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#6860819 - 08/18/17 02:10 PM WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN
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20 or 12 gauge?

auto or overunder?

length of barrel?

brand?

Needs to be able to hunt Dove Turkey Pigs Deer goose duck.
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#6860834 - 08/18/17 02:26 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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Too broad of a question. Any shotgun can be used to hunt all of those animals. Gauge, type and length would be a personal choice in my opinion.


Edited by Toxarch (08/18/17 02:26 PM)
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#6860844 - 08/18/17 02:36 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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Semi auto 12ga, the one that fits best.
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#6860873 - 08/18/17 03:05 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: TDK]
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Originally Posted By: TDK
Semi auto 12ga, the one that fits best.


Not a fan of Semi's for foul weather fowl hunting. If I had to live with only one shotgun for all my hunting, I'd find a Remington 12ga 870 Wingmaster.
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#6860897 - 08/18/17 03:29 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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26" 1187 12 ga

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#6860898 - 08/18/17 03:29 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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Pumping a shotgun is beneath me...I'm with TDK.
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#6860930 - 08/18/17 03:53 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: TDK]
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Originally Posted By: TDK
Semi auto 12ga, the one that fits best.


Yes.
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#6860940 - 08/18/17 04:08 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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There is no reason to shoot a pump these days.
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#6860945 - 08/18/17 04:12 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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3.5" chambers if lots of snow goose gonna be shot at.

buy the best you can afford

do you have a budget?

Are you really going to hunt deer and pigs with it? If so, you would be best buying a separate rifled barrel for it.

If you got a low budget, look at the Mossberg. I cant remember the model but it comes with everything to hunt everything.
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#6860955 - 08/18/17 04:24 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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always loved a good 870 synthetic pump... dipped would be ideal not needed though... 3inch max is fine with me... 26 inch barrel for all around universal but fine with 28


Edited by Navasot (08/18/17 04:25 PM)
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#6860962 - 08/18/17 04:26 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
always loved a good 870 synthetic pump... dipped would be ideal not needed though... 3inch max is fine with me... 26 inch barrel for all around universal but fine with 28

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#6860964 - 08/18/17 04:27 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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870 pump or 391 or a5 are the most reliable in their field in my experience.
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#6860968 - 08/18/17 04:31 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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Now if we talking the last shotgun needed for zombies, hunting, S.D, no parts available it would be more like this

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#6860969 - 08/18/17 04:33 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: Bigfoot]
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If only 1: semi auto 20 guage, 3", 26" bbl. Beretta.

P_102
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#6861033 - 08/18/17 05:42 PM Re: WHAT IS THE PERFECT ALL AROUND SHOTGUN [Re: dkershen]
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Originally Posted By: dkershen
Originally Posted By: TDK
Semi auto 12ga, the one that fits best.


Not a fan of Semi's for foul weather fowl hunting. If I had to live with only one shotgun for all my hunting, I'd find a Remington 12ga 870 Wingmaster.
with screw in chokes
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