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Whats the best brand shotgun?

Question by bryce wood. Uploaded on November 04, 2010

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from jay wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

Beretta.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

When you say "best," the names that come to mind are Purdey, Boss, Holland & Holland, Webley & Scott, Churchill, all fine English doubles, and a number of Belgian makers.
If you had said "best American," the names that come to mind are Parker, A.H. Fox, L.C Smith and of course, the Winchester Model 21 Grand American.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

DITTO!!!99E

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from GERG wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

870 express mag. Cant go wrong. Bought one 14yrs ago for 198.00 and its still good as new. If ya got some bucks the others are great shotguns too,

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from themadtoruter wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

depends what kind pump? semi auto? but i would say bennili for semi auto and remington for pump. im not sure about double barrels.

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

Can't go wrong with a Remington.

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from Doug Hesson wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

I like Mossbergs.You can buy rifled slug barrels,extra choke tubes for different hunts and choose them in any finish that they offer.
Though I do want a higher end shotgun,I don't think that you have to shell out all of your hard earned dollars for a good gun.Just make sure you get one that fits YOU and that it goes bang when you want it to and hits where you are pointing it.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

you opened a can here...

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

Too many choice to say One is the very best, I like several and have at one time owned, Browning's ,Remington's,Steven's,L.C Smith's,A Parker,Beretta's they have all been good working weapons. To say ONE is best is not possible. Any of the "London Best" guns is good enough for me but I would have to sell the house to buy one, and my wife would shoot me with it if I did. ( Not really but I would be broke & single again).

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from shane wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

He asks for the best and 870s and Mossbergs come out? Come on.

I think Beretta is probably the best current shotgun manufacturer. They've been around a little while and know what they are doing with all types of shotguns minus a pump. They should start making one.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

shane, I know??? reminds me of the time that I asked for a good turkey gun OTHER than an 870 and at least 3 people still suggested it....good gun yes... best gun, NO NO NO!!!!!

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from marlinman2008 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Another vote for Mossberg 500...I have owned various pump and semi-autos,and the Mossberg 500 has been the one that goes with me in the wood's,(with exception of the old 195).Im only saying that because as a gunsmith apprentice,the Mossberg is the most fool proof,reliable desighn.It does'nt have the peened in cartridge stops like the Remmy 870,and its alluminum reciever is'nt prone to rust.Mossberg and Remmington both use the Hasting's barrels,and they aint got that flimsy,high tolerance cartridge lift,and trigger assembly's of the more high in shotty's,and cheap accessory barrels.The Mossy will always go bang,BTW my Slugster(Cheap 12ga Combo) likes Breneke K.O. 2-3/4" Lead Sabots,and It came pre-tapped,so I use a Weaver base and NcStar Reflex,Im happy.One day I might buy and try the new Savage 220 bolt action,20ga sluggy...

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from buckshot89 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

stick with the 'ol 870... take care of her and she'll take care of you for years and years.

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from tazhunter92 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I own a remington 870 express magnum and my grandpa owns the 870 express
I have shot and hunted with both and love them. but if you are looking for a gun you can bring around fast i would have to say look for a shadow

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from Douglas Stein wrote 39 weeks 2 days ago

When it comes to competition shotguns there are three main players today.
Krieghoff, Perazzi, and Kolar. At that level it is a matter of preference. The expensive British guns won't hold up to the volume of rounds a real competition shooter puts through them.

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from Douglas Stein wrote 39 weeks 2 days ago

When it comes to competition shotguns there are three main players today.
Krieghoff, Perazzi, and Kolar. At that level it is a matter of preference. The expensive British guns won't hold up to the volume of rounds a real competition shooter puts through them.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

When you say "best," the names that come to mind are Purdey, Boss, Holland & Holland, Webley & Scott, Churchill, all fine English doubles, and a number of Belgian makers.
If you had said "best American," the names that come to mind are Parker, A.H. Fox, L.C Smith and of course, the Winchester Model 21 Grand American.

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

Can't go wrong with a Remington.

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from jay wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

Beretta.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

DITTO!!!99E

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from GERG wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

870 express mag. Cant go wrong. Bought one 14yrs ago for 198.00 and its still good as new. If ya got some bucks the others are great shotguns too,

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from themadtoruter wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

depends what kind pump? semi auto? but i would say bennili for semi auto and remington for pump. im not sure about double barrels.

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from Doug Hesson wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

I like Mossbergs.You can buy rifled slug barrels,extra choke tubes for different hunts and choose them in any finish that they offer.
Though I do want a higher end shotgun,I don't think that you have to shell out all of your hard earned dollars for a good gun.Just make sure you get one that fits YOU and that it goes bang when you want it to and hits where you are pointing it.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

you opened a can here...

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from shane wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

He asks for the best and 870s and Mossbergs come out? Come on.

I think Beretta is probably the best current shotgun manufacturer. They've been around a little while and know what they are doing with all types of shotguns minus a pump. They should start making one.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

shane, I know??? reminds me of the time that I asked for a good turkey gun OTHER than an 870 and at least 3 people still suggested it....good gun yes... best gun, NO NO NO!!!!!

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

Too many choice to say One is the very best, I like several and have at one time owned, Browning's ,Remington's,Steven's,L.C Smith's,A Parker,Beretta's they have all been good working weapons. To say ONE is best is not possible. Any of the "London Best" guns is good enough for me but I would have to sell the house to buy one, and my wife would shoot me with it if I did. ( Not really but I would be broke & single again).

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from buckshot89 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

stick with the 'ol 870... take care of her and she'll take care of you for years and years.

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from tazhunter92 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I own a remington 870 express magnum and my grandpa owns the 870 express
I have shot and hunted with both and love them. but if you are looking for a gun you can bring around fast i would have to say look for a shadow

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from Douglas Stein wrote 39 weeks 2 days ago

When it comes to competition shotguns there are three main players today.
Krieghoff, Perazzi, and Kolar. At that level it is a matter of preference. The expensive British guns won't hold up to the volume of rounds a real competition shooter puts through them.

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from Douglas Stein wrote 39 weeks 2 days ago

When it comes to competition shotguns there are three main players today.
Krieghoff, Perazzi, and Kolar. At that level it is a matter of preference. The expensive British guns won't hold up to the volume of rounds a real competition shooter puts through them.

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from marlinman2008 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Another vote for Mossberg 500...I have owned various pump and semi-autos,and the Mossberg 500 has been the one that goes with me in the wood's,(with exception of the old 195).Im only saying that because as a gunsmith apprentice,the Mossberg is the most fool proof,reliable desighn.It does'nt have the peened in cartridge stops like the Remmy 870,and its alluminum reciever is'nt prone to rust.Mossberg and Remmington both use the Hasting's barrels,and they aint got that flimsy,high tolerance cartridge lift,and trigger assembly's of the more high in shotty's,and cheap accessory barrels.The Mossy will always go bang,BTW my Slugster(Cheap 12ga Combo) likes Breneke K.O. 2-3/4" Lead Sabots,and It came pre-tapped,so I use a Weaver base and NcStar Reflex,Im happy.One day I might buy and try the new Savage 220 bolt action,20ga sluggy...

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