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Old November 22nd, 2016, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default budget goose gun. ready set go

talk me into something.

I know what I'm leaning towards but would like some ideas first.
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... what's your budget?

Used or new?

I have some ideas, but let me get these two questions out of the way.

I picked up a Browning Maxus this spring (28" barrel, 3.5" 12ga) for $900. I even got to cut the box open.

there are some good pumps out there for 400-600 range new, but not sure what you are thinking. Synthetic for sure, doesn't need to necessarily be camo.
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Old November 22nd, 2016, 03:00 PM   #3
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entry level so under $600 or hoping for a good holiday sale that would push one under $500 new. Looking used, there are plenty $350-500 as well.

I'm fine (and sometimes prefer) used.

Realistically, this wont be used much. Dont need an expensive safe queen.
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Can't you get a mossberg 500 for like, $400?
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Old November 22nd, 2016, 03:26 PM   #5
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Can't you get a mossberg 500 for like, $400?
if I end up buying something, I want a semiauto.
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assuming you want a 3.5"

I would go with the stoeger in whichever flavor you want, the beretta pump, or check the winchester sxp pumps

Used is nearly unlimited possibilities if you can find the right deal and in good shape.

I used a winchester 1300 for the last 14 years, never let me down. Just went semi auto this year.

EDIT: just saw last comment.

check the stoegers
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is a 3.5" a huge benefit for geese?

So I was leaning toward a CZ 712. almost bought one last year and apparently I should have, prices crept up in the last year or so..
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So I was leaning toward a CZ 712. almost bought one last year and apparently I should have, prices crept up in the last year or so..


Mo pellets. Less cripples. I was skeptical until i started shooting them. Not much more cost


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is a 3.5" a huge benefit for geese?

So I was leaning toward a CZ 712. almost bought one last year and apparently I should have, prices crept up in the last year or so..
http://1source.basspro.com/index.php...shotgun-shells

Here's a good writeup, albeit a little dated vs todays guns and ammo choices. Also, my Maxus is lighter than my 1300, and kicks less with the 3.5s than my 1300 did with 3s.. FWIW.
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It's also a lot more recoil. I don't shoot 3.5s for anything except turkeys and I have no problems with cripples, that includes sandhill cranes which dwarf geese. For $600 I'd buy a used B gun or Winchester sx2/3 before I'd buy a Stoeger

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It's also a lot more recoil. I don't shoot 3.5s for anything except turkeys and I have no problems with cripples, that includes sandhill cranes which dwarf geese. For $600 I'd buy a used B gun or Winchester sx2/3 before I'd buy a Stoeger

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It's basic physics.... But it definitely depends on the person too. In the heat of the moment I tend not to notice it so much, it's after a day of good shooting when I get home

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Sandhills down south. Texas and tn and the like. Ymmv


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Always thought 10 gauge was the standard for a goose gun. I really don't know though... Goose isn't the best tastimg bird so I never had much interest in it. Same with ducks.
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Always thought 10 gauge was the standard for a goose gun. I really don't know though... Goose isn't the best tastimg bird so I never had much interest in it. Same with ducks.


Goose makes fantastic jerky.

3 1/2" 12ga is negligible difference with cheaper ammo.


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