Mossberg 590 vs. Remington 870 Express


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Old 02-02-2009, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default Mossberg 590 vs. Remington 870 Express

Hey everyone, I thought of a new thread... First post on here.

Two very common shotguns, both with amazing features.

Im asking which is better, by experience and not knowledge.

I prefer the Remington 870 Express, not to mention the only firearm in my home.

Thats all I have to say, so post away.



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Old 02-02-2009, 06:52 AM   #2
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My reason for the 870 is very simple.

Some say you pinch your fingers when pumping, but I found the 870's pump to be outstanding, with how fast and low-strength it is. Also, theres nothing better then firing a 3.5 inch Magnum with fast reloads!



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I am not a huge fan of the 870. It is a good gun but far from perfect. It is very slow to operate compared to a Benelli Nova or Winchester 1300/FN.

Many accessories are available for the 870 so if you are into the equivalent of putting 22" wheels on a 4 X 4 pick up, knock your self out.

With the Mossbergs I only have experience with the 500/Maverick 88. I am not at all fond of these. If the 590's are significantly different, I would give them a try.

The Winchester 1200/1300 series are the fastest actions around (IMHO). The bolt to barrel lock up is very solid. The receiver does not carry any stress during firing. If you need to fire with one hand (injured), the 1300 will eject the spent hull and a simple forward shake will load the next round. They are kind of like a semi-semi automatic.

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Winchesters are insanely great, from knowledge and sadly not experience. Someone I know has a semi-auto Winchester shotgun of some sort, not sure which model, and it looks awesome, I think it had like a 5 or 6 shot capacity.

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...Also, theres nothing better then firing a 3.5 inch Magnum with fast reloads!
This is assuming you own a magnum version of the 870... Many of us have the basic version which will NOT accept the 3.5" shells.
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I am a fan of the 870 also, but I dont have near the practical shotty experience of Robo so I will defer to the expert. The 500 is OK, like the safety position on top of the reciever vs the 870 but the 870 is my fav nonetheless. Just a pref I guess. As far as 3.5 I stay with 2.75 low recoil buck for defense rounds and the low (managed) recoil slugs are still good to 100yds with practice. YMMV

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This is assuming you own a magnum version of the 870... Many of us have the basic version which will NOT accept the 3.5" shells.
I should of added MAGNUM in the title, huh?


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