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Old 11-30-2007, 11:19 AM
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This year I had to borrow a 16 gauge that wasnt sighted in for me. I missed an 8 point because of this[:@]. Anyway I am an avid bowhunter that wants to get the most field time possible. I have never owned a shotgun before.So not sure what kind/size would be good for both deer and turkey. Not looking for anything to expensive to start with. Although I would like a pump. Any input would be great! Thanks
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:23 AM
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Either a Remington or a Mossberg would be a good choice. You can get both of them in some kind of a combo that will have a smoothbore barel for turkeys and whatever else you would shoot birdshot or buckshot at and a rifled slug barel for hunting big game. I have a Mossberg 835 turkey gun and bought a rifled slug barel with cantilever scope mount on it and it works great for deer with a 3x-9x scope on it.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:32 AM
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Rem 870 "Combo"..........
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:05 PM
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I would recommend a Remington pump as well. Either way I can help you out in getting a shotgun right for your needs if you would like. I have several very nice used and new single shots, pumps and semi-auto 12 and or 20ga. e-mail me at [email protected] and we can discuss options.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:44 PM
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dependson your budget i bought my first shotgun a few years ago a mossberg 500 turkey gun used
there a easy gun to use great for afirst time shooter and next friday i am heading to gander mountain and buying another but new this time it is a 500 all purpose field gun smoothbore cost 199 dollars new you wont get a better gun for anthese orevenclose to that there i s a mossberg maverick for a little less it s the same thing as the 500but alittle cheapper parts from what i was told

you wll not fine a500 owner who does not love it

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:56 PM
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Yes you will. I had one and liked it, but if you look you will always find someone that doesn't like something. While the 870 and 500 are pretty similar there are differences that some prefer more than the other.

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:17 PM
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you wll not fine a500 owner who does not love it
Yep! I have Moss 500 and Moss 835 "Combo"
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:25 PM
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I have a 835 and my dad has a 500 and we both love them. I do know one person that dosnt like Mossbergs but its all because he screwed up. He lost the choke tube in the woods and missed a shot on the biggest gobbler he has ever seen. Other then that the gun has never been a problem.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:51 PM
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Rem 870 "Combo"..........
Yep...what he said!

Can't go wrong with an 870, and the combo gun will cover the majority of hunting you'll ever likely do.

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Old 11-30-2007, 04:57 PM
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Go for a Remingtion 870 of a mossberg 500.

The Remintion has all the accesories you will ever need (more than any other shot gun) to make it a gun for every season.

The Mossberg has almost as many accesories and is less on the cost.

I have a 500 and have found it to be shaky noisy dependable accurate and the most rugged gun I have. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
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