Duck guns for under $500? How can that be?
This waterfowl season, you can go to the field without first breaking the bank.
Here are five solid ducks guns for under $500.
How did we choose?
- The first criteria for this selection was, of course, price. All of these guns list for $499.99 or less MSRP.
- The second criteria was reputation, favoring established brands and models with a history of proven performance.
- The third criteria was flexibility. Its great to have a good gun for ducks but if it also works for other game, all the better.
And so, in no particular order...
Duck Guns Under $500
The Mossberg 500 design has been around long enough to earn a good reputation. I also like the idea of the FLEX™ series which allows you to customize your shotgun to the task at hand.
This 12-gauge comes with a 28" matted blue, ported and vent-ribbed barrel and three chokes. It is limited, however, to a 3" chamber.
The Nova is another platform that has been around long enough to prove itself. Like the 828U we reviewed recently, the new generation of Novas focus on innovation, adaptability, and performance.
The Nova comes in either a 3" or 3½" chamber. Each gun comes with three chokes so it can serve multiple purposes.
Winchester has a long history of producing practical firearms and ammunition meant for every day use. The SXP is no exception.
It comes with synthetic stocks with textured grips to favor gloved hands. It comes standard chambered for 3½" shells with a 28" vent-ribbed barrel with three Invector-Plus choke tubes.
The only semi-automatic on the list, this Harrington and Richardson entry features a 28" vent-rib barrel, four screw-in choke tubes, and a synthetic chamber. The Excell is available in 12-gauge with a 3" chamber.
It was hard, but I resisted including the 870 in favor of the Remington 887. It's just built for waterfowl with water resistant ArmorLokt™ construction and a fitted forearm designed for gloved hands.
The 887 only comes with one choke, unlike other models included in the list, but it makes up for it by shooting 2¾", 3", and 3½" shells out of the same gun.
So there you have five affordable shotguns good for not only ducks and geese but almost any season or situation.