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Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by zoti, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. zoti

    zoti

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    I want one that I will define as a "fun" gun. Shoot skeet. Maybe home defense.

    What do I want? Low budget please.
     
  2. sambeaux2249

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    How low budget? You could pick up a single shot for under $100 or so.

    For home defense, I'd recommend a pump... Say $200ish for a Chinese Remington copy or about the same for a Maverick ( low end Mossberg ). If you want to shoot skeet and use it for home defense, you might look for a field/defense combo... Those might run a little more.

    Sam
     


  3. mixflip

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    Id say a nice combo gun would serve you well. There are lots of makers of shotguns that come with a long hunting barrel and an 18" home defense barrel included. Walk into most Big 5's and they should have a few to choose from?
     
  4. msoprano

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    Since you mentioned fun too, how about a Stoeger coach gun?
     
  5. zoti

    zoti

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    I got a Maverick. You can't really beat $189.95.
     
  6. zoti

    zoti

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    So I got the shotgun and also the extra shells carrier. I'm right handed. I understand that I have to drill into the stock to attach it.
    Which side should I put it on?
     
  7. What extra carrier are you talking about? The ones that attach to the stock are usually slip on covers.
     
  8. zoti

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  9. That carrier only fits the ATI stock which is a crappy stock anyways. And your mag tube probably has a shell plug in it which is probably just a wooden or plastic dowel in the mag tube which you can take out.
     
  10. dc2integra

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    maverick 88 is a good afforadable shotgun ive seen them for around 199 $
     
  11. zoti

    zoti

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    That's what I was thinking. Going to field strip it tonight and remove whatever is restricting the amount of shells.

    Looks like I'll need to return the shell carrier and get a different one.

    I'll probably go shoot it tomorrow. Since I don't know ****, please tell me what ammo I need for skeet shooting.
     
  12. GoBow

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    Nothing spells fun like a semi auto. At your price point, probably gotta look for used, stick w/Rem 1100 or the likes. Best of luck!
     
  13. +1

    Should run you about $350 for a Mossberg or Remington Combo set.

    Or if you find a used Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 just buy another barrel for it.
     
  14. sambeaux2249

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    Just about anything will do. THe cheapest stuff is 7 1/2 or 8 shot Heavy Dove loads. You should be able to find those cheap, and they're about perfect for beginner's skeet.

    Sam
     
  15. Aceman

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    Absolutely!
     
  16. zoti

    zoti

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    Like I said. I got the maverick. Also got some buck shots and some bird shots. I plan to go do sone shooting this afternoon.
     
  17. Don't worry about some of the posts...alot of people don't like to read the whole thread just the original post. Have fun. :supergrin:
     
  18. shootingbuff

    shootingbuff Millennium Member

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    :wavey: me too "+1 more":cheerleader:

     
  19. justapatriot

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    I found a deal on a Mossy 500 which included 28" ventilated barrel along with 18". It also came with pistol grip. Am planning to add Knoxx stock soon. I keep 00 in for SD and use #7.5 for both skeet and dove.
     
  20. shootingbuff

    shootingbuff Millennium Member

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    Best with your new purchase - now get out and enjoy it.