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Need a Shotgun Recommendation

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by zerooption, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. zerooption

    zerooption Beaverton Member

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    Saw my first three gun shoot. I don't won a shotgun. I need a recommendation on what would be a good starter shotgun as well what would be nice if $$ isn't an issue?:D:huh:

    Thanks
     
  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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  3. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I plan to buy a Mossberg 500 with interchangeable barrels. One barrel is 18.5 inches long for home defense. The other is a standard 28 inch barrel, which is useful for hunting. I plan to keep the short barrel on it at home and load it with 00 buckshot. I think I would be pretty well prepared to protect my home this way. Bi-Mart has them for around $279 at this time. I really think that this package would be hard to beat. Good luck with whatever you choose.
     
  4. zerooption

    zerooption Beaverton Member

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    thanks for the recommendations! Keep them coming I stillneed to do my homework!
     
  5. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    mossberg 590A1 in any of the flavors... /thread
     
  6. Mac_Fan

    Mac_Fan Beaverton Active Member

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    A good starter: Mossberg 500
    $$ no object: Benelli M4
     
  7. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Winchester Defender all the way for me. Picked up another really nice 7+1 model for $250 not too long ago.
     
  8. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    870 express. You can slowly build it to be amazing a few bucks at a time.

    If left handed I say moss 500.

    Had both in the end 870 for me. All personal preference as far as safteys and control layout.
     
  9. willamette valleyfirearms

    willamette valleyfirearms hillsboro oregon Member

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    rem 870, moss 500 , savage 350 all great shotguns.
     
  10. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    I love my 590!!:D
     
  11. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    Ithica M-37, Rem 870, Mossberg, no Win and no Savage
     
  12. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Mossberg 590A1 or Remington 870 Police. It depends on preference. These are the higher end versions that have special features compared to the striped down 870 express and 590.
     
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    mhadix Tacoma,WA Member

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    Remington 870 express 3 1/2" magnum
     
  15. ablaut

    ablaut Salem(ish), OR Member

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    I'm looking for a first shotgun as well. My internet research has pointed me to a lot of recommendations for a Remington 870 or a Mossberg 500 (or 590A1).

    If you haven't found it already, there is a really good YouTube series which covers the "tactical" versions of those.

    I've heard a lot of good things about the Benelli Nova as well. I saw one in Bi-Mart for about $460. One other thing I learned on that Bi-Mart trip: the finish on the low-end Rem 870 feels very cheap -- toy gun cheap. The internals are supposedly the same, but it was still a definite turn off for me.

    Keep us updated on what you decide. :)
     
  16. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Another thing to consider is my 590A1 has ghost ring sights.. a must have for COMBAT shotgun
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  17. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    My 590 (not the A1) also has ghost ring sites)
     
  18. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    And they are awesome AMIRITE:D
     
  19. mhadix

    mhadix Tacoma,WA Member

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    also use #4 buckshot for defending yourself and family
     
  20. zerooption

    zerooption Beaverton Member

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    thanks everyone this is AWESOME the wealth of information you are providing. ABLAUT thanks a bunch :D a fantastic video!!!