View Full Version : 20ga shotgun suggestions for wife...

August 19, 2002, 03:05 PM
Hello folks,
I'm trying to get an auto loader for my wife. I know the fir is the most important thing but also the price has to be right. She won't be using this shotgun much, say, about 200-300 rounds per year. I need to stay within $450 range or my wife won't be too happy:)
Can you please help me out choosing one? Thank you for your time.
P.S. I just bought a lanber for my dad & so far it looks good value for the money. Now i gotta see if it shoots all right.

Dave McC
August 19, 2002, 05:39 PM
A used 1100 should fit into your price range, so should one of the Franchis. Both are very good shotguns.

Off brand autos are like off brand doubles. I tend to shun them, too much unknown.

August 19, 2002, 05:56 PM
Thanks for your reply. Do you know if some used rem 1100 comes with rem choke? Or does it cost a lot to have rem choke installed?
I was looking at rem 1100 also but all the used I find around here are fixed modified. Thanks again for your time.

Al Thompson
August 19, 2002, 07:59 PM
Hey Briany, modified is a great choke. Use some on the inexpensive loss leader shells and you'll probably actually get improved cylinder results. Purchase a true trap or skeet load and the patterns will tighten up.

Not sure about your specific region, but getting aftermarket chokes installed around here runs about 75 bucks..

BTW, welcome to TFL.. :D

August 19, 2002, 08:31 PM
Why of all the cowinkydinks! I just happen to have a Ber M303 20 ga. for sale. Shocking.

I was going to give it to the Friends of the NRA dinner, but if it's a decent home . . . .