ok i am in the market for a slug gun...i was looking at the H&R slug guns( very nice and in expensive) the only thing i dont like is the single shot. on the other hand i am looking at the remmington 870 pump also a nice gun. i am trying to spend under 4 hundred. any input or sugestions would be great..
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Mon, 2004-02-02 16:24
Mon, 2004-02-02 20:57#1
It would be just a bit over your price limit new but a good Browning BPS with a fully rifle slug barrel would be a great slug gun. You can get it with iron sights or cantilever scope rail. You might be able to find one used and get it for less then $400. With the bottom eject, ambidextrous safety it make a good slug gun.
Not sure what you will be using it for, I assume deer. This year I quit using my BPS and switch down to the 'mighty' 410 slug gun. I got one of those new Winchester 9410 at the beginning of last year. If your hunting will be close range, 50 yards or less it works great. And sure kicks a lot less then 12 gage slugs.
Tue, 2004-02-03 10:34#2
I wouldn't worry about the H&R being a single shot. A slug is massively lethal, especially in 12 guage. Unless you hit the animal really badly, one shot will be enough. Take your time and take a good shot and you'll have nothing to worry about.
Frankly, unless you're hunting grizzlies or lions, I think the benefits of a quick follow up shot are greatly over-rated.
Tue, 2004-02-03 15:10#3
Remington makes a combo set http://www.remington.com/firearms/shotguns/870excmb.htm that comes with a slug barrel and a regular shot barrel. Msrp on it $443 so you should be able to find it under $400. Here is the first place that came up when I did a search http://www.ableammo.com/mall/guns_shotgun_remington_870express_combo.asp
I have bird hunted with an 870 wingmaster for years and have found itr to be a very reliable gun. I would go in that direction. You get more bang for your buck this way.
Tue, 2004-02-03 15:18#4
the remington combo is the one i think i am going to get. i am just torn between that and the H&R. i really dont know which one i want. can you buy different barrels for the slug gun, any sites that have them?
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Tue, 2004-02-03 15:32#5
I personally like the 870 but that isn't enough to down the H&R. A single shot in the right hands can be very effective AND surprisingly fast on follow up shots. I hunt with a guy that used an old cooey 12 gauge single and he held backup shots between his fingers and could rattle two off very quickly. BTW, I find the single shots more accurate than the pumps, semi, etc.
Thu, 2004-02-05 09:20#6
In 2000 I bought a new Winchester Blk Shadow 12 Ga. pump rifled slug gun.Sighted it in at 50 then 100 yds.Very accurate with Winchester Partition Gold sabots ,whistlin about 1900 FPS.I loaded 1 at a time when I sighted it in .Now ,deer huntin ,200 miles from home and the gun would not unload and then would not cycle without jammin.Opening day bout 1/2 hr before quitin time I dropped a 9 point ,185# deer at a trot.It never took a second step after I pulled the trigger.I went to throw a second round in the chamber and it jams.Sat down smoked a cig and stared at that buck laying 20 yds away.Good thing it was lights out.When I got back home I took the gun back and they wanted to fix it ,so after a temper tantrum they just gave me a new gun and it has worked great since.The only thing is that in the back of my mind I get nervous wondering if this replacement gun will jam some time or was it just a poor gun the first time??? I also have a Winchester 1400 auto ,that works great with every kind of load except a heavy turkey load it will lock up and not cycle.Just with turkey loads.So I guess I have not had a great time with this brand
Thu, 2004-02-12 13:38#7
My brother in laws and I all have a Remington 1187 with a slug barrell. Best slug gun I've shot next to my father's Remington 100 with the rifled barrell. But, 2 of my buddies have the Remington 870 and it shoots unbelieveable. Plus, it's much less expensive!
Fri, 2004-02-13 05:19#8
i am going to get the H&R.. i thought about it for a while and thats what i am going to get
Fri, 2004-02-13 14:45#9
Hope you wont need a follow up shot when the first one didnt quite do it quickly enough as that deer is haulin ass while you are watchin it disappear,goin " %*&#@&^%$# ". Maybe buy 2.One for the right and one for the left.Good luck.