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ghost20 09-02-2010 02:28 AM

Opinions on the Mossberg 500 series shotguns?
Hello everybody I am new to this site:D I hope to learn allot while im here.

Well about 4 weeks ago I got me a Mossberg 500 Mariner 6 shot with bead sight and regular stock. I LOVE this gun. I took it to the range and put allot of shells through it. I now have a fever and NEED ANOTHER. So I have been looking around and doing research. I was looking at the mossberg 590 and 590a1. I hear that the 590a1 is used by the millitary. Then from mossbergs website it seems that all 3 (500, 590, 590a1) is all millitary approved. I was looking on another forum and it had people that was in the army, marine core and navy and every single one of them said that they used a mossberg 500, not a mossberg 590a1. So I know that these guns hold up well. I am just torn right now. I found a nice 500 9 shot pursuader with 20" barrel for $330. I also found a mossberg 590a1 for allittle more. I just dont know which to get:( I wanted to also get a darker shotgun because I like dark colors for my personal taste lol. Im not too worried about blued finish or matte finish from mossberg because I never hear of a rust problem from them. Now when it comes to Remington 870's its a constant thing with new 870's. So what gun do you guys think I should choose?

FYI: I got a new mossberg case in by mistake lol. So now it has to be filled;):rolleyes:

ghost20 09-02-2010 10:42 PM

Anyone?:( I just need an opinion of what you would buy.

spittinfire 09-02-2010 10:43 PM

If it were me I would get a Winchester 1300.....but that's just me.

ghost20 09-02-2010 10:52 PM

Intersting. I never heard of a winchester 1300. I like the defence shotguns and so far by the looks of it it looks nice. I understand that mossbergs are underated by people but what about the winchester 1300?

Catfish 09-03-2010 12:56 AM

The best pump gun ever made, at least in the oppenion of most old guys, is the Model 12 Win. You can pick up a good used one at a gun show resonable and they will out last any other gun made today.

spittinfire 09-03-2010 01:08 AM

Mossberg 500s are great guns, they are inexpensive and function well. My first shotgun was a 1300 and I've been in love with them ever since. I've put thousands of rounds thru that gun and it has never once given me a hint of a problem. I especially like how their safety engages the hammer instead of the trigger.

gunney 09-03-2010 01:24 AM

You cannot go wrong with the 500 series. I have two and as well as a Winchester 1200. I would part with the 1200 before I would let either of the 500s go

CA357 09-03-2010 02:30 AM

I've had a Mossberg 500 for years and it's a very stout and reliable shotgun. I recently put a Pachmayr pistol grip on it for home defense. However, that's only because we live in the city. If we ever get out of here and to the country, I'll put the regular stock back on.

skullcrusher 09-03-2010 03:28 AM

I've had my Mossy 500A for almost 25 years now. I can't tell you how many I have put through it, and it has never failed me. I even hunt deer and turkey with it. If I were looking to get another, I would buy a used 500A (you can find ones in very good condition) for less than $180. Then I would buy an extra barrel. Short smooth bores can be had for 'bout $80. Done deal for $200 max. Later on if you want to tac up the thing, then you can get pistol grip stocks and such almost anywhere. The great thing about both Mossberg and Remington shottys is there are tons of aftermarket stuff for them.

Now, if you don't mind spending the extra bucks, then the Remmy 870 is the workhorse standard of shottys.

ghost20 09-03-2010 06:06 PM

thanks for the replies:) Remington 870 was actully my first choice before I bought my first shotty but ive learned that they have a major finishing issue. I would buy an 870 if it was an older one. I am going to go gun shopping in 2 weeks. Im going to check out the mossberg 500A and a winchester 1200 and see what I might like best. If I had my choice about it I would get both:D

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