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Old August 8, 2013, 12:49 PM   #51
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1) Mossberg 500/590. It's good enough for the military, it's good enough for me. You get the same performance as other service pumps at a price that's lower than Remington; PLUS it's easier to load than a Remington since the gate stays out of the way when not loading.

2) Browning Citori. From the most basic models to the higher end stuff, this gun has more options than most (if not all) other doubles out there, this is a gun that simply will not fail you in the field or blasting clays.

3) Browning Maxus. For much the same reason as the Citori is good, so is the Maxus, just replace the word "double" with "auto"; i mean, it's a Browning after all!
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Old August 8, 2013, 09:20 PM   #52
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1. Ithaca Model 37
2. Benelli M2 or Super Black Eagle
3. Beretta Xtrema 2
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Old August 16, 2013, 07:45 AM   #53
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Rem 870 12 gauge with 26" or 28" barrel for all around airborne targets

Rem 870 20 gauge (Compact Jr) 18.5" barrel for turkeys, squirrel, rabbit, etc.

H&R Topper or equivalent single shot 20 gauge for lightweight squirrel or other hunting and young'ns.
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Old August 18, 2013, 02:34 AM   #54
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Benelli M3T Folding Stock (I have been searching, no luck)

Remington 870 MK2

Beretta over & under 12 gauge
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Old August 18, 2013, 06:46 PM   #55
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I'll play!

In no order:
Ithaca Model 37 s- 2 each (My first shotgun with vent rib and my first bear gun in Alaska with Deerslayer barrel)
Win Model 1897 (acquired in HORRIBLE condition from my brother and now a respectable piece of machinery with good wood and a newly blued finish - don't say it. It's conditon was abominable!)
Anything else - since I don't have anything else.
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Old August 18, 2013, 07:14 PM   #56
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For me:

Mossberg 590a1 - Home Protection/Zombies

Mossberg 930 w/ 24in rifled barrel & scope - Deer hunting

Beretta A300 w 28in barrel - ducks,geese, partridge, squirrel, rabbir, turkey
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Old August 20, 2013, 11:43 AM   #57
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Must haves?

Well, Joe Biden says all we need is a 12 gauge, and I think everyone should have a double barrel 12. Nothing is more "classic" than that. Either longer barrels for field use, or coach gun length (either with, or without exposed hammers) there is nothing like a double 12.

I have that covered, with my grandfather's Ithaca flues Model, which has been in my family for 104 years! Except for the finish its the same gun as it was when it left the factory, custom ordered by my grandfather, 26", choked FULL/FULL, and with the stock to his measurements.

I also have a Chinese made coach gun (hammers), for fun. ITs also my home "ready" shotgun. If that gun winds up spending months in an evidence locker before I get it back, its not a great hardship.

#2 A good pump. 12 ga., preferred. I have Win Model 12s, and a Rem 870 Express (bought so I could shoot steel, if needed).

#3 what ever floats your boat. I think a .410 is great, light pest gun, beginners shotgun (for the light recoil) and expert's field gun (for the difficulty of hitting) I have a bolt action .410 that was given to me by a friend, and a T/C contender with a .45Colt/.410 barrel. Its a great rat wrecker.

One thing I don't understand, why some list both the model 12 and the model 97 as "must haves". Either will do a fine job, and the model 12 is the 97 without the (few) flaws it has. If you have ever had your thumb over the wrist of the stock when you racked a model 97, you know exactly what I mean!
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Old August 20, 2013, 11:46 AM   #58
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1: Reliable pump--always just works. I'd say Rem870 or Moss500/590 are the best "standards" out there.

2: Bullpup for tighter situations. Not a lot of options here, but the KSG is probably top of the list or a converted 870.

3: Semi-auto for your faster needs. I like the Benelli M1, probably others out there as I'm more into pumps for reliability.

That being said, I'm personally more a rifle and pistol guy, so for me, a bullpup self-defense shotgun is about the only one I personally would have any use for.
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Old September 4, 2013, 05:25 AM   #59
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1. Ithaca 37 ultralite 20 ga.

2. Browning A5 mag. 12 ga.

3. Harrington Richardson single shot 10 ga.
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Old September 5, 2013, 03:07 PM   #60
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Only three????

1) Remington 11-48 - 20 gauge - prettiest and best evolution of the long recoil auto design.

2) Berretta 686 - 12 gauge, but tubed for all four competition gauges

3) If money is no object - a Browning Superposed. If the money tree is not currently in bloom, a Reminton 870 Wingmaster in 20 gauge
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Old September 5, 2013, 06:41 PM   #61
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If money is no object - a Browning Superposed.
Used 12 gauges can be found for about $1500, about what a decent semi costs
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Old September 6, 2013, 09:08 AM   #62
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I guess I'm just plain ol' boring in my shotgun needs assessment. In no particular order:
1) Rem870 -- 12 ga, long barrel, for duck hunting in the fields
2) Rem870 -- 12 ga, shorter barrel (not SBS-short, though), for duck hunting in the woods (actually, I'd just need the extra barrel, most likely)
3) Rem870 -- 20 ga, for dove hunting

There other shotguns that will serve, and serve well, but that's all I "need" in shotguns.
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Old September 9, 2013, 07:44 PM   #63
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1. Beretta 1201fp
2. Remington wingmaster
3. Mossberg 500 bullpup

these 3 shotguns will never leave my possession. Ithaca 37 police special is a close 4th.
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Old September 10, 2013, 10:22 PM   #64
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Three isn't enough!
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Old September 10, 2013, 10:58 PM   #65
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Id say these 3

1. A pump gun or Semi Auto
2. a SXS or O&U
3. a SBS/AoW

All in the same gauge.
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Old September 11, 2013, 05:49 PM   #66
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Winchester SX3 12 gauge
Grulla Arms SxS 16 gauge
Benelli M2 20 gauge
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