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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-29-2020, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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This going to sound stupid. What really makes one shotgun better than the next? I have a Remington Mohawk 48 12 ga. I have hunted with buddies that have such expensive shotguns. My shotgun does everything theirs will. I’m not not bragging but my rather cheap shotgun is great. I’m not sure if the worth. my grandpa won it in a poker game in Michigan a long time ago. When his son turned 25 he gave it to him. When I turned 25 my father gave it to me. Needless to say it has been shot a whole lot. The Mohawk 48 is limited though. It is a mod 28” smooth bore barrel with no option to change chokes. Other than that this old recoil semi auto has always done what I ask of it. I bet mine is worth very little even when new. However it does what the expensive shotguns do and does it well. I’m not downing expensive shotguns at all. A shotgun is one of my all time faves to shoot. However my shotgun vs some expensive shotgun. I bet my cheap one will do what a $1000.00 and up shotgun will do
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"What really makes one shotgun better than the next?"
Weight, balance, reliability, ability to shoot different loads, chamber, type (semi, pump, OU etc) choke selection, fit and cosmetics are some I can think of off the top of my head.

I have owned shotguns that ranged from $80 to $2000 in purchase price new. My favorite by far is my Remington SP-10, my most hated was a Winchester SX3 even though it fit the best. It all boils down to personal preference and while my pumps get the job done, I do enjoy my autos so much more.

To each his own and nothing wrong with a good shotgun.


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Carry one all day behind bird dogs and you will understand pointing, balance, weight, and comfort.
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