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Rustle in the Bushes
September 8, 2011, 08:46 PM
I bought a 28 inch camo supernova a long time ago, I use it mostly for skeet and eventually will take some birds and bunnies with it. I wanna buy a nice short barrel fabarm pump for hiking though and am really torn about owning two shotguns. Mainly because all of my practice shouldering,fitting, operating action etc will be on the gun that I use to bust clays. If I have to defend myself from a charging predator,zombie or tax collector I'll then be using the shotgun with which I have very little experience. Anyone been in a similiar conondrum?

abelacres
September 8, 2011, 08:53 PM
You always need another shotgun.

columbia_shotguneer
September 8, 2011, 09:12 PM
I agree with the above because you never know when you might just encounter a problem and need a spare. I have found that most things I like under 1000 dollars that I use alot, I have a spare:D. Not sure what I recommend the 2nd shotgun to be but it can't hurt to have 2.

123kiwi
September 9, 2011, 05:54 AM
MINIMUM:)

*NOVA*
September 9, 2011, 06:48 AM
Sounds like you are a good candidate for a Remington 870 or the Mossberg 500 series; both of these have numerous barrel length / type options and do not cost as much as other brands.

jaguarxk120
September 9, 2011, 07:32 AM
Chances are your supernova will shoot better if it has a couple of friends with it in the safe.

new_scopeshooter
September 9, 2011, 08:38 AM
More is alway better! You can pick up an 870 HD gun new under $300.00 here in ohio if you shop around

zippy13
September 9, 2011, 08:47 AM
Do I need 2 shotguns?Youbetcha!
You said you mostly shoot Skeet -- to do it right, you need to shoot four gauges.

Rustle in the Bushes
September 9, 2011, 10:45 AM
dont get me wrong I aint looking to compete I just like shootin clays. hmm...seems like yall like the idea of more guns heheheheh.

So I guess the difference between two shotguns is negligible??

Scorch
September 9, 2011, 11:07 AM
Do I need 2 shotguns?
Absolutely! As you Canadians say, "have another, eh?":D
So I guess the difference between two shotguns is negligible??
No. There is a 100% difference between 1 shotgun and 2 shotguns.

natman
September 9, 2011, 11:09 AM
I bought a 28 inch camo supernova a long time ago, I use it mostly for skeet and eventually will take some birds and bunnies with it. I wanna buy a nice short barrel fabarm pump for hiking though and am really torn about owning two shotguns. Mainly because all of my practice shouldering,fitting, operating action etc will be on the gun that I use to bust clays. If I have to defend myself from a charging predator,zombie or tax collector I'll then be using the shotgun with which I have very little experience. Anyone been in a similiar conondrum?

Problem solved. (http://www.benelliusa.com/shotguns/benelli_supernova_tactical.php)

lamarw
September 9, 2011, 12:33 PM
If you are opposed to two shotguns for some unidentified reason (why not tell us why), then buy an additional shorter barrel. Therefore, one shotgun and two barrels. Problem solved. I can not believe no one mentioned this less than perfect solution.

BigJimP
September 9, 2011, 12:46 PM
2 shotguns is never enough ....not even for just one gague...but anyway ...

Yes, changing platforms ..is always a concern on the clays fields or in defense. But if they are both pump guns ....its not that big a deal ....

Doyle
September 9, 2011, 01:37 PM
Only 2 :eek:? Sheesh how I pitty the deprived of this world .

rhinonewshooter
September 9, 2011, 02:10 PM
I'm a bad example. I got my first one this summer - I think I actually took possession in early August. That was a 12 ga. I have a 20 ga in the mail to my ffl right now. I may wait a bit before the 28 and the 410, although if opportunity presents itself. . . .

shooting skeet is fun.

Mike Irwin
September 9, 2011, 02:24 PM
Do I need 8 shotguns?

Hell no, but I want them.

And want is better than need...

BigJimP
September 9, 2011, 02:35 PM
For most of us guns have accumulated over time ...

when I was a kid ...( I had one 16ga from time I was 8 - 21 probably).

When I was about 21, I bought a 2nd gun - a 12ga pump ( so I had 2 ).

When I was about 37, I bought another pump gun ( a 20ga ) and an O/U ( 12ga ) so now I had 4 ....( and 2 kids were shooting too ) so I needed 4 guns.

At about 47 ...( kids are out of house, and I had some money finally ! ) and things got a little nuts ....and I started adding about 2 shotguns a year, or more ....to the point now, at 60 or so ....I have about 25 shotguns...( because I can afford it and I like nice guns ---and while I still shoot the old pump guns and even that old 16ga once in a while...) mostly I just keep them clean and oiled and sitting in the safe as good memories...

Today, I have and will probably always keep:
the old 16 ga bolt action
the old pair of Browning pump guns - in 12ga and 20ga
a few Benelli semi-autos in 12ga and 20ga
a bunch of Browning O/U's in 12ga, 20ga, 28ga and .410 ....

but I'll pass on some of the extra O/U's - to the grandkids as they reach about 16 or so ....and some onto the adult kids ( in their 30's now ) as they get their act together...

Dave McC
September 9, 2011, 04:02 PM
Here,Mike, want and need are synonyms.

To the OP, I use 870s for everything except clays and sometimes then. Common controls means practice with one is practice with all.

Lots of us have those 500 or 870 combos where an extra barrel adds oodles of versatility. An extra 500 or 870 adds even more.

RUT
September 9, 2011, 04:52 PM
>>Do I need 2 shotguns? <<

What... only two?? :p

jaguarxk120
September 9, 2011, 05:17 PM
After the second gun you will have to go out and buy a beater gun for loaning out when friends forget their guns.

columbia_shotguneer
September 9, 2011, 08:28 PM
After the second gun you will have to go out and buy a beater gun for loaning out when friends forget their guns. Every shotgun collection needs an added beater gun no doubt!

FrosSsT
September 9, 2011, 10:21 PM
The more the merrier

IshootThings
September 9, 2011, 10:51 PM
Is there any reason to NOT have 2 shotguns?

JWT
September 9, 2011, 11:28 PM
With guns whatever you want is what you need.

Old Grump
September 10, 2011, 12:22 AM
For the longest time I had none and shot other peoples when it was shotgun shooting time. Then I had one, then two, then went to an estate auction and had seven. I have 16 now, (not sure how that happened), and all but two get shot, those two are antique Damascus double barrel shotguns. Looking for a 28 gauge, and a black powder shotgun, any caliber. I have everything else from .410 to 10 gauge. Of course you need two......two more that is. :D

Rustle in the Bushes
September 10, 2011, 12:38 PM
right on, well I now have two shotguns. the supernova has an italian brother- a supershort 14 inch fabarm martial pump. of course id rather have a bush gun thats the same as the gun I use all the time but I figure Ill buy a box of slugs every time I take the benelli out so she doesnt feel ignored and I can gain some familiarity. for the guy wondering why I didnt buy a supernova tactical 14"- theyre about $200 more and come with a folding pistol grip stock which I dont want at all. The new gun shoulders pretty well so I'm not too concerned, though I'm definitely going to be needing an extended but pad.


now I just need to get out and shoot it....

FairWarning
September 11, 2011, 11:47 AM
At least 2----a long barrel for hunting/skeet and a short barrel for home defense.

Cheapshooter
September 11, 2011, 11:49 AM
Why stop at 2?:confused::confused::confused::D

docnyt
September 11, 2011, 12:32 PM
2 in the closet, 2 in each gun safe(s), 2 in the garage, 2 in each car trunk/truck, 2 in the ATV, 2 in the foyer, 2 in the kitchen, 2 by the back door...