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Old March 11th, 2018, 03:36 PM #61
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You ever post what you intend on using this shotgun for? Huge difference between using it for home defense, wing shooting, deer hunting, etc.

With that said, my preference would either be Benelli or Beretta. Which exact model would depend on the task at hand.
Sorry, I guess I didn't. An effective cross between wing hunts and home defense.
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Old March 11th, 2018, 03:37 PM #62
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I asked that at post #2. I began to think that it must have been a dumb question.
Yep, I saw you ask it and then I went on and read the entire thread looking for the answer. Never found the answer.
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Old March 11th, 2018, 03:38 PM #63
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That would be a possible suggestion if there were budget constraints, but without budget constraints I would not consider any Mossberg product to be a Lincoln type product (i.e., I am a Ford guy).

Cost is always a factor! Lol
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Old March 11th, 2018, 03:48 PM #64
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I asked that at post #2. I began to think that it must have been a dumb question.
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Yep, I saw you ask it and then I went on and read the entire thread looking for the answer. Never found the answer.
OK OK - sorry guys, I missed the question due to fast scroll I guess -- #handsupdontshoot
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Old March 11th, 2018, 03:53 PM #65
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OK OK - sorry guys, I missed the question due to fast scroll I guess -- #handsupdontshoot
I was VERY close to filling out a hurt feelings report.
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Old March 11th, 2018, 04:00 PM #66
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I was VERY close to filling out a hurt feelings report.

I laughed out loud.
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Old March 11th, 2018, 04:20 PM #67
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I laughed out loud.
Thanks! With your answer I don't think I'm knowledgeable enough to recommend a cross between a home defense and a wing shooting shotgun.

I tend to buy guns specialized for their purpose so I would recommend what I have:
  • Home defense: None other than a Benelli M4, with a magazine extension, modified for 922r compliance.
  • Wing shooting: here we go again: Pheasant? Ducks? Goose?
    • I have a 12 Ga Browning Auto 5 with 2 barrels (rifled slug & smooth) and multiple chokes for the smooth barrel. This has served every shotgun hunting scenario I have encountered from small game to Goose.
    • But I've seen GREAT semi-auto shotguns by Beretta, Benelli and others for this that my Goose hunting friends have brought to the field and the Goose blind.
    • BTW, it's great to take the Auto 5 with both barrels to hunt deer in the morning, change barrels and hunt goose all afternoon with a 1 minute barrel change. Something to think about - a shotgun that can easily change barrels.
I don't buy or own ANYTHING, other than ammo, made by Remington. That's just my personal bias.


EDIT: ya know, now that I think about it, if you're OK with buying a couple of barrels for an Auto 5 it could be set up for a home defense gun and a wing shooting gun. The Auto 5 with a short slug barrel would be a VERY effective home defense gun. You'd have to change barrels to go hunting but that takes all of 1 minute.
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Once you add HD to an all-around shotgun, your really just compromising the other use of it. Very few offer cheap barrels to swap out,if any. Maybe the 11-87. That's the only way your gonna get a semi to do both.
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Once you add HD to an all-around shotgun, your really just compromising the other use of it. Very few offer cheap barrels to swap out,if any. Maybe the 11-87. That's the only way your gonna get a semi to do both.

I got a Verney-Carron rifled barrel for my Auto 5 which I use for deer hunting when I'm also out for Goose. It's accurate enough to 100 yards. I think the barrel cost a few hundred which is a lot less than a whole new rifle. I also REALLY wouldn't want to be on the business end of that slug filled rifled barrel if I were an intruder.
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I've used my Saiga 12 for a little bit of everything.

Although you do get funny looks when shooting clays with it.
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