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Old 02-10-2008, 02:11 PM   #21
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I've owned a Win Defender, a Mossy500, and a 870. I prefer the 870.

My Mossy500 was too light and the Win Def was also a tad too light for my taste in 12ga.

I picked up my 870 years ago with a mail in rebate. So after tax and then rebate, I only paid $180 for it. Bought a 20" barrel for it, tube extension, removed the follower stops and she became a dual hunt/tactical weapon.

I've shot only around 100rds through it, with no issues. I keep it in a place where there is plenty of moisture in the air and it has not rusted at all.
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As a preacher, I have been involved with Chaplaincy in police departments in 4, in Florida and Louisiana while pastoring there. Each department that I was involved with in those states, used the Mossy 500 eight shot "riot gun". I don't know of a single time when they let them down and less costy which is good for a chief who is trying to present the budget to the commission in a smaller department.

I guess you could use Remmy or Winny, but you could have bought 3 Mossy guns whereas only 2 of the other guns.

Makes a lot of sense for me, as a taxpayer as well. Mossberg is a GOOD gun, don't sell it short. I've owned Rems (an 870 and a model 58) and my dad had a Browning. Good guns, but pricey! BTW, if you have work done to them by a gunsmith, you'll also find the costs of parts are more expensive as well. I've owned my Mossy 500 for over 25 years and it has never failed me. In fact, I've never had to have it repaired, ever! Just keep it cleaned and lubed, it will do like the Energizer bunny!!
Back in the 70's, I was kind of lukewarm toward Mossberg. But I have to admit that they've really grown on me over the years.

As of 2008, I think they're the best shotgun out there for the money. As you mentioned, they're noticeably cheaper than Rems, Wins and Browns---yet they're just as reliable and hold up just as well.

They've always been known primarily for their pumps, but their current semi-autos aren't slouches either.
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Well, Ive recently bought a new 870 HD gun and given up the 590. I really really like it. Shoots very well. So, I think Rem comes in just a little higher than the 590, but the 500 is just crap.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:15 PM   #24
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..is the 590 4 sale???but i too like the feal of a Remington..
but the mossberg 835 with a good choke is hard to out shoot
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:33 PM   #25
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wow this place is full of information. thanks for the posts guys. ya helped make my desicion a whole lot easier.
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wow this place is full of information. thanks for the posts guys. ya helped make my desicion a whole lot easier.
So what did you get? When you get it, post pics!

And Fluffo, no, its now in Brother-in-laws closet.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:34 AM   #27
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..thanks thats good,keep it in the family,i bet after the info
the member gets a Remington...
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:54 AM   #28
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lol mossy V remy???
come on ppl
ok i read the whole forum b4 posting here
it was sed that a navy dude liked the remy cuz it held up more???
dus the marines torture test say any thing????
now ask me how many shottys have bayonet lugs on them ????
now i am only talking about modern shottys that r used 2 day!!!!
i might b wrong but the mossy 590 is the only 1 i can think of !!!
and y is that cuz 10000 rnds no cleaning and it kept shooting!!!
well i might just be one sided cuz i own 2 590's
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I guess you could use Remmy, but you could have bought 3 Mossy guns whereas only 2 of the other guns.
This was the clincher for me as well. Remingtons are too far out of my price range, Mossbergs aren't.
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I thought I'd toss my Hat inno the fray? I've had a long History of Owning and Using Remingtons and had a few Mossburgs and I thought a lot of all of them! I did like the way a REM 870 Took down, the Quality of the Blueing, Fit of parts and feel was better on an 870, But I did get a chance to Use the 590 Moss and 500! I too, felt the 590 was more solid, held up as good as the Rem 870 did and I did see a lot of Moss 500's fail! We tested a lot of the rems agaisnst the Moss and the 870 and 590 always held up, the 500, about always had some breakage of parts, something wore down or stopped working, we had 12 870's, 12 590's and 10 500's! These were conditions I saw over a 5 year tour on a destroyer and I oversaw the cleaning and maintenance of the small arms! These were all Military issued weapons, so civ models might act different, as the Military cuts deals with manuf at times and we did get a lower cost? Just my .02 but it did show a pattern and I know what I saw! Funny thing is now, I own neither an 870 or a Mossberg, I now own a Norenco copy of the Ithaca 37? LOL Funny way life deals ya some hands?
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