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ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun #7123202
03/26/18 02:23 PM
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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.

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Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7123218
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At your price range, I would think you could get a new youth 20 ga shotgun.

Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: Erny] #7123242
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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.

Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7123336
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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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Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: nacgoat08] #7123343
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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.

Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7123399
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Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7123512
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Look for a Snake Charmer. I keep one on the golf cart all the time.




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Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7124245
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Mossberg Maverick 88 for sale here for $160.


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Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: GasGuzzler] #7124310
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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.

Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7124419
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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

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Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7124537
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Academy sells the Maverick 88 for $189. Lubbock has at least one Academy store.

Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7124860
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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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Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: Choctaw] #7125003
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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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Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7125174
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Thanks for all the offers and ideas. I think I have a deal made locally.

Re: ISO "hog/snake/bobcat" deterrent gun [Re: RCINTX] #7125392
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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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