General shotgun question

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Ky_Rebel68, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Ky_Rebel68

    Ky_Rebel68 New Member

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    Is the use of a side saddle on a mossberg 500 not recommended by the factory ? Because of the aluminum recover and the face that it is inside the gun?
     
  2. chuckusaret

    chuckusaret Member

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    You talking about a shot saddle, I have one on my Persuader.
     

  3. Ky_Rebel68

    Ky_Rebel68 New Member

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    Do they do anything to the gun that would mess with the gun internally or the reliability ? Or does it say anywhere that they are not recommended by the factory ?
     
  4. customammo72

    customammo72 New Member

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    I have one on my 500 and have no issues with it at all, as far as being not recommended from the factory I have never heard of that. The one I got for mine fits it like it was made for it by mossberg themselves. I have the tacstar one.
     
  5. Ky_Rebel68

    Ky_Rebel68 New Member

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    I'll post some pictures tomorrow if I get around too it and ill let you look at it too see if there the same kind like the one your talking about
     
  6. customammo72

    customammo72 New Member

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    Ok that works, I have put many on different models for other people, sometimes you have to make some minor modifications for it to fit and work right but that is usually rare, I will be able to tell more from a pic.
     
  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it's not reccomended by Mossberg, it is probably because modification of the gun voids the waranty. Plain and simple. I know a lot of folks who have run side saddles on M 500s with absolutely no problems at all.
     
  8. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    I have a 500 and 590A1 both have had side saddles on them for years without issue.
    Never heard of Mossberg recommending against it. If they do it is probably a warranty issue. Or liability issue in case some idiot installs one wrong and hurts himself.
     
  9. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I put a sleeve on the butt of my shotgun. Never a problem.
     

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  10. customammo72

    customammo72 New Member

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    If you don't want to have to make any modifications you can still install one on your gun, just use velcro, I have done it for guys that wanted to easily be able to remove them if they wanted to.
     
  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    What he said, no problems here.
     
  12. MattShlock

    MattShlock New Member

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    Not actually using that gun then. Those sleeves slip and slide all over the place. Get in the way.

    If you mean a sidesaddle for sure then you do replace a factory screw and part here and there but the real issue on the 500's aluminum rec'r is the potential to overtighten these -- you must not overtighten or you will bind the action.
     
  13. customammo72

    customammo72 New Member

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    Very true I forgot to mention that. On every one I have installed I just use a little loctite and just snug it real good, not too much, haven't had anyone come back to me and say theirs fell off or anything else. Or like I said earlier, use velcro, it works good too and you can detach if you want for any reason.
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    most of my shotguns use these type of holders and they work great for me.
     
  15. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    The butt sleeve I use doesn't budge, even if I were to force with hand.