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Old 02-27-2014, 10:26 AM   #11
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The 500 and the 870 both have a much, much better reputation than the 1300. Since the Model 12, Winchester has gone thru the 1200, 1300, the Speed Pump, and now the SXP. Each step has eliminated a few more issues. Time will tell is the Turkish built pump is the final iteration.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:50 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=JonM;1516818]
Trigger pack of the 500 series makes carrying a spare if your hunting pretty simple to most shotty issues.
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A moderator, on a shotgun forum, using gangbanger terminology? The word is SHOTGUN. Not "shotty".
Unbelievable.

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I'm left handed and love my mossberg. I can hit the slide release with my trigger finger with no problems.


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I have 2 870s an express and an older wingmaster. The wingmaster may be my favorite in my collection. I shot trap with it for 8 or 10 years until I got my Ruger o/a. The express seems much cruder and less smooth.

I have never owned a Mossberg, but a good friend had one that he literally shot till it was completely worn out. I mean 20 years of trap, hunting, target practice, teaching newbies, and just about anything else you can think of. Hot trap loads, slugs, light rabbit loads, every kind of load imaginable. It now has a nice resting place above the fireplace and he is working on wearing out the next Mossberg, I think he has about 16 years to go on the next one.

In the time he wore out that Mossberg I rotated 2 Remingtons (1 870 1 1100) and a Ruger Red Label into and out of trap duties, and a different 870 for the little bit of hunting that I do.
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I have 3 870's and love them all, 2 are the Self-Defense and the 3rd is the bird gun. I have been shooting the 870 more than the .22LR lately. I just wish I could get some range time.
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With the non availability of .22 LR ammo that's not hard to believe.
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after reading this im lead to believe that no one is satisfied with just buying a shotgun anymore.
shotguns use to be like ice cream cones. you got one because you were hot and wanted to cool off.
but now theyve become like bananna splits. you dont buy it because youre hot, you just want to gorge yourself on massive amounts of goo and calories.
and..its just not a bananna split without 3 flavors of ice cream, syrup, sprinkles, and pineapple pured all over it. oh and dont forget the cherry on top.
in my decades of shotgun teaching, usage, and repair...i conclude that 99% of modern shotgun owners couldnt hit the broad side of a barn.. standing in it.
...and have wasted good income on making shotguns look cool or put things on it to make it 'make up' for a lack of skill.

to each is own...but just give me a vanilla cone and i'll walk circles around a bananna split any day.
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after reading this im lead to believe that no one is satisfied with just buying a shotgun anymore.
shotguns use to be like ice cream cones. you got one because you were hot and wanted to cool off.
but now theyve become like bananna splits. you dont buy it because youre hot, you just want to gorge yourself on massive amounts of goo and calories.
and..its just not a bananna split without 3 flavors of ice cream, syrup, sprinkles, and pineapple pured all over it. oh and dont forget the cherry on top.
in my decades of shotgun teaching, usage, and repair...i conclude that 99% of modern shotgun owners couldnt hit the broad side of a barn.. standing in it.
...and have wasted good income on making shotguns look cool or put things on it to make it 'make up' for a lack of skill.

to each is own...but just give me a vanilla cone and i'll walk circles around a bananna split any day.
For me it's simpler, nothing can beat a wood stocked pump shotgun with an 18" barrel in the looks department.
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after reading this im lead to believe that no one is satisfied with just buying a shotgun anymore.
shotguns use to be like ice cream cones. you got one because you were hot and wanted to cool off.
but now theyve become like bananna splits. you dont buy it because youre hot, you just want to gorge yourself on massive amounts of goo and calories.
and..its just not a bananna split without 3 flavors of ice cream, syrup, sprinkles, and pineapple pured all over it. oh and dont forget the cherry on top.
in my decades of shotgun teaching, usage, and repair...i conclude that 99% of modern shotgun owners couldnt hit the broad side of a barn.. standing in it.
...and have wasted good income on making shotguns look cool or put things on it to make it 'make up' for a lack of skill.

to each is own...but just give me a vanilla cone and i'll walk circles around a bananna split any day.
You made me hungry now!
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I have shot plenty of birds that were flying towards me. I have never had enough blood splatter on me to need a windshield (red dot) on my shotgun.
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