Originally Posted by 7X57Mauser
Ok haters, let me put it this way to you. My statements of OPINION are based upon my EXPERIENCES, not BS I read on the interweb somewhere. Both shotguns, and a few others are currently fielded by the US military. I have owned Mossbergs, and the cast and drop did not suit me, nor could I get it adjusted to fit me correctly. As I grew up with an 870 in hand, the Mossbergs I have owned and handled (12's, 20's, and a 410) did not work or handle as well. When my cheap brother-in-law's cheap Maverick had an action bar fail, I decided I would not have any more 870s. You can pipe off with all your BS, but I KNOW my 870s WORK and will continue to do so.
All that said, my pheasant gun is a Model 12, and I'd give you my truck before I give it up.
Quick Question. Why would the failure of your BIL's Maverick 88 turn you away from a Remington 870? If anything, I would figure it would sour you to the M 500, given the fact that Mavericks are made by Mossberg.
I had a Maverick 88 for about 20 years, and never had a problem with it. The only reason I no longer have it is that a friend's son needed a shotgun to start hunting a few years ago, and his parents were flat broke at the time. I gave them one of the best shotguns I have ever owned so he could take his son with him, and pass the tradition of hunting to the next generation. I have a lot of memories tied to that shotgun, from successful rabbit hunts with the beagle that passed on 11 years ago, to the first time that I shot a bigger deer than my dad did. or the time that I saw him miss the same doe with ALL 5 shots in his 5500 and I nailed it at a full run at 30 yards ( He had been doing his qualification at the range 2 days earlier using an M-16, and he forgot to drop down to the comb.
My point is this. Just because you had a problem with one gun from a certain maker, that doesn't make all of that brand's products crap. Sometimes a lemon will show up in a bag of oranges. when that happens, don't throw out the bag and swear of (or at) Sunkist. Use that lemon to make lemonade, and check the next bag a little more closely when you go out to buy one.
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?
Si vis pacem parabellum.
To those who wish to take away our Second Amendment rights. What will you do when we, all 100,000,000 of us, stand as one, and say no?