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The 30 Best Shotguns of the Last 10 Years

The 30 Best Shotguns of the Last 10 Years

Shooting Editor John Snow picks the best shotguns of the last 10 years from the OL Gun Tests.
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from Mike Carter wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

How is this even Possible...With all those other Benelli's hear not one of them is a Super Vinci!!! This is truly a one of a kind shotgun!!! I SHUN Thee!!!

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from Earl Williams wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

You've never mentioned Holland and Holland shotguns...how would you rate this brand?

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from huntmaster23 wrote 1 year 35 weeks ago

i have a benelli super nova 3 1/2 in. and i think it is a really good gun to own. and the remington 870 express is the best gun i think.

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from Sean Silver wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

Ha Game of Thrones reference :)

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from Kevin Hershey wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

Winter is Coming John Snow

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from ajgall wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

I'm not sure that some of these guns that cost well over 2000 dollars should be an A or a B in the price/value catgory.

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from CordellP wrote 2 years 13 weeks ago

Any person could make a list of top 30 shotguns. It all depends on how you shoot, what you shoot, and what gun fits best. Heres a story for you i don't have much money to put into a shotgun so i went to a pawn shop and bought a mossburg model 500 for 80$ i shot everything with that gun trap, skeet, waterfowl, you name it. The people i shot trap with had browning bt99s or 10,000+$ shotguns i out shot all of them. another thing do you really want to spend 1,500$ on a waterfowl gun?? Honestly i wouldn't the gun is to nice i fell bad scatching it. But it comes down to opinion, trap shots have it there head the nicer the gun the better it shoots. i can tell you right now they are bad trap shooters. I could get a 15,000 dollar gun and screw up every thing because i dont like it. this is just my opinion but there are some nice guns on the list.

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from Gil Martin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Interesting article and posts. Someone needs to realize that we are in a recession and most folks cannot pay thousands of dollars for a new shotgun. I use Remington 1100s, Remington 870s, Ithaca 37s and browning Citoris that came off the used gun racks in the gun shops that I visit. The Remiogtons and Ithacas cost between $200 and $350. the Citoris around $500.

The Remington Vera-Max is probably the most recalled shotgun in history. Why is it even on the list? All the best...
Gil

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from DEADEYEDICK396 wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

ONE OTHER THING. I HAVE BEEN SHOOTING TRAP FOR MANY YEARS AND I USE A FIELD GRADE MODEL 1100 SINCE 1972. THAT GUN SHOOT AS WELL AS ANY GUN THAT COSTS MANY MANY TIMES MORE DOLLARS PEOPLE MAKE SHOTGUN GREAT NOT THE MANUFACTURERS

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from DEADEYEDICK396 wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

I GUESS ALL OF YOU ARE VERY WELL OFF, FINANCIALLY. MOST AMERICAN HUNTERS CAN NOT AFFORD TO BUY A SHOTGUN THAT COST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. IF PRICE IS THE CRITERIA THAT YOU USE TO DETRMINE WHICH GUNS ARE THE BEST THEN I TOTALLY DISAGREE. HOW ABOUT THE BEST SHOYGUNS FOR UNDER A 1000 BUCKS PERIOD.

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from Hunter55 wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

No Nova, or Vinci? I find this odd.

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from Augustheat wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Yep the 887 is the key missing ingredient to this list...for the money you're not going to beat it.

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from Austin Miller wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

love this gun it has a good pattern 4 turkey hunting

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from John Bobetic wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Love my 1100!

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from Gerard Orsouw wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

saiga 12? hahaha dont let me laugh...
remmington 887 FOR SURE !

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from jake28296 wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

remington 1100 3 inch mag with a 26 inch barrel is the best all around gun for anything unless you want to go bird hunting i prefer the 870

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from Enclave IGnition wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

Saiga 12 = best

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from Erik Wilson wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Don't understand the statement about 3" being the equal to the 3 1/2". Huge difference when it comes to geese and steel. Who notices recoil when they're hunting anyway. My 13 year son shoots 3 1/2" out of his Rem 887 and has never complained about a sore shoulder!

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from 25-06 guy wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Good pics, but man oh days the price tags on some of the guns? Its good to see a few working mans guns in the line up.

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Over all good choices .

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

What is Weatherby thinking with the FUGLY 459 SA?

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

I love this Kimber.

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Now I am lusting after this one!

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

I have owned 2 Browning Citori's and like them but prefer the older BSS.

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

I agree with your statement the only thing you gain from 3 1/2 " shells is a sore shoulder quicker.

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Guerini is over priced I think.

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

I agree with your statement the only thing you gain from 3 1/2 " shells is a sore shoulder quicker.

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from Austin Miller wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

love this gun it has a good pattern 4 turkey hunting

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from DEADEYEDICK396 wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

I GUESS ALL OF YOU ARE VERY WELL OFF, FINANCIALLY. MOST AMERICAN HUNTERS CAN NOT AFFORD TO BUY A SHOTGUN THAT COST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. IF PRICE IS THE CRITERIA THAT YOU USE TO DETRMINE WHICH GUNS ARE THE BEST THEN I TOTALLY DISAGREE. HOW ABOUT THE BEST SHOYGUNS FOR UNDER A 1000 BUCKS PERIOD.

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from CordellP wrote 2 years 13 weeks ago

Any person could make a list of top 30 shotguns. It all depends on how you shoot, what you shoot, and what gun fits best. Heres a story for you i don't have much money to put into a shotgun so i went to a pawn shop and bought a mossburg model 500 for 80$ i shot everything with that gun trap, skeet, waterfowl, you name it. The people i shot trap with had browning bt99s or 10,000+$ shotguns i out shot all of them. another thing do you really want to spend 1,500$ on a waterfowl gun?? Honestly i wouldn't the gun is to nice i fell bad scatching it. But it comes down to opinion, trap shots have it there head the nicer the gun the better it shoots. i can tell you right now they are bad trap shooters. I could get a 15,000 dollar gun and screw up every thing because i dont like it. this is just my opinion but there are some nice guns on the list.

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Guerini is over priced I think.

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

I have owned 2 Browning Citori's and like them but prefer the older BSS.

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

I love this Kimber.

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from 25-06 guy wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Good pics, but man oh days the price tags on some of the guns? Its good to see a few working mans guns in the line up.

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from Erik Wilson wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Don't understand the statement about 3" being the equal to the 3 1/2". Huge difference when it comes to geese and steel. Who notices recoil when they're hunting anyway. My 13 year son shoots 3 1/2" out of his Rem 887 and has never complained about a sore shoulder!

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from jake28296 wrote 2 years 25 weeks ago

remington 1100 3 inch mag with a 26 inch barrel is the best all around gun for anything unless you want to go bird hunting i prefer the 870

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from Gil Martin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Interesting article and posts. Someone needs to realize that we are in a recession and most folks cannot pay thousands of dollars for a new shotgun. I use Remington 1100s, Remington 870s, Ithaca 37s and browning Citoris that came off the used gun racks in the gun shops that I visit. The Remiogtons and Ithacas cost between $200 and $350. the Citoris around $500.

The Remington Vera-Max is probably the most recalled shotgun in history. Why is it even on the list? All the best...
Gil

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from Kevin Hershey wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

Winter is Coming John Snow

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from Sean Silver wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

Ha Game of Thrones reference :)

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from huntmaster23 wrote 1 year 35 weeks ago

i have a benelli super nova 3 1/2 in. and i think it is a really good gun to own. and the remington 870 express is the best gun i think.

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from Mike Carter wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

How is this even Possible...With all those other Benelli's hear not one of them is a Super Vinci!!! This is truly a one of a kind shotgun!!! I SHUN Thee!!!

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from Enclave IGnition wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

Saiga 12 = best

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from ajgall wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

I'm not sure that some of these guns that cost well over 2000 dollars should be an A or a B in the price/value catgory.

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Now I am lusting after this one!

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Over all good choices .

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from Gerard Orsouw wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

saiga 12? hahaha dont let me laugh...
remmington 887 FOR SURE !

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from John Bobetic wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Love my 1100!

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from Augustheat wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

Yep the 887 is the key missing ingredient to this list...for the money you're not going to beat it.

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from Hunter55 wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

No Nova, or Vinci? I find this odd.

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from DEADEYEDICK396 wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

ONE OTHER THING. I HAVE BEEN SHOOTING TRAP FOR MANY YEARS AND I USE A FIELD GRADE MODEL 1100 SINCE 1972. THAT GUN SHOOT AS WELL AS ANY GUN THAT COSTS MANY MANY TIMES MORE DOLLARS PEOPLE MAKE SHOTGUN GREAT NOT THE MANUFACTURERS

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from Earl Williams wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

You've never mentioned Holland and Holland shotguns...how would you rate this brand?

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from Moishe wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

What is Weatherby thinking with the FUGLY 459 SA?

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