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Old 03-04-2013, 02:29 PM   #11
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Mossbergs are loose. I don't know about them being loose quite like THAT... never employed those kind of services myself. Awww....who the hell am I kidding!? I married one! Glad that's done...

Anyway, yeah, They's be loose... But they work. Mine served me well for over ten years until I had to sell it due to ex induced financial difficulties.

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Old 03-04-2013, 11:49 PM   #12
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If you need a good cheep gun, a Maverick (by mossberg) model 88 is a good choice. I believe they are made in Mexico. I got one for 200, NIB. It's definitely not as good as an 870 or 500, but it works and is cheap.

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AK's are "loose" too; it keeps them working in poor conditions. My Mossy 500 has been chugging along since the late 1970's; i bought it used in 1995; it will still work very well.

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Yea.. but i think its Metric. Wont fit in the gun rack of a real truck.
Yea it's too good of a gun to sit in a gun rack made for junk 870s and 500s
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I got hawk 982 a while back for 150 bucks it was a great shotgun and most parts were interchangeable with the 870 the only thing that anoyys me is how hard it is to get a shell in the tube

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Mossberg actions are no "looser" than any others. The bolt slides forward and locks into a recess in a barrel extension. Common approach. 870 has the same lockup. The forearms and dual action arms have intentional play. Certainly the Model 500 does. Their other models, less...

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Wouldn't one want a shotgun that is loose? I do! I like a nice slick action on my shotguns!

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I need to get an all around good cheap shotgun and i cant decide between a Remington 870 express or a Mossberg 835 ulti mag. I like the ability to shoot 3&1/2 with the mossberg but i wouldnt use it much.
I bought a mossberg 500when i was 10 years old i am now 44 and it is still my only shotgun and i love it a good gun will last forever if you just take care of it
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I own both, either will work very well as a hunting firearm. I prefer the 835 for hunting. However, there are very few after market products for the Mossy, whereas, the 870 has loads of OEM options.

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I actually just recently sold an 835 ultimag It was a decent looking build, had two barrels with it for rifled and smooth bore. They don't seem to hold near the value the 870 does over the years, though I don't buy guns to sell so that isn't so much a bother to me. Talking about the "looser" point, yea the action is a little sloppier on the Mossberg but not enough to sway me away from having one. I also have an 870 Express Magnum with two barrels and it's a good looking build as well. Both of them were hunting versions, no tactical stuff. Either one will serve it's purpose well. Of course, if you want to shoot something big I have a double barrel 10 gauge for sale!

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