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I'm trying to decide between a left handed Remington 870, or a Browning BPS. The Browning's look to be a little more pricey, but I really like the bottom eject feature.
 

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Between the two I would say BPS. If you ever upgrade to something else, it will be easier to resale, plus its a really nice shotty.

May I also suggest the bottom ejecting Ithaca 37/87
 

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The 870 is more modular, should you want the gun to be "multi-purpose" but the BPS is a nicer gun, and as Adler pointed out, will hold it's value better.

Is your state shotgun-only for deer?
 

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Here in IA we have to use a Shotgun, Blackpowder rifle under 50 cal or under, or a handgun.


I went with a 44 mag.
 

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Went to the local Sportsmans Warehouse and looked at shotguns. Looks like the BPS is going to be my only choice if I want to shoot deer left handed.

Remington doesn't manufacture a left-handed rifled slug barrel, and it's just not as nice of a gun as the BPS. The BPS I looked at was gorgeous! The action was very very smooth, and it just felt very good in my hands.

The left handed 870 was priced at $309, and the BPS at $469.

I'll just need to save a few dollars here and there and hopefully have a BPS by Summer or Fall. :banana:
 

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You can also shop around on Gunbroker or Auctionarms for an Ithaca 37. There are a ton of them out there and they bottom eject like a BPS. Being around for 60+ years there is also a ton of parts for them including slug barrels. You can sometimes get them as cheap as 250 on the sites.
 

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i don't like the idea of owning a used gun. i'd like to have a brand new gun that I can call my own and possibly pass down to a child down the road. the bps i shouldered just felt right. and $469 for a brand new gun is something that i can handle.
 

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Well some of us dont have a choice. No one is making P38s or Lugers anymore
 
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