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The most DEPENDABLE shotgun you own..

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by quackslayer, May 31, 2010.

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  1. opie4386

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    I have the same configuration but in a mossberg 500
     
  2. oneounceload

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    Why am I not surprised to see so may pump guns? Too many of you are truly missing out on a fun shotgunning experience by not shooting a double - either O/U or SxS.........and I am NOT talking about those cheap Chinese or Turkish POS

    A decent Beretta or Browning double is more reliable than any pump.............
     
  3. Al LaVodka

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    Mossberg 590. 12 ga. 3" Lightweight 20" blue with SpeeedFeed +4 stock, heat shield, PolyChoke, Bayo-lug, slam-fire, sling.
    15 feet to 50 yards with the right ammo.
    Al
     
  4. LeontheProfessional

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    Savage 511
     
  5. tango2echo

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    Mossberg 835UM camo. After 10,000 rounds of 3" and 3 1/2" steelshot and lead 2 3/4 dove loads I sent it back to the factory for a rebuild, fully expecting to pay. They replaced the slide, bolt, and everything but the stock, trigger, and receiver. They even re-camoed it to match the new ported barrel. Total cost, $83 including the shipping. They only charged for the barrel. Now, that gun had paddled the boat, been left in the swamp, dropped in the water, and basically put through hell. It finally wouldn't extract anymore, as much as from shooting rusty shells in a dirty chamber as anything.

    In my opinion, the 835UM is the "AK-47 of shotguns."

    t2e
     
  6. Sauer Grapes

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    For hunting, hands down my A-5. I wouldn't hesitate to grab any of my shotguns. Even my old LeFever Nitro Special SxS 16ga. Great bird gun!
     
  7. Gummi Bear

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    My older-than-me 870 Wingmaster 20 ga

    It's filled the freezer many times over. Only good for wingshooting and small game (LONG before Rem-Choke, it's fixed at Improved Cylinder) I suppose I could put a modern barrel on it, but then it wouldn't be "just right"
     
  8. BeerSleeper

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    No.

    I've had failure to fire on a Citori (not ammo related, hammer just didn't go). How an action as simple as that FTF? Not excusable. It SHOULD be the most reliable, but I know of one that wasn't.
    I've also had it fire both barrels on one trigger pull. I don't complain about that one, though...I'll probably never, ever again get 3 on the covey rise with a 2 shot gun.
     
  9. juk

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    Most reliable is my Mossberg 500. I don't think it has ever had a malfunction that wasn't related directly to the driver. It's my close up duck gun. I've had the Nova for only about 2 years, but i've had some issues with it not wanting to go "Boom" with the first shell. It really sucks when you miss the first duck of the morning because the gun hasn't "woken up" yet. I plan on hanging on to it though, as it has a wicked choke and can take the big boy shells.
     
  10. Ben Shepherd

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    Currently, one of the Siaga-12's fill the niche. Used to be an 870 variant. I'm faster and better with an S-12, And the ones I have are 100 percent reliable so far at about the 2,000 round mark.
     
  11. Boxhead

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    My SxS 12 gauge slug gun.

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    Hello friends and neighbors // Gummi bear,, one of the older guys I hunt with bagged 4 whitetail last year, out to 120 yards with a 20ga. Wingmaster fitted with a rifled slug barrel.

    He has hunted with it for years and pretty much uses the same stand but I respect the 20 ga. capabilities. If you ever need a tool for whitetail the 20ga. will handle them too.
     
  13. ArmedBear

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    And you're complaining about that?:D
     
  14. gotgcoalman

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    Why am I not surprised to see so may pump guns? Too many of you are truly missing out on a fun shotgunning experience by not shooting a double - either O/U or SxS.........and I am NOT talking about those cheap Chinese or Turkish POS

    A decent Beretta or Browning double is more reliable than any pump.............
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    "In God we trust - all others pay cash!"

    Why are gun laws unnecessary? Because good guys don't need them, and bad guys don't heed them.

    Most relaible is a Baikal single.
    Then a Win 1300(lost 1'st place more moving parts)

    Webley auto never failed "yet"

    Turkish guns (have 2 of em) fixed under warinty too many times!!
     
  15. DWT

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    My 1991 Kolar Skeet set. Just clean it and shoot it.
     
  16. oneounceload

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    No troubles with the triggers on that??
     
  17. f4t9r

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    Beretta urika
     
  18. SleazyRider

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    C'mon now, boys, everybody knows the Browning Auto 5 is king of this heah hill. :D
     
  19. augustino

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    Winchester 1300 defender

    Oops! My bad. The one that started this thread said "go to for everything as in hunting as well as HD

    I do not use my 1300 DEFENDER for hunting. It is strictly for HD. I hope I never am forced to use it other than just shooting for the pleasure of shooting, NOT to save life.
     
  20. BeerSleeper

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    No, but the gun firing both barrels on a single trigger pull was technically a malfunction. I will never know, but I might have gotten 3 on only the one shot if the gun had not fired both barrels. Or none. Who knows? In a few thousand rounds since then, that gun has never repeated that behavior.

    It was a very surprising malfunction. From my point of view, it was simply a more tremendous kick than normal. I didn't know what had happened until I broke it open and found both shells expended. All in all, it was a pretty neat experience, though :)
     
  21. Chemist

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    Beretta Urika, or my Beretta extrema 2...the Benelli SBE is a dog and has almost taken a swim a time or two when I lost rare mountable birds!
     
  22. Moose23

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    Have an Auto 5...sold it. Stevens 16 gauge single shot, my first shotgun (daddy bought it new as a kid, and he's 63 now) never had a problem with it.

    But the "go to" gun, period, is my Winchester Ranger 120 pump w/Winchokes (economy version of the 1200) I bought new 24 years ago as a teenager. Goes bang EVERY SINGLE time, and doesn't care what you feed it. Low brass dove loads, the all-plastic Activ shells that were big about 15 years ago, high brass steel shot, 3" 00 buck, slugs, you name it, it'll eat it.
     
  23. eddism

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    Fnh slp mk1
     
  24. Mr. Bojangles

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    My ol' faithful 870 has had absolutely zero problems. I truly have no idea how many shells I have put through it, other than to say it's been a bunch.
     
  25. MCgunner

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    +1 for "cheap imports" with double triggers.:neener:
     
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