View Full Version : New to shotguns

August 29, 2007, 10:19 PM
I have been a big time pistol/rifle shooter for a while now, but don't know a whole lot about shotguns. I would like to get one here this next week, but don't know what to get. For now i am looking for something stock under $300 dollars. Any ideas? This would mostly be for messing around with, no hunting with the shotgun.

August 29, 2007, 11:14 PM
Remington 870 marine magnum or a mossberg 590.

Damn fine guns,and highly moddifiable and reliable too.The remingtons a tad bit more heavy,but it's hardly noticable between the two.

If you plan to ad a buttstock with a pistol grip then get the 870.Simply because the location of the safety on the mossberg is awkward with a
pistol grip.

Brand new,both cost a bit more than $300.But you can find than at pawn
and gun shops for cheaper.

Stick with pumps since your new to shotguns,that,and the fact that pumps
are far more reliable that gass operated ones.

This is just my opinion.

August 29, 2007, 11:22 PM
ok thanks, i will have to look into those a little more.

What Just Happened?
August 30, 2007, 12:16 PM
Big5 has the Mossberg 500 for $250. Maybe take a look at that.

Dave McC
August 31, 2007, 01:04 PM
Don't buy one yet. Go to the range. Many folks will let a polite newbie try out their pet for a shot or two. After trying out a few, get the one that FEELS best.

August 31, 2007, 07:19 PM
Pick up a used Rem M870 or M1100 in your $$ range. Greatest shotguns ever built. Ok, there are some other good ones, but .....:D

August 31, 2007, 09:15 PM
I have the Benelli Nova 12 gauge pump and it is a nice gun, they sell for 299.00 at academy sports, check one out before ya buy:)

September 1, 2007, 06:34 AM
>>This would mostly be for messing around with, no hunting with the shotgun.<<

What are you planning to use it for??

September 1, 2007, 05:30 PM
Remington Express 870 two barrel set. Get the plastic furniture. Looks tactical, takes all the add on goodies and has two barrels! One for slugs/social situations, one for hunting/Clay Targets with choke tubes.

Check places like Gander Mountain, Dicks or Cabellas for sales.

Good basic model that you can easily customize.

September 3, 2007, 10:37 PM
"What are you planning to use it for??"

Well, maybe some clay shooting. Pretty much my main area of focus is rifle shooting. But i would like a gun that i can mess around with as a little break between shooting the rifles.