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new shooters/looking for shotguns

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by talus, Dec 3, 2010.

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  1. talus

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    We are getting into shotgun shooting and hunting, I have a 12ga.870 that I can lug around, but I would like to find lighter guns for my wife and small son. Iwould be happy to consider any cast-offs or uglies that are functional. I am looking towards doubles, over-under probably, 20ga likely, budget will be the main constraint. We want info on inexpensive new guns as well (im considering an 12ga o/u Escort $500 new). Thanks in advance.
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    side note, stick to the "ugly" guns from the top brands (Borwning, Beretta, etc). the lower-end brands are just garbage and will be broke and useless in no time. $500 is a bit tight for the better guns, but do-able and you will have a gun that will last.
     
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    if you look hard, you might find a Beretta 391 within about $300 of your price range and you would find that a real good kid / wife gun, but don't necessarily pass on a good used 870 for everyone. They last forever and you save a whole bunch of $$$ now that you could be spending on ammo and membership fees to get everyone shooting.

    Spend some bigger bucks after you see who really is interested in the sport and at what levels.

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    Greg,

    Find yourself a good used 870 or 1100 and have a lifetime of fun with it.These can be had all day long for $500 or less and still be worth what you paid for it when you are done.

    There is a reason why you don't see those cheap o/u's at the clubs. They break frequently and often. I've seen it too many times first hand.

    ss
     
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    The 870 will work, but add weight to the stock and the fore arm for the recoil.
    The 870 may be too much kick for your wife and kids.
    Shoot lighter loads for less kick--

    Remington 1100-t is also a consideration for trap for the younger kids, less kick.

    Any gas operated will have a low recoil.



    Kenny Uhlbeck
     
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    Get advice from the people that have been shooting for a long while. If you stay with it witchever route you go eventually you will end up doing what these people tell you in the first place. Save yourself a lot of hassle and cash. Don't have to have a k or p gun to start with but don't buy junk.If your not reloading yet don't go and just buy cheap shells 1oz. promotional shells will almost always recoil harder than the best handicap shells.Again take advice from a seasoned shooter'most will be willing to let you try there gun and probobaly give you a box of there shells to try.
     
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    call me --i've built a hobby on helping new shooters and own a gunclub for that reason also--wally riebesell-660-744-4115 cst---PS:-dont buy that escort!!trust me on that!!
     
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    +1 on the quality "Ugly" guns. A good 870 or 1100 can be found in that price range. If you can find an older one with a 30" barrel and fixed choke...even better! Good luck.
     
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    Buy a used gun, and make sure you shoot it before you buy it. That way you will know if it is user friendly and that it will hit what you are looking at. HMB
     
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    I have a clean 870 Camo supermagnum, will shoot 2 3/4", 3", or 3 1/2" with screwin chokes and a sling. $285/ $300 shipped to your FFl. Jim PM me for email or pic.
     
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    I have a Remingron 1100 12 gauge that I learned to shoot trap on and won H.A.A. with it at the Alabama State Trap Tournament in D class this year in Montgomery. I have completely rebuilt it with new piston, piston seal, "O" ring, action spring, action spring follower, magazine spring, magazine retainer, operating handle retainer and interceptor latch spring. The trigger group is in excellent condition. It has a 30" modified choke(fixed)barrel with a step rib--it is a true trap barrel. The barrel was hard to find but was well worth the effort and money. It is an excellent shooter. There is a small dent in the rib about 1/3 of the way from the muzzel. It is barely noticeable but it is there. The dent occured during shipment to me and certainly does not undermine the shooting nor the appearance. The stock has been cut to 13 5/8" LOP and a Pachmyr pad was added. The wood is in good condition.


    I had two 1100's and thought I would keep this one for nostalgic reasons but have decided not to. I am currenly shooting a 682E Gold and can not switch between these guns. It is time to let it go. I will take $450 plus shipping from Mobile, Al.

    If anyone is interested I have pictures of the rib showing the dent and will forward them or post them if I can determine how.

    Doc
     
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    Pls do yourself, your wife and children a favor and buy a used Remington 1100/1187 in 12 or 20 gauge. It will run you anywhere from 200 to 600 depending on how ugly or nice you want it to be. PM me if you have any questions. JM
     
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