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New 20 gauge bird Gun???


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I am in the market this year for a new pheasant/grouse gun. I definatly want a 20 gauge but don't want to spend over $600 for a gun that will take a beating. I really want an o/u but dont want to spend an arm and a leg. I really like the bps, the 870 wingmaster, and the traditions o/u that is at walmart. Anybody have any suggestions, I would buy the traditions at walmart but I would hate to buy a gun at walmart and I am a little concerned about quality. Thanks

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You could buy a nice 20 gauge auto within the $600 range. I think Remington makes a nice lightweight one in the black synthetic.

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Anybody have any expirience with a pump 20 gauge, I really like the bps, and the 1300 upland looks nice also.

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My daughter just received a BPS Micro in 20 gauge for birthday. The gun is a really nice little package - fit and finish are typical Browning - gold trigger, gold inlay on the logo.

She fired a box of shells through it on Sunday, and it functioned just fine. She even got a couple of clay pigeons! The gun was comfortable to mount and swing, and I actually liked the shorter barrel.

My son has the youth model 870 in 20 gauge, and it is more of a "workhorse" gun, nothing fancy, just load it up and blast away. I shot a box at clay pigeons, and didn't miss a one. Better than my 12 gauge! Like the Browning, the shorter barrel is different, but comfortable.

I've got a Stoeger SxS in 20 (the Uplander model) and I really enjoy using it on pheasants and partridge. I can beat the living tar out of that gun and not care - its a field-grade beater.

If you shop around a bit, you may be able to find a used Richland Arms SxS in 20 gauge. Those are sweet little guns, made by Zarbala in Spain. Trim little units that literally jump to your shoulder, but due to the price you don't cry when a scratch appears.

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Bought a BPS 20 gauge a couple years ago and now it is the only shotgun I shoot. Ducks, pheasants, grouse, doves, it does it all. I got the 3" chamber field model w/ the straight stock and love it. Have an 870, and A-5 that haven't been touched since I got it. Get the BPS it has never let me down.

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I have a 20 gauge Remington 870 Wingmaster. It is a nice gun. Light, short. I also have a 12 gauge. They have never let me down.

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For that price anything with more than one barrel is kinda out of the picture, but i tell you what, a few years back my dad bought me a Remington 1100 LT-20 of auctionarms.com for 335 bucks(used), came to about 380 with shipping and other stuff i think. only bad thing is you need to have it sent to a gun dealer and pick it up from them, but thats not that much of a hassel. I have shot my neighbors 870 remington 20ga and liked it except for the short barrel. But if you want it for duck or deer hutning the shorter barrle might be what you are looking for.

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H & H Sport Shop in Maple Lake has nice variety of Baikal O/U. They low in cost and have a good warrenty.

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Check out the BPS Upland Special (short barrel, English stock). I love mine. It's perfect for grouse.

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Bronco Kid, please post your email address, I beleive you are with H&H and I have a qustion for you.

Thanks!

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Thanks for your replys guys. I found a used 1100 20g that I am going to look at tonight. If I don't buy that I am really leaning towards a new bps with a 26" barrel, feels really good.

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I've been using an 1100 20ga for 12 years. Love it. Last year the firing pin spring broke but easy to get fixed. Can't go wrong with an 870 either.

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Thanks for the help guys I bought a very nice used bps with the 26" barrel last night, that thing pulls up sweet and I love that tang saftey. Bring on the season now.

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