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Old 02-29-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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So I was looking at both of these guns and they are the most common, I would be useing it for home defense and clay shooting. What do you guys think would be my best option or what's your take on the two??

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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This could go on for ever man. I have a 870. When I got it the friend I took with me said they were alittle better built. Not sure if it's true but thats what he said and he knows more then I do. Most of the attachments I've seen fit both. I replaced my stock with one that has springs in it to help with the recoil. Not to sound like a panzy but I could only get 8 or 9 off and my shoulder was killin me. Now it's like a 20 gage.

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Some aspects of the feel of the 870 is nicer but that's it: 500.

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The 870. No question.
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Flip a coin.

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I see the 500 as more a self defense gun.. I have an 870 and love the thing.. Never had problems and it will take any crap rds you throw at it... But the 28"barrel model and then order a 18" on offline and u got 2 guns in 1!!!

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I tried to make a decision and couldn't, so I did the right thing and got both!

Mossberg 500: (also has a 26" barrel with multiple chokes)



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The Remington holds 1 more shot than the Mossberg does, but they both shoot great. I like the location of the safety on the Mossberg, but that's because the 20 ga. pump I grew up with was a Mossberg too. You really can't go wrong with either choice. I will say that the Remingtons are easier to obtain parts for and to customize than the Mossbergs are.

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My .02 keep your hd gun separate from your shooting gun. I'm now abandoning my 4 in 1 870 as in (turkey, deer, water fowl, hd) and leaving it at turkey and deer. And buying a second shotgun down the road for water fowl. And ditching the hd shotgun. Eventually a hands gun for hd. But I just can't come up with a way to keep the rail clear. For water fowl then be awesome all the way around in a way that would benefit me. I'm not saying it can't bee done but a 2nd shotgun for me would be the cheapest way to go.

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I like the safety better on the Mossberg and the action of the 870. It's another Ford vs Chevy thing. Handle them both and make a choice. They both rock.

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I would definatly choose a 870 over q mossturd anyday but I'm not a big fan of either one I would look into the benelli novas, the older winchester 1200 and 1300s, and the new winchester super x pumps all of these are better guns than the 870s or the 500s

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