What shotgun to get for quail hunting

hdz805

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Looking for a new shotgun to do some quail hunting
Budget is kinda open nothing too crazy$$$$
What do you guys recommend?
12 gauge ? 28” barrel?
Would like a automatic
 
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stella marina

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Parker 2320, 16 Klamath cc, 10 ft Livingston "bass slayer"
do you own a shot gun?
a good basic, 1st all around 12 gauge is the Remington 870 express, shoots great, and budget oriented...I've had mine since I was 15...love that thing
 

MikeC.

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i just bought a mossberg 930 (semi auto) for 429.00 online looks nice havent shot it yet
 

watersdeep

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The 26'' gun that fits you the best. 12 or 20, i like 12ga. 28'' for everything. Better hurry it's just about over for 2019.
 

AKSalmon

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Sold my Parker. You can find me on the Red Rooster.
You're quail hunting, right? Get a side by side in a gauge no larger than 20 gauge!
 

mike garrahan

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Look for an older 870 wingmaster. They made millions of them. They shoot great, 100% dependable, last forever, easy to clean, extra barrels are everywhere. I have a Citori, a model 12, a Browning A5, a mod 37 and several 1100's but when I go quail hunting I always take a wingmaster.
 

Highwayman

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Benelli makes a reasonably light, durable semiautomatic. Parkerized w/chrome lined barrel and synthetic stock. You can find used from 750 to 1000.
 

dragonballs

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I bought a nice Italian made side bye side thinking it would be nostalgic to hunt pheasant with I can’t hit shit with it.
 

lee337

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Remington 11-87 28 inch barrel matte finish 12 ga. You can use it for everything under the sun. I do!
 

dragonballs

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What brand truck are you going to haul said shotgun in. :D

All are great guns and it boils down to your preference and budget.
 

Dragon

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I shoot a 20 ga. Citori 28"(35 yrs.) now and I started w/870 pump like most. If I bought a new gun I would be looking @ Franchi...

My son has the Franchi camo auto 20 ga. Very Sweet. Light & Fast is everything!!! You will have shot 3x's while the guys with the 1100's are still swinging...:-)

I think it's one of the best for the $$$...My 2 Pesos
 
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EAA 312. Semiautomatic that shoots 3.5"