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TNFrank61

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Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« on: June 14, 2017, 01:06:58 pm »
Many times folks looking for a fist shotgun for a younger member of the family or a second, beater gun go single shot but why? You can pick up a good bolt action shotgun for the same amount of money or even less and have faster second and third shots then you can with a single shot and almost as fast as with a pump gun.  If you're in the market for a good, inexpensive shotgun give some of the older bolt action guns a close look. You just may find one that fits your needs without breaking the bank.

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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 02:05:41 pm »
I've got a 410 bolt like that one.  Mine's a Savage I think?  Only the one shell too.  No magazine.  Full or extra full choke.
Fun as hell to shoot!
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 04:31:03 pm »
I agree.I still own the first shotgun I learned on. It's a bolt action full choke J.C. Higgens/High Standard in.16 gauge. Lord only knows how many critters I've taken with that.
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 07:04:37 pm »
I agree.I still own the first shotgun I learned on. It's a bolt action full choke J.C. Higgens/High Standard in.16 gauge. Lord only knows how many critters I've taken with that.

Got pics?  I've got a sweet spot for High Standard.
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 10:12:40 pm »
I've got a 410 bolt like that one.  Mine's a Savage I think?  Only the one shell too.  No magazine.  Full or extra full choke.
Fun as hell to shoot!

Sounds cool!  Post pictures of it as I don't think I've ever actually seen a 410 bolt action before.

I went the opposite direction on 410's........ I picked up a lever action 410.  Feeds my lever gun addiction in a 410 gauge form factor...... Woo Hoo!
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 08:18:40 am »
I was given my Grandfathers Mossberg K187, 20g bolt-action shotgun. Two round mag, 1 in the chamber. Has the "C-lect" choke, just twist it in or out to constrict or expand the muzzle/choke.
It has been passed to my oldest son, so it's on its 4th generation.

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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 11:27:12 am »
We did have a tube fed bolt action 410 in stock but someone jumped on it before I could get it. Anyway, I think the 20ga will be more to my liking for dove hunting. I guess I should look for an extra magazine just in case I need one but the one that came with the gun seems to function fine.
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 12:23:37 pm »
Sure.
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 12:26:20 pm »
My old man refinished the stock decades ago. I've been thinking about refinishing the whole gun
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 03:22:48 pm »
Sounds cool!  Post pictures of it as I don't think I've ever actually seen a 410 bolt action before.

I went the opposite direction on 410's........ I picked up a lever action 410.  Feeds my lever gun addiction in a 410 gauge form factor...... Woo Hoo!

https://arizonagunowners.com/index.php/topic,3561.msg40505.html
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 03:24:00 pm »
DAMN!  Just realized I never uploaded the finished and assembled pics in that thread.
I'll get them when I get home.
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2017, 07:01:30 am »
Don't know why but cant get pics off the phone and onto my PC to upload or share. Doing this post from the phone.
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2017, 10:55:31 am »
My dream shotgun is a Savage 220. I prefer 20ga for reasons of recoil and medical history. I have three 20's already, but they are a Mossberg rifled 20ga and a pair of 20ga semi's. The Mossberg and the Savage 220 each have 2rd detachable box magazines. If I can't down a deer with 3 rounds, I have no business being out there hunting them.

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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2017, 11:09:47 pm »
Twenty is plenty.  :thumbup   A rifled slug out of that Savage should be good out to roughly 150 yards .   
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 12:14:25 pm »
Played around with this shotgun for the first couple days of Dove Season and it's nice enough but I just want to get into something else. If anyone is interested I posted a For Sale thread in our For Sale Area. Thanks.
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2017, 10:34:53 pm »
A guy at work bought it so it's sold. Thanks.  ;-)
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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2017, 10:00:37 am »
I agree.I still own the first shotgun I learned on. It's a bolt action...

I still have my first shotgun. Given to me for my 12th birthday, Winchester Model 12 in 12 gauge. Around 17 years old, I stuffed the barrel with snow getting over a fence. Just as my feet hit the ground the dog flushed a big male pheasant. I took the shot not knowing the barrel had filled up with snow. Barrel looked like a banana peel and that rooster got to live another day. I cut the end off and continued using it ever since. In 1981 while at the police department a Model 12 came up for destruction. Talked to the property control Sgt. who told me to take it to the Armourery and just return the receiver to him. Welded up the serial number on the extension and sent it to Simmons to have the rib installed. They stamped the extension to match Winchester's stamps as my stamps did not match in the font style. I have an unofficial 2 barrel set.

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Re: Don't overlook the Bolt Action Shotgun.
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2017, 10:29:28 am »
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