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July 10, 2008, 10:54 PM
Who makes a double barell shotgun that won't cost that much? Might look into doing a short barell project so I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. Maybe $200 or less? Is this do able or not?
Thanks, Cole

July 11, 2008, 12:03 AM
Also interested in over and unders.

July 11, 2008, 02:30 AM
check out stoeger might be able to do your sxs for that price but o/u might be a bit more

July 11, 2008, 04:05 AM
Went looking for side by sides the other day. Knew O/Us were pricey but couldn't believe how high side by sides had become. Even used you may have a bit of trouble finding one at $200. Savage used to make a cheap model as did Rossi. May be able to pick up a cheap one used. Norinco's go in the $200-300 range new. Stevens has a new Model (512 Gold wing) Over and Under that's pretty nice in the $500-600 range.

July 11, 2008, 08:52 AM
SXS's require a lot of regulating, (on the expensive ones) to get the barrels properly aligned. If you're just looking for something for CASS or similar, a used rossi or stoeger might something to look at

July 11, 2008, 05:28 PM
Under $2K there isn't an over under or a SXS that's worth having, in my view ..... but if you're looking to chop off the barrels and make it into a coach gun .....you need to go to your local pawn shop / gun shop that takes a lot of low end trade ins and see what is laying around. Under $500 you'll be lucky to find anything and nothing of quality - sorry.

Go to any decent gun store - look at the offerings from Browning and Beretta - kind of the consensus entry level over unders and you won't see anything new under $ 1,750 and most of them are $ 2,000 - $ 3,000. Browning and Beretta give you a lot of gun for your money / but I certainly recommend chopping the barrels off and making them into a coach gun either.

If you're looking for something tactical - look over the pump guns. There are a lot of options out there under $ 500.

July 11, 2008, 11:56 PM
"Under $2K there isn't an over under or a SXS that's worth having, in my view ..."

That's sort of my feeling as well. Both of my SKBs are now worth into the thousands, and I'm not about to be chopping off the barrels just to play around. Good doubles, SxS or O/U, cost good money. If you want to play around, look for a used Rossi coach gun in a pawn shop. But good doubles are expensive. Part of it is manufacturing, part of it is pride of ownership.

July 12, 2008, 04:35 PM
I didn't want to spend that much on a shotgun. Just wanted something to shoot at the range or use for HD. I have multiple 870's and an 1100. I have been in a SBR or SBS mood lately and have been shortening things. I have gotten pretty good at the Form 1's. Just have always wanted a sawed off shotgun but obviously do not want to chop up an expensive gun. Still waiting on my paperwork for my GSG-5 to come in and contemplating another project.

July 12, 2008, 07:08 PM
There's plenty of Stevens 311's around for around 300 or so. Gonna be hard to find a good double for 200.

July 13, 2008, 07:41 PM
Agree on the Stevens 311. I have one for HD -used off gunbroker just for kicks. Also, Baikal - Russia ( some are branded Remington Spartan ) , have lower cost guns. I have one of there 28 gauges and it's a lot of fun. But as posted above no where near the high quality of the fine crafted shotguns , but they work. best of luck.