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JL Hunnicutt
July 11, 2002, 07:45 PM
I have the opportunity to buy a 95-98% 20 ga. Mossberg, with a pistol-grip, only...no stock & 18.5" bbl. It has only one action-bar and has a steel-safety. I'm not sure but I believe this is the "camper" version. I've never had a PG shotgun and was wondering about the recoil of the 20 ga. with this setup. Accuracy issues aside, I'm not a recoil-sensitive person. When did Mossberg cease production of the single, action-bar? What can I expect from this SG, if I elect to buy it. Can one expect to hit anything with this set-up? Asking price is $100.00. Is this a good price? Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Al Thompson
July 11, 2002, 08:53 PM
I've had decent results from a 20 ga with a PG. The recoil isn't bad, sort of like a heavy .44 Mag load. (slugs/buckshot) IMHO, the only SGs that qualify for a PG are 20s. Just remember to get it high enough to get a sight picture and you'll be fine.

Not sure on the single action bar, so will hold off for those members that do have the knowledge.

Andrew Wyatt
July 11, 2002, 08:56 PM
well, at a hundred dollars, it's not a bad deal.

I'd put a normal solid stock on it, though.

A PG shotgun is pretty much useless for anything besides busting door hinges off.

Dave McC
July 12, 2002, 04:46 AM
Buy it and a full size stock, throw the PG away. Enjoy for the rest of your life, it'll outlast you.

That's probably choked Cylinder or IC. With a stock that fits you, it'll make a very nice upland shotgun.