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Old 05-13-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Should i buy a mossberg 500 or 590?

I am looking for a Shotgun that can be used for multiple purposes, i like to go clay shooting and do some occasional hunting like birds, varmints, and maybe do some deer and hog hunting i would also want it to be able to be used as a home defense / security shotgun it has to be reliable enough to be able to be passed to my kids one day. So i was at my local big 5 the other day and there was a mossberg 500 field/security combo for only 400$ it came with1 28" barrel and an 18" right next to it was a mossber 590 for a little more it was all metal had a bayonet lug and it held 9 rounds and it looked alot more bad ass and seems like its better made the only thing i didn't like is that it only came with a 20" barrel so its main purpose is for home defense its a little more $$ but i wouldn't regret buying it. So should i buy the mossberg 500 as my all purpose shotgun home defense and hunting? Or should i pay a little more and buy a mossberg 590 as my home defense shotgun that way if i ever want to go hunting i have an excuse to buy another gun! can you go hunting with a 20" barrel?

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590 has better materials and made for heavier combat use. Metal? Maybe you mean Mariner. The coating makes it salt water proof. Mine has been in downpours and survived the hunt. 9 shot is the way to go.

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I have an old 500 that came with a 28" barrel, but it usually wears the 18.5" barrel I bought for it. It is my go-to for home defense.

I am thinking that the 590 does not offer the variety of barrels offered by the 500.

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Hi, Orangello. Quite a few Mossberg threads today. Oh, and the old vs. Remington too. Shoot any bears lately?

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I love my 590a1

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I own 2 Mossberg 500s. (One is technically a New Haven 600 AT, but it is made by Mossberg). They are great guns. Reliable, well made, and have a large amount of aftermarket parts that you can get for them.

If you get one, you won't be sorry.

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Hi, Orangello. Quite a few Mossberg threads today. Oh, and the old vs. Remington too. Shoot any bears lately?
Alas no; in Mississippi, bears are protected from hunting to protect backwoods, unshaven types from accidental poaching. Of course, a buddy of mine rented a dandy little excavator last week.
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Alas no; in Mississippi, bears are protected from hunting to protect backwoods, unshaven types from accidental poaching. Of course, a buddy of mine rented a dandy little excavator last week.
I spent about two years in Mississippi. I bought a number of guns while there. I was visiting my biological father who was stationed at Columbus AFB. The first thing a later to be friend of mine said to me was...Hey, you talk like a Yankee.
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The 500 is a multi-purpose gun. This...

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Yes that is the one im getting i want to add the 590s thicker barrel and 9 shot magazine that way i have 3 diffrent barrel for less than 500$
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