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Old July 25, 2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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3 MUST HAVE shotguns?

For you, what are three MUST HAVE shotguns? 3 specific shotguns!
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Old July 25, 2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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#1Mossburg 500/590

#2 Remington 870

#3 USAS12

Not in any specific order

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Old July 26, 2013, 02:11 AM   #3
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#3 USAS12
replace with Franchi SPAS 12 and you're right on the money
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Old July 26, 2013, 02:34 AM   #4
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Re: 3 MUST HAVE shotguns?

1. Saiga-12
2. Rem 870
3. Rem 1100
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Old July 26, 2013, 07:03 AM   #5
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Perazzi MX-8 in 12
Beretta 687EELL in 20
AyA No.2 RA in 28

Sorry no pumps for me that I would consider a MUST have
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Old July 26, 2013, 09:35 AM   #6
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1. Rem 870
2. Rem 1100
3. Benelli Vinci
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Old July 26, 2013, 09:49 AM   #7
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Remington 870 Wingmaster

Browning Citori

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Old July 26, 2013, 10:02 AM   #8
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My choices would be:
A lightweight single shot, for the field.
An easy to buy and service pump, either Mossberg or Remington.
And similar for an auto, probably a 1100.
All 12 gauges, for ammo availability and cost.
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Old July 26, 2013, 11:07 AM   #9
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3 Shotguns - I must have ............

1. Most Versatile.....Browning Citori XS Skeet model, with adj parallel comb - 30" barrels in a 12ga....( live birds, skeet, sporting clays, 5 stand ...) it does it all real well. I can load it up to 1 1/8 oz loads .../ and I can load 12ga shells down to 7/8 oz like a typical 20ga shell...or even 3/4 oz like a typical 28ga shell...../ I can shoot slugs or "OO" in it for defense if I had to.....
That's really all I would need, is just one gun ( but if any of you guys tell my'll be risking bodily harm !!! ) .....

But since you'll let me have 3 guns.....

2. For Trap specifically ......Browning Citori XT Trap, 12ga, adj comb, 32" barrels with a GraCoil recoil suppression system in it.....

3. and I know they're ugly ....but I'd keep my Benelli SuperSport 30" barrel, semi-auto in a 12ga.....just because !! I could take the plug out of it ...use it for defense...another good all around gun - does everything pretty well.
But re-reading the post, you said "must have's" ....not "you can only have 3 shotguns"....
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Old July 26, 2013, 11:20 AM   #10
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1. Ithaca Model 37: Everyone needs a reliable simple pump.

2. Saiga 12: Just becaue,

3. Any .410: because a challenge is nice here and there
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Old July 26, 2013, 11:39 AM   #11
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Mossberg 500
Any old double gun in good shape
Mossberg 930...

Still need one of those...

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Old July 26, 2013, 03:49 PM   #12
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Remington 870 (pick your flavor)

Winchester Mod. 97 (preferably a trench gun)

The nice double of your choosing (a gentleman's shotgun if you will)
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Old July 26, 2013, 05:40 PM   #13
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Rem 870

Rem 1100 or 1187

Benelli Super Sport
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Old July 26, 2013, 06:31 PM   #14
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Mossberg 590A1
Mossberg 930 SX
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Old July 26, 2013, 07:16 PM   #15
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The only must have is a Winchester model 12. A couple of nice to haves is a Winchester model 97 and a Stevens 311.
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Old July 26, 2013, 07:30 PM   #16
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Remington 870 12 ga 30" full choke
Remington 870 12 ga trap "TC"
Remington 870 20 ga field gun
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Old July 27, 2013, 12:44 AM   #17
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#1- a .410 single shot, mine is a Win 37. Nothing is easier to shoot for youngsters, and an underhanded clay or a squirrel on a limb at 20 is in grave danger and you will get results, which matters to kids. Nobody likes to miss. They are also useful in country places on pests and vermin. But don't expect to much from the .410 as a wing gun.

#2- a 12 ga pump, w/ 3" chamber, with chokes or barrels. Mine is a
now near 30 year old 870 mag w/ 20" RS barrel and a turkey choke, and 26" IC and full barrels. But a Moss 500 w/ tubes would be fine also.
Bamaboy came into a 835 turkey gun with 22" bbl and tubes, and although we
will never shoot 3.5" shells in it, it seems near ideal as well.

I might could just get by w/ 2!!!!!

## but, 3 it is and for that some type of 20ga, though you know, I don't own one and likely never will.
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Old July 27, 2013, 02:05 AM   #18
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Old July 27, 2013, 10:41 AM   #19
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1. Ithaca Model 37
2. Ruger Red Label O/U
3. I would really be fine with just the 2, but in the spirit of answering the question posted I'll round it out with a Remington 1100.
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Old July 28, 2013, 04:37 AM   #20
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Mine is a little easier:

1. Belgium Browning A5 Light 12 - what I carry in the woods for deer.

2. Belgium Browning A5 Std 12 - it was my grandfathers that he has probably killed 1000 deer with.

3. Belgium Browning A5 SweetSixteen - it's the one my dad has currently used for almost 60 years.
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Old July 28, 2013, 05:40 AM   #21
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3 MUST HAVE shotguns?

870/500 12 ga field gun. Very versatile

870/500 20 ga "youth" for when I bring along female and/or younger shooters.

Third... Toss up between a good combat shotgun, a good semi auto, and a good over/under.
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Old July 28, 2013, 05:57 AM   #22
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Must have....hmmmm. Ithaca 37 Featherweight for sure.
A Browning Citori......or some such....with 30-32" barrels for clay games.
Something very light for walking all day in the PA uplands.... Like a Franchi 48AL
in 12 ga.......gotta be around six pounds.
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Old July 28, 2013, 09:15 AM   #23
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Benelli m2
Remington versamax
Mossberg 500
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Old July 28, 2013, 09:57 AM   #24
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For me it's an HD gun. I currently have an 8 shot Mossberg 500.

A turkey/duck gun. I currently have a camo 5 shot Mossberg 500. 20" barrel for turkeys, 28" barrel for ducks.

A field gun for upland game. I use a Franchi Renaissance 28" O/U 12ga.
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Old July 28, 2013, 12:35 PM   #25
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I guess maybe:

First. Remington 870 (with 3 or 4 extra barrels & 2 extra stocks)

Second. Remington 1100 (with 3 or 4 extra barrels)

All of these in 12 ga. with aftermarket chokes running from cyl. to X full, and any spe. chokes that you may need/want.

Third. Remington 1100 (20 ga.) for the wife...
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