Shotgun Forums banner
1 - 20 of 23 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,957 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have recently been looking into purchasing a shotgun to do occasional water fowl hunting and what not. I was wondering what the best brand of shotgun would be that would not put a huge dent in my wallet. I have been looking at some brownings as well as mossberg. Should i be looking at a certain model? Any other brands and models? Any input would be appreciated!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,957 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Check Mossberg 500 and Remington 870
+1 vote for either. Nearby state run range gives loaners of 870s with paid traps or skeets - always good. I bought the 500 in 12 gauge because favored the location of safety and because got a great deal on a two barrel combo at Big Five last year (short and long barrel). Nothing fancy but always goes boom.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,957 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I'm interested in getting a shotgun too and have been researching on the Saiga-12 with the modified pistol grip.

Not sure if it's the price range you're looking at though and/or if it's even legal :).., but it's the only one I've seen that does not look like a shotgun and more of an AK.

Happy hunting!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,957 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Check Mossberg 500 and Remington 870
good suggestions.
If your a righty, I would give the maverick 88 a close look since its really close to the Mossberg 500, but with a cross bolt safety in front of the trigger instead of the tang safety. All parts for the mossberg are compatible with the maverick, except you may have to change the fore arm tube to use aftermarket fore arms. Mossberg is notorious for putting odd fore arms on their maverick line.
Personally, I prefer this safety location over the behind the trigger location on the 870. I index on the safety, I can push it off and come back to the trigger and squeeze in one motion, instead of back and forth.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,957 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
If you want to switch barrels I would stick with the standard mosberg 500(or Maverick) and the 870. In fact the Mossberg does come with a version that has a hunting barrel with changable choke tubes and a 18.5 cylynder choke barrel. The 870 may also come that way as well. You don't have as many barrel choises with the Mossbergs that have the longer magazine tubes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,957 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Like what everyone else has been saying, Mossberg 500 series or Remington 870 series. Go to a local shop and handle both and you will most likely like one better than the other then get it. You won't be disappointed with either.

BTW I have a Mossberg 590sp and love it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,957 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Both the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 are great options, but don't forget the Remington 1100. I have one and it has been my faithful field companion for a decade now. Three generations of hunters in my family have carried them afield. It has always been reliable and i've successfully hunted squirrel, deer, and literally everything in between with it. You can also get them gently used for a pretty good price. I highly recommend it.
 
1 - 20 of 23 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top