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adrenaline
05-30-2012, 5:14 AM
I don't have a shotgun in my collection. My wife said NO because she thinks I have too many guns. We went trap shooting and then she had a change of heart. However, my budget is at around $350.

+1 for the wifey.... :D

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7239/7301534022_836a3cf1f8_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56589483@N06/7301534022/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

Now I just need to see what is the best bang for the buck. Suggestions? :confused:

Oh yeah....first post in this sub-forum. :) Yay for shotguns!

Olav
05-30-2012, 5:32 AM
My wife thinks I have too many gun too.

Good work getting her to on your side.

repr patriot
05-30-2012, 5:35 AM
I got my GF a .410 for rattle snake control, she didn't much care for it even though it serves it's purpose. I took her trap shooting for the first time a few weeks ago...now she wants her own 12 ga. :)

Captain Dick
05-30-2012, 5:58 AM
A used Remington 1100 would work. The ones in your budget will most likely be fixed choke, so if you are shooting "skeet" make sure you get one choked skeet. If you can add about $100 to your budget you could even get one in nice condition. These guns are time tested and proven in competition to stand up to long term hard shooting. There are other choices, but for your budget I believe this is one of the best ones.

ysr_racer
05-30-2012, 6:17 AM
Rem 1100 20ga youth model. My wife shoots one.

p.s. that's not a picture of your wife shooting skeet.

Captain Dick
05-30-2012, 6:34 AM
Yep, 20ga much better than 12ga for the wife. It will break birds just as good.

adrenaline
05-30-2012, 6:59 AM
Rem 1100 20ga youth model. My wife shoots one.

p.s. that's not a picture of your wife shooting skeet.You are correct. I'm such a shotgun newb. Now how do I change a thread title again. ;)

Mana4real
05-30-2012, 7:38 AM
My wife thinks I have too many gun too.

Good work getting her to on your side.

Ya, I have that same problem. Although it was easy to talk her into my new shotgun. I really want a 17HMR rifle, 22LR Rifle, and a 22LR pistol... I was also considering a air rifle. They have an air rifle shoot at the club.

Thefeeder
05-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Here is a some useful info about buying a shotgun for clays


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=425953

smurfette
05-30-2012, 10:57 AM
I prefer using my Remington 870 20 18 than my Benelli Nova 12 28 to break clays cuz it's lighter and easier for me to swing it hehe

Barbarossa
05-30-2012, 11:56 AM
http://www.mossberg.com/images/Mossberg_Guns/930/New/75253.jpg

Mossburg Silver Reserve Combo Field.
12/20 O/U.
http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=15&display=specs

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=75253

Jeepergeo
05-30-2012, 12:20 PM
Stoeger makes a great shotgun for the money, and you might even find a used one for sale. Check out the Condor models. The MSRP on the Condor 12 ga is $449 new (you can buy them for much less most of the time). The Condor Supreme is nicer, and goes for $100 more.

I'd go with 12 gauge and then buy light loads if the recoil is too much with standard loads. 20 gauge is fine too, but if you only get one, I'd go 12 gauge.

http://www.stoegerindustries.com/firearms/images/condor_large_supreme.jpg

L84CABO
05-30-2012, 8:57 PM
Here's how you handle this btw:

Wife: Are you looking at guns again?

Me: Why yes my love. I'm looking for a new shotgun

Wife: You don't need another gun. You have enough.

Me: How many pairs of shoes do you have my pet?

Wife: So you going for the FNP or the Benelli? :43:

Mana4real
05-30-2012, 9:17 PM
My wife knows I go to the range once a week. If its more then that, her response is "I'm
Going shopping"

drdarrin@sbcglobal.net
05-30-2012, 9:34 PM
If the gun is for you, go with a 12 gauge.

If the gun is for wifey, go with a 20 gauge, in a youth model.

An 870 or an 1100 would be a good choice. I think both can be had with a replaceable barrel and/or removable chokes.

adrenaline
05-31-2012, 6:00 PM
If the gun is for you, go with a 12 gauge.

If the gun is for wifey, go with a 20 gauge, in a youth model.

An 870 or an 1100 would be a good choice. I think both can be had with a replaceable barrel and/or removable chokes.Thanks....I've been looking at the 870. The gun is for me so it has to be 12 guage. If the wife gets pissed about the kick, I'll tell her she has to get her own 20 guage. LOL.

regalado1
05-31-2012, 8:55 PM
My wife grew up without guns in the house. Family was totally against it.

She is now a member of a private range. NRA certified Range Safety Officer. NRA certified Pistol Instructor. Has her own Beretta 92fs, and Ruger MKIII. And now wants a new Beretta 12ga semi auto. Looking at an A400...oh yeah, she also has her own stripped lower that she is building up right now...I love my wife...

drdarrin@sbcglobal.net
06-01-2012, 6:21 PM
My wife grew up without guns in the house. Family was totally against it.

She is now a member of a private range. NRA certified Range Safety Officer. NRA certified Pistol Instructor. Has her own Beretta 92fs, and Ruger MKIII. And now wants a new Beretta 12ga semi auto. Looking at an A400...oh yeah, she also has her own stripped lower that she is building up right now...I love my wife...

She sounds priceless!