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Old 02-29-2012, 05:22 PM   #11
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I gota agree with the mossberg safty thing. I'm left handed and the mossbergs have a ambi safty. The one on my 870 is a pain in the butt.

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:48 PM   #12
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Mossberg's have never let me down but I've never owned or shot an 870.

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I own both. The 870 fits me better, but I can shoot both equally. I am left handed, and used to have trouble with the 870 safety, until I had my gunsmith reverse it. $60 later, I had a right handed 870 with a left handed safety. Also Remington make an LH 870, It just costs more, above the cost of the RH model, than converting the safety. The palm swell on the mossberg is my only gripe. I have a new stock on order. It sucks being left handed and short!

Get either one. They will both last a long time if you take care of them.
IN my case;870-13 years and counting
500 20 years and counting. See which one fits you best and go from there.

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Thank you guys all for your input and advice! I have been using my friends mossberg for the last few weeks and its done awesome also have 2 other buddy's who I shot there's and they worker great also! I diffently like the safety on the mossberg and the way its sit up for shooting a lil better... I seen all the things you can do to then and I seen that alot of the Remington accessories fit the mossberg so it shouldn't be to bad. I would probably just get a pistol grip and heat shield anyways, BUT i ended up getting the mossberg 500 from bi-mart today it was 299 with a discount that ended tonight where I got an additional 40 off so got it for 259 at the end of the day. Black synthetic with and extra barrel, came with the 20" and the 18.5 one seems like I got a good deal. A buddy of mine told me about the deal and we both went and picked them up! Again thanks for all the info it really helped! And maybe down the road ill get the 870 also!

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I seen all the things you can do to then and I seen that alot of the Remington accessories fit the mossberg so it shouldn't be to bad.
that is false. there is nothing that's the same. a lot of aftermarket companies make parts for both guns. but the frames and actions are too different.
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My MB is at least 15 YO. My 870 is 7 YO. The 870's action is smoother and the 500 occasionally drops a loaded cartridge out the bottom.

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Thanks bucket head!

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Personally, I perfer the 870, but you can't really go wrong with either one.

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Main thing to look at is which slide release and safety is more comfortable for you personally. I prefer the 500.

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That's what I went with jimmy because of that

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