GUN First time shotgun purchase v.skeet

MMor101

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Feb 21, 2005
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Skippack, PA
Went to go shoot some clays today. First time i've ever shot a firearm too, so much fun. I was using my dads 20GA AyA side by side but I kinda want a shotgun of my own. I was looking at the Remington SPR310 from Buds gun shop. Any experience with them? It will be used mostly for clays. How much am I looking to pay for the transfer fee? Should I go into a local gun shop and hold it at least? I couldn't find anything used at a good price. They seem to hold their value well and at $319 plus $40 cash back minuswhale buy new.
 

bursty

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Jan 26, 2007
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Skeet with a pump may prove difficult.

I've shot skeet with my 870 for the past ~6 months and it adds to the challenge. While the 870 is a fucking awesome shotgun, I will have a dedicated skeet gun soon :o

For the occasional skeet trip a few times a year, an 870 would do fine but if you really get into it, you need either an autoloader or O/U
 

ZCP M3

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Feb 4, 2007
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Denver, CO
Went to go shoot some clays today. First time i've ever shot a firearm too, so much fun. I was using my dads 20GA AyA side by side but I kinda want a shotgun of my own. I was looking at the Remington SPR310 from Buds gun shop. Any experience with them? It will be used mostly for clays. How much am I looking to pay for the transfer fee? Should I go into a local gun shop and hold it at least? I couldn't find anything used at a good price. They seem to hold their value well and at $319 plus $40 cash back minuswhale buy new.

Definitely go to a local gun store and hold/swing a few shotguns before blindly buying. The way a gun feels can tell you a lot.

As far as transfer fees go, look up dealers in your area using Gunbroker's FFL Locator. http://gunbroker.com/User/DealerNetwork.asp I pay $15-20 in my area.

Never seen/held a SPR310, but definitely a good call to get an over-under if you're gonna be doing skeet.
 
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MMor101

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Feb 21, 2005
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Skippack, PA
I really don't want to spend more than ~$300. I'll call around on monday see if any places have the SPR310 instock. IIRC the skeet range I went to rented the SPR310 so it has to be a solid, reliable gun. Thanks for all the feedback though, any other online stores I should check to get pricing?
 

The Cable Guy

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Jul 10, 2006
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Rowland Heights, CA
I've shot skeet with my 870 for the past ~6 months and it adds to the challenge. While the 870 is a fucking awesome shotgun, I will have a dedicated skeet gun soon :o

For the occasional skeet trip a few times a year, an 870 would do fine but if you really get into it, you need either an autoloader or O/U

Yeah, it's fine either way. I use my Mossberg 500 and slap on a mod choke'd 28" barrel when shooting trap.
 

clarus

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Jan 4, 2005
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Atlanta, GA
I've shot skeet with my 870 for the past ~6 months and it adds to the challenge. While the 870 is a fucking awesome shotgun, I will have a dedicated skeet gun soon :o

For the occasional skeet trip a few times a year, an 870 would do fine but if you really get into it, you need either an autoloader or O/U

It would be a waste of money to buy a pump when you are just going to be forced to upgrade down the road. Shooting doubles on a pump is just a pain and you are needlessly handicapping yourself.

Ive shot skeet with pump, o/u, and auto. My favorite was the auto since it uses some of the force from the shot to chamber the next round thus reducing felt recoil. Also, you can get a shot off pretty fast and they are weighted really nicely. I know the real skeet shooters use o/u but I prefer the auto.

Now if I could just decide on what gauge and what gun I want.
Ive been looking at the Beretta A391 (saw them for $929 at Sports Authority). Also going to look in to some Benellis but I much prefer Beretta.
 

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