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Most Durable & Reliable Autoloading Shotgun Under $800?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Will_Power, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Guys,

    Looking to pick up an autoloading shotgun for the birds (am open to both waterfowl and upland; never hunted either) in this upcoming year, but don't have the $1600-$2000 budget for the Benellis and the like.

    What would be my best bet for the most reliable and rugged I can get for $800 or less? Doesn't need to win any beauty competitions; just needs to go bang most every time.

    I'm up to my eyeballs in sorting out the 12 v 20 (and what shell/action length) question, so if there are any compelling arguments to be made there, too, I'm all ears. I'm leaning towards the default non-magnum 12ga at the moment.
     
  2. PORSCHE928S4

    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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    I would go with a Remington 1100 you can get a base model and when you have some extra coin in your pocket there are tons of aftermarket parts to be had .
     
  3. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    1100
     
  4. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    Too bad you're in Oregon, I have a nice semi auto I would make you a deal on:(
     
  5. kukusya

    kukusya King County Wa Active Member

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    Mossy 930
     
  6. nastybynature

    nastybynature ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Active Member

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    I would look at the Mossberg 930 JM edition.
     
  7. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Stoeger M3000.....pretty similar to a Benelli in a lot of ways.
     
  8. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Nasty
    that might be a good choice but, where can you see one in person??

    Sheldon
     
  9. minatohase3

    minatohase3 Kent, WA New Member

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    I would recommend the Franchi Affinity line of shotguns. They are owned by Benelli and are very nice for the price. I have a Franchi Affinity 20g that I bought new for $699, believe their 12g is the same price. Has the raised rib like the Benellis and everyone who has shot it loves it. I also have a Benelli Super Vinci and am seriously thinking of selling it because the Affinity is so good. Definitely worth a look.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Get an old Browning Auto-5. I have an old one but don't know what they go for. It goes bang all time long time.
    Then I've got an old Ithaca something or other.. that one works real good too.
    I got them both used for cheap a long time ago.