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05-09-2006, 03:39 PM
Im looking to buy a shotgun in the near future. I'd like some opinions.

Recon by Fire
05-09-2006, 04:27 PM
Which company model is rather subjective to the purpose of the shotgun and how much you want to spend.

You want a good cheap boomstick just because, go with a Remington870 or Mossberg500. You want an awesome competition shooting or hunting shotgun, get a Beretta Extrema2.

05-09-2006, 06:24 PM
Ya, just like paintball markers it all depends on how much you plan to spend, what you want to use it for and what type of quality you want. I have a Mossy 590 9 shot riot. It fit the bill for what I wanted and was relatively inexpensive. Not exactly the shotgun you'd use for deer hunting but it shoots bri and 00 very well with the cylinder bore. That's anothing you need to consider, the bore -

05-09-2006, 08:27 PM
Im looking to buy a shotgun in the near future. I'd like some opinions.

You never stated the intent for the firearm. It, like any other tool, has a specific function but within the industry standards, they are all different.

Remington - 870 and 1300 are standard issue police models. What does this tell you? They are equally suitable for hunting/defense.
Winchester - meh...teheir rifles are way better than their shotguns.
Mossberg - depends on the model you get. Field grades are pretty good but the models 500 and similar styles are cheaply made, have gritty actions, have horribly inaccurate sights...
other (clarify) - Benelli is an expensive shotgun but very top shelf.

05-09-2006, 09:36 PM
IMO, do it like any other firearm: find a nearby shotgun-specific shooting range and see if they have rentals for shotguns. Hopefully they will, but if not, take a stroll around and talk with locals about their firearms and how they like them, as well as seeing if you could hold them for a minute to insure a good fit. Find the most likely candidate from that and research, research, RESEARCH! Find out all the maintenence for that particular model, and read the manual at least twice. If you do not comprehend any of what the manual states, read it until you understand it or ask someone. If at last you decide that it is a suitible firearm, then go out to a local gun show and pick one up. Be sure to follow ALL firearm laws in your city/county/state and do not take any short-cuts to getting the firearm.

I personally have had experience with Mossberg shotguns, and I loved the few I was allowed to fire. Great patterns with it, and the action was as smooth as warm butta'. Accuracy was about as accurate as you can get with a shotgun, as the owner had equipped his with a red-dot sight....Great cheap little bit of plastic, and I still am in love with the ease of aiming with one!

05-10-2006, 12:55 PM

05-10-2006, 03:05 PM
Im looking to spend under $400. Im going to deer hunt with it and shoot clay pigeons

05-10-2006, 04:40 PM
Remington FTW at your price and service it's going to do

Recon by Fire
05-10-2006, 05:07 PM
Under $400? Remington or Mossberg.

05-10-2006, 05:33 PM
Remington FTW?

Recon by Fire
05-11-2006, 06:14 PM
Either of those would do well for that price range.

05-12-2006, 04:40 PM
what is a Remington FTW?

05-12-2006, 05:06 PM
ftw is an acronym for "for the win"

05-12-2006, 05:09 PM

Recon by Fire
05-13-2006, 12:11 AM
what is oic? LOL

05-13-2006, 07:19 AM
oh i see

05-13-2006, 02:20 PM
Actually for just over $400 this is the gun! Charles Daly 3.5 in semi-auto!
There are some much better guns that no one ever get's to see. Wal-Mart has a large list of stuff they can order in that is way cooler than what they have on the shelf.

Recon by Fire
05-13-2006, 06:05 PM
oh i see

Ah, yeah....you really weren't supposed to answer that....:cool:

05-13-2006, 07:30 PM
well, you didn't dogdy, and some people really can't figure that out

05-17-2006, 04:52 PM
i would perfer a pump with wooden stock

05-17-2006, 05:41 PM
Then I would go Mossy........I have a remington 870 and it is a great reliable gun, but all the Mossy's I've tried were much smoother out of the box then even my broken in Remington and I take ever part out of it, clean and lube after ever outing!