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Looking for opinions on good semiauto shotguns for the price. I like Benelli but $1500 is a little steep. I will be mostly deer hunting since most counties in VA don't allow rifle. I will be running dogs and still hunting.
 

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Looking for opinions on good semiauto shotguns for the price. I like Benelli but $1500 is a little steep. I will be mostly deer hunting since most counties in VA don't allow rifle. I will be running dogs and still hunting.
There are better and more expensive shotguns but the Remington 1100 has always done right by me.
 

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If your willing to go used than check out the ithaca 900. I have a limited edition that is bout 40 years old and still tight as new. Killed alot of game with it. Personal best shot was a doe running at bout 100 yards. Would put it up against any shotgun on the market.
 

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I've always shot a Remington 1100 and a Browning A-5. Both are great guns. Do they even still make the 1100 ? I think I've seen it in 20 but not 12. Didn't the 1187 take it's place ? I'm not really up on shotguns.
I do know they came back out with the A-5s but they are steep, like $1300.
That being said, I have seen some real bargains on used ones, like $500. You might want to check GB or some other on-line sites.
 

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You will be hard pressed to find a better gun for the buck over an 1100. Remington makes great working guns for fair money.
 

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New m3000 or m3500 or the franchi I12, all good guns for the price. if your lookin used I'd look for an m1 super 90 or sx 2,
 

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I wasn't sure if they make the 1100 anymore either. I would be willing to buy a nice used one or a browning silver or gold. Is the 1100 only 2 3/3" or 3"? I could always use the 835 to shot 3.5" for turkey.
 

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I would think a 3.5" would be harder to make accurate follow up shots anyways. Unless you are shooting at a deer over 60 yards you don't 3.5" shells as long as you have the right choke.
 

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they still make the 1100. I have a 1100 Tournament Skeet that's only a few years old, it's probably one of my favorite guns. Some of the 1100's will shoot 3" as well. The 11-87 is a real good all around semi auto...I regret selling mine.

But that being said I think my next semi auto shot gun will be a beretta xtrema2. I have a buddy that has one and it's awesome gun.
 

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I don't know if the newer 1100s shoot both but in the past, the regular 1100 shot the 2 3/4 and the 1100 Magnum shot the 3". It will say Magnum on the receiver. I bought a beater magnum in the late 80s for $60. Wish I woulda kept it.
 

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Remington 1100....made many kill shots at around 90 to 100 yards....most my hunting is in the woods and 100yrd shots is about all I will get in distance in my woods(and closer)....I have a cantilever smooth bore scoped barrel for it....that is great and very accurate.......
2-3/4 in shells is all you really need and is all I ever shoot
 

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Can't go wrong with a Browning. I have a Maxus and I love it, plus Browning shotguns don't have a plug that you have to deal with, all you have to do is insert a small plastic rod and you're set for waterfowl hunting in 2 minutes instead of screwing around with a plug. Not sure if other brands of shotguns have anything like that.

With that being said, Remington's are probably your best quality guns for a lower price. This is probably the most true for the 870, but the 1100 and 11-87 are both great guns. My dad's 1100 still works perfectly and it's at least 25 years old.
 

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The mossberg 935, Remington 1187, and the stoegers are about the only new guns in my range. I had a stoeger p350 that I just sold for $100 because it was junk so if I can't trust their pump what does that say for a semi.
 
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