There comes a time in every deer hunters life where they end up looking for a new shotgun to replace the badly worn shotgun that has been their trusty servant for years. This is an exciting time for every deer hunter as they scour the market in search of that new modern shotgun that can help them become a better and more efficient deer hunter.
The issue that every deer hunter faces however, is which shotgun is the best in the business? You see, up until now you may not have kept in the loop when it comes to shotguns because you have been using your old faithful.
Well do not fear fellow deer hunters! We are about to reel off 5 of the best shotguns that will help improve your accuracy, and best of all they are incredibly easy to use so you won’t need much time before you pick it up and forget about your old gun.
The Winchester SX3 Cantilever Buck
It’s a bit of a mouthful to say but you can never go wrong with a Winchester under your arm and this streamlined shooter will provide you with amazing accuracy, complimented with a very soft-recoil. The SX3 has a 22-inch barrel complete with a mounted scope so you can be as accurate as you like when taking that final shot, and the gun is well priced on the market at the moment at $1,100.
If you are looking for a semi-auto that grips well, gives excellent accuracy with a light recoil then you may want to test this one out before you buy anything else.
The Savage 212
It sounds a menacing piece of equipment right from the off and the this bolt-action rifle won’t disappoint you. The accuracy and reliability of the 212 is fundamental to successful deer hunting and you can’t complain at a price tag of $600 either.
The 212 was launched in 2011 and sports a sturdy 22-inch barrel to provide greater accuracy when you come to take that killer shot. The gun has the capacity to hold three shells but the chances are you won’t need to use all of them because of the scope sight and brilliant accuracy that this gun can pull off.
If you are budgeting this is the gun for you.
The Mossberg 930 Slugster
The third gun on our list as we reach the halfway point is the Mossberg, which most people may not have heard of but again this gun provides great action for a superb price. At just $600 you can take to the fields with this semi-auto slugster which has a light recoil, and a quick magazine release button that helps unloading your catridges a dream.
The barrel size is slightly larger than others, measuring in at 24-inches and it’s not the biggest hitter on the market, there are much more powerful pieces you can choose from. However, remember that this is $600 and if you need something that is reliable, shoots well and autoloads then you will find it very hard to beat the Mossberg 930.
The Harrington & Richardson Ultra Slug Hunter
Firstly we just have to start with the price on this one, the H&R Slug Hunter can be purchased for as little as $279 (yes you read that correctly) so this gun is ideal for newcomers to the deer hunting scene, but also those we need to watch their spending.
The H&R is a single shot slug gun which can make it difficult for some hunters, but if you can pick up the hang of it then you are in for a real treat as this gun provides super accuracy levels combined with high velocity shots. A 24-inch barrel and a fantastic design has made this inexpensive gun one of our favorites, so if you want a gun without all the bells and whistles then we present to you the H&R Ultra Slug Hunter.
The Remington 870 SPS
Finally we come to the Remington, a household name for deer hunters and this particular device like all 870’s on the market is one to take a good look at. The 25.5-inch barrel provides the ultimate in accuracy, and holds itself to a steady and stable level for the best shot. It’s a hardworking and durable deer hunting gun that has been a popular choice for many hunters up and down the country because of its incredible price tag.
Unlike the guns that fall over the $1,000 mark the Remington 870 SPS ShurShot Synthetic Super Slug (Yes that’s the full name of this gun), falls in at just slightly over the $800 mark which makes it a bargain for what you are going to be getting, but more importantly affordable for most serious deer hunters who are looking to improve their shooting.