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Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by M5fan, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. M5fan

    M5fan

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    Not a shotgun kinda guy but looking for something to complement HD and very occasional clays.

    KSG at $699 is interesting

    Thread here on 930 SPX is interesting

    590A1 is interesting

    VersaMax has a bunch of models that are ... interesting

    Benelli M4 is the Mack daddy but I'm not parting with that kind of scratch.

    Your recommendations and rationale? Thx
     
  2. Americanpatriot

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    I'd go for a Remington.870 myself if I didn't.want to spring for a versamax or Benelli. It's like anything.else you get what you pay for.
     
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    Check for a combo kit that comes with 18" and 28" barrels. I think Mossberg sells some.

    You don't want to be swinging around a 28" barrell in the middle of the night in your house, and don't want to shoot clays with an 18" barrell. If you're just going ti shoot clays a few times per year then a pump will probably be fine for you, unless you're going to shoot doubles.
     
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    I've got a KSG that I keep by the bed. I've got a small house with a hallway. I think it's hard to beat for it's compact size and capacity. Reloading a tube fed shotgun under stress is way slow.
     
  5. mac66

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    Both Mossberg (500) and Remington (870) offer combo models with short barrels for defense and long barrels for hunting, clays etc. Not to mention each has gobs of aftermarket parts and accessories. Either of those would be a good entry into shotgunning.
     
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    MarkCO Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Millennium Member CLM

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    Get a Stoeger M3000 with a 24" barrel and be done. Pick up a Nordic MXT extension for $79 for HD. We have just about all of them in the rack and the M3000 is the best all-around shotgun on a budget of the bunch. I would not give up my M2 for one, but I would trade a VM, SLP or KSG for one in a second. And please don't fall for a 930.

    Maybe a Remington V3 over a VM. A Nova over an 870.
     
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