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Old 08-16-2019, 04:52 PM
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The Stevens 520/620 was designed by John Browning...how could you go wrong?
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:05 PM
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Mossberg 500 pump, works fine.
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75 yards?

That is a big house.
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I know, right? Thats like a 150' room or one long arse hallway in one's 'castle' with enough time to unlock the safe and load up the sniper rifle.
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How about a nice Ithaca 37 Featherlight Deer Slayer.







Actually the barrel is too long for in the house but when I found it in a local Pawn shop it just called out to me.
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Gerald - I always wanted one of those
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Gerald I have two Ithacas one in 12gauge and the other in 20 gauge...I also have the same pair in Browning BPS...I have a picture some where...just can't find it right now...but your Ithaca is one nice looking one.

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Gerald, nice looking 37. My brother had a Featherlight in 16ga. that he let me use through high school. The pheasants trembled in fear for that gun.

On the way home from the range today I stopped by Cabela's/Bass Pro. The had a Featherlite 20ga. riot gun in the Gun library, 18" barrel and the wood wasn't even beat to heck. I didn't look at the price assuming they were overcharging but it was a nice specimen.
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How about a double barrel?
Here's what Paul Harrell has to say---
https://youtu.be/Prziwvjq46g
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I've been contemplating picking up a Mossberg Shockwave in 20ga. I'd also consider a side by side coach gun.
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I know, right? Thats like a 150' room or one long arse hallway in one's 'castle' with enough time to unlock the safe and load up the sniper rifle.
Ha! well said.
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Every gun has its purposes and advantages. That said, I find it near impossible to improve upon older designs. More modern guns are full of MIM parts, polymer, and IMO just feel loose and sloppy. It is SO hard to one up a Stevens 520 or 620. My personal favorite is a Winchester Model 12. Six shots of 12 gauge, adjustable sleeve for potential wear, it can handle any type of shell out there, and will outlive all of us living today. At worst you will have to buy a firing pin or an extractor/spring.

Think about it, a brand new Mossberg 500 will need replacement parts before a 60+ year old Winchester in most cases. I have a 98 year old Model 12 that doesn't have even one spring replaced. The quality of gun and price point can't be beat. If you are *WILLING* to take the time to actually LEARN the Model 12, you can replace any and everything and will appreciate the superiority of the design over other pump shotguns.

I shouldn't be giving away my secrets but look seriously at the recent gun shows. Finally, the Model 12's prices have been going DOWN. Way lower than even 870's. The last weekends gun show I found consistently Model 12's less than 870 Express models. I never thought the day would come. It's bittersweet. I can't buy them all, so if you can get one for a good price, for goodness sake, GET IT! I will help you to clean it up just because I love the gun so much.
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The big advantage to a double is the ease of loading and unloading. If you have to leave the shotgun unloaded it is much faster to load and get into action. When we are in the motor home I keep a 20 gauge double and an assortment of shells. If I am in bear country I will keep Brenneke slugs handy other wise #2 buckshot or #3 buckshot. Snakes #6 shot does very well. I keep a sleeve with shells on the stock so I dont have to reach into a pocket to find a shell.
In the house I have a 12 gauge pump in the safe and a 410 pump in the closet where it is handy. The 410 is loaded with 9 pellet #4 buckshot. If recoil is a problem dont overlook the 410. Thanks to the Taurus Judge there are some very good self defense loads available and they work better in a shotgun.
Recently 3 armed home invaders ran into a teen boy with a shotgun. He was injured but 3 home invaders are dead.
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Anything for home defense should not need be loaded ,it should be hot .when seconds count it could be your life. Also have more than one at different places .Never be caught off guard ~~JMJ~~
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Anything for home defense should not need be loaded ,it should be hot .when seconds count it could be your life. Also have more than one at different places .Never be caught off guard ~~JMJ~~
I agree with you but in some places you cant. Recent Peoples Republik of Kalifornistan law says they have to be kept stored and locked. Pretty soon you will have to call to get permission to unlock it.
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I agree with you but in some places you cant. Recent Peoples Republik of Kalifornistan law says they have to be kept stored and locked. Pretty soon you will have to call to get permission to unlock it.
If you're not cheating you're not trying hard enough. Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6 and all that.
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