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    Default Shotgun info wanted

    I've been looking around at different shotguns recently. Probably not going to buy one until after Christmas but if like to find one that I like. Some fellows on here helped me decide on a bolt action rifle, Ruger American Rimfire, which I like a lot so I figured I'd ask you guys again.

    I was looking at the Weatherby PA-08. It's in my price range and seems to be a pretty decent gun. I read some reviews about it and most people seemed to like it quite a bit. I read that it's not very customizable but I wasn't planning on doing that anyway so that's not a big deal to me. Here's a link to the article I read about it: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    My brother has a Remington 870 and I like it quite a bit but I'd like to get something different.

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    I would look into CZ USA or Benelli if you don't like the 870 rem.

    Also if you look at the 870 Wingmaster instead of the 870 express you will be impressed.
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    Weatherby PA-08. nice looking shotgun comes with 3 choke tubes (IC, M, F), 26" or 28" chrome-lined barrel , 3 inch chamber . $500. for the pump or $800. for semi-auto .
    Pretty good value for the money , but i would never own one because i remain faithful to my Mossberg 500 8-shot security 12ga pump-action .
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    I always thought that the PA-08 was a really nice looking shotgun for the money and if I were needing one I would definitely consider buying it. Around here the 20 gauge is selling for $430 and the 12 gauge for $450, but I see that some lower prices may be out there if you shop around.
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    If I were going to buy a new pump shotgun I'd go with a Remington 870 Wingmaster (1st choice) or a Mossberg 500 (2nd choice). Both are excellent guns and will give a lifetime of excellent performance!!!
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    i did not know that Weatherby was re-branding a turkish shotgun. I also believe that CZ re-brands turkish shotguns as well.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by budroe View Post
    If I were going to buy a new pump shotgun I'd go with a Remington 870 Wingmaster (1st choice) or a Mossberg 500 (2nd choice). Both are excellent guns and will give a lifetime of excellent performance!!!
    I have to agree the Wingmaster is a fine shotgun for a few hundred dollars more than the Weatherby. I have had mine since 1958 and have never had any work done on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy View Post
    i did not know that Weatherby was re-branding a turkish shotgun. I also believe that CZ re-brands turkish shotguns as well.....
    CZ shotguns are made in Turkey to specs demanded by CZ, as are most Turkish made shotguns made to spec. The gun makers in the Huglu valley, Turkey will make shotguns of the quality, and to the pricepoint, specified. Kimber offers/offered a $20,000+ side by side shotgun... made in Turkey.
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    I looked up some info on the mossberg 500, it is a nice reliable gun and not too expensive. What do you guys like/dislike about it? Do you know what te trigger pull weight is? I read some places that it was 4 and others said up to 9. I like a lighter pull weight but that won't be the deciding factor of the gun that I go with. How does it compare to the Weatherby?

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    I have a 500 I've used for bird hunting a few times. I'm not sure exactly what the trigger pull is. Its smooth, and I'd guess its under 6 pounds. Can't compare it to the new Weatherby's. I have a Japanese (think that's right) made Centurian semiauto I bought from the Augsburg, Germany Rod & Gun back in 1973-74. Its still an excellent gun. I've never had any problem with it - other than maybe hitting doves on a regular basis.
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