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I figured, how hard can it be? Well I was wrong... and this seems to be quite tricksy... I was looking at the offerings here: http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=5&display=specs but I'm not positive of what I should go with. It doesn't have to be fancy and I'm also conflicted as to 18.5 vs 20 for the higher mag capacity available to the larger one... but yeah. Suggestions? I was thinking pretty simple e.g. SPECIAL PURPOSE SHOTGUN - 500® TACTICAL CRUISER® - 6 SHOT

In any case... mmm mmmmm shotguns. :) ;)

P.S. A lot of the "details" seem of relatively minimal importance. Just thought I'd see what the experts think ;), haha.
 

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have you held a mossy or remy or winny or nelly?


that is what is goin to make up your mind


as for 18-20" bbl - the single extra mag cap isnt worth the limited mobility of the 2" longer barrel

LOL


honestly - which ever makes you happier - i try to go for lighter is better

of my 3 HD shotty's - i like the simple no frills of my basic 18" remy with standard mag tube and speedfeed pistol grip stock


the winny is great, but not as smooth

my other zombie gun with all the crap on it is pretty heavy
 

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I personally prefer my Remmy 1187. 20" 8-shot semiautomatic holyness.
 

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The Ghoul said:
I personally prefer my Remmy 1187. 20" 8-shot semiautomatic holyness.

does it have the larger "tact" leaver?
 

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1. Remington 870 with larger safty button
2. Mossberg 500

I keep a remington by my side in the house and a mossberg in the truck on trips.

I would grab remington over mossberg anyday but still like mossbergs.
 

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Petrus said:
I figured, how hard can it be? Well I was wrong... and this seems to be quite tricksy... I was looking at the offerings here: http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=5&display=specs but I'm not positive of what I should go with. It doesn't have to be fancy and I'm also conflicted as to 18.5 vs 20 for the higher mag capacity available to the larger one... but yeah. Suggestions? I was thinking pretty simple e.g. SPECIAL PURPOSE SHOTGUN - 500® TACTICAL CRUISER® - 6 SHOT

In any case... mmm mmmmm shotguns. :) ;)

P.S. A lot of the "details" seem of relatively minimal importance. Just thought I'd see what the experts think ;), haha.
I have a Mossberg special purpose 9-shot that I just put up for sale in MA
it comes with pistol grip, pistol grip with stock, a Hogue compstock that reduces recoil, fiber optic front sight and optic mount.

Let me know if you are interested or just want to try it.
$350

I sell it to build a 11-87 10+1 open shotgun, complete with speed loader
 

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I have a Mossberg special purpose 9-shot that I just put up for sale in MA
it comes with pistol grip, pistol grip with stock, a Hogue compstock that reduces recoil, fiber optic front sight and optic mount.

Let me know if you are interested or just want to try it.
$350

I sell it to build a 11-87 10+1 open shotgun, complete with speed loader
I am thoroughly intrigued... hmmm...
 

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For a pump I say Remington 870 or Mossy 500/590 wiht my opinion leaning toward the Mossy. The Winchesters are no longer made so parts availablilty will continue to decrease, and the 1200/1300 had a much higher rate of malfunction from what I have seen. But if you get a good one they are great.

Auto I reccomend the Remington 1100 or 1187. I find that the Remington 1100 tends to be slightly better balanced and reliable. But you do limit yourself to 2 3/4 shells with it.
 

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^^

niiiiiiiiice
 

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^^

niiiiiiiiice

She does me well.



Does anyone know a good price for an M2 from Benelli? I've been looking into getting one, but I don't want to spend 1.2k on it.
 

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Ducman said:
I sell it to build a 11-87 10+1 open shotgun, complete with speed loader
Unless you're really into building your own and can find an 11-87 to start with at a reat price it's easier to buy. The 3 gun boys speak very highly of the JP's

http://www.jprifles.com/1.2.7.php

I have the JP tactical, I don't shoot open and the 26"barrel and extra forward weight of the extra 2rds just feels wierd to me.

The price seems big but when you think about everything you need to do to a plain 11-87 you can't do it a whole lot cheasper yourself.
 

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Jeremy said:
Unless you're really into building your own and can find an 11-87 to start with at a reat price it's easier to buy. The 3 gun boys speak very highly of the JP's

http://www.jprifles.com/1.2.7.php

I have the JP tactical, I don't shoot open and the 26"barrel and extra forward weight of the extra 2rds just feels wierd to me.

The price seems big but when you think about everything you need to do to a plain 11-87 you can't do it a whole lot cheasper yourself.
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I looked a JP, along with Benny Hill, Grams and one other guy, whose name I can't think of

one of the guys I shoot with has a JP rifle and shotgun, and they are very nice, but I can build one for about $700 less than what JP does,
$500 for the 11-87
$70 for the Nordic extention
$35 for the tec-loader
$125 for the arrendondo speed gate
$40 for the porting....which I probably will not do.
$300 for the JP red dot... Not sure if I'll get this, I have to shoot my buddies more to see if the red dot is need.

so for basically It would cost me $700 to get JP to do reliability work and a trigger job.

If I shot 3gun as much as I do IPSC, it may be worth it, but for a play gun at the range with a match 2x a year... not worth the cost
 

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I know of a place to pickup an 11-87 used for sale.
During my travels last weekend I saw it available.

What is a good price, a fair price, and a bad price toward a used 11-87?

- Janq
 

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I would say $200 for the sportsman is a good deal on a used 11-87, but different one cost different amounts. It depends on what you want. I had a 11-87 Police, that was about $700 new. But it would not run target loads and I found that the ghost ring rear sight block the front post for too long on quick shots.

If it is for HD, you want a short barrel. skeet, trap sporting clay, you want a longer barrel, 3gun wither 22-24" for limited and 26" for open
 

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Copy that.

I'll try swing back by there on Friday to look into if in further detail.
I didn't pay much attention to it prior as I was in a rush and my daughter who came with was busting my chops about wanting to go to the park....NOW daddy NOW can we go NOW!!!

- Janq
 

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11-87 premiers seem to be running $500-550

I went with the base model sportsman. the internals are the same, I didn't want to spend the extra for wood stock and forearm.

If you are looking for a 18.5 barrel. Tomorrow I will be trying to get one to run light loads, I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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Duc,

The one I saw was full wood furniture, looked to be a ~20" barrel (most of the others in the rack were longer barreled), and IIRC it was listed at $300.
It was definitely an 11-87 though that much I am sure because as I was walking by I thought to myself hey that shotty looks familiar and I'm not at all uber knowledgeable on shotty ranges beyond just the select few I have been researching directly. Anyway so I go to review the tag and it was model 11-87 as stated.
Now I'm very curious... :D

- Janq
 

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300 seems like a good deal - get a dozen or so gaskets and you will be good for life!
 

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The main issue to look for is a gas system that is clean and in good order. The rings should slide smoothly on the mag tube.
 
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