Break Action Shotguns...

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by JCANNON, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. JCANNON

    JCANNON New Member

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    I am interested in getting a break action shotgun (most likely a single shot because they're cheaper). Any recommendations? I'd like to stay in the $200-300 range. Also are H&Rs or Rossis any good?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    H&Rs have been around for a long time. They have always made good inexpensive guns.
     

  3. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    H&R's are good guns but for that same price range you can get a new pump Mossberg 500 or maverick. probably even a Remington 870.
     
  4. JCANNON

    JCANNON New Member

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    Nice... Would you happen to know if the Pardner model is any good?
     
  5. donthav1

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    the pardner pump, or the pardner single shot? for awhile the pump & single shot both carried that name
     
  6. JCANNON

    JCANNON New Member

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    The single shot sorry
     
  7. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    no problem. we've had a 20 gauge single shot pardner in the family for almost 20 years & it still works great. i'd recommend a recoil pad since these guns are fairly light & can kick like a mule with heavy loads.

    H&R's barrel program also let's you put a different gauge barrel on the same receiver, so if you bought a 12 guage & want to shoot 20 gauge or get a rifled slug barrel, send it to them & they will fit another another one.
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Perfectly acceptable for a single shot.
     
  9. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    NEF Pardner single shot shotguns are fine examples of a good budget single shot. My great grandfather had a H&R that was made probably over 100 years ago. It has a home made firing pin in it. But it still will fire. Though no one shoots it any more. Same basic design. There is not a lot to them. They kick pretty good because of the light weight and lack of a butt pad. But they work.
     
  10. JCANNON

    JCANNON New Member

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    Sweet...surprised they're not more popular then
     
  11. mountainman13

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    I've always thought they were undervalued, but I'm biased because they were manufactured right up the road from me. They are pretty common so I think that partially keeps the value down.
     
  12. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I love and old single shot break action. Only have one and its broken.
     
  13. jeepboy4life

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    I have 3 break opens, 1 O/U, 1SxS and 1 single shot. The single shot is a new england arms pardner in 410, it was my first gun and I still love it to this day, shoot rabbits with it every season. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
     
  14. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I have a bunch of break-action rifles & shotguns, and most of em are H&R...............