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    Save your pennies and buy a nice quality gun. Something that is nice handling and shooting, wont let you down in the field and most of all, Make your hunting buddies jealous LOL.

    Lifes too short to hunt with a cheap gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SongDog View Post
    Lifes too short to hunt with a cheap gun.

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    Cheap or cost effective? For me a bush gun has to be reliable of course but also shouldn't have to worry about scratching the thing.
    Time in the outdoors is never wasted

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    870 12 or 20 g, my 2 cents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SongDog View Post
    Save your pennies and buy a nice quality gun. Something that is nice handling and shooting, wont let you down in the field and most of all, Make your hunting buddies jealous LOL.

    Lifes too short to hunt with a cheap gun.

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    Bought a Lee Enfield for $35 back in 2002, shot a deer with it last year, groups 2in at 100 yards, cheap and effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Bought a Lee Enfield for $35 back in 2002, shot a deer with it last year, groups 2in at 100 yards, cheap and effective.
    My buddy traded a good Ruger 44 mag semi auto carbine for a good looking sporterized Lee Enfield, it wouldn't shoot any better than a 6 to 7 inch group off a benchrest.
    Piece of junk, barrel was a mess inside .

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    I said cheap lol, As in cheap thin bluing, Plastic Tupperware stocks, garbage sights, rough actions.

    I have a Marlin 30 30 trapper model that would be more deadly throwing it at an animal than trying to shoot it. I felt bad buying it for $50 off an old retired hunter but now I think I got ripped off. I think someone ruined the barrel trying to clean it, not sure but thought the barrel was bent by how far off it shoots.

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    Mike, you had me at 16! Hehe
    Yes, the sweet sixteens are an awesome gauge, and what many would say the ideal all-around shotgun. I have a few of them and they are a delight to use.
    A good used one can be had for a great price too because they lack the popularity of the 12 gauge. I guess I just proved that above. Haha.
    $150 will find you one in about 95% condition. One thing one has to remember though is that they won't have interchangeable chokes and the barrels won't accept steel shot. In the case above though, for grouse and rabbit one would be ideal, especially for the price. It can be upgraded as the hunter grows. Hey, nobody has just one gun right?

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    There's lots of cheap ammo available for them out there.
    Another option is reloading which we also do. We reload Bismith for waterfowling.

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    What ever he buys, getting the gun fitted to him will make a world of difference. It's hard enough trying to figure out what you did right and what you did wrong well learning to shoot. Having the center of your pattern three inches to the side and two inch below your point of aim will NOT make your day any better.

    If your lucky a miracle will happen but don't count on it.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy22 View Post
    870 12 or 20 g, my 2 cents...

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    Agree


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