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Old 02-07-2013, 05:22 AM   #1
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Default Is the mossberg 500 good for skeet and trap shooting?

Me and my stepdad use a remington 870 for clay shoting with a modified choke, and 28" barrel im going to buy a mossberg 500 so i can have my own shotgun to compete with his remington 870 which barrel length should i get and what choke?

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:30 AM   #2
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28" barrel and mod choke should do the trick. I used a 500 for trap for a few years until I got out of it. Probably put 10,000 rounds thru the damn thing. Always did the trick for me, I had a 21/25 average.

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Just bought my pops one and it came with the 28 in barrel and 3 choke tubes. Mod, improvised cyl, and full. So you can switch them out and see which is more comfortable for you.

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Any pump gun for the actual game of Skeet is generally considered a disadvantage, because of the doubles stations. Yes you can use one, and so have I, and I have shot a 25. But no one who is really good does, and having to pump is another distraction for a beginner. For singles trap it is fine, but the field models will not soak up recoil like a heavier gun or a gas operated semi.

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Good for Trap which basically simulates upland game-bird hunting. Competed with one when I was younger and ribbed, double-bead, Improved-Modified (the choke u want) were basically custom...

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Are you talking about the real games of skeet and trap or just tossing some clays in the back yard?

I shot skeet, the real game, with a 500 one time and did OK, but I'm much better with a gun more suited to the game, like a u/o or a semi. For singles trap it will be ok, but again not ideal.

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I have a 20 ga Mossberg 500C that I have shot a lot of sporting clays. The pump is not a disadvantage for me. But I have shot pump shotguns for over 35 years. When I fire the 20 ga the recoil ejects the hull and presents the new shell for battery all I have to do is push the slide forward. If the shooter allows a Mossberg 500 work as it was designed short stroking is improbable. I would estimate it takes 250 rounds to break in a Mossberg 500A or C to function this well. You will know it's broke in when you see grooves cut in the magazine tube by the rivets in the fore stock and the finish will be worn off the contact area of the magazine tube.

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itll do just fine. buy the 28" bbl and enjoy it. dont get IC. get a modified choke. odds are youll be slow picking up the bird and youll need that extra distance.

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Any gun your comfortable shooting with work, I have been shooting trap competitively for 8 years or so and I've always used my Remington 1100 with a 32 inch barrel and modified choke.

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