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What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby mBULLITTm » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:24 am

I'm looking at buying a new shotgun around $500-$700 because I won't be able to mooch off of my dad's guns much longer. Some that I have been thinking about are the Remington 870 Supermag Waterfowl, Benelli Supernova, Remington 1187, or the Stoeger 2000 or 3500. Any thoughts on these?
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby nichko » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:28 am

Super Nova!! Love mine, great pattern, easy to shoot...
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby hamer174 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:36 am

Beretta A300 outlander, Max 4= $699 Barrow Automotive in Butler, GA
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby mBULLITTm » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:17 am

Is the beretta new?
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby troutman561 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:26 am

Pump wise a Browning BPS would be hard to beat.
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby duckslayer74 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:40 am

Go try out guns in your price range at your LGS. Find the gun that fits and points the best for you, you can have a $1500 dollar gun that you can't hit anything with or a $600 gun that drops or breaks anything you shoot at. :thumbsup:
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby winchester1852 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:10 pm

bps all the way! done deal :beer:
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby rcase1234 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:56 pm

Of those you listed I'd say 870 or 1187. But I hear good things about the other shotguns you've listed. Just go look at some shotguns in your price range, and if possible shoot them, and see how you like the feel of the gun. If it fits, shoot it
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby ajmorell » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:19 pm

Of the guns you listed, the Super Nova is the only one I'd buy, but in your price range there are other guns I'd look at. The best suggestion so far was the Beretta A300, but I'd seriously consider buying a used "B" (Browning/Benelli/Beretta) semi-auto, you should be able to find a Browning Gold or Silver, Beretta 390/3901 in that price range
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby cannon » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:48 pm

ajmorell wrote:Of the guns you listed, the Super Nova is the only one I'd buy, but in your price range there are other guns I'd look at. The best suggestion so far was the Beretta A300, but I'd seriously consider buying a used "B" (Browning/Benelli/Beretta) semi-auto, you should be able to find a Browning Gold or Silver, Beretta 390/3901 in that price range


I could link ya to 15 of 'em on Gunbroker.com right now. Don't settle to get a "Brand New" gun. If autoloaders are what you'd prefer, you can pick up Gold's, Silvers, SX2's, and 390's in that price range all day. I bought a MODB camo 3.5" Browning Silver off GB once for $365. To my dismay, I sold it before I ever saw it. Point being, you can get some of the best that's out there in that price range. I strongly suspect that the A300 mentioned above would be the ticket, too, although I've never held one.
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:57 pm

What Cannon said x100. Folks get hung up on a gun having to be new. Once you fire it it'll be used just like the others. Many good deals to be had on quality used guns
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby rcase1234 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:14 pm

Luvbowhuntn wrote:What Cannon said x100. Folks get hung up on a gun having to be new. Once you fire it it'll be used just like the others. Many good deals to be had on quality used guns


Used is a good way to save money but I prefer to put my own scratches and dings in my gun
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby The Duck Hammer » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:22 pm

If you are interested in the SuperNova and dont shoot many 3 1/2" shells save your money and buy a Nova.
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby QuackkAddictsTX » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:50 pm

My vote goes for the M3500, my best friend has one and has zero problems unlike his dads SBE2. Very good and reliable gun if taken care of, you won't regret it!
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby cONG » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:42 am

Looks good. Thanks for that post
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby cONG » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:42 am

Looks good. Thanks for that post
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby mudpack » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:16 am

mBULLITTm wrote: Some that I have been thinking about are the Remington 870 Supermag Waterfowl, Benelli Supernova, Remington 1187, or the Stoeger 2000 or 3500. Any thoughts on these?


Any of the above minus the Stoegers.
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby krazybronco2 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:04 am

have you looked at the franchi affinity? might be just a touch over $700 in a black synthetic but very nice gun and built in italy not turkey.
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby waitingfornextyear » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:04 pm

A Browning BPS is a great way to go. I have hunted one for 10 yrs and never had a problem, people you hunt with will enjoy it because of its bottom ejection too!
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby slamdown11 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:19 pm

Supernova. Great shotgun. Easy to clean, never have any problems.
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:49 pm

Stay away from the Stoegers. I have owned 3 and they all were lemons. For that price in an auto you could get a Franchi they are good guns. For a pump, benelli super novas are solid. Id say most pumps would work well but benelli makes a nice gun.
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby Bo Beaver » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:10 pm

I own 2 stoegers that have never let me down... Having said that, i will tell you that I will not recommend them to anyone. They are way to "iffy". You either get one that straight works or is junk out of the box.
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby mudpack » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:29 pm

ajmorell wrote: I'd seriously consider buying a used "B" (Browning/Benelli/Beretta) semi-auto, you should be able to find a Browning Gold or Silver, Beretta 390/3901 in that price range


That there is the best advice so far.


rcase1234 wrote:Used is a good way to save money but I prefer to put my own scratches and dings in my gun

Not to worry, you can put your own scratches, dings, and dents in a used gun just as easily as in a new one. :thumbsup:
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Re: What kind of shotgun should I buy between $500-$700?

Postby TheRDJ » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:38 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:If you are interested in the SuperNova and dont shoot many 3 1/2" shells save your money and buy a Nova.

They both shoot 3.5"
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