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  • Cheap Shotguns - who owns one?

    Thought I'd put it out there and see who else uses a cheap shotgun for hunting/clays etc.

    I use my old Boito Single Barrel for everything from rolling foxes to bunnies and busting clays - for the $$$ it has been a fantastic cheap investment that has always been reliable and more importantly accurate.

    Whacking Varmints is my passion!

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    Stoeger outback tactical... I haven't used it much yet but I love it.
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      ive got the stoeger outback o/u too great shotty for 600 bucks! put about 250 - 300 rounds through it.. never missed a beat

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    I bought a Rossi Matched Pair (12ga/.223Rem) a few months ago for a bit over $400 - so you could say the shotgun cost a bit over $200.

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    It's light and with heavy loads, has a good bit of recoil but as a handy shotgun that breaks down for storage and carrying.
    I've always got some 28g loads for when any 'recoil challenged folk' want to have a go so that deals with the kick issue...
    For light hunting, it's a damn good gun and I have the option of substituting the rifle barrel when required too.

    The 'ol single shot shotty still provides a lot of fun and takes their fair share of ferals around this country...
    Member of the Aunty Jack Firearm Appreciation Society - "Now be a good little Aussie and learn how to shoot or I'll rip your bloody arms off......and I will too!"

    "Have you tried unloading it then reloading it?" - Roy Trenneman on fixing firearm problems

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      I've always wanted a Rossi matched pair(maybe even matched set with the .22lr barrel)

      where did you grab it from? Would you recommend them to others? i have this urge for a combination rifle or a switch caliber/barrel firearm.

      I've got an old Lanber iBargun 12G o/u extractor model made in 1978, it shoots a hell of a lot better than i do! NFI how much it would have cost new but i don't imagine it would have been much. She's a great old girl and i hope to keep her in good enough condition to pass down to the next generation as was done to me! People bad mouth Spanish/Turkish shotguns all the time. They are just being snobs. Take everything you read with a grain of salt! try it for yourself and then decide!

      Cheers,

      Nuzo

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    Good to see a few cheapies getting out and being used, I love that little boito of mine, she's not fancy but its light enough that I can carry it and a rifle at the same time and it just works - it doesn't matter if I feed it target loads or 00 Buckshot it gets the job done very well (surprised me and everyone else who has seen it in action) at just how well it works.

    A Cheapie but a goodie is the way I look at it. I can't say the same about a mates Baikal Coach gun, he was flat out hitting clays that were laying on the ground with that thing at 10m! and couldn't hit a clay in the air for love or money fuck that was funny to watch,

    Cheers fella's and happy hunting/shooting
    Whacking Varmints is my passion!

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      It must be him..not the Baikal, I`ve got a SxS in 12G, and had it for years, it`s a keeper and takes out whatever you point it at, with shot or solids on game or clays
      have you shot his Baikal? not much can go wrong if the firing pin hits the primer,, and he`s pointing at the target.
      Coach guns with the shorter barrels, are true to the name "Scatter-guns" that`s why sawn off shotties were the preferred weapon for "Crooks" back in the `70`s..you didn`t have to be a good shot, just point and shoot, great for opening locked doors, car boots and anything else that needed opening.

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    I have a few, grabbed a Bentley sxs recently for next to nothing, a Sportco model 81 and was given an Iver Johnson coach sxs, all used for spotlighting or out on the quad.

    I can't use my SKB, it's just too nice!

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      Here is mine halfway through its face lift H&R 1908

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    Recently bought 2 H&R 1908s. One in 12g and one in 20g. Great fun guns. Did a mix and match when they were apart for cleaning...looks like all the parts are interchangeable. This good cos the 12g stock has a couple of cracks around the tang.

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      have a sportco 3 shot bolt action 12g i picked up for 200 and a H&R 10g i would consider cheap because it was sub 500

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        I have to agree with GSR on the DD (I own the Boito variant). Great knock about gun

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      There's just no getting away from this bad boy!

      Define 'cheap gun'?

      For instance if you're Malcolm Fraser, noted former shotgunner hoarder and one-time Purdey owner, my Miroku would be cheap!

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        I run a Baikal SxS and love it for what I bought it for, treating rough. I've donged all sorts of things with it and used it as a paddle but she just keeps on going. I use it when I know it's going to be too nasty for my good shot guns.

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        I have a Boito SB in .410, allegedly a "snake gun" but never used as such

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        I've got a Canadian made Winchester single barrel 12g that breaks in half very easily and I cut down to 21 inches. Does the job, puts holes where I want them.

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      have a look here RE swearing fellas

      thanks

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        Originally posted by S12A" post=4213
        have a look here RE swearing fellas

        thanks

        Anthony
        Where?

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      I have a Stoeger Uplander 12g sxs, cost me $500 brand new with 5 chokes. Just over 2000 rounds through (mostly 28g clay loads) and it still locks up tight, and rattles nowhere, and always gone off when I pulled the trigger Even the wood is got a little bit of nice grain in it. For the money, good value. It is the twin trigger version so doesn't have the issues of the naughty short black ones...

      Good enough for us casual clay busters/paddock bashers

      cheers

      Rich

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        They might not look super cheap but they both owe me less than $400 each as I bought them as clunkers and did most of the resto work myself

        WOFTAM the Marlin goose gun/bench rest/slug gun/monstrosity





        This 100+ yr old shotty Is damn near my most favorite gun (clays are not safe from this gun)



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          Nice one Sierra1 - I love seeing the things you make! - the SxS is a rippa mate
          Whacking Varmints is my passion!

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            Took my new cheapy Hatsun Escort 20" out for Clays at my club last weekend, everybody laughed as it wouldnt even fit on the shotgun storage rack due to lack of length, but once peeps gave it a go, they were surprised but how decent it was.

            I was pretty pleased with it, functioned flawlessy ... so all up a good shotgun in my humble opinion

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              Originally posted by druid01" post=5415
              Took my new cheapy Hatsun Escort 20" out for Clays at my club last weekend, everybody laughed as it wouldnt even fit on the shotgun storage rack due to lack of length, but once peeps gave it a go, they were surprised but how decent it was.

              I was pretty pleased with it, functioned flawlessy ... so all up a good shotgun in my humble opinion
              Yeah they were doing the laughing thing with me a while back at one of my old clubs until I started beating em! soon changed their attitudes when they saw me roll up with the ol Boito - she may be a cheap shottie but I certainly learnt how to use it well on the clays :lol:

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            Sometime agoI purchased in incomplete 12g W.W.Greener SxS 30" hammer gun for $125:00 . Made a for-end and a firing pin, cleaned it up and it was my goto shottie for a long time and only retired it recently.

            I was thinking of getting another oldie and doing it up, I do like a side by side.

            Now I use a Brno ZH301 U/O 12g.

            TB

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              Originally posted by Treebeard" post=5434
              Sometime agoI purchased in incomplete 12g W.W.Greener SxS 30" hammer gun for $125:00 . Made a for-end and a firing pin, cleaned it up and it was my goto shottie for a long time and only retired it recently.

              I was thinking of getting another oldie and doing it up, I do like a side by side.

              Now I use a Brno ZH301 U/O 12g.

              TB
              Any pics mate - sounds like an interesting ol girl.

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            Ok I'll bite...

            My new/old Mossberg 12G, apparently an 81 model, "made in Australia"? (din't know that!)
            I've had it for all of 2 days.
            It is a beat up old piece of crud, had to bend the mag back into shape with some pliers to make it feed properly. I got an unbeleeeeevable amount of crap out of the bolt when I hit it with the WD40. Bore looks good, everything else fuctions as it should. (The operator? bit of work needed there... )
            Mounted a torch on it and went bunny busting last night. First shot the recoil knocked the torch clean off! Pass me the gaffer tape somebody....
            I'll rub back the stock and varnish it... might even have a go at re-bluing the action.
            Here it is, my $100 fun gun, next to the rest of the family (Howa and Savage respectively)

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            Col

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              Originally posted by Big_Col" post=5472
              Ok I'll bite...

              My new/old Mossberg 12G, apparently an 81 model, "made in Australia"? (din't know that!)
              I've had it for all of 2 days.
              It is a beat up old piece of crud, had to bend the mag back into shape with some pliers to make it feed properly. I got an unbeleeeeevable amount of crap out of the bolt when I hit it with the WD40. Bore looks good, everything else fuctions as it should. (The operator? bit of work needed there... )
              Mounted a torch on it and went bunny busting last night. First shot the recoil knocked the torch clean off! Pass me the gaffer tape somebody....
              I'll rub back the stock and varnish it... might even have a go at re-bluing the action.
              Here it is, my $100 fun gun, next to the rest of the family (Howa and Savage respectively)



              Col
              LOL Col, taping the torch to the shottie - love ya style mate. I reckon it will come up real well if you do strip the crap stain etc off it and give it a new coat of bluing on the metal work, I would love to see some pics if you do get around to doing it.

              Cheers mate
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