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Old 03-23-2013, 10:53 PM   #11
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I have an old ass Mossberg 500 with an 18.5" barrel for HD. The 28" hunting barrel is in the safe.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:26 AM   #12
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Thanks guys! The input was great. Planning on going with the Mossberg

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #13
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Mossberg is more reliable and better made. Their shotguns have the safety on top where your thumb is located. No need to locate and change hand positions in the dark for the safety like the Remington's. I recommend the Mossberg 590 Mariner 9 shot SP. It is water/salt water proof if you need to patrol your land. It also makes a great boat gun if you fish.
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I have a 30 year old 870 Wingmaster that will meet or exceed any pump Mossberg ever made. The new express Remy's do not trip my trigger.
Wow. Usually it takes 2 to 3 pages before before we start bashing each other's choices. Did we just set a new record?

OP. Have you shot both an 870 and a 500 yet? If you have not, I would recomend you do so. I had a Maverick 88 for close to 20 years, and it worked flawlessly during that time. However, I did wind up giving it to a friend, so his son could start hunting with him after I lost the vision in my right eye. The reason I parted ways with that shotgun? Trigger guard placement, and palm swell. It fit like a glove right handed, (Even with my smaller hand size and finger length) but when I went to LH use only, I couldn't get my finger to sit right on the trigger. Or I would bump the slide release while trying to set my trigger finger in the right spot. That is the only reason that I mow use an 870 for HD.

As a side note to all the lefties out there who went with a 500 because of it's safety location. For about an $80 investment, you can change the right handed safety on an 870 to a LH one. $20 for the part, and whatever your smith charges an hour.

Please note that I am not bashing either one of the 2 shotguns mentioned. I am only bashing my own d@mn genetics, (why did I get my hand size from my mother!!!!!) and my own dumb luck. Shoot both, pick what you like, and get it if you can afford it. After all, I have an 870, my step-daughter has an 870, and my wife has a 500, and I never hear them fighting in the safe. Granted, I have been hearing strange noises from the safe in the middle of the night, and I keep finding new Mosin Nagants ............ But that'a something for another thread, on another day. Best of luck.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:31 PM   #14
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I picked up this Mossy 500 riot shotgun trade in from petrol cars . and going to replace the stock and forearm it has a factory cylinder bore . and I have it loaded with 3" 00 Buckshot 6+1

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I prefer both rem 870 & mossberg 500 . I hv both & they wrk great .

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You need to get a Joe Biden Special. A $50,000 side by side double. Make sure you keep a couple of #8 bird dust to fire in the air.

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I'm a fan of the 870 (though mine is an older one). I also used them years ago professionally...they were indestructible, even in a corrosive coastal environment.

But let me ask, why a shotgun? Why not a carbine? Shotguns (especially pump actions) are terrible for ranges you are likely to experience inside your house (slow follow-up shots, nearly zero spread across a room...may as well have a semi-auto rifle).

And although I love the 870, it's not safe to keep a round chambered in an 870...the safety merely blocks the trigger.

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I'm a fan of the 870 (though mine is an older one). I also used them years ago professionally...they were indestructible, even in a corrosive coastal environment.

But let me ask, why a shotgun? Why not a carbine? Shotguns (especially pump actions) are terrible for ranges you are likely to experience inside your house (slow follow-up shots, nearly zero spread across a room...may as well have a semi-auto rifle).

And although I love the 870, it's not safe to keep a round chambered in an 870...the safety merely blocks the trigger.
You did not mention the sound of a shotgun going off in a small room. You will suffer hearing damage.
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Eh? What did you say? Speak up.

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I picked up this Mossy 500 riot shotgun trade in from petrol cars . and going to replace the stock and forearm it has a factory cylinder bore . and I have it loaded with 3" 00 Buckshot 6+1

U have it loaded with 5+1 if they are American brand 3" shells and fewer if you cheaped out.

And you have it resting under a pillow of Nathan Bedford Forrest, founder of The KKK, carrying the second Confederate National Flag which (unlike the Confederate Battle Flag idiots whine about) really did stand for the peculiar institution.

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