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Best Shotgun Under $200?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Kenshin, Jul 27, 2004.

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  1. Kenshin

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    What are your opinions?
     
  2. joab

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    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.
     
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    870
     
  5. Okiecruffler

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
  10. Andrew Wyatt

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    you can't find 870s around here in any condition for less than 200$
     
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    you can't find 870s around here in any condition for less than 200$

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    FWIW, seems like the Pardner pump is China made...
     
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    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.
     
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    Bass Pro has 870s for $199 after rebate this weekend!
     
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    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.
     
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    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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