Since I know quite a few of you are gun fanatics and I am sure there are a few game hunters here, I figured this would be a good group to ask and hopefully I can get an unbiased opinion.
So here's the scoop, I have been wanting to go deer hunting for quite some time to take up the time in between wakeboard and snowboard season here in the Midwest. I figured at the same time since deer season is fairly short I could do some duck and goose hunting so I am now in need of a shotgun (Illinois does not allow rifle hunting for deer). I have been looking at the Remington 870 Express (http://remington.com/products/firear...ss-combos.aspx
) and the Mossberg 500 (http://www.mossberg.com/images/Mossb.../NEW/54243.jpg
). I have chosen these two models to compare based on friend recommendations, functionality (dual purpose) and price. I am completely new to hunting and do not know much about guns at all. The only gun I have ever shot is a 22 rifle and that was about 20+ years ago.
So let please let me have your thoughts and I appreciate the gun education. I am looking for an honest comparison if that is at all possible.