Best Shotgun Under $200?


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Kenshin
July 27, 2004, 08:37 PM
What are your opinions?

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joab
July 27, 2004, 08:44 PM
I've got a used Winchester 1300 that I paid about $140 for used but like new
I like the fact that it can handle the little Mexi rounds and the 3' mags. Along with the very smoote cycleing

I also have an old Savage that I bought used for about the same, agin like brand new, it has a longer stock and fits me better. It can handle the Mini rounds but does not cycle as smoothly

The Mossy 500 that I used to have compared to the Savage

All in all I like the Winchester better.

Coronach
July 27, 2004, 11:52 PM
870

sm
July 28, 2004, 12:10 AM
870

Okiecruffler
July 28, 2004, 08:11 AM
Without a doubt, the 870.

Ain't it strange how I always recommend them, and yet not one is to be found in my entire collection? Maybe one of these days.

Dave McCracken
July 28, 2004, 09:32 AM
870....

mtnbkr
July 28, 2004, 10:43 AM
New or used?

New: NEF Pardner singleshot. Cheap and reliable. It's less than $100 at Wallyworld, so spend the balance on shells or additional barrels. Buy the 12ga, then get a 20ga and a .410 barrel (or 16gauge, 28gauge, rifled slug, etc). I think you can get a Mossy 500 new at Wal-Mart for just under $200, but it will be over that amount by the time you pay tax and fees.

Use: 870 hands down.

Chris

Black Majik
July 28, 2004, 04:58 PM
870

The Rabbi
July 28, 2004, 06:47 PM
I recently bought a Brolin 12ga SAS for about $165 delivered, NICS'ed and with an extra 3-rd mag. I shot it today using Federal "Tactical" 00 Buck and some light #9 shot. It was the biggest bargain in guns I have picked up in a while. It fed and ejected just fine and with gas-operated recoil system the recoil was not too bad. I would like to try it with some "reduced recoil" loads. Everyone disses Chinese made stuff but this one looks fine to me. Caution: I am not a shotgunner. This was merely a HD weapon.

Andrew Wyatt
July 28, 2004, 09:40 PM
you can't find 870s around here in any condition for less than 200$

Okiecruffler
July 28, 2004, 10:16 PM
You know sometimes, not very often, but sometimes, I'm really glad to live in Oklahoma. I saw 3 870's today in pretty fair shape for under $180 each and I wasn't even looking.

WhiteKnight
July 28, 2004, 11:57 PM
I haven't shot it, but that new NEF 870-ripoff costs less than $200 IIRC and if it's anything like the 870 you'd be doing yourself a favor by getting one.

romulus
July 30, 2004, 02:13 PM
FWIW, seems like the Pardner pump is China made...

sturmruger
July 30, 2004, 02:40 PM
I sure like my Moss 500. It cost me just a bit over $200 when I bought it new. I can't even count the amount of rabbits I have killed with that thing.

USMCsilver
July 30, 2004, 02:45 PM
Andrew wyatt: you can't find 870s around here in any condition for less than 200$

Bass Pro has 870s for $199 after rebate this weekend!

albanian
July 31, 2004, 12:07 AM
around here you can get Rem 870s and Mossberg 500 for less than $200 any day of the week. The pawn store down town has half a dozen like new pump shotguns for $129. I guess people around here like semi-autos and double bbls. I am lucky that I actually prefer pumps and they are the least expensive option, that doesn't happen very often in life.

Gordon
July 31, 2004, 12:38 AM
I think my gorgeous early Boito 12ga. o/u was the best $125 shotgun yet for me. I can't find any stamped parts! I did find the two huge rod like locking springs, talk about heavy duty! Of course you can get alot of Ithaca 37's, Remington 11's and 48's for under $200 used and they are alot of craftmanship for the $.

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