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Best do all clay sporting shotgun on a budget

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by NUCLEARMJ, Feb 14, 2012.


    NUCLEARMJ Lafayette/Hillsboro Member

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    So i've been wanting to get into the clay sports for a while, i may do some at the local clubs but mostly it'll be just using hand throwers on some property. Looking for the most bang for my buck really, budget will be about 500 tops.

    Wanting opinions on the following and will definitely consider others as well.

    -Used remington 11-87
    -Used remington 1100
    -Used baretta 3901
    -New mossberg 930 (can get a new 2 barrel combo set for around 500 as well)

    Mainly wanting semi autos. Thanks for the help everyone
  2. Gun Mechanic

    Gun Mechanic Portland Active Member

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    I have an 11-87 with a 28” barrel and it really is my do all gun. I picked up my synthetic stock model at Bi Mark for around $500-$550. I have nothing but great things to say about it. I can’t remember the last time it had a malfunction if ever. I shoot trap awith it. It will shoot 3” shells for duck hunting. I can swap out the barrel for an 18.5” one and add an extended magazine tube for home security and three gun matches. I believe the biggest difference between the 11-87 and the 1100 is the 1100 will only take 2-3/4 shells.

    I haven’t shot the Mossberg 930 but between the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500, the 870 seems to be a little better quality made, IMHO.

    I don’t know much about Beretta shotguns but I hear they are pretty nice but a little higher priced than the Remingtons and Mossbergs.

    Found this on here for $275 http://www.northwestfirearms.com/rifle-shotgun-classifieds/80476-remington-11-87-12-ga.html

    Gun Mechanic
  3. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    I have a Remington 1148 which is 60+ years old, shoots great for clays. I have a buddy who has a Remington 1187 and I like it almost as much as my 1148.
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I traded for a 11-87 a while back and started to read about problems or they were high maintenance .Glad to hear you two like them.
    I traded my Beretta for it,not because I didn't like the Beretta but because I wasn't going hunting last fall and I wanted a police type shotgun. It was a great gun,but they are pretty close to Benelli in cost
  5. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Benelli SuperNova is another option.

    NUCLEARMJ Lafayette/Hillsboro Member

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    Not really looking for a pump, nor will i ever pay 5 bills for one.
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