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Hello all,

I am wanting to go out and buy a new shotgun, no more that $400. Will be buying this in the next 4 months. Was wanting to know what everyone has and why they like it so much?
 

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Im running a Mav 88.
Mossberg quality, better safety location, price.

For the price range your looking at, it comes down to Remington, Mossberg, or winchester pump gun. there are a few other options that are close to that price like the Charles Daly auto loader, but those are questionable to me on quality.

What are your plans for the gun?
 

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Benelli Nova 12 Gauge Pump. Fires everything from 2 3/4" to 3" magnum, buckshot or slug, you name it. Price is in the $400 range...after tax might run $460-80(ish). Do your homework and compare with Rem 870 and Moss 500 and other zombie guns in the same class. Benelli holds its own...and thats why I bought one.

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Benelli Nova 12 Gauge Pump. Fires everything from 2 3/4" to 3" magnum, buckshot or slug, you name it. Price is in the $400 range...after tax might run $460-80(ish). Do your homework and compare with Rem 870 and Moss 500 and other zombie guns in the same class. Benelli holds its own...and thats why I bought one.

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Benelli Nova 12 Gauge Pump. Fires everything from 2 3/4" to 3" magnum, buckshot or slug, you name it. Price is in the $400 range...after tax might run $460-80(ish). Do your homework and compare with Rem 870 and Moss 500 and other zombie guns in the same class. Benelli holds its own...and thats why I bought one.

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Benelli Nova 12 Gauge Pump. Fires everything from 2 3/4" to 3" magnum, buckshot or slug, you name it. Price is in the $400 range...after tax might run $460-80(ish). Do your homework and compare with Rem 870 and Moss 500 and other zombie guns in the same class. Benelli holds its own...and thats why I bought one.

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I would say Remington 870. What you want to do with it determines which model to get. I would recomend getting a Super-Mag for 3.5" capability if any turkey hunting is in your future.

Mossbergs are also pretty good. I grew up with Remingtons so that's what I shoot. I refinement against the Maverick. A buddy's cousin showed up to turkey camp a couple of years ago. Biggest POS ever. It was almost brand new and when we went shooting the night before the opener it would not extract spent shells without the use of a pocket knife. It would also fail to load from the magazine every time. I screwed around with it for about 10 minutes before telling this poor guy he was going to be hunting with a single shot. After I filled my first tag on the next day be gratefully accepted my offer to use my 870.
 

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i have a mossberg mav 88 and i haven't had any reliability issues with it at all. its well within your price range (mine was $198 )and very customizable as it uses many of the same parts as the 500. depends on what you want the shotgun for though. i bought mine mainly with home defense in mind but i use it for shooting skeet from time to time as well.
 

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Rem 870 or Mossberg 500 are both good, and easily within your price range. One reason I picked the 500 over the 870 was position of safety. Other reason was a sale last year for 500 at Big 5 that I read about in a post right here on XDtalk. $259 for a combo with short and long barrel. I just checked Big5 web, they have two barrel combo in camouflage on sale for $349 - camo not my thing, especially not for $90 more than I paid for black synthetic, but it is $80 off if you are interested. The sale I got happens fairly often, so if you like black synthetic might want to watch for that.

My only regret is that lately I have been doing more trap shoots, would like to choke, but can't choke a 500 barrel.

Another option you might want to look at is used - I was in Cabela's Friday and looked at a couple pretty good deals I thought for some used guns. But I just bought Ruger SR1911 three months ago, so might have to wait another month or two to stay in marital bliss ;)

You can also filter results on GunsAmerica.com for a distance from your zip code - might find a deal for used that way.
 

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Thoughts...

Hello all,

I am wanting to go out and buy a new shotgun, no more that $400. Will be buying this in the next 4 months. Was wanting to know what everyone has and why they like it so much?
Thank you all for what u all have had to say, it give me some ideas to think about.

Im sorry, I forgot to say this will be for home defense.

I have also heard a lot about the mossberg mav and how cheap they are...
 

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What purpose(s) are you looking for it to fulfill?

Although, at $400, the Mossberg 500/590, Winchester 1300, Benelli Nova, or Remington 870 will all be available. Go to a gun shop and see which you think will fit you better.

ETA...for defense, I'll stand by my above suggestions, and particualrly suggest you look at a Mossberg 590 with extended tube.
 

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Really depends on what you plan to use it for. Go to a gun store and fondle them up see which one feels the best and go from there. I don't hunt so my preference is the mossberg 500 with the 20' barrel. It's short enough to be maneuverable in a hallway and has the extended tube.
 

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Intended purpose of the gun is the biggest thing to know for us to base a suggestion.

for all around good, a Mossy 500 or Rem 870 with 2 barrels would be a great way to go for a first gun.

I know Mossberg offered a package that had an 18.5" cylinder bore barrel and a 28" accu choke II barrel they offered for the 500 once upon a time...

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yup, here ya go. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_336/products_id/46907

that's a good price for a beginner to start with.
 

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Thank you all for what u all have had to say, it give me some ideas to think about.

Im sorry, I forgot to say this will be for home defense....
the Mossberg 500 combo that I wrote about at my last post above comes with short and long barrels - the short is 18 1/2 inch, good for home defense. Getting two barrels has been nice for me - long for trap and skeet, short for HD and I have also been using short for multigun lately, tons of fun. My point is that a combo (any combo you pick, several brands do it) will hit your primary need for HD, and will let you try activities you might like if not tried already :)
 
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