Norinco98 vs. Hawk982

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Guido, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Guido

    Guido New Member

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    I've been reading all the posts about the Norinco shotguns on several different forums. It would appear that they are acceptable, if not equal to the more established names.

    I like the sights on the 982... The 372 has a cool bottom ejection... H&R has a unique style receiver... and there's a second hand 98/20" at my local shop.

    The first three I'll have to pay shipping/FFL fees, and the 98 I can get for about a Cnote less out the door.

    My Q?
    Is there a quality issue with the earlier model 98 that I should steer clear of it?

    thx, Guido
     
  2. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    I've only read good things about the norinco "clones" of our favorite shotguns. I thought long and hard about buying one myself.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I handled a Norinco 98 when they first came out. The action felt like it had a pound of sand in it. it was not nearly as nicley finished as an original Winchester. If their QC and finish work have improved since I would consider one.
     
  4. Guido

    Guido New Member

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    thx for the feedback,

    I took the plunge... for $169 (plus tax) it came with 22" & 26" bbls. an improved choke and rifled choke. That's a lot of gun for the money.

    Being new to shotguns, I decided not to buy any ammunition for it until I get to the range. Probably the best way to prevent an accident. :)

    Guido
     
  5. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    All the info I found on the net while researching them last year suggested a few tweaks to the gun. Some polishing, sanding, grinding will make it run real well.