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Ok, I have a chance to get 20% off any one gun sold at Wal-Mart (So that limits my choices right there..), and I can't decide what to get. My current top choices are either the Remington 11-87 (simply because it's a semi-auto shotgun, I already have a Benelli Nova), a Remington 710, or a Remington 7400.

I'm really leaning towards the 7400 because it's semi-auto, and it's a rifle, but it's a bit more than the 710, and the 710 includes a scope (not a huge deal, but it's not a bad scope, either).

One of my main deciding factors is, which one would be easier to maintain? I'm used to my Nova, where I spend an hour (or however long) at the range destroying paper, take the barrel off (which I have to do to fit it in my case anyways), run a Boresnake through it a couple times, and go home happy (and quite a bit poorer, as well). :)

Another important thing is price, because I have far too many things I want/need to buy, and not enough money to go around. :lol: As I said, the 710 is a bit cheaper than the 7400.

Ammo cost isn't really an issue at this point, because I don't get to go to the range terribly often, and I get a discount on it anyways. If anyone is interested though, (and assuming I remember correctly) for the 7400, I can choose between 30-06 and .270, and for the 710, I believe they only have it in .270... Not positive though.

I think I like the feel of the 710 better, but I haven't shot either one of them (obviously), or held them that much...

So, which one should I get? :D (Yes, I'm a noob for asking a question like that)
 

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I'd totally do the 710. But mostly 'cause I'm a sucker for bolts.

I really doubt you can beat a bolt action for reliability and ease of maintenance.

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Get the 1187. its the best of the remington designs you mentioned. The 710 and 7400 have had various issues, while the 1187 is a proven field gun that few can find anything to bitch about. I know that wal mart can special order guns to from ther website so you can check on that. If that is the case and the discount still applies look into the Browning Godl guns.
 

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I was mostly leaning away from the 11-87 because it's ~$600 (before discount), as opposed to the ~$300 (before discount) for the 710, and the 7400 is about $400 (again, before discount). I was also leaning away from it because, well... It's a shotgun, and I already have a shotgun. lol

And if I special ordered anything, I'd probably split the cost of a Steyr Scout with my brother and order it. :) Yes, Wal-Mart can special order a Scout... Which for some reason, amuses me to no end.

As for the 11-87 though, what's maintenance on it like?

I also forgot to mention, unless I can get them to order one without it, the 11-87 has the Mossy Oak Break-up 2 or whatever it's called, while the 710 and 7400 do not.

With that said, there's just too many guns they have that I want. :D

(Edit: By the way, you can go to any Wal-Mart Sporting Goods department (unless I'm just special because I'm an employee) and ask to see the list of all available guns (Special Order and normal in-stock guns). It's a reasonably sized binder.) ;)
 

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What do you want to use it for?

Personally I'd grab a Ruger 10/22 in whatever configuration gives you the best barrel, and use it as a customization base. Cheap to start out with, too!
 

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What do you want to use it for?

Personally I'd grab a Ruger 10/22 in whatever configuration gives you the best barrel, and use it as a customization base. Cheap to start out with, too!
Stock barrels are ok, but if you get into upgrading that 10/22 you'll probably be replacing the barrel before too long. The main things of value in a stock 10/22 is the receiver and bolt. Because of the weird way 10/22 barrels dovetail into the receiver, barrel-mounted scopes are the way go to. That means getting an aftermarket bbl.
 

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Maintaining an 11-87 is easy. I clean my Remington 1100 mag(the predecessor to the 1187) about once ever 400 rounds and I just wipe out the reciever and oil, and take some carb cleaner to the gas piston and wipe the action clean. take a about 15 minutes.

Wal Mart can order a Steyr? Not according to the webiste. Well hell go for that then.


Other than that look into a Browning BAR or A Bolt.
 

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I'll be using it (whatever I decide on before the 22nd, which is when the discount expires) for the same purpose as my Nova.. Destroying paper and the occasional alien invasion or military strike on my house. :)

On the subject of maintaining the 11-87... Oiling is where the trouble begins. I've tried oiling my airsoft guns a few times (because you're supposed to oil gas blowbacks), and I must say, it hasn't worked out very well so far. :) I think I just suck at cleaning things. lol

10/22 is an idea... Initially I wasn't interested in a .22 (simply because they're wimpy. lol), but I have seen quite a few mods that I really liked... Especially since one of my airsofting friends got a .22 modified into a replica PPS/H, if I recall correctly. (Including drum mag, which took forever and a day to load)
 

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Well it isnt going to be any different than your benelli. Just open the action up and make sure you get the oil on the bolt rails. Dont put any on any of the gas system since it will help collect carbon residue.
 

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Not sure what state your in but all the wally worlds here also carry The Beretta 3901 semi shotty, and Weatherby Vanguard bolt action rifle, the Howa action in the Vanguard is many times better than the Rem 710 action.
 

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Well it isnt going to be any different than your benelli. Just open the action up and make sure you get the oil on the bolt rails. Dont put any on any of the gas system since it will help collect carbon residue.

But that's my point, based on what I've been told from people (including everyone here that replied) the only maintenance I've done on my Benelli since I got it is run a boresnake through it every time I go home. I have yet to touch it with oil or anything else.
 

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Its easy...if you dont want oil, then use dry lube. You should always have some sort of lube on your moving parts.
 
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