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Old 09-05-2006, 10:43 AM
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I'm looking to buy a new shotgun. I want a good all around shotgun, something i can hunt dove,turkey or just shoot skeets. I have been looking at the Remington 870 express super-mag. But i don't really know if i need the 3 1/2 i know i want a 3" but anyways. Give me some ideas Also in a 12gauge. Nothing to costly i am getting married soon and need so save all i can. Thanks
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:01 AM
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Nothing wrong with what you are looking at. The 870 is an excellent "all-around" shotgun. Just because it's got a 3 1/2 inch chamber doesn't mean you can't shoot 3" or 2 3/4" shells in it. And who knows? You might someday decide you have a need for the 3 1/2's and then you'll regret not getting it...
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:26 AM
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I've heard some people say that when you get a 3 1/2" gun that when you shoot light loads (2 3/4')in them that they sometimes have a hard time cycling them. For instance my friend has one and he said his only complaint was that sometimes when he shoots a light load in his gun that he has to pump it pretty hard to eject the shell. But far as looks and all i like the gun, which i like remington anyways. But open to everyones 2 cents
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:57 PM
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I have a Browning BPS and really couldn't be happier with it. Fit and finish on Brownings is superb and the gun has never failed to pattern or shoot slugs well (depending on which barrel I have on it).

For my purposes 3" is really all I need.......or want to deal with (3 1/2" = ouch).
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:55 PM
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I was in your boat last year. I was low on cash and wanted an all around shotgun. I ended up buying a stoeger p-350. It is 12ga and and handle all 12ga shells. ( 2 3/4 - 3 1/2, steel, slugs, ect...) It is a pump in black synthetic. It looks like a benelli nova, as stoeger is owned by benelli. Anyway it was around $230 and it does the job everytime. Good luck on your purchase.
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:46 PM
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I think that you have a good choice in mind. I got the 870 express supermag combo and it has performed very well. There is some truth to 2 3/4 inch shells cycling a "little loose," but I think that is to be expected.
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:09 PM
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The only downfall of the 3.5" version is short shucking 2 3/4" shells. I have 2 buddies that are constantly short shuckin that same gun. It will eject a shell and once it ejects they slam it forward on an empty chamber. I had a BPS Stalker 3.5" Shadowgrass that I did the same thing on quite a bit. Thats my only complaint about a 3.5" pump gun.
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:58 PM
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good all around shotgun mossberg 835. no problem shooting the little stuff(2 3/4)
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:08 PM
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the 870 is just fine. i do everything with it. sweet gun
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:41 PM
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I'm going to go with a benelli super nova[&:]
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