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#7123202 - 03/26/18 09:23 AM ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun
RCINTX Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 316
Loc: Lubbock, TX
My father does a lot of work out in the brush off of his kubota tractor, clearing brush and fallen trees from around the cow pens. More than once he has been surprised by a boar that was semi-aggressive and made him nervous. I'd like to find something he could take with him to use for protection.

I think a youth size 20 gauge would be just about perfect. My father is not a big guy and getting up there in years. Will consider other options I think he can handle.

Not looking for anything pretty as this is going to be a "tractor/brush" gun. Would like to keep it around $200-300 if possible.

Thanks in advance!

Edited to add: I am in Lubbock.


Edited by RCINTX (03/26/18 09:28 AM)

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#7123218 - 03/26/18 09:38 AM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Loc: Smith County
At your price range, I would think you could get a new youth 20 ga shotgun.

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#7123242 - 03/26/18 09:57 AM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: Erny]
RCINTX Offline
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Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 316
Loc: Lubbock, TX
The lower the better. I bet it gets scratched and dinged anyway. No reason to buy new if there is a used one out there.

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#7123336 - 03/26/18 11:30 AM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
nacgoat08 Offline
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Registered: 03/10/11
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Loc: Aledo, Texas
There's a 20 gauge 870 listed in these classifieds for $250 if that's of interest. It's not a youth model, but has a 26" barrel. An being an 870, I'm sure it would hold up to anything your father could throw at it.
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#7123343 - 03/26/18 11:35 AM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: nacgoat08]
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Originally Posted By: nacgoat08
There's a 20 gauge 870 listed in these classifieds for $250 if that's of interest. It's not a youth model, but has a 26" barrel. An being an 870, I'm sure it would hold up to anything your father could throw at it.


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Plus for the intended purpose Iíve used a pipe cutter to make 18 1/4Ē barrels on more than one shotgun. Just clean up the burrs.

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#7123399 - 03/26/18 12:20 PM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
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#7123512 - 03/26/18 01:36 PM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
Gamblinman Offline
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Look for a Snake Charmer. I keep one on the golf cart all the time.
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#7124245 - 03/27/18 05:05 AM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
GasGuzzler Offline
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Registered: 12/15/13
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Loc: Cooke County, Texas
Mossberg Maverick 88 for sale here for $160.
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#7124310 - 03/27/18 06:54 AM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: GasGuzzler]
RCINTX Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 316
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Iíd be very interested in the 870 or 88 if they were closer to me. Need to change the name of the site to dfw hunting forum. Lol.

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#7124419 - 03/27/18 08:28 AM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
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Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 1493
Loc: Abilene Tx
If you are still looking Ive got a like new Mossberg Bantam 510 youth 20 ga 18" barrel shoots 2 3/4 or 3" PM sent. They retail for 359.00 I will sale it for 265.00


Edited by bigdavehunting (03/27/18 08:37 AM)
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#7124537 - 03/27/18 10:26 AM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
Choctaw Offline
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Registered: 11/13/04
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Loc: Grayson County
Academy sells the Maverick 88 for $189. Lubbock has at least one Academy store.

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#7124860 - 03/27/18 02:10 PM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
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Registered: 12/02/08
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I have a real beat up not pretty 20ga I will take 100 for. I think its a higgins or western auto pump. It has some rust on it once again not pretty.
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#7125003 - 03/27/18 04:23 PM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: Choctaw]
paisano Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
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Plus one on the 88 at Academy. 88 Security in 12 gauge or youth 20 gauge - either is $189!
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#7125174 - 03/27/18 07:13 PM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
RCINTX Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 316
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Thanks for all the offers and ideas. I think I have a deal made locally.

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#7125392 - 03/28/18 03:05 AM Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX]
pigplinker Offline
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Registered: 08/07/11
Posts: 2084
Loc: Ben Wheeler,Tx
As a farmer and one with many birthdays. I would maybe think a long the lines of a handgun in a chest rig. If he is crawling on and off a tractor he will not likely have a shotgun in his hands. That to me would put a handgun in a chest rig more likely to be with him at the needed time. I have had hogs surprise me also, and they can come from spots you would not be looking for them.

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