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Interstate Arms model Hawk 982

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by LuvthatAK, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. LuvthatAK

    LuvthatAK Member

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    Need info on this. They'er so affordable it makes me skittish. Looks like an 870 clone. All I really know about them is they'er manufactured by Norinco.
     
  2. Hunterdad

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    Good guns. Pretty much the same gun as the Pardner Pump which has quite a following.
     
  3. Uniquedot

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    As long as you're not bothered by them being a Chinese ripoff of a great American shotgun they seem to be decent according to reviews. You can buy a maverick 88 even cheaper and it's mostly American made (Mexico barrel) If you look around you can find a used 870 for a little more.
     
  4. gidaeon

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    Just do a search, lots of threads on it.

    I am content with my Pardner Pump protector which should be the same thing as Hawk 982 without the ghost ring sights, but a bead and sling swivels instead and it ran fine through a shotgun course this year. I prefer it over the Express stuff from remington, or a Maverick, but would trade for a wingmaster or some 870P of course. I would pickup another for the right price.

    Parts aside from barrel interchange, I put a youth 870 stock on mine. IMO opinion its built like a tank, and I prefer its parkerized finish to hold oil compared to some alt. blued finishes out there. Remove the stock, look at the walls and weight and anyone could quickly tell its overbuilt. The shorter remington replacement installed initially felt a bit cheesy but serves the purpose I needed.

    At least pick one up before making a a call, same with the Maverick 88..
    ETA: forgot to add using thread locker on a stock bead before running a few hundred slugs through otherwise it will likely work loose as it didn't come with any thread locker.
     
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  5. Arp32

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    I picked one up after comparing the cost to purchasing and installing new ghost ring sights on my 870. The only thing I don't like about the Hawk is the chintzy looking roll marks. Feels solid and the action is nice. Function has been 100% with birdshot, buckshot and sluggers, but I only have a couple hundred shells through it. I didn't take calipers to it, but comparing it side by side with an 870 it sure seems like the steel is thicker. If nothing else it subjectively feels sturdier.

    I swapped out the hard synthetic stocks for Hogue's and the alignment behind the rear sight is off by probably 1/16" - 3/32", nothing that affects function but just enough to be noticeable if you glide your fingers from steel to rubber.

    Ignoring the country of origin, my opinion is that it's worth at least as much as an 870 Express, and preferable to an 870 if the cosmetic flaws don't bother you.
     
  6. nathan

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    ill get a WInchester SXP home defense anytime. Light and nice ergos.
     
  7. 12Bravo20

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    I bought a used Norinco 98 10 years ago from a police officer that used it for work. The shotgun has never given me any troubles. If the newer Norinco/NEF/Interstate Arms shotguns have the hard butt pad, I suggest changing them out with an aftermarket pad. I paid very little for mine and a few years later the same officer asked if he could buy it back. Needless to say, the 98 is still in my safe.
     
  8. moonpie

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    i keep one by my bed with a 20 round bandoleer and 10 more mounted on the buttstock.
    the only real complaint i have is most everything seems to swap out with the 870 except the barrel. i would like a rifled slug barrel but to my knowledge that's not an option. like the man said i'd get another for the right price.
     
  9. CowardlyHero

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    I bought one a couple Xmas's ago and for the money they are a steal. My only complaint would be the rear sight has a tendency to slip off if you don't stake it. And to MoonPie, you can use a 870 barrel you just have to fashion a spacer out of PVC or some other tubing to fit between the barrel ring and magazine tube cap.
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRx0fa0oFE3HNUZWVFXAqmsw3ZHE5xhuQDxyYJZ6PH-3iRYOIMVcqoZffHh.jpg Not mine so don't ask for measurements
     
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  11. DNS

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    The parent company is Qiqihar of china and they know how to build shotguns. They also build many models for their military and police and some of those are pretty slick. I've got the Pardner Protector and its actually over built compared to my 870 of which its a much heavier copy.

    I'd get it before your can't anymore. Something tells me the affordable Chinese firearms are on somebodies list by know.
     
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