Who says you have to take out a second mortgage to buy a new shotgun? Plenty of gun makers understand the economy is still struggling and that plenty of gun enthusiasts can’t justify dropping a grand or more on a new shotgun. They also grasp the concept that inexpensive does not equal cheap.
There are plenty of high-quality, affordable shotguns that may not have the bells and whistles of higher-priced options, but shoot straight and shoot often. In short, they do everything a hunter or target shooter expects without breaking the bank. Here’s a look at 10 budget-friendly shotguns under $700.
- Hunters who like the extra punch of 3 1/2-inch shells and who also like to keep a little more of their own money would be wise to check out the SuperNova. It’s one of the few low-priced shotguns chambered for the longer shotshell, making it the ideal tool for the duck marsh and the turkey woods. It’s available in a synthetic black, Realtree APG or Max-5 camo. The SuperNova feature’s Benelli’s patented ComforTech recoil pad and comes with a wide trigger guard for use with gloved hands. It also has a removable trigger assembly, a shim kit, a push button shell stop and comes with three choke tubes. The SuperNova is also drilled and tapped for scopes. Price: $549