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Old 11-21-2013, 03:32 AM   #11
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The biggest advantage to buying a Mossberg over a Maverick is the combo packages. For $50 more you get a second barrel. I don't like synthetic stocks for hunting. Most synthetic stocks are hollow. When you bump into a limb or use the stock to knock down brush the synthetic stocks make an unusual noise that I can't tolerate.
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Mossberg or Maverick, eihter one will work well for you. I have Mossbergs in my collection that are old enough to collect Social Security, and i had a Maverick 88 for 17 trouble free years. For the money, i would say go for the Maverick. Even with buying a PG and an extra barrel, you will still pay less than you will for the same quality as the Mossberg. See if any pawn shops or gun shops in your area have any used shotguns or barrles for the model 500. They will fit on the Maverick.
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If you choose a maverick 88 and decide you want a barrel later on eBay is a great place to find a used barrel. Sometimes you can find a new barrel on eBay for less. I have a graded wingmaster I wanted a skeet barrel. I found a used barrel for $100 including shipping. Finding a skeet barrel for an old wingmaster is like finding hens teeth. The best price I could find on a barrel locally was $250.

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the Maverick 88 is pretty much the Mossberg 500 with some minor changes in the trigger and the safety. most of the parts for a 500 will interchange with the 88.

i am on my second Maverick 88 and have put many rounds through it so far with not one issue. it seems to digest anything i care to feed it. the previous one was the same way.

the Maverick 88 is a solid and well built shotgun and though inexpensive, they perform well and seem to hold up well over time and lots of rounds put through them. IMO, i think a person would be hard pressed to find a better shotgun than the Maverick 88 at the same price NIB.
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the Maverick 88 is pretty much the Mossberg 500 with some minor changes in the trigger and the safety. most of the parts for a 500 will interchange with the 88.

i am on my second Maverick 88 and have put many rounds through it so far with not one issue. it seems to digest anything i care to feed it. the previous one was the same way.

the Maverick 88 is a solid and well built shotgun and though inexpensive, they perform well and seem to hold up well over time and lots of rounds put through them. IMO, i think a person would be hard pressed to find a better shotgun than the Maverick 88 at the same price NIB.
I Agree! Never had any problems out my Maverick. Inexpensive but reliable. Looking to treat my Dad to a shotgun thinking either a Maverick , 500 Mossberg or Remington 870
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I too own a maverick 88 20" security 8 shot has been flawless I prefered the cross bolt safety! Good luck with your choice!
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