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What shotgun should I get?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by BlvdKing, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    I have done a lot of research and just want some "real" opinions. I am looking for a semi auto tactical shotgun. I have around a $600 budget and want something that will function flawlessly in its time of need.
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    The Mossberg 930 fits your bill perfectly. I had a 930 SPX, and it was a great gun, but only ran defensive ammo well, it had trouble cycling the weaker target stuff. Other options are the different tactical autos from Remington, or a used benelli M1/M2. All of them take abuse and work if fed with proper ammunition (autos are pickier than pumps)

    If you wanted hands down the best tactical auto IMO would be the benelli M4, but that's over twice your allotted budget.


    Here are some good choices within your budget,

    Remington 1100 tactical;

    Probably going to run you a little bit more than your budget, but you may be able to find one used for under $600

    Mossberg 930 SPX;

    or 930 home security;

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    Both are essentially the same gun, you save a bit of money by opting for the home security, but you dont get the magazine extension and ghost rings.


    Benelli M2;

    You might be able to find the base defense model used for within your budget.

    Also one that I forgot, the stoeger 2000 in defense configuration;

    No experience with this one, but its probably the lowest priced of the bunch


    I hope this info helps
     
  3. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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    AK-47 actions are as reliable as it gets,take a look at a Saiga-12...
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    That Mossberg 930 is darn sexy............now I want one:wow:
     
  5. needs2hunt

    needs2hunt Tacoma Wa. Member

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    you really need to check out the saiga 12s

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    yep thats a drum mag...
     
  6. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Oh I totally blanked on the saiga-12, an unconverted one (non pistol grip) would fit right under your price range.
     
  7. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I traded mine away :(

    The SPX's seem to be pretty hard to find anywhere these days.
     
  8. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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  9. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    I have been really looking at the Saiga-12 but have heard conflicting information on their reliability. Let me know if anyone has any first hand knowledge of the Saiga-12. If I could afford the M4 that would be my top pick.
     
  10. Contento

    Contento Seattle Member

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    I love my SPX, and realistically for around $600 bucks your only choices are the SPX or Siaga.

    If you end up spending more look at the FN SLP's, they nice!
     
  11. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    If you wait a little bit, you may be able to find one of these;

    Its a 930 SPX with choate pistol grip stock
     
  12. Quick Action Jackson

    Quick Action Jackson Portlandistan Member

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  13. needs2hunt

    needs2hunt Tacoma Wa. Member

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    the saiga uses a gas operated system that is adjustable for the different rounds,,, so it has to be tuned to the round you will be shooting I.E. 2 3/4" to 3 " mags... and they take some time to get them broke in... about 250 rounds...They are a blast to shoot and i didn't mind shooting a buddy's at all i probable put 100 rounds thru it...:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  14. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    I'd save up my $ and go with a Benelli M3. Pump/Auto. I love mine
     
  15. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    I've been looking hard at a new Benelli Nova H20 12 gauge 18.5" for $550 for home defense. I can't decide if I want the pistol grip or not. But either way, Benelli makes a nice shotgun.
     
  16. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Benelli make a beautiful shotty but the OP is looking for a Semi Auto.
     
  17. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  18. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    That is definitely on my must have list.
     
  19. USMC1911

    USMC1911 Salem Active Member

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    Hands down the saiga 12. Very reliable for me even with low brass. The under 1oz shot shells give a friends saiga trouble but 1 1/8oz work flawless in bolth.