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#3064241 - 12/05/12 07:26 AM Recommendations on Shotgun
htnseymour
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I am looking for a good shotgun for turkey/possible bird hunts. I know Remington 870 Express seems to be the standard, but does anyone have any ideas?
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#3064260 - 12/05/12 07:39 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: htnseymour]
Nhill
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How much $$$ do you want to spend?

If I were getting a dedicated turkey shotgun, I might look at a Mossberg 835. If you want something to take dove hunting too, I would get something with a 3" chamber instead of 3.5".

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#3064381 - 12/05/12 08:59 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: Nhill]
htnseymour
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It's going to be my christmas present from my folks. It doesn't have to be strictly turkey either because I will definitely want to use it for dove or quail.
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#3064409 - 12/05/12 09:18 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: htnseymour]
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do you want an auto or pump? what price range you looking at?

price not an issue i would get a Super Black Eagle2 or Beretta A400.

next tier id go with a Browning Maxis or Silver or a Remington Versa Max

if you want to stay under $700 then a Stoeger 3500 or Remington 1187

if you want to stay under $500 then a Stoeger M3000

in the pump world the only one i would personally own is a Browning or 870.
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#3064449 - 12/05/12 09:45 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: REN]
htnseymour
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Thanks, that gives me lot's to think about before making my decision. Probably will stay in the under $500 range since this is a Christmas present. I was thinking about a pump Browning or the 870 express supermag.
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#3064479 - 12/05/12 10:07 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: htnseymour]
infoman jr.
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 Originally Posted By: htnseymour
Thanks, that gives me lot's to think about before making my decision. Probably will stay in the under $500 range since this is a Christmas present. I was thinking about a pump Browning or the 870 express supermag.

I have both an 870 super mag and a BPS. Both are good guns. Two things I don't like about the BPS: You have to flip the gun completely over to see if a round is chambered (during duck and dove hunting mostly), and the safety is on top (a personal thing).

I have a Mossberg 835 and 935 (both camo) for sale if you decide to go that route. Either can be had within your budget. PM me if interested. I'll be in Morristown around Christmas.
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#3064546 - 12/05/12 10:57 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: infoman jr.]
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the only issue with the 835 and 935 series is they are overbored and normally have issues with light loads making Dove or Quail hunting frustrating.


if you really look around you can find a Stoeger M3000 or M2000 for under $500 which are both awesome guns for the money, you may even be able to find an 1187.

I personally am not a pump man anymore but like i said id get an 870 if I ever own another one (have had 3 of them)
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#3064553 - 12/05/12 11:02 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: REN]
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just for example this one would be under $500 after shipping and transfer. heck of a deal, i have used the M2000 for 5 years of turkey hunting and duck hunting and it has not had any issues. I added the 3500 to the collection 2 years ago as well.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=319936873
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#3064676 - 12/05/12 12:37 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: REN]
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you can't beat an 870.
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#3064707 - 12/05/12 01:02 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
you can't beat an 870.


Unless its a Browning BPS \:D
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#3064721 - 12/05/12 01:15 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: Rockhound]
REN
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hahah i was gonna say....well you CAN beat an 870, it is a very good pump though
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#3064738 - 12/05/12 01:22 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
just for example this one would be under $500 after shipping and transfer. heck of a deal, i have used the M2000 for 5 years of turkey hunting and duck hunting and it has not had any issues. I added the 3500 to the collection 2 years ago as well.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=319936873



Man, that is a heck of a deal!!! Might have to go that route myself, save some money for other junk!!
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#3064760 - 12/05/12 01:40 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: jmb4wd]
infoman jr.
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 Originally Posted By: jmb4wd
 Originally Posted By: REN
just for example this one would be under $500 after shipping and transfer. heck of a deal, i have used the M2000 for 5 years of turkey hunting and duck hunting and it has not had any issues. I added the 3500 to the collection 2 years ago as well.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=319936873



Man, that is a heck of a deal!!! Might have to go that route myself, save some money for other junk!!

Unless I'm mistaken, that shotgun is 3" only.
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#3064765 - 12/05/12 01:43 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: infoman jr.]
REN
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correct, it is a 3" gun only....the 3500 is the 3.5 version.

I personally dont really care to ever shoot 3.5" again but i can understand the point of having it just in case.
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#3064777 - 12/05/12 01:50 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: REN]
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What I meant was that I think that they do not advertise it as being able to cycle 2 3/4 shells. Perhaps I'm thinking of another gun.
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#3064791 - 12/05/12 01:54 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: infoman jr.]
REN
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oh it will cycle 2 3/4 no problem....the 2000 had issues in the older versions of cycling light loads but all ones made within the past 5 years are fine.

The 2000 also DOES have a break in procedure unlike the 3500 so if you just do what they recommend you should not have a problem.

again, mine has had zero issues using 1oz shot all the way to 3" mag hevi shot turkey loads.
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#3064813 - 12/05/12 02:04 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: REN]
infoman jr.
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I must be thinking of a different gun. Hmmm that's going to bug me. Carry on! \:\)
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#3064853 - 12/05/12 02:26 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: infoman jr.]
REN
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the Mossberg 835 and 935 usually will not cycle them due to the overbore of the barrels. maybe that is what you are thinking of.
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#3064858 - 12/05/12 02:30 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: REN]
infoman jr.
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Na it was an import of some kind. I remember it from a field test, but it's been a couple years. And if a pump gun won't cycle 2 3/4" shells, you've got a problem!
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#3064871 - 12/05/12 02:36 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: infoman jr.]
REN
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oh agreed on the pump part, but it is somewhat a common issue with it for whatever reason.
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#3065913 - 12/06/12 09:36 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: Rockhound]
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#3066116 - 12/06/12 11:55 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: Rockhound]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
 Originally Posted By: stik
you can't beat an 870.


Unless its a Browning BPS \:D


i disagree. not a browning fan.
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#3066451 - 12/06/12 03:43 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: stik]
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Ithaca 37 is the only way to go. \:\)

Do they make shotguns that aren't pumps?! I didn't realize that???

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#3068417 - 12/07/12 06:25 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
the Mossberg 835 and 935 usually will not cycle them due to the overbore of the barrels. maybe that is what you are thinking of.


They will cycle high-brass 2 3/4 loads all day long.

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#3068960 - 12/08/12 07:27 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: drrxnupe]
Ahuntin1
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I recomend buying a gun for everything but turkey hunting. You can use it to turkey hunt until you save up the money for a 3.5" gun.
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#3071658 - 12/09/12 08:53 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: Ahuntin1]
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Remington 870 is hard to beat. Ive got two, a 12&20. Love em both. Ive had a bps and didnt care for it at all. Took it on a crow hunt and sold it shortly after. My goto gun right now is a remington 1187 but for the money a 870 cant be beat.
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#3071683 - 12/09/12 09:07 PM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
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you can't beat an 870.


Unless its a Browning BPS \:D


i disagree. not a browning fan.


Im not as far as rifles but i sure do like there shotguns
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#3071895 - 12/10/12 04:05 AM Re: Recommendations on Shotgun [Re: Rockhound]
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
 Originally Posted By: stik
you can't beat an 870.


Unless its a Browning BPS \:D


i disagree. not a browning fan.


Im not as far as rifles but i sure do like there shotguns


the only browning i would own would be a BAR.
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