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Best pump gun???

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Unread 11-02-2008, 11:46 AM
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Best pump gun???

I'm gonna buy my dad a new shotgun for christmas. He's been wanting a nice pump action which makes me happy as they tend to be pretty cheap. He likes traditional wood stock/blued steel guns. I'm looking at the browning bps right now. I want to get him the nicest gun I can and I just wanted to hear what some of you would prefer and why. Thanks!
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Unread 11-02-2008, 09:23 PM
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Re: Best pump gun???

I don't think you'll beat a Winchester Model 12. If you look hard enough you will find one chambered for 3" mags. Send it to Briley for screw-in choke tubes and you're set.
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Unread 11-03-2008, 12:34 PM
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Re: Best pump gun???

One of the most dependable pumps according to most guides is the 870 wingmaster
by Remingtion.

The main thing is the fit of the gun to the hunter for wing shooting.(Length of pull,
drop and offset).

Just another choice
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Unread 11-03-2008, 04:18 PM
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Re: Best pump gun???

870 x2 mine will do anything I ask... Just please no mossberg!
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Unread 11-03-2008, 04:52 PM
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Re: Best pump gun???

+1 for the 870. They have a 100th Anniversary edition which is great looking: Model 870™ Wingmaster® 100th Anniversary

or you could go with the regular wingmaster: Remington Model 870™ Wingmaster®

Although your dad asked for a pump, he might like a semi-auto. They tend to tame the recoil of the big loads. For that, go with the Remington 11-87 Premiere if you can find one.

One nice feature of the Browning BPS is that it is a bottom ejector, so both left and right handed people can shoot it.

Whether you go with one of the Remingtons or the Browning, they will all shoot the light 2 3/4 loads up to the 3" magnums.
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
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Unread 11-17-2008, 10:52 PM
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Re: Best pump gun???

for a good pump gun you can't not mention the 870. i shoot mainly 3 1/2" shells and it handles those with ease.

I've broke two winchester 1300's and my friend has broke two of them as well.
870 is a reliable, go to, shotgun that will do anything you ask it to.

i'm sure the bps is a good gun, just no personal experience with them.
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Unread 11-18-2008, 01:38 PM
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Re: Best pump gun???

Ithaca has relocated, retooled, and re-released the M-37. It is probably the highest quality production shotgun made here in America. Give them a look.

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