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Old September 11, 2007, 04:41 AM   #1
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Shotgun, your favorite too?

I find myself spending lots of time with my Mossberg 500--watching tv with it on my lap and quite frankly, my other guns feel neglected..

Its just the versatility and brute power of the shotgun I guess...Its simplicity is only rivaled by its effectiveness..

It can harvest food, blow up pumpkins, serve as a good foldling gun in front of the tv (unloaded of course), defend your house, fire flares for signaling, fire slugs for deer, muzzleload for muzzloading season (which I don't really paricipate in, but its there if you need it), and all in all--its just COOL.

My prized possession by far

Then again, its the newest piece in my collection--and after selling my p22, I'm down to 2 guns until my Star 30m arrives at my dealer..

Does anybody else find themselves favoring their shotguns?

EDIT: and lets not forget that a simple 00buckshot shell with 12 pellets can theoretically produce 2000+ lbs of kinetic energy! (physics geek)

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Old September 11, 2007, 05:57 AM   #2
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My mossberg 500 is one of the older guns in my collection but it still gets fondled more than any other of my long guns, for the same reasons you said.
(I also just sold a P22 to buy a Ruger Mk III.)
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Old September 11, 2007, 06:30 PM   #3
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I like my shotgun more than the rifles too. I used to always be a rifle guy but I have fallen in love with my 12 guage.
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Old September 11, 2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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My mossberg 500a is the gun that I am most proficient with. I'm getting pretty good with my .22 pistol, but in their respective challenges, I will do better with the shotgun.

I've shot competetive skeet (youth) with my 500 for 2 years and fired thousands of rounds through it. that will really let you bond with a gun.
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Old September 11, 2007, 08:10 PM   #5
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How do you muzzle load a Mossy 500? Is it some kind of primer only shell?
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Old September 11, 2007, 09:06 PM   #6
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Mossberg makes a muzzle loading barrel for it.
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Old September 11, 2007, 10:04 PM   #7
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I love my Mossberg 835 Mossy Oak shadow grass gun. It's been the best shooting turkey thumper I have yet to shoot or own. I had a Browning Gold 3.5" auto before the 835, but I decided the 835 to be the ultimate turkey buster and sold the Browning.
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Old September 12, 2007, 03:31 PM   #8
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Glad I'm not the only one--one who wouldnt understand my love for firearms would find me a little odd...
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Old September 12, 2007, 08:03 PM   #9
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My all time favorite is my Winchester model 12 I inherited when My dad died. He bought it new in 1953 and it was his favorite gun. Lately tho I've been playing with a Norinco model 97 with a 20 inch barrel and it's a blast....literally
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Old September 12, 2007, 08:13 PM   #10
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Old September 12, 2007, 08:45 PM   #11
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all praise the shotgun

the gun that really won the west ( the history channel said so ) my late father was the great rifle man until the deer hunting got great in the shotgun zone here in Michigan after that he hunted with Ithaca model 37 pumps until his last hunt in 2006 when he passed away from brain cancer I still hunt with the 37 he left me. we even cast and handload our own slugs .
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Old September 12, 2007, 11:47 PM   #12
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I'm really sorry to hear about your father Dukenukem..

But on a lighter note, the Ithaca 37 is a great shotgun--I'm sure it'll be passed further on for many generations..

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Old September 13, 2007, 01:06 AM   #13
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My favorite shotgun is the Winchester 1897 12 ga.
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Old September 13, 2007, 01:30 AM   #14
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I like mine....

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Old September 13, 2007, 01:42 AM   #15
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Nice, Nine but you should take a look at my 870 with the bayonet on it. I dont know why I put the stud on there but it looks cool.
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Old September 13, 2007, 05:34 AM   #16
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NINE, that thing is bad***! is that a fabarm? nice tomahawk too

I'm a fan of the long forearms--in a panicked mode, I would think it would decrease the chance of grabbing the forearm rails instead of where u want ur hands to be.. Though some say it can get caught on clothing... I guess there are pros and cons.. But it sure looks nice..

Not nearly as nice as yours, but heres mine:




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Old September 14, 2007, 10:25 PM   #17
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Yeah, it's a Fabarm. I am a big fan of the long forearm. Snagging has never been an issue.

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Old September 16, 2007, 05:19 PM   #18
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well, as far a long forearms go--thats gotta be the longest

many compliments on your shotgun!
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Old September 17, 2007, 10:47 PM   #19
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I was looking in the safe last month...there are five 12 ga guns in there! Surprised me just a bit. They just keep showing up...and I give 'em a home.

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Old September 17, 2007, 10:53 PM   #20
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So good of you to give them a home. I'm currently fostering three. Here lately the .45's have been multiplying in my safe, along with the Rem 700's. I think I'll head down to the local adoption agency (read gun shop) soon and see if they have any unwanted 12 gauges there.
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Old September 18, 2007, 12:46 AM   #21
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Simple Reliability

For the same reason that I favor my revolvers over my semi-autos, I favor my Mossberg Maverick 88, my Remington 870 Express Synthetic and my 870 Marine Magnum; they are simple machines that I can rely on. That old Mav 88 of mine is just a real tramp down at the sand pits. That old girl'll handle any amount of buck, bird, slugs and what have you and just keep on cranking. I have a lot of shotguns, including a beautiful side by side 16 gauge Beretta from the late sixties my father in law gave me and even a H&R 410 tamer single shot I got recently from Bud's for kicks.

They are good cheap fun and man oh man, that's an American Gun, The Shotty!
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Old September 18, 2007, 02:20 AM   #22
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Like pretty guns myself......you know, Shiny blue metal and real nice walnut wood stocks, with Wingmaster written on the side of the receiver!
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Old September 18, 2007, 09:35 PM   #23
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I'd like mine a lot more if someone would throw freakin CLAYS for me!
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Old September 19, 2007, 12:13 AM   #24
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Pretty!?

Beauty being in the eye of the beholder, pretty just doesn't cut it for me, b.thomas. Some of us like Remington and some Mossberg, some like AR and some AK, some of us are Ford guys and Some of us are Chevy, etc, etc....but....pretty is for girls, not guns. Brutally ugly, that's how I like my shooting irons.
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Old September 19, 2007, 02:18 AM   #25
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i think there can be a compromise between pretty, and brutally ugly/efficient
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