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


  1. 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.
     

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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.

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

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    I got a Maverick. You can't really beat $189.95.
     
  6. 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?
     
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    What extra carrier are you talking about? The ones that attach to the stock are usually slip on covers.
     
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    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.
     
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    maverick 88 is a good afforadable shotgun ive seen them for around 199 $
     
  11. 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.
     
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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!
     
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    +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.
     
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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
     
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    Absolutely!
     
  16. 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. Victoriagotagun

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    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

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

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