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Old 02-20-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default Mossberg 500 or Remington 870

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Im in the market for my first shotgun. I am torn between the 2 above models and would like to get insight from some of you that may own them or know more about them. FYI this will be a dual purpose firearm as I will use for some hunting but mostly home protection. I tend to lean more on the tactical side as I would prefer a pistol grip. Let me know what ya think!

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Neither look at the benelli nova or Winchester super x pump

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Mossberg 500 with Recoil Absorbing 6 Position Folding Shotgun stock with Tactical Forend that's my set up and is more than perfect for home defense and hunting. Stock folds to the side as well

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Considered both of those for my first shotgun, went with an IAC Hawk 982 which is an 870 clone. INCREDIBLE gun for the cost (under $300). Holds 5+1 and comes with ghost ring sites!

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Check out the new CZ612 model. It is coming very soon later in the month. 870's I have heard are too heavy. If anything, a mossberg 500. 870 is more of a police duty firearm TBH I am not an expert, just giving my philosophy.

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Remington 870 shotguns, the best selling shotgun in history. Need I say more?

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Remington 870 shotguns, the best selling shotgun in history. Need I say more?
In history that doesn't say anything about the new ones...Remington quality has went to Hell in the last few years
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I own one of each they are both great just pick the one you like better or buy them both haha.its funny how these are YOUR 2 decisions and every one wants you to pick different models.

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In history that doesn't say anything about the new ones...Remington quality has went to Hell in the last few years
I agree, and if you need to rely on this arm, well then, I'd go Mossberg personally.
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cant go wrong with either. i bought a mossy 500, but that was because i already had a 700P and wanted to branch out lol. sanded it down to get rid of the bluing (i hate bluing) and duracoated it. holds 7+1, use it for home defense and F-ing around whilst shooting with my buddies, so i wanted something that was high capacity without having to buy a mag extension like you do with the 870.

put a flashlight on it


tritium front bead


and added an aluminum extended safety button


i'd say i have $450-$475 in it including the cost of the duracoat.

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