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Which Shotgun for Raffle

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wlc, Jul 13, 2012.

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  1. wlc

    wlc Member

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    The club that I belong to is purchasing raffle items for the annual gun show. One of these will be a shotgun in the less than $1000 price range. I'd like to hear some ideas on what would be the most desirable shotgun for this purpose.

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  2. grntitan

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    A good all purpose gun like the Remington 870 is always good. Get the field model. We have raffled off several over the years. We always offer a cash prize offer to the winner as well just in case they don't want the gun. Just my 2 cents
     
  3. Ljutic111

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    WE never raffled anything off but the BT 99 would probably be the gun choice of our club .
     
  4. DBSkeet

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    If you are in an area that has a lot of deer hunting and is shotgun only a 20 gauge semi auto with a slug barrel would be desirable. Otherwise maybe an 11-87 sportsman in 20 or 12 gauge.
     
  5. wlc

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    The club has trap, skeet, and 5 stand. One of each. Most of the shotgun shooters do not shoot competitively. Probably a field gun would have more general appeal. I haven't been active in that market for a long time and things have changed a lot. 30 years ago I would have picked an 870 or 1100. The new express versions look pretty cheap though. Is the Wingmaster pretty much the same as it has always been? I thought about a Beretta auto also, there are a lot of variations of them also.

    Thanks for the suggestions
     
  6. Rufus80

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    I would look at a combo model. Remingto 870 with field barrel and slug or a Mossberg 500 or 930 combo field/ slug.
     
  7. bkt514

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    Remington Combo.....or if they had a bit more money(?), how about the Winchester Sx-3??
     
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    I think a Beretta auto would be ideal.
     
  9. Dave P

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    No Expresses, Mossbergs, Novas. Get a nice gun and raffle it off. Be prepared to raffle off a second nice gun. Experience!
     
  10. GW22

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    I saw a raffle for a very nice Ithaca M37 Featherlight pump gun. This one happened to be a 20ga with custom lettering for the organization.

    -Gary
     
  11. spitter

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    As a club which offers multiple clay disciplines, I would suggest offering a "sporting" gun... hybrid rib/stock for hunting and clays and can be used by all disciplines recreationally...

    In that price range a semi-auto will dictate...

    As our club is only trap - our top prize is always a trap gun OR we offer a merchandise gift certificate and/or a cash alternative (both subsequently lower $$)

    Our second prize might be a trap pump or other firearm with a our 3rd/4th prizes cash only...

    My $0.02,

    Jay
     
  12. WesleyB

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    Dave P has it right... get a nice gun... or a set like a shotgun and pistol Etc when they win they win both... but you have to stress that they win both. Not just a choice of one or the other.. Easy to sell tickets. Also we only had a limited number to sell so they could tell the odds of winning...and tell what our income would be.
     
  13. OldGoat

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    870...wingmaster or combo or 1100. Regards, Ed
     
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