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Old 12-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default I have ~$460, what 12 gauge should I buy?

I'm going to treat myself to a 12 gauge with my Christmas money. I plan on buying it in the next few days. I've heard the Benelli Nova is a sweet gun, and I love the look/feel, so that one is leading right now. In y'all's opinions, what shotgun should I purchase? It will be used for everything, clays, small game, deer, ducks, turkey, etc. I need an all around 12 gauge.


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Old 12-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Hard to beat a Remington 870. I have had one for over 20 years and have done all the above with it less ducks.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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Either a new 870 or a good used 1187
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For the Money it is hard to beat the Remington 870 Express.

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Hey Moneybags,
I'd say that you have a number of good choices.
Make sure that it is multi choke.
Because your max is $ 460.00 , I would consider starting a thread on the Gulf Coast Fishing Forum or going to a local gun show and buying from an individual. Thus, you eliminate the Fed check fee, and sales taxes.

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Look at the Weatherby Auto loader. I shot one and I really likes it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #7
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then spend the rest of your money on ammo
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I like the benelli nova ive been shooting.
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Pat, I am raring to go! I actually got a new grunt call for my birthday, a bag of rattling sticks, and a trail cam that we can put up on the trip for Christmas. The next gun show is the 12-13th actually. I may put up an add on the GCGF. Any brands you'd recommend Pat?
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I have had an 870 express for over 20 years, it's been through it, I've beat limbs out of the way with it, kryloned it twice. It is tough to say the least..... I also had a benelli nova h20 for a while as my duty shotgun. It was well put together and a great gun as well. If I were buying a pump I would get the 870, it has more than proven its place in a versatile pump gun. Me know I shoot autos if you are wanting an auto loader save your money and get yourself a benelli auto. Do this and you won't be disappointed. I'm about to own two more benelli's myself.....
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