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ehidal1
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New to the OB- Buying a Shotgun

I am looking into buying a shotgun for home defense and maybe some hunting. I am looking at the Mossberg basic 12 gauge. Is this a good general shotgun? I have heard good things from some friends.

I am not much of a hunter, but want to get one that I can use otherwise if I want to. Also, what is a good shell to stock up on?


TulaneUVA
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re: New to the OB- Buying a Shotgun
I've said it once, and I'll say it again. We need to add 'I want a new shotgun' thread to the FAQ.

Nothing against you though ehidal1! Best of luck to you and finding your shotgun.

Oh, and Browning Maxus, Benelli SBEII, or Beretta Xtrema2 FTMFW!


ehidal1
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re: New to the OB- Buying a Shotgun
I know I figured this would be 'one of those questions again' type threads. Just wanted to get some opinions.


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Chad504boy
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re: New to the OB- Buying a Shotgun
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I am looking at the Mossberg basic 12 gauge. Is this a good general shotgun? I have heard good things from some friends.



and lemme guess... they all got one they'd sell you?


TulaneUVA
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If a dude comes over here, asking for pics of women, you're going to dig up OT4's and 5's? No, you're going to post up IRL9's and 10's all wearing yoga pants. I only present quality


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TulaneUVA
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and lemme guess... they all got one they'd sell you?


Exactly. Even for lower end shotguns, Mossbergs ain't it. Remington 870 (older type as Nico alluded to) or Benelli Nova pump (if you're going newer).



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PapaPogey
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870s are garbage


ehidal1
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and lemme guess... they all got one they'd sell you

Nah. Been a fisherman all my life. Never really hunted or got into the shotgun game. I came to the OB for opinions. Damn, maybe I should have just gone to the OT for this crap

Eta thanks for the advice on the Remington. I will look into it.
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Chad504boy
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Nah. Been a fisherman all my life. Never really hunted or got into the shotgun game. I came to the OB for opinions. Damn, maybe I should have just gone to the OT for this crap


My advice is there for your taking. Mossberg is crap. Go Remington or Benili IMO.


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TulaneUVA
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870s are garbage


New? Yeah, I have not been impressed. But that's a clown statement, bro




PapaPogey
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re: New to the OB- Buying a Shotgun
Ya think? It's a joke....you know, HAHA.


TulaneUVA
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That's a sick joke


PapaPogey
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Okay


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LSURoss
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Stock Remington 870 with 18" barrel.


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TulaneUVA
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Damn, maybe I should have just gone to the OT for this crap


We're a welcoming board, but like I said earlier, this thread pops up every week. Literally. People are grouchy on repeat posts for whatever reason. Why not just ignore it and move on? I don't know. It defies the inner nature of many of the posters on here.



ehidal1
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Understood


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re: New to the OB- Buying a Shotgun
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870s are garbage


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I am looking into buying a shotgun for home defense and maybe some hunting.

870
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Also, what is a good shell to stock up on?

00 Buck shot for home defense
Depends on what your hunting for on the other shells
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TulaneUVA
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re: New to the OB- Buying a Shotgun
Like he said, 00 buck shot for home defense.

Get some 3", 4 steel shot for ducks.
Get some 2-3/4", 7 or 9 shot lead for clays/doves


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Meauxjeaux
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re: New to the OB- Buying a Shotgun
I got this one for HD -

Mossberg SA-20 20G Tactical

...primarily for the wife and kids to be able to handle. We start shooting and training this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes.

My wife is not comfortable at all with firearms, so I am hoping that the lower kick on the 20G suits her well. We shall see.

Image: http://www.mossberg.com/assets/scripts/timthumb.php?w=625&zc=0&src=http://www.mossberg.com/sites/default/files/1336769343/%2375779_Tactical.png


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