Favorite shotgun brand?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by TheHunter100, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Im talkin bout which is the best quality in your opinion. And the specific shotgun you like and how much it cost. Im lookin to buy a good hunting shotgun so im guessing this will help.
     
  2. lawman30

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    I own three shotguns and they are all Remington. My favorite go to shotgun is the model 870. It's durable as hell and very reliable. I've never had any problems with it.
     

  3. TheHunter100

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    I had my eye on a berreta pump shotgun it cost about $400 at Turners 12 guage
     
  4. TheHunter100

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    Also how much did you pay if its alright to ask, and what guage perferably 12
     
  5. Virginian

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    I have 5 Remingtons and a Browning. I have owned probably one of everything, except a Benelli. Didn't need to actually own one to know I didn't want one. I do not know that my favorite is going to make much difference to you. I am 6'1", 225 pounds, 63 years old, and I have tried a LOT of shotguns.
    A semi auto or a pump will get you afield with the ability to bag game for less money than a 2 barreled gun. A pump is the least expensive way to go, and what most of you really want to know is how little can I get by spending.
    Remington 870, or a Mossberg, or a Nova will suffice. Pump guns are like Crescent wrenches - they work without giving you the warm fuzzy feeling you get from watching Erin talk about football. Debating the merits of the various ones is an endless past time on gun forums.
     
  6. gmaster456

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    I personally like Mossberg. You can't beat the bang for your buck with most of their guns. Same could go to remington.
     
  7. TheHunter100

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    Im just looking at diffrent options. How long is the barrel to your Remington 870 and how much was it if you dont mind me asking
     
  8. Georgiahunter

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    I know this question wasn't intended for me but I have a 28" barrel 12ga. 870. Paid about $270 for it, but a used one will be cheaper. You can also get it in 20 ga. ( maybe .410?) and a 26" barrel. There is also the slightly more expensive HD version that has a shorter barrel and is synthetic. Hope that helps!
     
  9. TheHunter100

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    Ya that helped, man thats pretty cheap were did you buy it? Is it a reliable gun, would it last for a long time? But I just bought a marlin 336 lever action for $550 waiting my ten days so I have to wait a while for my shotty.
     
  10. aandabooks

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    My personal favorites are the Winchesters. Talking about the 12/1200/1300 series of guns. Not familiar with the newer guns but they look nice.

    I've got two 1200s in 12&16. I had a 1300 for a slug gun but traded it and I've shot several 12s.

    My FIL and son both have the 870. One is a youth model 20 and my FIL keeps his deer barrel on fulltime. Not a big fan of the 870 because it recoils significantly harder than my 1300 used to with the same slugs.
     
  11. TheHunter100

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    Well im not going to use slugs in my shotgun its going to be for small game like birds and rabbits
     
  12. mtmagwhenindout

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    I personally like the Mosberg 835 camo it's my go to for hunting I think I paid round 330
     
  13. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Is it 12 or 20 guage
     
  14. mtmagwhenindout

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    The Mosberg Maverick I also heard was a pretty good gun don't know have not owned one but it like 180 dollars but you can get chokes pretty easy for the Mosberg or the Remington so if want to hunt duck you will have to change your choke our for one you can shoot steel thru also change it out for skeet my Mosberg 835 don't kick near as much as my buddy's 870 does
     
  15. Virginian

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    I have a used '76 Wingmaster Magnum, in cherry condition, I bought for $240. Came with a 28" fixed Full. I installed a 30" Light Contour with Remchokes. I wasn't really concerned about the money, just wanted to get exactly what I wanted. It's my 6th 870. Five Wingmasters and one early Express. All 12s.
    My other Remingtons are all 1100s. 20,28, 12, and 3"- 12.
     
  16. TheHunter100

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    Alright guys its between the Remington 870 or the Mossberg 835
     
  17. Georgiahunter

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    . Sorry for the late response, I'm pretty sure I got it while on sale, but finding one for around $300 is not rare. As fir it's reliability, I have had no issues with mine, and I'm sure it will outlast you, as they have been making it's twin, the wingmaster for 50 years. (The wingmaster is just a prettier version of the express, the one I have. The express is made of much less expensive wood, making it the cheaper if the two.) I would definitely recommend getting one.
     
  18. Slugo

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    let's put it this way, it certainly isn't Remington (the new company) or Mossberg. Favorite!?! - The B-guns... :)
     
  19. dks7895

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    Sounds like you want to keep cost low and want to hunt birds and rabbits. I would go with an auto loader. Check out Mossberg and Stoeger. You can also look at used Remington and Winchester.