Im the one that mentioned it in the other post. They have one here at the gun shop in synthetic and blued. They have 350 on it brand new. I think im gonna get one. Considering i cant talk my wife into that second job i guess the SBE is out of the question.
I don't know if Howa still makes shotguns, they DID make pumpguns and autoloaders for S&W and Mossberg, after Mossberg took over the importation. The shotguns were EXCELLENT, at least, the pumpguns were, I owned three of 'em, and I never heard a bad word about the autos, either. The autos were about the first to be able to shoot 2 3/4" and 3" interchangeably, with no adjustments, that was the 1000 model, the pumpguns were the 3000 model (think Japanese 870). You could jam an early 870 by letting a shell past the shell stops, the Howa would work anyway. Remington later modified the 870 to work when a shell slipped past the stops. S&W sold a bunch of them to police departments, to go along with their revolvers, a package deal sort of thing. Given a choice, I'd buy another 3000 in a heartbeat.
Its in Poplar Bluff. Down here by the bootheel. You ought to come down here and buy it and well go bust some swampers saturday. That wayi can shoot it and see if i want one. J/J Im about 2 1/2 hours south of st louis.
i have no doubt that the shotguns would be worth it, i have two howa rifles, varmint .223 and now a varmint 22-250 after some nifty trading and they both are tack drivers which outshoot my abilities, my only question is how readily availible are the choke tubes for someone who does a lot of different types of hunting. versatility is a major selling point for me.
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