reliable General Purpose 12 ga?

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  1. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    im looking for a general purpose shotgun.
    kindof a jack of all master of none. not looking for an expensive tactical weapon, or a sophisticatic trap or hunting shotgun, but somethign i could get rid of pest with, or take on an informal hunt or target shoot, and jsut generally be handy.
    no frills decent enough with slugs or shot. pump would be nice. nothing fancy...
    any ideas?
     


  2. zembonez

    zembonez TGT Addict

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  3. onac255

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    Mav 88 even cheaper than the 500 and basically the same
     
  4. Mate

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    Rem 870 has been the standard for years. Mossberg makes a good one too, but I own the remmy, so I'm going to recommend what I've used.
     
  5. boycan

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    I just bought a Mossberg 535 Turkey/Foul combo, $450 you get a 28" barrel with Fiber optic sites, a 22" rifled turkey barrel with a red dot scope and xx choke that will shoot rifled slugs and both barrels will shoot 3.5 mags. It is all Mossy oak break-up camo too. I like it and plan to take it deer/turkey hunting in Michigan in November.:icon_popcorn:
     

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  6. Buckles

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    Remington 870
     
  7. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    Pretty simple: Mossberg 500, Maverick 88 (which is a 500 with safety relocated to a better location) or Remington 870. Any of these three shotguns will do just about anything you could ever want them to, from being competent trap guns, faithful hunting guns to tactical shotguns, all with the swap of a choke (or barrel to go from trap to tactical) and maybe a few accessories if you want.
     
  8. goodfellas

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    Mossberg 500. I love mine use it for trap and home defense.
     
  9. dbgun

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    Another vote for the Remington 870. I only hunt with mine, but wouldn't hesitate to use it for HD.:2cents:
     
  10. Stumpy

    Stumpy Well-Known

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    You cant go wrong with a Remington 870 or a Mossberg 500. I own a Mossberg 500, but ive shot an 870 many times. they're both very cheap, reliable, customizeable, and popular. they probably cost around $250 each. about the only difference is where the safety and action bar lock is located. its really just a matter of opinion.
     

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