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The area closest to me for hunting is shotgun only. In the main deer zone I can use a handgun also, but the public land specifies shotgun use, with slugs only.

So, I need to buy a shotgun. More than likely, I will buy an 870, but I am unsure about which version, and all-round compatibility with shot/slugs.

I have very little knowledge of shotguns, so any advice will be appreciated.

Thanks everybody! RR
 

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The best value is for a remington 870 or a Mossberg 500. Both are available as combos, a slug barrel and a shot barrel with interchangable chokes. You should be able to get either for $300-$400.
 

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http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/shotguns/model_870/model_870_express_combos.asp

http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=3&display=specs


List price for the Mossberg combo is $382

List price for the Remington combo is $543

I don't own any remington shotguns, but I do own their rifles, and they are excellent values. I own 3 Mossberg shotguns and they are very reliable.

I forgot to mention the Benelli Nova. I just bought a used oen 6 months ago, and it is the smoothest pump shotgun I ever shot. You can get one new for about $400, and buy the extra barrel for it when you need it. I have not seen it as a combo.

http://www.benelliusa.com/firearms/novaPump.tpl
 

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I own a Benelli Super Nova pump, a Mossberg 835 and an Ithaca single shot.

Both the Benelli and the Mossberg have rifled slug barrels that you can either buy as a combo or add later on. I can highly recommend either shtogun as well as the Benelli Super Black Eagle, Remington 870, Browning BPS and Winchester 1100. I have had the pleasure of shooting all of them many times.
 

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I am going to have to look into the 870 combo, that sounds like what I need. I dont think I would use it enough to go for a high-end shotgun, but I guess a good base model with a spare barrel would fulfill multiple roles.
 

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We have the Rem 870 with two barrels. Excellent value and shoots a heck of a lot more expensive than it is.
 
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