goodbye to my mossberg..hello remington maybe...

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by thunder92, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. thunder92

    thunder92 New Member

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    Ok ok.... I have like my mossberg 500. Only had it for a few months and dove season. 1 duck hunt and I'm through with it. It just doesn't shoot patterns as well as my buddies camo remington 870. Maybe its just this one gun because I know they get good reviews. I have shot both side by side with the same ammo and the 870 just packed a lot more punch on target. My buddy agrees. So farewell to my mossberg I'll still miss it. Anyone else agree? Maybe just a single gun problem?
     
  2. thunder92

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    another buddy has a bennelli he got for around $400.00. Any other waterfowl guns for under $500? I'm leaning to the 870.
     

  3. skullcrusher

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    Me and my Mossy can keep up with the 870's. Without knowing what kind of set up you have with your 500, I can't offer anything. Same exact set up with your buddy's 870?
     
  4. OlPainless

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    I have 3 shotguns and love each one. I use an 870 Wingmaster for all my birding and have zero complaints other than my own personal ability on certain days. I use a Stoeger P350 for Turkey/Deer and I think it is a great value. It came with 5 chokes in the box and I've never had any issues with it, just don't use it for birds becasue I have that beautiful Wingmaster. I have a Benelli Nova as well but that bad boy stays at home with it's 18" barrell to take care of the night time creepy-crawlies.

    If you're going to miss your Mossy so much why not just keep it?

    I would recommend you at least look at the Stoeger if you can find one.
     
  5. Virginian

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    I love all the facts and non-subjective conclusions. I'm a Remington fan, but how did you decide the Mossberg isn't patterning as well, or hitting as hard? Did you actually shoot some patterns? What chokes are in both guns?
     
  6. thunder92

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    ok

    Ya, it is kinda subjective of me I agree:). They both have modified chokes in them. I have shot birds at much farther length when using his gun than mine would touch. I guess I could set up a target and count the pattern. We went prairie dog hunting once and his gun peppered that entire hole. Mine barely pushed up dust. Weird I know. In general his just has way better range. Maybe I'm crazy.
     
  7. UnderFire

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    I'm a shotgun man....
    So I wouldn't sell any of my shotguns.
    I say keep the Mossberg, but buy a Rem 870. :D

    I was at a Pumpkin Shoot last weekend, plenty of Mossbergs in the competition, but none made it to the trophy match.:confused: The trophy match was represented by Remington, Winchester & Benelli.
     
  8. mo841

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    you could just buy a 10 gage
     
  9. skullcrusher

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    Again, I ask if the Mossy is same set-up as the 870? Just the slightest difference in barrel length, ammo selection, choke and other factors can make a big difference.
     
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  10. thunder92

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    setup

    the setup is the same as far as chokes and ammo. both using modified chokes. His is a 870 rem. I'm going to change to full choke for tomorrows duck hunt.
     
  11. skullcrusher

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    Seriously, there is no functional reason for the 870 to be a far cry better shooter than the 500.

    Sights are the same? Bead sights on the Mossy and rifle or custom sights on the Remmy?
     
  12. slowryde45

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    I have one of each, and side by side, it would be hard to tell which one produced a certain pattern. If both are the same barrel length, same choke, using same ammo, same sights, same shooter, there shouldn't be that much of a difference.

    Hmmm...could be that camo finish on the Remy makes it shoot better in your eyes? And everyone knows that the camo delivers more punch, too ;) If so, then go buy a Remington, but as someone else stated, I would still keep the Mossy, too.

    Slo

    p.s. - Mossy's are available in camo finish, too :D
     
  13. thunder92

    thunder92 New Member

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    ha funny

    Funny, maybe it is the camo :)

    Well thanks for the input. I don't really need 2 guns, I'd rather sell it and have another type of gun. But thanks all for replies I was just curious. Happy hunting.
     
  14. markerdown

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    No you don't need 2 guns, you need more!:D.............markerdown