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Old 10-10-2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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Get the one that feels the best in your hands its like the Ford Chevy ? Every one likes one or the other

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I would like to add one more comment in favor of the Mossberg 500. I actually have two, my fathers 1962 that has had extensive use and has had nothing more than a bore brush/patch down the bore and wiped down with a Remington oil cloth and has never failed to fire in 50 years. I also have 500 Pursuader for HD. My 870 is a pre 1986 (fixed chock) that has failed on occassion because of a shell latch design problem that is allowed to occur when the forearm is not pulled fully to the rear or returned to full battery causing a jam. Yes as someone stated it is called "Short Stroking", I am told later production corrected the problem.

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:37 AM   #13
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I would shop for a used 870 Wingmaster, it is the cream of the crop of pump guns made in the latter half of the 20th century. If the used Wingmaster has a fixed choke barrel, have the barrel cut down to 19 - 20 inches for HD. Buy a 26 inch vent ribbed barrel with Remchokes for general use, skeet, hunting, etc.
I have an old graded Wingmaster I am getting ready for skeet shooting. So far I am in it over $600 and I haven't seen the estimate from my gunsmith yet. He can buy a Mossberg 500 for the barrel work you are suggesting.
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I have an old graded Wingmaster I am getting ready for skeet shooting. So far I am in it over $600 and I haven't seen the estimate from my gunsmith yet. He can buy a Mossberg 500 for the barrel work you are suggesting.
In 1980 or 81 I paid about $160 for my 870m with a 30 inch full choke barrel. A year or two later I bought a 26 inch improved cylinder barrel for dove & quail. Somewhere about 2002 I ordered a 26 inch vent rib Remchoke barrel from Cabelas. In April of this year I had the 30 inch barrel cut to 18.5 inches. I still do not have $600 invested in the gun.

Are you having your 870 gold plated?
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Mossberg 500 hands down. At least in my opinion.

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Gimme 2 500's for the price of one 870 all day long

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In 1980 or 81 I paid about $160 for my 870m with a 30 inch full choke barrel. A year or two later I bought a 26 inch improved cylinder barrel for dove & quail. Somewhere about 2002 I ordered a 26 inch vent rib Remchoke barrel from Cabelas. In April of this year I had the 30 inch barrel cut to 18.5 inches. I still do not have $600 invested in the gun.

Are you having your 870 gold plated?
Gold? Must be sum Platinum involved
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Another Mossberg fan here but both are good quality. Another option is the Mossberg Maverick 88 which is 95% interchangeable with the Mossberg 500 but runs about 2/3 the cost. Worth looking into but if you can afford to swing the price of the M500 I wouldn't second guess it.

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I only have two shotguns now.

A Remington 12ga 870 special field, and a Mossberg 930 Jm Pro 22". I've had two other 870's, an 1100 and a Mossberg 500.

This is a Glock Vs HiPoint argument. HP goes bang for a cheaper price but looks like ass. Direct correlation.

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