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View Poll Results: Mossberg 500 vs. Remington 870 vs. Benelli Nova
Remington 870 26 36.11%
Mossberg 500 29 40.28%
Benelli Nova 13 18.06%
None of the Above 4 5.56%
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Mossberg 500 vs. Remington 870 vs. Benelli Nova

which one would you choose out of the 3 and why?

for home defense?
for hunting?
etc?

the Moss and Rem. seem to be favorites and in the same price range, i just would like to see everyone else's opinion. and i just thre in Benelli in the mix since i have one and its in the same price range.

never used the Rem. 870, but know of its reputation. not much personal experience with the Moss 500...

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Old 03-06-2009, 01:17 AM   #2
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i use my 500 for hd, hunting and just shootin the breeze

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i bought the 870 express combo.... have the riffled barel for deer, and the smooth bore for everything else.... all in one gun...

not the best gun... but for the money, i feel i got a good deal

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My mossy has been my deer and turkey hunter for years. It is also a gun I would reach for in a hd situation.

I haven't priced shotguns in many years. Have Rem and Benelli come down to the same price range as Mossberg? I got mine when I was 18 and affordable. I wanted an 870, but could not afford one at the time.

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I've had a remington 870 express magnum 20 gauge and I have had it for 10 years it still works like the day I bought it. I ran thousands of rounds through it and haven't had any problems.

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I prefer my mossberg 500 for anything.

870 is nice, but the price difference doesnt mean anything. Mossberg is cheaper, but doesnt mean its any less durable.

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I've had a remington 870 express magnum 20 gauge and I have had it for 10 years it still works like the day I bought it. I ran thousands of rounds through it and haven't had any problems.
10 years on an 870 is just adolescence. That gun will last you another 100 years.
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I prefer my mossberg 500 for anything.

870 is nice, but the price difference doesnt mean anything. Mossberg is cheaper, but doesnt mean its any less durable.

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That mossy will last another 100 years.


why did I say the same 100 year dealio for the 870 and the mossy 500? Eek.
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I voted 870 because for home defense I have a tricked out 870. But for hunting, the Browning BPS wins hands down!

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They are all good firearms, although, I use a Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag because of it's 3 1/2" capability. 20" barrel for turkeys and a 28" barrel for everything else. Picked it up used 15 years or so ago and the rest is history.

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