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lucasmefferd 02-08-2011 06:26 PM

Question on the right shotgun for hunting
 
I just started hunting this past season and i am torn between what shotgun to buy. I am torn between the remington 870 combo or the mossberg 500 combo. Was told that a mossberg would be just fine but other people tell me not to. Any suggestions would be nice. thanks

orangello 02-08-2011 06:30 PM

I love my old, beat-to-heck Mossberg 500, but it mostly stays in the HD mode with the 18.5" barrel nowadays. I don't get to hunt as much as i once did. I like how easy it is to swap barrels.

What would you be hunting?

jpattersonnh 02-08-2011 06:30 PM

I've had my 500 for many, many years. Never had a problem. It has been excellent.

lucasmefferd 02-08-2011 06:34 PM

i would be hunting mostly deer. And maybe turkey

orangello 02-08-2011 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by lucasmefferd (Post 440300)
i would be hunting mostly deer. And maybe turkey

I know the Mossberg peeps make a variety of barrels that can be easily swapped in for different targets, like a slug barrel for the deer. O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. - Firearms, Shotguns, Rifles, Accessories, and Precision Machining Is your combo a bird barrel & a slug barrel, or are you looking at one with a bird barrel & shorty barrel for HD?

lucasmefferd 02-08-2011 06:41 PM

bird and slug barrel

orangello 02-08-2011 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by lucasmefferd (Post 440309)
bird and slug barrel

SWEET! You should be set for thinning the jaywalking deer herds. The only bad thing i hear about Mossy500's is that the 500 can't accept a magtube extension. Of course, you can add a side saddle to hold 4-6 shells or a "speedfeed"-type stock for a couple of extra shots.


In the offseason, an $80ish, 18.5" barrel could make the shotty a bit easier to handle for guarding the home.

lucasmefferd 02-08-2011 06:56 PM

so mossberg is worth the buy. atleast until i become a more serious hunter.

orangello 02-08-2011 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by lucasmefferd (Post 440320)
so mossberg is worth the buy. atleast until i become a more serious hunter.

I bought mine in 1994, very used & it still runs fine.

Walley 02-09-2011 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by lucasmefferd (Post 440320)
so mossberg is worth the buy. atleast until i become a more serious hunter.

If you take care of it you can pass it down to your grandson some day.


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