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Old 12-21-2011, 02:34 AM   #31
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Mossberg 500 any body have an opinion on it
Its a great, reliable shotgun, it should last you a lifetime if you take care of it. Same for the 870. My grandfathers wingmaster is still around and in near mint condition and he bought it when he was in his teens I believe and its not like he never used it.

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I own three shotguns and they are all Remington. My favorite go to shotgun is the model 870. It's durable as hell and very reliable. I've never had any problems with it.
I will echo your statement, my 870 is a workhorse and reliable in any condition. They are not too pricey either. Remington makes a lot of great shotguns, recent additions are the 11-87 and 887. The 1100 has also been around for many years (although they aren't made like they used to)

Berettas are a blast to shoot, the Eureka 2 is a good gun.

I have only shot one Benelli... it was semiautomatic and it jammed every time It left a bad impression on me, but one instance doesn't mean Benelli is a terrible brand, they make some good shooting irons too.
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I have only shot one Benelli... it was semiautomatic and it jammed every time It left a bad impression on me, but one instance doesn't mean Benelli is a terrible brand, they make some good shooting irons too.
Just out of curiosity, what loads were you using?
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Let me try to be clear, as with all other questions such as “what ______do you think is the best”
You can ask this question to 10 different people and most likely get at least 8 different answers.
I have said in my previous post, I chose the Remington 870 as my go to shotgun. With that being said that doesn’t mean that I don’t find the Mossberg, Beneilli or any other shotgun for that matter would be a fine tool. But, compare the cost of each, what it will be the primary use of this tool. If you (unlike most) have “disposable cash” burning a hole in your pocket then, as the analogy of the VW and the Porsche is fine but, if my VW will get me “there” for less than the Porsche then why in the hell would you buy the more expensive choice? Because of a status symbol of having the high dollar shotgun in the safe?
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the porsche gets you there much faster and handles much better also holds up longer i may not be the norm on this thred beside hunting 10 12 days a year i shoot trap 5 stand and sporting almost weekley running 5 to 6k rounds a year through my guns for a high volume shooter you generaly get what you pay for

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Just out of curiosity, what loads were you using?
I was using 3" goose loads, I think Federal? I was hunting and it never loaded, it would lock open after every shot. I'm not sure what the problem is, but as I said, I don't want to not recommend the brand for one malfunction, I'm sure there are great Benellis out there
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Let me try to be clear, as with all other questions such as “what ______do you think is the best”
You can ask this question to 10 different people and most likely get at least 8 different answers.
I have said in my previous post, I chose the Remington 870 as my go to shotgun. With that being said that doesn’t mean that I don’t find the Mossberg, Beneilli or any other shotgun for that matter would be a fine tool. But, compare the cost of each, what it will be the primary use of this tool. If you (unlike most) have “disposable cash” burning a hole in your pocket then, as the analogy of the VW and the Porsche is fine but, if my VW will get me “there” for less than the Porsche then why in the hell would you buy the more expensive choice? Because of a status symbol of having the high dollar shotgun in the safe?
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Well out of most people the remington 870 was brought up whitch is what I was looking for a shotgun that most people perfered, and that was what I was looking for. And about the cash I rather save up the money then buy a cheaper less reliable shotgun I have made up my mind on getting the 870 and want to thank everybody for there help. Merry Christmas
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I was using 3" goose loads, I think Federal? I was hunting and it never loaded, it would lock open after every shot. I'm not sure what the problem is, but as I said, I don't want to not recommend the brand for one malfunction, I'm sure there are great Benellis out there
Every autoloader seems to have at least one load it doesn't like. But yeah, I know benelli makes some good guns, I like the Nova Pump and would own one if they weren't so expensive, the 26 inch field barrel for the 20ga nova costs more than the 12ga 870 express here (the 870 is $290 and the barrel is $320). And that's just the barrel. The gun is around $800 I think. There's no way I'd pay that much for a pump. I'd rather scrape together another couple hundred bucks and get a good O/U or autoloader.
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Well out of most people the remington 870 was brought up whitch is what I was looking for a shotgun that most people perfered, and that was what I was looking for. And about the cash I rather save up the money then buy a cheaper less reliable shotgun I have made up my mind on getting the 870 and want to thank everybody for there help. Merry Christmas
I don't think the 500 is any less reliable. If anything they are even. By the way, if you get one of the cheaper 870's, watch out for the rust the finish isn't very good on them and will easily rust out. Somebody on another forum had a friend who went out shooting on a snowy day, and after returning home, he put the shotgun in the corner to be cleaned the next morning, and when he got to the gun the next morning, there were rust spots all over it.

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My Benelli Nova is my favorite. Great for duck and turkey. $400-$500. With every penny in my opinion.
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