With money i've saved and from an upcoming birthday, I wish to purchase a shotgun, for recreation and hunting. Mainly, turkey hunting because deer season conflicts with football season unfortunately. So, any input on the age old questoin? Mossberg vs Remmington... Go!
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I've yet to have a brand new 500 end up on my bench. Can't say that about the 870. Had a girl buy one. It rusted in her trunk overnight. She brought it to the the range and got 3 shots off before it jammed and ended up back on my bench.
Well there clearly seems to be a strong liking for the mossberg here...I've never shot a mossberg 500 but I have a Remington 870 and haven't had any problems with it. I use it for turkey hunting mostly.
Are you going to use 3 1/2 inch shells? If so then Mossberg. My friends have had 2 of the 870 Supermags? ruin the bolt and the extractor would no longer stay in the bolt.
My 835 is over a decade old and all I've done is put a better front sling swivel on it. It is waterfowl and turkey gun with different barrels.
I have no problems with regular 870s but no longer own one, my old ones were Wingmasters with 2 3/4 chambers, don't know much about the painted ones.