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Which shot gun do you reach for when it's time to head out for Geese or Ducks?
 

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If i'm gonna be hunting in a dry field outta a layout blind, i'll take my Salvinelli O/U shotgun 12ga.
If in a wet muddy field or in the marsh, i'll take my Mossberg Maverick 88 12ga. pump "knock around gun".
 

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Some say pump is easiest for take down if you have an issue but I've not had a problem with my bennelli super black eagle II. Have the 870 as back up though if I'm any distance from home
 

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That Bennelli is sure a sweet shot gun. I have an 870 3 1/2 inch. Been happy with it. Had older maverick used to use but found it jammed lots when goose hunting so retired it to be my chicken gun.
 

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I have an 11-87 3 1/2" that does the job, but i use the 870 more its just as fast and never jams!!!
 

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I'm going out for the first time this year and I'm looking at the Winchester Black Shadow SPX. Does anyone know anything about this gun or maybe recommedations on something else?
 

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MtnMan said:
I'm going out for the first time this year and I'm looking at the Winchester Black Shadow SPX. Does anyone know anything about this gun or maybe recommedations on something else?

Not trying to start a Ford vs Chevy war here but... For an entry level 12ga its hard to beat the price and unrivaled performance of the Remington 870... There hasn't been a whole lot of design change on the action in a very long time because it is so dependable... Once broke in they can shoot as fast or faster than 99% of the semi Auto shotties out there... An 870 will last you a lifetime,you will hand it down to your kids, your kids will pass it on to their kids and so on... IMO
 

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Patty said:
MtnMan said:
I'm going out for the first time this year and I'm looking at the Winchester Black Shadow SPX. Does anyone know anything about this gun or maybe recommedations on something else?

Not trying to start a Ford vs Chevy war here but... For an entry level 12ga its hard to beat the price and unrivaled performance of the Remington 870... There hasn't been a whole lot of design change on the action in a very long time because it is so dependable... Once broke in they can shoot as fast or faster than 99% of the semi Auto shotties out there... An 870 will last you a lifetime,you will hand it down to your kids, your kids will pass it on to their kids and so on... IMO

As long as it is a Wingmaster!!!!!
 

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I have two I use right now... One is a wingmaster that is incredibly old but still shoots like a dream the other is a SPS Marine Magnum with the chrome nickel finish,18" barrel with Extended Magazine, a ATI adjustable pistol grip and a Barksa "TV" sight (In case of a zombie apocalypse!!!)... I've Killed geese and ducks with both but they gotta be a little closer with the SPS!!!
 

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I have an old mossberg lakefield 400, Used to be my dad's Started doing waterfowl last year and got out quite a bit. Only complaint is it doesn't chamber 3' shells well. Then again the gun is older than I am and it's knocked down quite a few birds last year so it's hard to complain at all :D
 

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Some of the older mossberg shotguns were pretty good!!! My dad has a .410 pump thats a mossberg and its a good little gun... i watched a buddy struggle with his Mossberg/Maverick 88 with three inch shells for a couple years, his was a worn out "keeper" on the magazine that holds the next round from popping out before you pump it... Little file work and it was good for a while but then it just wore down again and started jamming again... don't know that this will help you any... The other thing to check is to see what the actual length of the shells are... Most 3" are 2 3/4" before firing and 3" after firing, but I have had some Kent 3 1/2" shells that wouldn't eject properly because they were "too long" after firing, depending on both the gun manufacturer (I am assuming the gun is chamber for 3") and shell manufactures tolerances this could potentially be the problem... You could try a different brand of Shells and see if that helps you or not... Does it handle 2 3/4" shells with no problems???
 

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870 quality drop .... i have a old 870 performs great everytime my buddy got a new one and it jams quite often would recommend something different or an old one if you have the option
 
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