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Old July 17, 2011, 08:12 AM   #51
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I like my 870, but as a lefty, I LOVE my Browning BPS.
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Old July 17, 2011, 08:28 AM   #52
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All I know is that I have to many....Win model 12/42s, Ithaca 37s, Browning BPSs....and still regret the ones I have sold....dang
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Old July 17, 2011, 04:33 PM   #53
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ET, try Numrich for parts....
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Old July 17, 2011, 05:18 PM   #54
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My deer slug gun is a Mossberg and it kicks bad.

For upland game, I hunt with a side by side in 16 gauge.

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Old July 17, 2011, 06:04 PM   #55
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parts

Thank's Dave, I will check it out. In the meantime, I was looking at a Maverick 88. Do you know anything about them good or would i be wasting more money. I'm on a broke income but maybe i should save pennies until i can afford something better. Any suggestions please? I have a few great handguns but won"t sell any of them to buy a in my opinion much needed shotgun. Thank"s again. E,T, S. Ms.
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Old July 18, 2011, 09:48 AM   #56
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Maverick= Mexican Mossberg. A durable, reliable shotgun that lacks little except a high price tag.

There's a crossbolt safety instead of the tang one on the 500,etc, but most parts interchange.

I like 870s best, but the Mossberg family is in my Top Ten.

HTH....
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Old July 18, 2011, 09:55 AM   #57
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Ithaca 37....

I just love the classic looks and the bottom ejection is mighty handy in a duck blind. However, I passed on a Browning BPS 2 years ago that was pristine and in my LGS' yearly clearance sale for $250....still kicking myself.

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Old July 18, 2011, 10:26 AM   #58
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I've been lucky enough to shoot 870 Wingmasters and Express', Ithica 37's, BPS's and Mossberg's. The Ithica was the lightest and smoothest but I preferred the Wingmaster. It was just a better balanced gun for me.

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Old July 18, 2011, 10:56 AM   #59
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Mossberg 500 persader in 12ga.
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Old July 18, 2011, 12:55 PM   #60
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How about a pair of Winchester 1897s? Really just because they were my grandpa's and great grandpa's guns. But they still bust clays! My wife shoots the one on the right and I shoot the one on the left. A hundred years old and still going! (The guns, not my wife.)



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Old July 18, 2011, 01:03 PM   #61
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Winchester 1300

I just like the feel of the action.
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Old July 18, 2011, 02:12 PM   #62
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Hardcase, those are an outstanding pair! I'm talking about your two Winchesters!!
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Old July 18, 2011, 02:40 PM   #63
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My dads Ithaca 37 deerslayer, now my one and only "safe queen".
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Old July 18, 2011, 04:58 PM   #64
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I went looking for a tactical shotgun, to use for HD. However, everything with the word "tactical" cost another $100 or more.

Then one day I was in my LGS and spotted a Mossberg 500 Turkey Special, in 12 gauge. It has everything that I was looking for in a HD shotgun, plus it doubles as a coyote/turkey shotgun...with the correct choke tube.

* 3" chamber
* full camo = no maintenance ie. rust.
* duel slide rails for the pump action = very smooth
* 5 rd. magazine
* 20" barrel...very nice for CQB, indoors or outdoors.
* Pacmyar Magnum recoil pad.

Good hunting, Bowhunter57
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Old July 18, 2011, 09:03 PM   #65
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Rem 870 and Mossberg 500 for me as I've owned both! Sold the 870 express for a mossberg, and I'm looking for a wingmaster!
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Old July 19, 2011, 04:36 AM   #66
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Ithaca 37. Slick and well made - all steel but light and easy to carry and swing.
Yep. I agree.
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Old July 23, 2011, 03:04 PM   #67
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I received a call from the police yesterday morning, they informed me that my Model 12 has been recovered! He said it would take up to a week before I could claim it...I also wonder what condition it will be in after 4 years?

Model 12...far left.


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Old July 23, 2011, 03:24 PM   #68
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I hope it's still as nice as the one pictured in the photo. I assume it was stolen?
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Old July 23, 2011, 03:42 PM   #69
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Winchester Model 12, with 28" barrel and fixed Mod Chock. Why, because it was with this gun that I got my first "100" in skeet, and later my first "100" in Trap...
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Old July 23, 2011, 07:13 PM   #70
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Score one for TFL. A week after posting on TFL of your guns theft years ago the police notify you that one has been recovered.
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Old July 24, 2011, 03:19 AM   #71
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Just picked up a Remington 17 B made in 1929. Slick as snot and points like a dream.

I'd also have to go with my Browning BPS 20 gauge.
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Old July 24, 2011, 08:19 AM   #72
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I've got an 870 Wingmaster in 20 ga which is a superior bird gun. Also an 870 Express tactical. Love them both. When I was a young teenager I had a Mossberg 12 ga mag with a 30" full choke barrel and although it weighed a ton I still carried it everywhere I went and used it on waterfowl and upland game. The Mossberg 500 still has a place in my heart too.
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Old July 25, 2011, 12:38 PM   #73
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870 followed by the Winchester Defender
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Old July 27, 2011, 07:34 PM   #74
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Pardner Pump

Why? Price
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Old July 29, 2011, 11:41 PM   #75
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Winchester 1300 Defender

Winchester 1300 Defender (18", 7+1) loaded with Federal Tactical LE132 00 Buck

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