46897 - Mossberg 500 Bantam Pump Shotgun 20 Gauge 3" Chamber Wood Stock Blued Finish

    your best bet is to find a dedicated gun shop if you havent all ready and shoulder what they have on the rack to see what fits you.
     
  17. Slugo

    Slugo New Member

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    None of the above are clay target guns. Especially since all are slider guns. If you are serious about shooting trap, skeet and sporting clays, you will look elsewhere. Check the sales boards for a decent, preowned O/U or autoloader with at least 28" barrels. The three guns you mention are just average field grade guns and not suited for the clay sports...
     
  18. NDCent

    NDCent New Member

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    All three are good choices as a multi purpose shotgun. My nod goes to the 870.