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What are some good 12 gauge double barrel shotguns?

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Two good 12 gauge double barrel shotguns that the Bass Pro Shops website offers are the Stoeger 12 Gauge Coach Gun Side-by-Side Shotgun and the Stoeger 12 Gauge Coach Gun Supreme Side-by-Side Shotgun. Guns & Ammo also positively reviews the Mossberg Maverick HS12.

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Both Stoeger shotguns are side-by-side, meaning that the two barrels are side by side when holding the shotgun. Both have 20-inch barrels, weigh 6.5 pounds and are for right-handed shooters. The regular version has a blued finish, while the supreme model has a nickel finish. One customer review for the regular coach gun notes that it is durable, dependable and easy to clean.

The Mossberg Maverick HS12’s barrels are on top of each other, which makes it an over/under double-barreled shotgun. It is 35.5 inches long in total, and after loading two buckshots it weighs 6 pounds 4 ounces. The review from the Guns & Ammo website states the Maverick is a great gun for home defense, has a good balance and is comfortable to hold for extended periods of time. The reviewer also states that even though the Maverick is only 3 inches shorter than a similar model, it feels much more handy and lively. The review compliments the shotgun’s simplicity and states that even a novice shooter can use the shotgun safely.

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