View Full Version : Well Rounded Shotgun Advice

January 9, 2011, 04:45 PM
I am looking for a cheap shotgun that I can use for HD and hunting. I will only have a budget of 350ish. I can buy accessories later.

So far I have seen 870 Express and 870 tactical and from Moss burg the 500 basically same as the Remington.

Should I buy the shotgun with a hunting barrel and get the 18" later or buy the tactical and later on by the longer barrel.

If I buy a tactical (18-20") shotgun will I be able to buy the longer barrels and shot slugs/buckshot depending on barrel or are the tactical shotguns only made for short barrels.

January 9, 2011, 07:16 PM
Yes, the barrels are generally interchangeable.

January 9, 2011, 07:37 PM
You can buy Mossberg combo with two barrels from all kinds of places for around $300.


January 9, 2011, 08:32 PM
perfect thanks.

What gun websites do you recommend buying from and then getting the gun transfered?

January 9, 2011, 09:13 PM
Buds gun shop is tough to beat for prices, never ordered personally but have heard nothing but good reviews and the prices are unmatched

January 9, 2011, 09:31 PM
I would go with the 870 Express Mag. You can get one in your price range. Get the regular barrel for it. either a 26 or 28 inch. You can then use it for hunting. You can't shoot slugs out of it but you can shoot buckshot out of it. Then add a rifled barrel later for it. Someone mentioned Bud's I have never ordered from there either but a good friend of mine has. He said they were great to deal with. He got his 870 Express Super Mag from them and then went back and got a slug barrel for it.

I also have a Mossberg 500 but I like my 870 a lot better. Mine are both older models. I was out looking when my friend got his and the Mossberg doesn't seen to be made even as good as the older ones. I would aslo go with the synthetic. Both are going cheap on the wood, again Mossberg is worse.