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saintjb
September 1, 2005, 03:24 PM
Hey folks, does anyone make a bolt action shotgun? I know that Savage makes one, but I don't like the feel of it. I have an old 185D Mossberg, but it's a smooth bore and I want to graduate to a rifled barrel. Any help would be appreciated.
JB

the possum
September 2, 2005, 06:11 PM
I'll chime in since you haven't gotten any replies yet.

So you're basically looking for a big accurate rifle chambered in 12 guage? You live in a slug-only deer hunting state? (Illinois is)

I know Browing makes just such a gun based on their A-Bolt, with a fully rifled barrel. I couldn't find it on their website, so maybe just give them a call.

Also, I found this article (http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3623/is_199609/ai_n8753473) which reviews several slug guns, and says "Marlin took the logical position that a shotgun used like a rifle might as well be a bolt-action, and came up with a shotgun with a rifled barrel that allowed conventional scope mounting. Browning, Mossberg and Savage all have followed suit, with others firms planning them too." So it sounds like at least a few companies make what you're looking for.