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pump shotgun

Postby Lights-Out » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:26 pm

i need a little help! my dad is turning 55 this year and well hes used the same pump shotgun for 23 years, which is the remington 870 express now im not much of a remington guy espceally the new 870s. but his gun just started having major issues this year and im looking to buy him a new gun! now im a broke college kid and will spend 400$ but no more than 500 thats my tops! now i have the SX3 semi auto and i heard the SXP feels the same and my dad loves my gun! now is there any other guns you guys would recomend, or no anything about the sxp you could tell me, my dad just got me into the sport at a young age and well im 20 now and want to repay him for the time i have left to be in the swamp with him!
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby thomashamm2 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:32 pm

the sxp feels like an upgraded 870 if you ask me. very fine shooter and buttery smooth. he will love it if you get it for him
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby Lights-Out » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:38 pm

alright thank you, i liked it too im a huge winchester guy and he is too now that he shoots my sx3 here and there!
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby JWG » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:52 pm

sxp all the way, he should be a happy dad!
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby Cujo1 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:39 pm

Buy yourself a gun and give him the SX3. He deserves it :thumbsup:
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby surfrat » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:48 pm

If he loves a pump buy him an Ithica 37 camo...The gander mountain site has them. Best pump ever made. You need a couple hundred more dollars.
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby Jon Bergren » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:18 pm

Beings you guys like Winchestets gp with the SX3. Ned S the young 85 yr old
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby Jon Bergren » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:15 pm

Also look at the Yildiz gas auto for $400 at Academy if there is a store near you. They are in the South. The local store here has reported no problems with them. Ned S
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby Lights-Out » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:24 am

hahah i cant give him mine and the only things he doesnt like about the sx3 is that its auto he gets trigger happy, and he raised me on a sinlge shot for 2 years then a pump for 2 before he even let me buy my own semi auto but hes a pump guy all thee way
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby mawtrfowler » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:31 am

Check out the Benelli Supernova, probably the best duck hunting pump shotgun out there right now.
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby CaptainWv » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:17 am

I love my SXP, shoots great, I don't know if he will be shooting alot of 3.5's but it was the lighest recoil of a pump shooting 3.5s I've shot. ( Haven't shot them all, but quite a few) Cant go wrong with it, I will say it took a little getting used to as the inertia will activate the pump and remove the shell, really all you need to do is slide the pump forward ( Not the best explanation I apologize). Took about a box of shells to really get used to it and shoot doubles. GREAT CHOICE
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby Lights-Out » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:28 am

yes i know that the gun dows that, and im sure he'll get used to it, and he usually just shoots 3 inch so im glad the recoil isnt bad, i know 3.5 out of my sx3 arnt bad either, i just hope he likes it i want to get it for his birthday in october so im goin g to take him there and try to get him to feel it without knowing im getting it for him
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby nitram » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:32 am

Why not another 870? You don't have to buy one of the newer plastic gutted POS's.

Your dad is obviously fond of the one he has. Transition will be virtually nil and you won't have to bust your budget.
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby Lights-Out » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:49 am

well i dont know the 870 he has is a little long i honestly thinks his arms have shrunk from old age, age illogical as that sounds, the sx3 is a shorter stock for easy pull up and well the sxp is like the same i beleive but i that would deffinetly be my second choice but my dad has never owned a brand new gun..ever
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby nitram » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:52 am

Regardless on what you decide to buy. He'll love it simply because it came from you. :thumbsup:
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby Lights-Out » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:11 am

oh yeah i mean he dont have that much time in the swamp left so i dont want his gun jamming every other bird
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby brsutton86 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:49 pm

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Re: pump shotgun

Postby BigBurk » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:01 pm

I've beaten the hell out of my Mossberg 535 and it hasn't skipped a beat. For the price I have been happy with it, but recently picked up a benelli super nova for the wife and wow I'm in love with it, if I wasn't picking up a semi auto next I'd go for the super nova
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby KRB » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:14 am

Browning BPS 3inch
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby mauserfan » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:54 am

My .02 would be to find an older 870 Wingmaster. You'll be $400 +-and have one of the good ones. Generally, the models with the white line spacers are the good ones. Further, the years with the silver plated shell lifter being the best years. Can't go wrong. Have fun. Mauser
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby WMTribe_Kicker » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:02 pm

Browning BPS or what mauser said
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby mudpack » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:17 am

mauserfan wrote:My .02 would be to find an older 870 Wingmaster. You'll be $400 +-and have one of the good ones. .... Can't go wrong.


Best advice so far, that. :thumbsup: Winchester SXP is next best idea.

No Benelli, no Yildiz, no BPS....Dad sounds old-skool and that's good: get him something he's familiar with and likes. that would be Wingmaster or SX.
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby mudpack » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:19 am

Jon Bergren wrote:Beings you guys like Winchestets gp with the SX3. Ned S the young 85 yr old


ned, have someone check your posts before you hit "Submit".... :lol3:
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby Jon Bergren » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:23 am

Get him a new gun but fix the 870, It'll last forever. We have several 870's in our family, just bought a used 3 1/2 incher with a 25" barrel. Ned S
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Re: pump shotgun

Postby cootlover » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:02 am

Mud be nice to the old man :smile:
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