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    Quote Originally Posted by Growlybear View Post
    I actually like heavy in a firearm. Had a Gun City 22" with the" interchoke" system. I don't duck shoot. Was brilliant for me. The only reason I sold it, was I needed the$$$.
    heavy = good unless you going walkies...... I actually ADDED 11oz of lead shot into the buttstock of the H&R pump....the new owner has left it there too...sure soaks up any recoil very well,and being close to shoulder it doesnt effect the swing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeah_na_missed View Post
    Absolute bargain here, and these have a decent rep:
    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....61/index2.html... assuming it's still available.
    Thanks for putting me onto that. Looks mint
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    A pump will take longer to master for a new shooter, but if the budget is low, they're a more reliable option. If the budget allows it, a better quality semi wins

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    pump fan personally , if for no other reason than you can feed them anything reliably unlike a semi and feel they are a safer option for a newbie and for safely carrying loaded due to having to manually load the chamber after each trigger pull , less chance of accidental firing .
    Not to mention the mossberg pumps can run the mini shells , with the rubber adapter fitted , which again is a good option for younger or new shooters due to the reduced recoil .
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    shotties are handy things to have

    a 5 shot mossberg maveric with a Mod choke will be a great do all and run you under $500 new and literally last forever
    they are much safer than a semi.
    If you run a pump action a bit more roughly than you think you should it usually means they run flawlessly
    870s are popular but they are rattly and I dont like them, same with the winny defenders
    and they both tend to cost more and are heavier

    I prefer semis now(and wanted one for years when using the pump) but starting out pump guns are hard to beat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    heavy = good unless you going walkies...... I actually ADDED 11oz of lead shot into the buttstock of the H&R pump....the new owner has left it there too...sure soaks up any recoil very well,and being close to shoulder it doesn't effect the swing.
    When I was younger, my everything centrefire was a 8x57 Portugese Mauser. They were refurbished 6.5. They were like new. I did put a recoil pad on it, but kept it fully wooded, and used open sights. They didn't have all the synthetic stuff those days. I remember a fella selling me life insurance. I was 15 stone. He said I would need a medical. I said I was hitting the hills with a pack, and fully wooded Mauser that :weekend, and, if he cared to join me, we'd see who needed a medical when we got back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Waimata View Post
    the sound of racking a pump shottie is the single most effective thief deterrent possible..
    Well said. I am not from a gun free country, but I have experienced once when I was a young, going out for hunting with one uncle long time ago. only few of us in one car, we were surrounded by dozens of villagers because they thought we crashed their field. The uncle walked towards to them with his shotgun, even did `t look at them because he was loading the pump, and when he pumped it.....the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Waimata;
    OTOH I know a guy who uses an A5 for his pest control but claimed to keep a pump under the counter when he ran his shop, on the belief that the sound of racking a pump shottie is the single most effective thief deterrent possible. A loaded shotgun in a shop is illegal so I assume this anecdote was in jest.

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    Yep. The others hunting with me used to refer to my pump action as my ‘shick-shack’ as after I fired each shot that was the next noise they heard.
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