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Locutus09 03-18-2012 12:30 PM

Shotgun for HD/Clay Shooting
 
Any Expertise on this field?

I went clay shooting for the first time today, and had an absolute blast. I'm addicted right away...

I shot a 870, it was very comfortable. It seems like this is the route to go (not the mention they're cheap)

Anything else I should need to know? I figured it'd be a decent gun for HD as well (with the correct ammunition), is this a solid assumption?

http://img.tapatalk.com/aefcc047-0c98-7df6.jpg

GlockMan 03-18-2012 01:13 PM

Benelli Supersport

Reedo302 03-18-2012 01:28 PM

As a starter gun, the Remington 870 is a great all-purpose gun.

al0513 03-18-2012 10:43 PM

I love my Benelli Nova .12

bimmerfan08 03-18-2012 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by GlockMan (Post 14198439)
Benelli Supersport

Unless OP plans on sticking with the sport for quite some time, I would advise not lol. OP the 870 is a great starter all-purpose shotgun.

david05111 03-19-2012 12:51 AM

Yeah I've actually been planning on picking up a 28" 870 for this exact purpose. Not that expensive and I love the 870 action. Also, it's hilarious to outshoot your friends who have over-unders and autos with a pump, trust me.

speedcrazy1532 03-19-2012 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by david05111 (Post 14200627)
Yeah I've actually been planning on picking up a 28" 870 for this exact purpose. Not that expensive and I love the 870 action. Also, it's hilarious to outshoot your friends who have over-unders and autos with a pump, trust me.

:rofl: This. 28" barrel fullchoke and you can reach out and touch someone with it too.

bimmerfan08 03-19-2012 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by david05111 (Post 14200627)
Yeah I've actually been planning on picking up a 28" 870 for this exact purpose. Not that expensive and I love the 870 action. Also, it's hilarious to outshoot your friends who have over-unders and autos with a pump, trust me.

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Originally Posted by speedcrazy1532 (Post 14201386)
:rofl: This. 28" barrel fullchoke and you can reach out and touch someone with it too.

The 870 express full synthethic 12ga was my first gun at 13 years old so I will always have a soft spot for it. I still have it and dont plan on getting rid of it. Years later it still performs flawlessly from deer hunting to turkey hunting and everything in between including sporting clays. Of course since then I have picked up better shotguns for target shooting but you can never go wrong with an 870. The variety of options for it including barrels and choke tubes make it a great gun to shoot.

B_Cyrus 03-19-2012 11:30 AM

whatever gun fits you and you enjoy the most, really. Don't listen to the yearly change of "long barrel vs. short barrel" popularity. They both do a decent job.

over/under > *

I love my Remington Peerless Model 320, great gun for hunting/light trap work. A lot of mixed reviews on it, but I don't really see why. It hasn't failed for me ever with routine cleaning.

bimmerfan08 03-19-2012 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by B_Cyrus (Post 14201805)
whatever gun fits you and you enjoy the most, really. Don't listen to the yearly change of "long barrel vs. short barrel" popularity. They both do a decent job.

over/under > *

I love my Remington Peerless Model 320, great gun for hunting/light trap work. A lot of mixed reviews on it, but I don't really see why. It hasn't failed for me ever with routine cleaning.

I saw your sig and said to myself "what the hell does flashtwosix know about guns", then I checked the username. :spit:

Locutus09 03-19-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by bimmerfan08 (Post 14201772)
The 870 express full synthethic 12ga was my first gun at 13 years old so I will always have a soft spot for it. I still have it and dont plan on getting rid of it. Years later it still performs flawlessly from deer hunting to turkey hunting and everything in between including sporting clays. Of course since then I have picked up better shotguns for target shooting but you can never go wrong with an 870. The variety of options for it including barrels and choke tubes make it a great gun to shoot.

This is what I was looking at getting. 870 Express.

Not the be cheap, but it's the cheapest for fun range time and hasn't had much bad reviews about it.

Will probably try and score a deal on the Tactical version that already has a 18.5" and 7 round choke tube.

The only difference in barrels is mainly the shot size, correct?

DangerousMind 03-19-2012 01:22 PM

An 18.5" barrel will be terrible for any type of clays. I would go with a 26 or 28.

speedcrazy1532 03-19-2012 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Locutus09 (Post 14202070)
The only difference in barrels is mainly the shot size, correct?

The barrel basically controls the rate of expansion of the shot as it travels down range. That, combined with the choke and ammo creates your pattern. For anything distance related you're going to want a longer barrel. Choke is a matter of personal preference to a certain point. On my 870 im running a 28" barrel with a full choke.

the more "full" a choke is the tighter your shot will be. The longer the barrel the longer your shot stays "tight". I'm sure Reedo is typing up a novel on this and will hopefully do the trick if my explanation doesn't.:rofl:

david05111 03-19-2012 02:18 PM

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemD...rum-2-REM25568

This. Awesome deal and a fantastic gun.

http://cdn1.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd_...2-REM25568.jpg

bimmerfan08 03-19-2012 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by david05111 (Post 14202617)

You can get the 870 express for less than $300 plus taxes when places like Dicks and Bass Pro have their seasonal sales.

Adam@Euro-Spec 03-19-2012 03:27 PM

Got my 870 wingmaster not express from a police trade in for $199 otd :excited: You can grab some good deals on some used ones too.

david05111 03-19-2012 03:32 PM

What's the difference between the wingmaster and express?

Adam@Euro-Spec 03-19-2012 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by david05111 (Post 14202982)
What's the difference between the wingmaster and express?

From what I read the wing master has much more attention paid to detail. Fit and finish are much better. I believe the extractor is different and better in the wingmaster. Action is supposedly smoother and trigger group is metal vs plastic on some expresses.

I got a good deal on a police trade in wingmaster. getting it cerakoted and outfitted with magpul furniture.

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Locutus09 03-19-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by speedcrazy1532 (Post 14202410)
The barrel basically controls the rate of expansion of the shot as it travels down range. That, combined with the choke and ammo creates your pattern. For anything distance related you're going to want a longer barrel. Choke is a matter of personal preference to a certain point. On my 870 im running a 28" barrel with a full choke.

the more "full" a choke is the tighter your shot will be. The longer the barrel the longer your shot stays "tight". I'm sure Reedo is typing up a novel on this and will hopefully do the trick if my explanation doesn't.:rofl:

... Patiently waits for Reedo

Thanks for the clarification though. I'm a total noob to shotguns.

daedalus34r 03-22-2012 11:05 AM

how much would a new or used 870 go for?

what would you guys consider as a nice step-up from the 870? A shotgun that's more expensive but a worthwhile look if im interested in spending a bit more.


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