Cheap and Expensive Shotguns Still Go Bang

So you want to go shoot some sporting clays eh? Me too! What some people don’t realize is that you don’t have to have a super expensive shotgun to go have fun. If you aren’t competing on a professional level, then you can blast those little clay pigeons all day long without spending a fortune. Here are some choices to get you started.

H&R Pardner

It’s bare bones for sure, but it does go bang. You do get a 28-inch vent-ribbed barrel, as well as a walnut stock with a recoil pad. I would hunt with this gun, it’s cheap and if I break it or lose it, who cares. The steel-made receiver is nice considering the price. One of the best values in the gun industry, this shotgun delivers firepower downrange for less. The H&R Pardner works great for the beginner, or even the price conscious expert. This model features a three-inch chamber and has a five round capacity. H&R installed a convenient cross bolt safety and a screw in modified choke tube. The forend has a classic groove pattern. To increase the smoothness of the action, H&R put in dual action bars, which assist in extracting spent shells. The front sight is a bead, which allows for fast and accurate acquisition of the target. Taking down the shotgun for cleaning is a snap, and the ventilated recoil pad makes the gun comfortable to shoot. This gun is value at its best.

Remington 870 Wingmaster

Sure as autumn arrives, the Model 870 Wingmaster rises to meet another day in the upland fields and woods of America. The Model 870 is so smooth and reliable that today, nearly 60 years after its introduction, it’s still the standard by which all pump shotguns are measured. With a receiver machined from a solid billet of steel, it is the model of enduring strength. True to its original design, the pump glides with silky surety on two twin action bars for the utmost in positive chambering and ejection. These characteristics, along with its flawless balance and natural pointing qualities have made the Model 870 the best-selling, most trusted shotgun of all time, of any action type, from any manufacturer. As the most aesthetically refined representative of our prestigious pump-action family, the Model 870 Wingmaster is a true American icon.
Available in 12 gauge 2 3/4-inch and 3-inch, 20 and 28 gauge, and .410 bore, it has a custom-quality finish and handsome American walnut woodwork. The richly blued and highly polished receiver has a classic appeal. Remington also offers a broad selection of barrel and choke options to fit your application.

Winchester Super X3

Bold looks and innovative features make the Winchester Super X3 Field a remarkable sight and a force to reckon with. This beautiful gun weighs in at a scant 6 3/4 pounds, thanks to a weight-saving magazine tube, recoil spring system, slim barrel, and an alloy receiver. The three-inch chambered Super X3 Field has all the features you want in a field gun, or a sporting gun for that matter. The self-adjusting Active Valve gas system reduces recoil significantly more than recoil-operated systems and a proprietary next generation Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad fits snugly to further increase shooting comfort. Trim grip and forearm dimensions add to the lightweight, fast handling feeling. The .742-inch Back-Bored Technology and Invector-Plus choke tube system work together to provide perfect patterns. Winchester applied a unique gunmetal grey Perma-Cote Ultra Tough surface finish to the external surfaces for extreme corrosion protection. Winchester also plated the bolt with electroless nickel for added corrosion resistance. This is one shotgun you must experience to believe. Three choke tubes and two stock spacers for length of pull adjustments are included. The magazine holds up to four, 2 3/4-inch shells depending on shell length. Some slug shells are a little longer than standard 2 3/4-inch shot shells.

Remington 1100

The rugged, ultra-dependable Remington shotguns continually evolve as they’re called to serve in new, increasingly demanding environments. Remington built these shotguns on a time-tested and extremely reliable legendary standard of quality and a level of flexibility that only comes with experience in the field. The famous Model 1100 shotgun comes with a standard stock and a 28-inch vent-ribbed barrel. Remington chambered these guns for 2 3/4-inch 12 gauge shells. Reliability is in the forefront when talking about an automatic shotgun. The 1100 has a stellar reputation both on and off the battlefield. Police, military, private contractors, hunters, and competitors around the globe rely on the 1100 for their shooting needs. The speed at which you can fire an 1100 is very impressive. Since it is a semi automatic, the shooter will still be able to operate the weapon with one hand. A pump-action shotgun is far more difficult to operate this way, which gives the semi automatic a leg up in the shooting competition. The 1100 series from Remington is a perfect shotgun for nearly all applications, both on and off the course.

Browning Citori

The Citori is more than a shotgun; it is the quintessential representative of the quality of the Browning brand. Wood-to-metal fit is paramount on the Citori and with tight, consistent junctions, it doesn’t disappoint. Browning machined the action components to exacting tolerances. They later heat-treated these components for greater strength, and fitted them using the traditional lampblack-and-file method to ensure the precise fit of critical components prior to assembly to the action. It is this extreme level of craftsmanship that leads to the dependable function, impeccable looks, championship performance, and respect from both Citori owners and the competition alike.

We challenge you to take any Citori from the rack and you’ll see the same high level of fit and finish on every gun. Open and close the action and throw it to your shoulder. IF you sight down the barrels, then will you fully understand why the Citori has gained its reputation as the finest over and under shotgun available in the world.

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