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fupuk 04-22-2012 09:49 PM

Mossy 500
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Got a shotgun today. Plus it came with a fixed buttstock and got it for $300. Now to figure out what shells to get? This is my first 12 ga. Any help would be great.


mountainman13 04-22-2012 09:56 PM

Nice purchase. I assume you intend to use it for home defense. Buck shot should work fine.

fupuk 04-22-2012 10:09 PM

Yes this will be my home defense weapon. I have handguns and an Ak47 but a pump 12ga is what i wanted. Its a wedding present to myself. Got married Friday and went to the gun show to look for our gifts. She found a new holster for her Glock and i found a shotgun.

CHLChris 04-22-2012 10:13 PM

I'm wondering why you didn't want a shoulder-fired shottie. The Mossberg safety is not really accessible from a pistol grip. Oh well, to each his own.

#4 Buck, #1 Buck, 0 Buck, 00 Buck are all fine for home defense. I, for one, load #1 Buck in the magazine and have 00 Buck in my side saddle.

HockaLouis 04-22-2012 10:25 PM

Congratulations on the marriage! Interesting gifts...

Short is OK but it's nice to have a stock. You'll see, especially w/big, heavy, charges. I agree on the shot sizes recommended -- 00 Buck would be about the last I'd choose first.

Buckethead47 04-23-2012 12:50 AM

Pistol grip in my opinion is one of the worst things you can do to a shotgun. Think about all that force going strait to your wrist. Also harder to aim and acquire a fallow up shot than a fixed stock. Also food for thought as a home defense wepon your wife may need to shoot this. I know for sure after I took 1 shot with one I will never fire a second shot out of my friends 12 ga. I get a short gun is good for going around corners, but if I can't acquire a target in time thats an issue.

fupuk 04-23-2012 12:53 AM

I have a stock that came with it, its a synthetic factory stock but its just not pictured. I will defenitly be putting the stock on it. But im gonna have to try a few shells with just the pistol grip, to see how it works.

PowerViolence 04-23-2012 01:24 AM

I have #4 in the tube and 00 on the side saddle.

Jstrong 04-23-2012 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by PowerViolence
I have #4 in the tube and 00 on the side saddle.

Same here,except I have just three OO,then two slugs behind them... Just incase

---Shoot To Thrill---

CHLChris 04-24-2012 12:56 AM

I've heard of people putting different rounds in the magazine. For me, that just doesn't work. I'm not going to keep track of round count in a critical situation and wouldn't want to be surprised by a different recoil. "Keep it simple, stupid" is what I think.

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