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Old 10-26-2011, 09:14 AM   #41
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Mossberg 500 with Instalight already installed for $450 or Remington 870 for ~$350(ish) no light??

Primary use is Home defense, but wouldn't mind checking out clay shooting every once in a while
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #42
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I'd go with the 870 every time, that price looks to be what I'm seeing online or in stores. Grab a Blackhawk Knoxx stock to go with it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:35 PM   #43
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Any thoughts or feedback on a Remington 887 Tactical for home defense? I'm very familiar with the 870 having owned one in the past as a kid, which the 887 is based off of, but have not shot the 887. Kind of like the idea of just being able to hose this thing off at the end of the day due to the Armorlokt sealant, lol (only kidding.... kind of).

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Old 12-09-2011, 05:48 PM   #44
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Aside from it being heavy, it's a pretty good shotgun. I like the extended slide surface, which helps when you have a shorter L.O.P.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:55 PM   #45
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Aside from it being heavy, it's a pretty good shotgun. I like the extended slide surface, which helps when you have a shorter L.O.P.
Thanks Reedo, anything you'd recommend over it in that price range?

Update: Well, after reading a few reviews online and discussion on shotgun forums, it seems the 887 has been marred with many issues. Think I'll be looking back to an 870, or maybe venture out to a Benelli.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:29 PM   #46
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looking at picking up a basic mossberg 500 18.5" barrel for HD. I've seen the road blocker variant with the massive muzzle brake on the end and I've heard both sides, that it's useless for anything but looking cool, and that it's actually good at cutting down on perceived recoil. Any experiences?
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:36 PM   #47
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #48
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Does anyone have recommendations for an autoloading 12 gauge for trap/skeet?

I have been looking at the Remington 1100, Benelli Vinci and Beretta Xtrema 2. Any insight?
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That is a really nice looking gun, but I am looking for more of a sporting clays gun with a 28" barrel.
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Benelli Vinci and Beretta Extreme 2 are not really trap/skeet guns. They are field guns and will do trap/skeet okay, but not don't have the accessories and components to excel like a proper competition gun would.
If you like the Vinci, look into the Vinci SuperSport. Otherwise, get a SuperSport, Sport II or Legacy.
For Berettas, look into an AL391 Urika Parallel, AL391 Teknys Gold or A400 Xcel.
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Benelli Vinci and Beretta Extreme 2 are not really trap/skeet guns. They are field guns and will do trap/skeet okay, but not don't have the accessories and components to excel like a proper competition gun would.
If you like the Vinci, look into the Vinci SuperSport. Otherwise, get a SuperSport, Sport II or Legacy.
For Berettas, look into an AL391 Urika Parallel, AL391 Teknys Gold or A400 Xcel.
Thank you for the input Reedo. I shot a friend's autoloader this weekend and was amazed at how little recoil it had. It was a Browning Gold Hunter. It was much easier on the shoulder than my Rem 870, which beats you up pretty well with 150 shells. I'll have to look more into the guns you listed and see which would be the best fit for me.
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I read through this. As usual, excellent information. However, I'm extremely lazy right now and I would rather have some of you guys just tell me what to buy.
It appears that the Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 are the two models that people choose the most.


Only use: Secondary, or even third line of defense for home
Cost: I don't need or want a Benelli
Frequency of use: Hopefully never, but will take it to the range to practice.
Skill Level: None. Believe it or not, I've never used a shotgun
Desired Brand: Don't care

So let's do this, give me the rundown on what to get, including type of ammo and any "must have" accessories for a one stop shopping trip.

Shotgun Brand:
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Ammo:


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I read through this. As usual, excellent information. However, I'm extremely lazy right now and I would rather have some of you guys just tell me what to buy.
It appears that the Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 are the two models that people choose the most.


Only use: Secondary, or even third line of defense for home
Cost: I don't need or want a Benelli
Frequency of use: Hopefully never, but will take it to the range to practice.
Skill Level: None. Believe it or not, I've never used a shotgun
Desired Brand: Don't care

So let's do this, give me the rundown on what to get, including type of ammo and any "must have" accessories for a one stop shopping trip.

Shotgun Brand:
Specific Model:
Accessories:
Ammo:


Thanks!
I am not qualified to answer this in entirety, but I can offer some input.

Brand: Remington
Model: 870, 12 gauge, probably 18.5 in barrel. Any variant will do, but tactical/police are nice.
Accessories: Shell carrier, tube extension, maybe tac light. In a shotgun, the ammo in/on the gun is all you have normally, so increasing that as much as you practically can is a benefit.
Ammo: no idea what to recommend here

My basis for my selections is that my father has an 870 and my best friend has the mossberg 500. I have shot both and I feel the 870 is superior and has a smoother action. I like the ergonomics better as well.
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I would recommend the Remington 870 Express Tactical, or the Model 870™ Express® Tactical with BLACKHAWK! Spec Ops II. Remington makes a great shotgun, and they're very durable. 12ga is the only way to go.
As for accessories, an adjustable Blackhawk or Mesa Tactical stock is a must these days. They're very good for reducing recoil and adjusting LOP. A side-saddle shell carrier is a necessity, and I highly recommend a Mesa Tactical saddle setup.
For ammo, I'm a huge supporter of 00Buck. Given everything that I've seen for information, buckshot is the best option across the board for the shotgun. I prefer tactical loads like the Federal Tactical buckshot with Flite-control, but the Hornady TAP shotgun loads are high quality as well. You can put all pellets inside of a pie plate at 25yds.
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870 without a doubt. I was a believer in the Mossbergs as well until I really stepped back and took a look at the 870's. The construction is more confidence inspiring that the Mossbergs. I believe me and Reed got into an argument over this what seems like years ago.
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