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4 years 19 weeks ago, 5:11 PM

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I'd like to get a thread going on shotguns. I'm thinking about rounding out my arsenal with a semi-auto. First use: In-house self-defense. Second use: Pheasants, which run around here in herds. You guys have any recommendations? Thanks very much.

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 5:15 PM

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a remington 1100 series would be fine.

4 years 19 weeks ago, 5:24 PM

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that come with 2 bbls. a 20" for home defense and a 26' or better for hunting. I have a 16 ga Browning A5 that has brought down everything that I have hit with it. I have 2 12 ga, 1 1200 Winnie Defender Pump 18" bbl and a real old Remington 12 ga looks just like a Browning.
I like shotties, I think my next one will be a 20ga SXS double Bbl.

4 years 19 weeks ago, 5:33 PM

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that old remington that looks like a browning is a model 11,just finished one up for a customer

4 years 19 weeks ago, 6:16 PM

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I think part of the bbl of mine is starting to fall off, looks like there will be about 18" left. Probably dura-kote metal and dark earth krylon for the stock & forearm. Forearm is broken on top edge, I wonder if the Browning will fit it.

4 years 19 weeks ago, 5:38 PM

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Schuyler, have you thought about a Benelli? I don't have one, but if I ever decide that I need another shotgun, it will be one of theirs. The idea of 2 barrels makes all kinds of sense to me. 18 or 20" for home defense, & maybe a 28" for the pheasants. They're pricey new, but much more reasonable used, IF you can find a used one. Most guys who buy them never get rid of them. I've never looked for them on gunbroker.com, but that's where I start when I'm looking for anything.

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:19 PM

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check Stoeger too

they are a very fine,affordable shotgun,check out the model 2000,which is their autoloader.

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 11:16 AM

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I agree with greasy

I would go with a Rem 1100. I like the idea of a couple different barrels as well. Just throw the longer one on when you go hunting. I have a 24" bbl for a moss 835 ulit-mag and it works fine for turkey, pheasant, dove, quail, and water fowl... you can go longer if you want, but don't need to.

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 11:46 PM

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Schuyler

Remington 1100 series is a good choice, also look at the Winchester SX2. Not sure on the preice, but everyone I know of who has used one has commented on how fast they cycle and how low the recoil is, even for a semi. I haven't fired one yet.

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