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Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bbeyner, Mar 11, 2012.
Best shotgun for deer but under $150
Your not going to find many shotguns for under $150 but I would hit the pawn shops and try to find a beat up winchester 1300, remington 870, or a mossberg 500. Just make sure the action works good the outside doesn't really matter
I think a NEF single shot is under 150.
+1, slug barrel with sights available if so desired.
A used mossberg maverick would be a good one. They're only $200 new so I assume a used one would be under $150. Good guns to
You don't need a rifled barrel to shoot slugs. if thats what you want try finding a used combo. But my 870 is set with modified choke and red dot sight.
save up a little more cash ithica remington or mosburg will all do the job but buy the best you can afford it saves on aggravtion
My own recomendation is to look for one of the older (think 1940s or 50s) Mossberg Bolt action shotguns. I currently own two of them, and one is my dedicated slug gun. My 185-d came with a sling, extra magazine, all three original choke tubes, ( they screw on to the outside of the barrel, so the gun can be shot with out a choke in place), a choke tube wrench, and a Redding peep sight, for a total of $65. The best part, It will put three 20 gauge slugs through 3 beer cans all day at 70 yards, and it only weighs 6 pounds, making it a breeze to carry afield all day. If you run across one, check it out.
I have a 385k myself with the c-lect choke and yea mine shoots really good also
My dad has one of these and its a tack driver for a slug gun , its heavy and heavy duty but one hell of a shooter , Its slayed many many deer
You can find a 870 used from 200-300, this one was handed down, it is a super mag. 25" barrel. The mount I got off ebay for 30 with shipping. The stock was a gift. But was 120 and my optic was a gift from my grandpa. 40 bucks new. There are only 2 things I bought for this gun, the turkey choke and the optic mount. I went this way because all I have to do between turkey and deer its change choke, then re sight in. all for 50 bucks there are a lot of options to go under 400 range. The 870 and 500 will probably be your best in terms of reliability vs the length you own that gun. You will be able to hand both those guns down to your kids one day. And it will shoot like it was right out if the factory. As long as you take care of it.
with out the stock that's $300-400 for the gun mount and red dot. you can go with different options and such. get different prices. on gun broker.com there is an mosberg 835 for 200. go check out that site too.
The first shotgun I hunted with was a 385k. My dad sold it to a guy in the trailer park he and mom owned in NC for $20, and never even asked if I wanted it. The guy who bought it turned it into a sawed off and ruined it. Man I was pizzed at the old man for a while afterward. I loved that old mossberg. Maybe that is why I own 5 old bolt action shotguns, I miss that first one.
My dad bought me mine when I was 11 and somebody had painted the barrel pink and the stock was all screwed up so we stripped the barrel down and had it reblued and then I took the stock to school and refinished it in woodshop class now I wouldn't trade that old 20ga for the most expensive benelli out there
I bought a New England 12 gage for 135 it works good but there is a minor ejector problem of the shell but besides that has great pattering and does not kick much.
a nef tracker II slug gun is $150 new at my local shop, the up side (it has a rifled barrel) the down side (its light as a feather well a little heavier than a feather but still light.)
Get one with a bull barrel and it takes care of the weight. I got one in 12 ga that weighs about 12 lbs
12lbs my 870 probably weighs around 10lbs I cant imagine a barrel that weighs 12.
Wow my STOEGER m3500 turkey gun weighs about 8.5lbs with the recoil reciver and the red dot on it 12lbs is way to heavy of a hunting gun for me I do way to much run and gun hunting and spot and stalk hunting
I'm actually curious what my gun weighs now. It actually should weigh less than 10lb fully loaded.
Yea ten lbs sounds like a lot for a 870