The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 10, 2009, 10:00 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: November 28, 2008
Posts: 240
Good Overall 12 Gauge?

I am looking into getting a 12 gauge for hunting deer primarily but I would also like to go for birds from time to time. Could you guys suggest a good multipurpose gun that would work for both. This is the one I am currently considering.
Winchester Super X2 Universal Hunter Field12 Gauge 3.5" 26" Barrel
Re4mer is offline  
Old March 10, 2009, 10:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: March 19, 2006
Posts: 693
that gun should work fine. 'run what you brung' maybe just a few choke tube changes and you are good to go. slugs for deer/large game... properly selected bird shot sizes for the rest. and you're good to go.

woops saw that you were only considering that, i read it fast as if you had that gun already and was looking for another. in that case, i agree with the other poster that states there isn't really a reason for the 3.5". so if you omitted some other choices based on they 'only' went to 3" i'd reconsider them.

Last edited by banditt007; March 10, 2009 at 10:50 PM.
banditt007 is offline  
Old March 10, 2009, 10:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: February 7, 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,238
I really like the mossberg 500 combo gun. They offer a combo with a rifled slug barrel and a 28" modified choke barrel for birds. It is offered at a very affordable price. I got mine several years ago for less than $300. Remington offers the durable 870 in a similar configuration for a good deal as well. If I were you I wouldnt worry about getting a 3.5" chamber for the loads you will be using for deer and birds. A 3.5" is mainly used for steel shot geese and turkey loads.
jhgreasemonkey is offline  
Old March 10, 2009, 10:31 PM   #4
Join Date: February 17, 2009
Posts: 60
benneli nova. indestructable . can get a slug barrel for it, 3.5 in . camo . my all around shot gun. and cheap.. can be had for about 350 bucks.

srm970 is offline  
Old March 10, 2009, 10:50 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: March 3, 2009
Posts: 247
+1 to the remington 870. i sleep next to one loaded with 00 buck. shouldnt be a problem to load with slugs for deer hunting though or some birdshot. and although i plan on putting pistol grips on it, you can custgomize them very easily with a camo stock ect. for what you may be hunting
Liberal Newscaster Katie Couric, while interviewing a Marine sniper, asked:
'What do you feel.....when you shoot a Terrorist?'
The Marine shrugged and replied, "A Slight Recoil."
Lolgasm is offline  
Old March 10, 2009, 11:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: January 8, 2005
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 907
I have the Winchester SuperX2 and absolutely love it. Definitely all purpose, though I use it mainly for goose hunting.
Huntergirl is offline  
Old March 11, 2009, 01:26 AM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: November 29, 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 5,976
The Winchester Super X is a fine gun and I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

I've always been partial to Browning Auto-loaders. You should be able to find an old A-5 for a pretty reasonable price because they made a bunch of them.
Buzzcook is offline  
Old March 11, 2009, 01:42 AM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: February 26, 2009
Location: Washington Coast
Posts: 127
I've got a benelli Super Nova and I absolutely love it. Its sturdy, slick, and dead reliable. I would say you couldn't go wrong with something like that.
COYOTE JLR is offline  
Old March 11, 2009, 04:52 PM   #9
Join Date: February 21, 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 40
I love my Super X2
1Gunguy is offline  
Old March 11, 2009, 05:05 PM   #10
Senior Member
Join Date: December 22, 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,222
.12 GA shotgun?

You just can't go wrong with a Remington 870 shotgun. You can hunt most anything with the different barrels they offer. Good reliability and a reasonable price, is a hard combination to beat.
skydiver3346 is offline  
Old March 12, 2009, 07:05 AM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: September 2, 2008
Location: Fairport, NY
Posts: 164
I have a Remington 870 Exress Supermag. It can take 3.5" shells (though you couldn't pay me to shoot 3" slugs out of it ever again). I got the combo kit which came with a 24"(I believe) rifled deer barrel and a 26" vent rib barrel.

To me, it's the perfect all 'round gun, which is why I bought it.
camper4lyfe is offline  
Old March 14, 2009, 06:52 PM   #12
Join Date: February 16, 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 67
I'm also a big fan of the Remington 870! I love my Wingmaster, it's never let me down.
Shaun_300 is offline  
Old March 14, 2009, 07:14 PM   #13
Join Date: December 2, 2008
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 31
Mossberg 500a. You could get the combo with the bird and slug barrel but I just have the bird barrel and still shoot slugs through it. Love the thing to death and its a good gun if you're on a budget.
jmiller676 is offline  
Old March 14, 2009, 07:15 PM   #14
Join Date: December 2, 2008
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 31
Sorry, I failed to see jhgreasemonkey beat me to it...dang maybe next time.
jmiller676 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08652 seconds with 7 queries