Rifled Slug Gun


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viking499
November 9, 2007, 08:45 AM
Who makes a good quality, cheap priced 20 guage pump slug gun I can get for my son? Has to have at least a 22" barrel minimum.

I want something to shoot the new Hornady slugs through.

Recommendations?

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eliphalet
November 9, 2007, 10:39 AM
Mossberg, or maverick which is IIRC made by Mossberg. Local place here has them with two barrels at just over $250.

Savage3006
November 9, 2007, 11:29 AM
Yes I have seen the Mossberg at Dick's. Looks like a decent combo. I was thinking getting one for myself, but I might go for an O/U instead.

scout26
November 9, 2007, 11:30 AM
http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=22&display=specs


Model 54188 is what my daughter uses for Trap and Pheasant Hunting (she's not going to shoot bambi, so the slug barrel gets rarely used.) IIRC I paid something like $199 five years ago.

The local Gander Mountain (Geneva, IL) here has them for ~$279, IIRC. The single barrel versions (like model#'s 58253, 54335 and 54132) were listed for $229 again if IIRC.

Check Gunbroker.com (51 listed there). Also your local FFL/gunshop should be able to order one for you if they don't have one in stock.

Remington also makes a Youth models http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/youth/

Let him pick what fits him best/he likes.

SKI
November 9, 2007, 02:25 PM
Hornady advises that their slugs are designed for fully rifiled barrels only. Be sure that the slug barrel with whatever gun you choose is fully rifiled. I have seen many slug barrels that are smooth bore. Rifiled slug barrels tend to be more expensive than smooth bore slug barrels.

scout26
November 9, 2007, 03:17 PM
One other thing, make sure you test the Hornady slugs when you get the gun. You might also want to a box or two of other flavors and try those out, and then use the brand that groups the best.

A buudy of mine has the same Intregal Scope Mount barrel on his 500 that I have on mine. His likes Lightfield sabots, and mine likes Winchester Platniums. Mine "patterns" Lightfields, his "patterns" Winchester Platniums.:uhoh:

Each barrel is an entity to itself and can/will be fickle about what ammo it likes best.

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