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best cheap shotgun?

Postby joemc » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:25 pm

whats the best shotgun for under $600?
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby winchester1852 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:29 pm

semi: weatherby sa 08
pump: bps
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Ga ducker » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:31 pm

Can't beat an 870! Especially if you can get a good deal on a Wingmaster! Benelli Nova, Mossberg 500 (not my favorite), and Browning BPS are all very good guns! I would suggest going to a local gun store and handling several different firearms, and see which fits you the best!
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby dfrauenkron » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:41 pm

Another vote for the Remington 870
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Postby soldier_twiggy » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:42 pm

I grew up hunting with a Mossy 500, it never failed me once. I went to a BPS 10 mag and hunted with it for years, it never failed me once. I have an 870 tactical that has never failed either.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby winchester1852 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:56 pm

in that price range you can buy top of the line pumps.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby mudpack » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:49 am

A slightly-used 3" 11-87.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby The Drake » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:43 pm

870 or used Benelli M1.........Rem 11-87 mossy 935 and Franchi I-12 are some to stary away from
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Rich- » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:24 pm

It is a bit over your $600 budget but so far I'm loving the Beretta A300 Outlander for around $750. The gun shoots anything I put in it and handles recoil like a champ. A very smooth gun overall.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Ringneck16 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:30 pm

X2 on the A300 outlander. I got mine with black finish for $675 out the door. Very impressed with it so far.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Specklebelly » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:14 pm

If you want REAL cheap, go with a NEF or H&R.

Otherwise you can't go wrong with a Mossy or 870.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:58 pm

Ithaca M37 pump. Lightweight, bottom ejection, proven design by John Browning.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby rcase1234 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:39 pm

Remington 870 or used 1187
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby O.D.Lid » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:14 pm

8 7 0 !!!! no doubt for a pump it will not fail you ever
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby SkySniper » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:06 pm

The Weatherby PA-08 or the SA-08 supposed to be outstanding guns. Only drawback is you have to manually adjust the SA for light or heavy loads. I wouldn't touch a Mossberg with a 60' pole...never saw a newer model that actually works correctly.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby 2point » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:34 pm

I would buy a Benelli Nova, I know a lot of guys who bought new 870s and had problems with them.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Sfd714 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:06 am

You cant go wrong with a Mossberg 500.

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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby hillbilly.. » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:46 pm

870 3 1/2 400 bucks.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby aunt betty » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:55 pm

Get an older 870 wingmaster. I have several and they never let me down.
Got my used Beretta 390 for a lot less than the price listed. Might think about that.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Leaky-NY » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:30 pm

Baikal semi-auto they have a solid history of being there.

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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby aunt betty » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:51 pm

I bought my Beretta AL390 for $450. Point is...you don't have to "settle" for a cheap shotgun.
If you shop around and know what you're looking for you can find a good expensive shotgun for cheap.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Honk-n-quack » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:54 pm

I got a 80% condition Rem 453 (Baikal 153) that needed a good cleaning at a pawn shop for $200 and I'll tell you it aint pretty, but it goes bang bang bang every time. It hardly kicks and mine cycles 3 1/2s all the way down to 2 3/4 1 oz loads without adjustment. Well worth the money :thumbsup:
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby stealfeathers » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:52 pm

If you go with remington go with an older 870 or a wingmaster. Just bought a new express and it had failure to eject straight out of the box.... Sent it in the replaced the barrell and bolt, got it back and same thing..... But on the other hand i have had a wingmaster for years that wont fail.. but it only shoots 2 3/4. I have been in your price range several times ( i have owned and sold many shotguns) my biggest advice is put the $600 away in an envelope and keep saving until you have about a grand. Then go buy a benelli. M2 american series or sbe11 american. As soon as you pull the trigger and buy a cheap gun you will most likely regret it if your anything like me.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Yuchi1 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:40 am

aunt betty wrote:I bought my Beretta AL390 for $450. Point is...you don't have to "settle" for a cheap shotgun.
If you shop around and know what you're looking for you can find a good expensive shotgun for cheap.


Only problem with the 390 series is you'll have to rebuild them at ~200,000 rounds. Have two of 'em so I'll report back in a few years.
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Re: best cheap shotgun?

Postby Jon Bergren » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:18 am

The 870 is an excellent gun, I've had one since 1970. It has a 26" IC and 28" Mod barrel. I also own two 1100's, they were bought with fixed choke barrels also. I have 3" steel Hasting barrels for them. I also shoot a Mossy 935 and an Excell. The Excell is an auto similiar to the 1100 but with all the parts that break on the 1100 gone. I paid $300 for it at Academy. It takes the Rem chokes. Trap shooters had shot 1200 rounds thru them when I bought it 3 yrs ago this fall. It is an excellent shotgun. Jon
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