There’s no need to break the bank in order to get out in the field. Here are 5 over/under shotguns for under $1,000.
Not everyone can afford that $5,000 masterpiece; “fashion over function” definitely applies to hunting. These five shotguns may not match up to their more expensive brothers; but you’ll be happy in the field with them, they function. If you are in the market for an over/under shotgun that will be functional and dependable, then you need to check out the following options.
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1. Stoeger Condor
The Stoeger Condor is constructed out of A-grade American walnut and can be had in .410, 12 or 20 gauge. This shotgun is sturdy and reliable. You’ll be happy that you took it with you in the field and you won’t be upset if it gets knocked around by accident. The Condor goes for about $450.
2. Mossberg Silver Reserve II
This may be my favorite out of the five. I’ve had a lot of fun and success shooting this one. It comes in many gauges and is a pleasure to shoot. It pulls very nicely and is a balanced shotgun. You’ll be happy if you pick up this shotgun for the field. Depending on the options you want, you can have this one for as low as $600.
3. CZ Ultralight
The CZ Ultralight weighs in at a mere six pounds! You’ll appreciate that low weight after a full day of hiking and pulling it up to fire. This over/under comes in 12 gauge and features 26-inch and 28-inch options. If it is day-long comfort that you’re looking for, then look no further. The CZ Ultralight can be found for about $700.
4. Savage Arms Stevens Model 555
The 555 is a new offering from Savage Arms. It is balanced, reliable, and fun to shoot over/under. You can find this one in a variety of gauges. It comes with a single-selective mechanical trigger, five interchangeable screw-in choke tubes and a low profile aluminum receiver. This firearm can be found at around $650.
5. Weatherby Orion
Out of all of the five options, this may be the most impressive firearm. The Orion sports some custom options, while maintaining a reasonable price tag. If you are looking for top-of-the-line features, but still on a budget, this one is for you. It can be purchased for around $900.
If you are in the market for an over/under shotgun, but don’t want to break the bank, then these are the first five firearms that you should take a look at purchasing.