10 Best Shotguns Under $500

Fine shotguns can cost a small fortune, but they don't have to.


The price range for new shotguns varies dramatically. A basic field model might cost a couple hundred bucks, while a custom-built gun might cost tens of thousands of dollars. Luckily, people with a limited budget can still afford a quality scattergun.

Today there are quite a few gun makers offering affordable, durable shotguns at a reasonable price. Many of these budget guns are pump-action, so if you don't mind shucking your own shells, there are a number of innovative and robust guns under $500. There are even a few semiautos that perform well in this price range, and if you prefer double-barrels, you won't be disappointed here either.

No matter which you choose, these versatile shotguns will serve you well downing birds and bucks, breaking clays or defending your turf. If you have $500 to spend and you're in the market for a new scattergun, these guns will help you break clays and bag birds without breaking the bank.



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