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I grew up hunting with an old JC higgans 12 ga , 28" pump gun. I liked it well enough back then. Several years back , I got a decient quality 12 ga O/u w 30" tubes for trap shooting. ( Valmet 112ST) I like it well enough but still don't seem to shoot it as well as the old JCH. At 8.75#, it's not light either. I'm now thinking of getting another "messing around" gun that couldbe used for an occasional round of skeet or sporting clays. ( I don't hunt anymore)
I'm thinking 20 ga as I don't have one and am looking to lighten up a bit. So far I've looked at Rem 11-87 premer, Charles Daily semi auto ,Browning BPS and rem 870 and Winchester pump. (all 20 ga, all 28" w choke tubes.) They all feel/ point pretty good but I'm wondering if either the bottom eject or the "pump" of some of these modles is going to make life difficult in the odd round of club level clay bird shooting.
Any thoughts/ suggestions are welcome.
Looking to keep it in the 300-600 range, light and versitile.
 

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I shoot the Browning BPS and both Remingtons, and here's my .02. My 11-87 is a lot heavier than either of the pumps. With the BPS, you have to close the action, load a shell, rack the slide... With the 870 you can just drop a shell into the ejection port close the slide and you're in business.

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Tacoma,
Above all else, shoot what fits you! The "fit and feel" of a shotgun is very important....if you want to hit anything. After you find the "fit and feel", then you can pick a make and model and, ofcourse the price range that fits your wallet too.

Good luck with your choices!
Good hunting, Bowhunter57
 

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Beretta

Get a Beretta for $529.00 at Wal Mart. You won't be disappointed. Semi auto, shoots all 2 3/4 and 3" mags, crome lined barrel. Model is AL 390 (L stands for lightweight) New model of Beretta is AL391 ($1000 bucks, shoots 3 1/2" mags) The 390's shoot great, never jam.
 

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I am not knocking automatics or pumps. But any way you slice it, you only have one choke. With an over/under or side/side you have a choice of two chokes. Cruse the gun shows until you find a good L.C. Smith or Fox Sterlingworth. They will make you a good all around shot gun for the rest of your life and only increase in value. My two cents worth :wink: OO
 
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