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8 of the Most Versatile Hunting Shotguns

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Shotguns can be great hunting multipurpose tools. Here are eight of the most versatile hunting shotguns there are.

When most people think of guns, they assume most are all-purpose. However, hunters usually have different shotguns for different game.

That can simply get expensive, so here are eight great versatile hunting shotguns that can serve almost all of the best hunting needs.

1. Remington 870

remington 870
Remington

 

The Remington 870 shotgun was introduced in 1950. Since then it has became one of the most popular American made pump shotguns. The Remington is a relatively inexpensive all-purpose shotgun with many different barrels available.

2. Winchester 1300

winchester 1300

Known as the “Speed Pump,” the Winchester 1300 is known for very fast-cycling pump action. It makes it a great shotgun for sport shooting and also hunting. The shotgun is also popular among home defense because of the short barrel options.

3. Benelli Nova

benelli nova

The Benelli Nova incorporates a polymer stock and lightweight receiver into a single unit for strong strength and weather resistance. Benelli is known for unmatched durability and quality. The nova handles anything from target loads to 3 1/2 inch magnums. The ability to shoot many different loads makes the Nova an extremely versatile shotgun.

4. Stoeger Model 3000

stoeger model 3000

Pre-drilled and tapped for scope mounting, with sling swivel openings on the stock and forend cap, the Stoeger Model 3000 is a super versatile hunting shotgun. The Model 3000 has an Inertia Driven action, which provides a smooth operation. The gun comes with a shim kit and provides many options to customize the fit and feel of the synthetic stock.

5. H&R Pump Shotgun

h & r

An inexpensive gun usually retailing around $200 mark, the H&R Pump has a 28″ inch barrel and a chamber length of 3 inches, great for bird hunting and sport shooting. It’s a wear and weather-resistant shotgun and can stand the elements for whatever you’re hunting.

6. Benelli Super Black Eagle II

Benelli Super Black Eagle

 

The Super Black Eagle II is one of the most expensive guns on the list, but also offers a little more than the other shotguns. The SBE II is known for dependability and low maintenance through its in-line Inertia Driven System. Also acknowledged for lightning quick cycling and used by Tim Knapp to set world-record exhibition shooting achievements, the gun comes with a limited 10-year warranty.

7. Winchester SXP

Winchester SXP

 

Ideally made for waterfowl hunting, but the Winchester SXP is a very versatile hunting shotgun. A non-glare matte finish allows for longtime use in rough conditions. The synthetic stock sports textured gripping surfaces, and it’s a really lightweight gun. The SXP has a brass front-sight bead and provides a fast, natural sight picture for accuracy in the field.

8. Weatherby SA-08

weatherby SA-08

 

This synthetic is a rugged, reliable shotgun capable of outstanding performance from early dove season through spring snow goose hunts. The dual valve system cycles shells from light trap loads to 3″ magnums. Each shotgun comes with three application-specific chokes. The SA-08 is a very versatile shotgun to satisfy most of any hunter’s needs.

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