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#5981504 - 10/17/15 09:18 AM Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ?
ronlhodges Offline
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Registered: 10/06/15
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Loc: West Texas
I haven't been bird hunting in way too long and just want to know what is your favorite Shotgun and size and what do you mostly hunt ? I have a Remington 870 Express but have not shot it yet but thinking of getting a little better S/G .
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#5981508 - 10/17/15 09:23 AM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
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870 will do it all. Anything more is all about preferance.

I've been a little spoiled on semi auto 12 's shotguns. I shoot a beretta a300 right now and love it. Mostly used for dove and a lot of sporting clays.
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#5981533 - 10/17/15 10:08 AM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
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Registered: 10/15/15
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The 870 or Mossy 500 are the industry standards for pump guns, it's all about what you want. My first shotgun which I still own is an 870 that I had put on layaway at a K-Mart in VA Beach back in 1989. I've done most of the hunting in my life with it and I'm just used to it, it just works each and every time. There is a rhythm you get into when using it and I like having the option of not loading another into the chamber if I don't want to unlike the auto. I bought a Mossy 930, but it just didn't feel right not having the pump so I sold it.
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#5981543 - 10/17/15 10:18 AM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
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870 for me.
I have my eye on a Weatherby SA 08 for a semi.
Not that the 870 isn't great, I just want another shotgun and the weatherby for around 500 is doable. I have a couple friends who swear by them.
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#5981590 - 10/17/15 11:36 AM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
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To make this thread the most fruitful for you, I suggest you list a budget that is the most reasonable for you. Otherwise it can go in either direction and this not be of too much use to you.

For me though, I highly suggest what I have, a Beretta Urika 2. It only shoots up to 3.0" shells. Personally, I don't have need for a 3.5" in shogun so this works out perfectly. Then again I don't do anything more than shoot a bunch of clay and only like dive and duck hunting. The only issue I've ever had is totally my fault because I neglected to clean it for over 3 years and thousands of rounds. The end cap got stuck, but once it was removed and cleaned for the first time, it's worked flawlessly since then. FYI, I've had a Benelli Nova and a Weatherby OU before getting my Beretta and this is literally the only shotgun i shoot for both hunting and sporting clays. The other ones only get shot by friends/family and other users.


Edited by Korean Redneck (10/17/15 11:38 AM)

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#5981604 - 10/17/15 11:55 AM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: Korean Redneck]
ronlhodges Offline
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Registered: 10/06/15
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Loc: West Texas
Originally Posted By: Korean Redneck
To make this thread the most fruitful for you, I suggest you list a budget that is the most reasonable for you. Otherwise it can go in either direction and this not be of too much use to you.


Thanks for your response and suggestion . Being my first time to post I had no idea what to expect . Price range for me is max at $700.00 . But I know there is a lot of very nice and great S/Gs' for all around hunting and occasional trap or skeet if it comes up . What I'm not looking for is one for HD . I have that taken care of . One I have been interested in is a Browning BPS 12-ga , but if a good Rem 1100 or 11-87 got in my hands and was cheap enough I would consider that also . I prefer wooden stock and blued barrel but a camo isn't out of the question .


Edited by ronlhodges (10/17/15 11:57 AM)
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#5981620 - 10/17/15 12:26 PM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
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#5981838 - 10/17/15 05:27 PM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
ronlhodges Offline
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Registered: 10/06/15
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Loc: West Texas
Yeah if only I had 4k-7k $$$ .
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#5981949 - 10/17/15 07:22 PM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
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Rem 870 or win 1300.
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#5981993 - 10/17/15 08:03 PM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
WBYHunter Offline
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Registered: 02/22/13
Posts: 339
Loc: The Woodlands, TX
Originally Posted By: ronlhodges
Originally Posted By: Korean Redneck
To make this thread the most fruitful for you, I suggest you list a budget that is the most reasonable for you. Otherwise it can go in either direction and this not be of too much use to you.


Thanks for your response and suggestion . Being my first time to post I had no idea what to expect . Price range for me is max at $700.00 . But I know there is a lot of very nice and great S/Gs' for all around hunting and occasional trap or skeet if it comes up . What I'm not looking for is one for HD . I have that taken care of . One I have been interested in is a Browning BPS 12-ga , but if a good Rem 1100 or 11-87 got in my hands and was cheap enough I would consider that also . I prefer wooden stock and blued barrel but a camo isn't out of the question .


I hunt with a BPS, classy reliable gun. You can't go wrong with one of those.
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#5982102 - 10/17/15 09:38 PM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
turbotj Offline
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Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 654
Loc: Bedford, Texas
I switched to Baretta auto 12 several years ago and have been pleased, I now own a Urika2 and an A300 and both are excellent shooters. Just make sure whatever you choose fits you!

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#5982597 - 10/18/15 12:20 PM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
Nick1 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/14
Posts: 244
Loc: Central Tx
A300- great gun, great price for semi

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#5982654 - 10/18/15 01:06 PM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Beretta 390/391 is probably best bet. New one is called A300 (A350 for 3.5", but you only need that for turkey and geese/crane).

Or, one of its several "clones". Weatherby's semi auto, Yildiz's semi auto, Tristar's semi auto.

I have the Yildiz A71. Great gun, did well on a pheasant hunt and duck hunt. It's literally the same system as my uncle's A390/1(don't remember which he has).

"Best" is relative to price range. The Benelli Vinci or SBE II or Beretta A400 or Browning Maxus or etc. could be better, if you have the $1500+ to get one.

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#5983222 - 10/18/15 08:38 PM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
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Benelli M2
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#5983285 - 10/18/15 09:18 PM Re: Best Shotgun for All Around Hunting ? [Re: ronlhodges]
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870 nuff said
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