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Hawk 982 Shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotgun Discussion' started by KayDee7, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. KayDee7

    KayDee7 The Origional Vancouver ! ! ! Member

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    Hi all, I am looking for opines, thoughts, tips, tricks and general thoughts on the Hawk Model 982 shotgun. thanks for sharing.
     
  2. Thunderblarg

    Thunderblarg Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I had a hawk 982 and a relatively recent production Remington 870 Express.

    Between the two, I had problems with the Remington. So I sold it.

    For what that's worth I mean. So far as I've been able to tell, the Hawk is made much more nicely than the Remington
     
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  3. KayDee7

    KayDee7 The Origional Vancouver ! ! ! Member

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    the reason i have asked, besides being curious, i have one NIB unfired, trying to decide whether or not to keep it.
     
  4. Thunderblarg

    Thunderblarg Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Honestly, I don't even think it's worth selling. Like, I wouldn't bother selling mine, because it's too nice for how little I'd be selling it for, even at full retail price. I've got a 982 and a Nova Tactical, and I'm probably going to end up selling the Nova since I like the 982 more.
     
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  5. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I bought mine brand new for $180. Used they are a $100 gun. They are built like tanks, just keep it as a trunk/truck gun. It is nice to have durable, reliable and cheap guns on hand.
     
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    995 VA New Member

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    Some parts in the Hawk are spot-welded in place and aren't easily fixed if broken. It is like an 870 with a lot of manufacturing shortcuts. Resale is non-existant and it is pretty much disposable if it breaks because the low value vs any gunsmith time at $50+ per hour. Get an older Remington, they are better built, better finished and have a slew of parts if you want to customize.
    "There’s an old saying with tools: ‘Buy once, cry once’,” Dad said. “Of course, that applies to just about everything in life.” Some things you just shouldn’t cheap out on, like tools, or shoes. -
     
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  7. Thunderblarg

    Thunderblarg Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    +1 to this

    In my opinion, older pre-cerberus remington > hawk > current remington. If only for the fact that, if a remington made 870 breaks, then the cost of the gun plus the repair bill could buy you two hawks :p
     
  8. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Active Member

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    I got one recently. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive. I shoot mine a lot and it's been reliable.
     
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    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This is exactly why I hold onto my NEF Pardners. I think I picked them up for around $50 each?
     
  10. madmax

    madmax woodburn Active Member

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    They are chines knock offs of 870s. They are cheaper for a reason.

    Is this a life or death tool? If yes, is a knock off worth your life?
     
  11. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have one (Hawk 982) and while I have not fired it, I have cycled it at least 7500 times, maybe 10,000. about 100 times a day for 3 months. It cycles reliably and I expect it will shoot reliably. I got mine in a promotion and would not have bought it outright had I a choice. Now that I have cleaned it up so to speak I think its okay. I am not a shotgun lover, but if I needed a shotgun for protection I would use my Mossberg 930.... and I might have the kinks worked out of my Remington 887. Too unmotivated to go shoot it to see.