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NEW GUN maybe

Postby benhanson » March 16th, 2009, 3:15 pm

i'm looking for a new pump gun for under $300 [:@][:'(] i want a 20 ga. that chould be used for deer and turkey i'm thinking 870, 500, or 505. i whould like some recomendations

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RE: NEW GUN maybe

Postby trkynut54 » March 16th, 2009, 3:32 pm

I have a Mossberg 500 20 ga and I love it. They are great for turkeys and i'm sure they are for deer too, but I only use mine for rabbits. [:D]
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RE: NEW GUN maybe

Postby Steve_In » March 16th, 2009, 4:11 pm

I have a Rem 870 "Special field"  I use for deer and rabbits, my son has taken deer and ducks and turkey hunts with it.  Paid $250 used and added a screw-in choke barrel for another $65.  I had a Mossberg, but thought it was clunky compared to the 870.
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RE: NEW GUN maybe

Postby trkyklr » March 16th, 2009, 4:20 pm

you will be satisfied with either one..the 500 or the 870

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RE: NEW GUN maybe

Postby mark hay » March 16th, 2009, 11:10 pm

try going to each website for specifcations on materials used . both will no doubt get the job done , though the remington will no doubt present less problems , in the long haul , as it is constructed of better materials .

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RE: NEW GUN maybe

Postby grizzly » March 17th, 2009, 1:12 am

i've a 500 for a long time never had a problem with it that being said i did look at a h and r partner pump it seem to be a good soild gun for under 300 dollars

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RE: NEW GUN maybe

Postby Fan Club » March 17th, 2009, 3:27 am

> the 500 or the 870 ? <
 
I've owned both, albeit in 12 ga, and they are both solid platforms. The 870 is a little higher quality in terms of form and fit so if they are close in price, I'd go with the Remington.
 
Having said that, they will both kill turkeys dead with very few, if any, problems. Let us know how you come out.
 
 
 
 
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RE: NEW GUN maybe

Postby trkynut54 » March 17th, 2009, 12:34 pm

My Mossberg 500 12ga I have now is/was my turkey gun for 14 years. I've had the shotgun for 32 years and it never failed me yet. I have a 28" barrel with a factory Mossberg XX Full Choke on it and with 3" Federals can kill a turkey out to 40+ yards. I got my 835 to give my "baby" a rest for awhile.


The only reason i'm giving it a rest is because the last day of the season last year I had a little accident. I was coming down off the mountain on the rocks and lost my footing, the gun went one way I went the other. It never went off or anything but I knocked the front sight off and bent the rib and also cracked some ribs on me. OUCH
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RE: NEW GUN maybe

Postby Magnumdood » March 17th, 2009, 12:47 pm

ORIGINAL: benhanson

i'm looking for a new pump gun for under $300 [:@][:'(] i want a 20 ga. that chould be used for deer and turkey i'm thinking 870, 500, or 505. i whould like some recomendations

You would be happy with any of them.  As another poster has noted, the 870 looks nicer due to fit and finish, but I've hunted a lot with both (not the 505), and they both kill equally well.

The 870 was our issued shotgun for our patrol cars.

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RE: NEW GUN maybe

Postby Ozarks Hillbilly » March 18th, 2009, 4:09 am

I own and have hunted with both the 500 and 870 I prefer the fit and finish of the Remington. I like the tang safety of the 500 over the cross lock of the 870. I guess my next pump gun should be a Browning BPS.
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