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Old February 1, 1999, 06:54 AM   #1
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I am in the market for an all around, general purpose, .12 ga. pump shotgun. I have narrowed the choices down to the 870 and the BPS. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old February 1, 1999, 10:14 AM   #2
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Being left handed I would go for the Browning. It has downward ejection and a tang safety. Also a very reliable action. Though if you're going to accessorize the shotgun, there are about as many aftermarket parts made for the 870 as there are for all other shotguns combined.
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Old February 1, 1999, 03:28 PM   #3
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If bottom ejection is what you want, a old used Ithaca M37 which may be fan fired comes to mind. Mine has an extended magazine on it and I love it!
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Old February 2, 1999, 12:04 AM   #4
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I've become a big fan of Mossberg. It's the definate winner in the "most gun for the bucks" catagory. They aren't real pretty, but the ducks and rabbits will never know the difference.
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Old February 2, 1999, 10:37 AM   #5
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I've already got a 12 ga.and a 20 ga. Ithaca in the safe along with all the Mossbergs. Remember- Variety is the spice of life.
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Old February 4, 1999, 10:26 PM   #6
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have a lot of 870s like em all. Had a nice BPS too and like'd it but traded it off for some unremembered reason, probably something else I had to have at the time. I want what I want WHEN I want it.


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