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06-26-2012, 6:48 AM
what would be a good shotgun for home defense and for some clay shooting or to take it to the range?? a shotgun under $500

06-26-2012, 7:12 AM
Mossberg 500

06-26-2012, 7:19 AM
Remington 870 with a 28" barrel. You can always pick up an additional 18.5" barrel later on if you wish for ~$100.

07-09-2012, 5:04 AM
Examine an 870 in the store before purchase, based on what I hear some are not great, will not cycle the shells smoothly, the recoil pad badly aligned to the stock, etc. etc. Back when I bought one 20 years ago they were all OK, with the best reputation. I traded it. I would not expect to get one its equal if I bought one today (based on what I read in gun forums).

07-09-2012, 5:36 AM
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07-09-2012, 10:48 PM
Mossberg 500 combo with 18.5" barrel and 28" barrel. MANY MANY guys have bought this as their first shotgun

07-09-2012, 11:03 PM
The Mossberg Combo is the way to go...aka the Big 5 special.

07-09-2012, 11:16 PM
870.. 500.. 590.. Either will do just fine.