Need complement to Browning Auto-5

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  1. 9mm+

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    My oldest son wants to shoot sporting clays and occasionally turkey hunt, for which our Browning Auto-5 with rotating choke has been a great choice in the past. We only have one, though, so for both of us to shoot, I would like to get a complement to the A5 to pair with.

    I have a Benelli Nova Pump for tactical use, so I looked at the SuperSport to buy. Crikey, that's an expensive gun, but it is beautiful and sleek. The budget I had in mind for my son's gun is ~$600-800, so the SuperSport was a no-go.

    Any recommendations from the THR faithful would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :)
     
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    Lightly used will open more possibilities, especially when it comes to semis.
     
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    Semi-auto a must? If so, Mossbergs are in your price range. MSRP is $782.00 and comes in assorted flavours.
    A Beretta A300 or Remington 11-87 are in your range too. Look at Cabela's site. Shotguns are on sale.
    Mind you, like oneounceload says, used is not a horrible thing. Takes a lot of abuse to damage a modern firearm.
     
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    Okay, thanks! I buy used guns all of the time, so no problem there. I'll look at what Cabelas and Bass are offering right now. Semis are preferred, but not a must. Fixed breech shooting with heavy loads gets tiring fast. :)
     
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    If you want a pump, how about the browning bps? Keeps you in the browning family and the look nice.
     
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    You might be able to find used Berettas in the 390 or 391 family in your budget along with those already mentioned, possibly even a used Browning Gold.
     
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    As luck would have it, I found a Beretta A300 for sale at the Field and Stream up the road. I'm going to check it out tomorrow. I appreciate all of the solid recommendations -- Beretta A300/390/391, Rem 11-86, Moss, Browning BPS/Gold. Awesome, guys...thanks! :)
     
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    Why not another A5?
     
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    I can't seem to find a good Belgium one (with engraving) similar to mine for less than $1000. Since it's for my son, the budget is a bit lower. I will likely grab another A5 for myself later, but I will need to budget more for it.
     
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