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Unread 07-04-2011, 09:08 PM
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Re: which shotgun to go with?

Another vote for the 870.
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    Unread 07-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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    Re: which shotgun to go with?

    I run a Mossberg 535 with a 28" barrel, Knoxx recoil stock and super full choke. Great combo, Its never failed to kill a bird ive pulled the trigger on
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    Unread 07-16-2011, 12:02 AM
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    Re: which shotgun to go with?

    A few of you guys are saying get a middle line 870. What's tge middle line model? There is an 870 express with a 23" fully rifle barrel for my deer hunting and it comes with a 26" barrel for turkey and waterfowl. Now you guys were saying the express is a cheap gun. Why?

    I have heard some great things about the Winchester sxp's at tge local shop. Any reviews in that?
    Does nobody like the browning bps on here
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    Unread 07-19-2011, 09:45 PM
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    Re: which shotgun to go with?

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    A few of you guys are saying get a middle line 870. What's tge middle line model? There is an 870 express with a 23" fully rifle barrel for my deer hunting and it comes with a 26" barrel for turkey and waterfowl. Now you guys were saying the express is a cheap gun. Why?


    Matt - I don’t know what your local gun shop has, but here are some examples:

    http://www.remington.com/product-families/firearms/shotgun-families/pump-action-model-870.aspx

    Here are some examples of the prices:
    Remington 870 Express 12GA 3" Chamber $325
    Remington 870 Express 12GA Super Magnum $350
    Remington 870 Express 12GA Super Magnum Turkey Synthetic $475
    Remington 870 Express Mag Waterfowl 12Ga, 3.5" Chamber $475
    Remington 870 SPS ShurShot Synthetic Turkey $500

    If the price of that Browning BPS looked “OK,” these probably are looking better.

    The first new shotgun I ever purchased was just a plain old 870 Express and it turned out to be a dependable shotgun to get started with.
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    Re: which shotgun to go with?

    I shoot the 870 express 30" barrel w a Carlson turkey choke. Has not failed me yet!!
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    Unread 04-12-2012, 08:24 PM
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    Re: which shotgun to go with?

    i got a 20ga full choke single shot h&r put camo cloth type tape all over it and use 3" #7 filte control federal hevi weight i also put 1.75-4x scope circle cross hair just put the head in the circle and it's dead. i have killed trukeys over 40yds hammer to the ground. real cheap set up that works!!
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    Unread 04-19-2012, 12:33 PM
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    Re: which shotgun to go with?

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    Be aware in some shotguns the 3 1/2 " loads have a brutal kick, but the good news is if you buy the big 12 you can still shoot 3" through it , pattern density is where it's at whether you shoot 2 oz. Or 2 1/4 oz. Lately around here some guys are making the move to 20 ga. And shooting hevi-shot and the like and gettin the job done with a gun that's a full pound less. Keeps an old guy more mobile to to make the move on old tom.
    I use a Mossberg 835 with a back bored barrel. A 3" mag is like shooting a 2 3/4" Win XX mag thru it. I really can't see much difference in recoil between the 3". I have a 1x-4x scope on it now, but will change it out to an Aimpoint very soon. I'd look for an aftermarket back bored barrel with a good turkey choke to use in whatever brand you buy. The backbored barrel reduces felt recoil by about 25% alone
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