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Posted: 9/14/2004 5:26:09 PM EDT
Upland bird shooting and buck shot for deer.

any recommendations in semi-auto or pump ?

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:27:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Seagrunt:
Upland bird shooting and buck shot for deer.

any recommendations in semi-auto or pump ?


Get a rifle.

If you want a good shotgun cheap, get a used remington 870 wingmaster.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:30:26 PM EDT
My 870 will do all of that.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:30:36 PM EDT
Benelli M1 Super 90 field. 22 " bbl. Add a mag tube and you have a combat shotgun.IMO
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:31:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 5:32:04 PM EDT by IronSamVane]
Rem. 870. The express models can be had for around $200 on sale. Academy would be a good place to look. I paid $259 for mine a couple years ago, it will last a few lifetimes.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:31:55 PM EDT
Mossberg 835 Ultra Mag, best pump shotgun Ive ever had, real smooth
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:32:47 PM EDT
Whatever you decide on you can find it @ www.gunsamerica.com
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:36:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 5:37:33 PM EDT by Stove_Pipe]
23/4" Thats like over 7 inches long!! J/k I know what you meant. It looks like 23/4 in the title.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:40:05 PM EDT
Remington 870

The only choice.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:41:22 PM EDT
saiga 12 comes with a toggle switch to change from 2 3/4 to 3" shells...

not sure you would want to hunt with it tho... has a really tight pattern. at least mine does.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:42:31 PM EDT

Reminton 11-87 It is a good all around gun if you want a semi-auto. It cycles well with bird shot or turkey and buck shot. It is available in many configurations.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:42:58 PM EDT
I own both the 870 and M1 Benelli, I suggest you do the same
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:47:12 PM EDT
no you want the russian shiznit!! uh... because its cheap! and... it only jams maybe 20% of the time!
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:49:26 PM EDT
whenever you have a "which shotgun..." question, don't ask. remmy 870 for whatever.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:49:54 PM EDT
I just got a Charles Daly "Field Tactical" for a little less than $200.00...and real happy with it...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:50:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
Remington 870

The only choice.

+1 !!
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:59:34 PM EDT
I got my Mossberg Maverick Model 88, from Academy for $139.00.

It shoots fine, works every time, has a vented rib, and was at a good price.

How you gonna beat it?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 6:58:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 6:58:40 PM EDT by SWO_daddy]
What is it about Southerners that they love so much to use that buckshot shit for killing deer?

Use a fricking rifle, for God's sake. A Marlin 336 will do the job if you want a quick and handy carbine. Or a Remington Model 7. Or a Ruger M77 Compact.

I have to use a damn shotgun for deer in Ohio, but thank God buckshot is illegal for deer. I slap a rifled barrel on the 870 and shoot saboted high speed slugs. It's *almost* like a rifle. If you MUST use a shotgun, I suggest you get an 870 combo with a smoothbore 28" barrel and a rifled slug barrel.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 7:00:20 PM EDT
Winchester 1300 or Remington 1187
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 7:33:42 PM EDT
Academy in my area sells the Beretta 390 (12 gauge) with 28" barrel, synthetic stock, matte finish and 3 choke tubes for about $530 brand new. This gun is a reliable, gas-operated and will not have as much recoil as a comparable pump shotgun. I'm not sure what price range you're looking in. At least check out the Beretta 390 before you make your final decision.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 7:41:23 PM EDT
Got an early 60s Belguim Browning magnum 12 in at least 95%+ shape I will sell you

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:17:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:27:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 8:28:17 PM EDT by sned45]
With all the AW's falling out of the sky just pick one of them up and spray the sky with bullets put enough lead in the air bound to hit something.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 9:59:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 12:05:47 AM EDT by muddydog]
i have had great luck with several guns.

winchester 1300 series. my slug barrel is excellent, my 26 inch barreals swing nice.( i have a 22, 26, 28 and a slug barrel for this one).

with briley extended chokes the patterns are great.

3' 00 patterns really well in the full choke in the slug barrel w/ AP tritium sights. i switch to a modified or I/C if i think im going to shoot slugs and i shoot about a 2.5 inch group at 100 yards open sights with a 2 3/4 inch winchester slugs.

BTW..hevishot is now available in 00...its awesome..out of a hevishot choke.

the pump system on the 1300 is wickedly fast.

i shoot alot of 870's great as expected..except i find the safety on the 1300's in a better position.

i also shoot a Browning BPS. that bottom ejection is sweet in a duckboat or blind.

i have a 1100 and a beretta pintail..

the pintail is fast becoming my new duckgun.

if it were me..
i would seriously look into a winchester black shadow...and buy an extra slug barrel..with a choke tube.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:24:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
23/4" Thats like over 7 inches long!! J/k I know what you meant. It looks like 23/4 in the title.

23/4 is actually 5 3/4"
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 12:36:15 PM EDT
Baikal MP-153 400 new,Excellent 2 3/4 to 3 1/2 . www.eaacohug.gifrp.org
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 1:48:53 PM EDT
CHEAP-ASS Chuck , Get a Charles Daly, they are made by KBI, But I have a semi auto that will use 2 3/4 or 3" and it was super cheap at walmart. Ive used it for 3 years and no problems. I shoot skeet, dove, squirrels, crows, and whatever else with no problems. But for deer, Get a rifle.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:17:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:36:53 PM EDT
Winchester 1300 pump will do it for cheap ($250 or less).
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:01:01 PM EDT
Anyone own the PM5?
Are they worth a crap?
How much?

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