Mossberg 500 or Remington 870

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by MiZZuMMikE, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. MiZZuMMikE

    MiZZuMMikE New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Im in the market for my first shotgun. I am torn between the 2 above models and would like to get insight from some of you that may own them or know more about them. FYI this will be a dual purpose firearm as I will use for some hunting but mostly home protection. I tend to lean more on the tactical side as I would prefer a pistol grip. Let me know what ya think!

    Thanks,
     
  2. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Neither look at the benelli nova or Winchester super x pump
     

  3. BigRedUSMC

    BigRedUSMC New Member

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    Mossberg 500 with Recoil Absorbing 6 Position Folding Shotgun stock with Tactical Forend that's my set up and is more than perfect for home defense and hunting. Stock folds to the side as well
     

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  4. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Considered both of those for my first shotgun, went with an IAC Hawk 982 which is an 870 clone. INCREDIBLE gun for the cost (under $300). Holds 5+1 and comes with ghost ring sites!
     
  5. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    Check out the new CZ612 model. It is coming very soon later in the month. 870's I have heard are too heavy. If anything, a mossberg 500. 870 is more of a police duty firearm TBH I am not an expert, just giving my philosophy.
     
  6. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    Remington 870 shotguns, the best selling shotgun in history. Need I say more?
     
  7. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    In history that doesn't say anything about the new ones...Remington quality has went to Hell in the last few years
     
  8. allegreenlee

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    I own one of each they are both great just pick the one you like better or buy them both haha.its funny how these are YOUR 2 decisions and every one wants you to pick different models.
     
  9. HockaLouis

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    I agree, and if you need to rely on this arm, well then, I'd go Mossberg personally.
     
  10. 762

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    cant go wrong with either. i bought a mossy 500, but that was because i already had a 700P and wanted to branch out lol. sanded it down to get rid of the bluing (i hate bluing) and duracoated it. holds 7+1, use it for home defense and F-ing around whilst shooting with my buddies, so i wanted something that was high capacity without having to buy a mag extension like you do with the 870.

    put a flashlight on it
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    tritium front bead
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    and added an aluminum extended safety button
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    i'd say i have $450-$475 in it including the cost of the duracoat.
     
  11. glockman55

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    Nuff said!!
     
  12. Nickwashere

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    I own both and both shoot great, I personally feel more recoil on the mossberg cuz it's lighter but it also didn't cost as much and shoots great.. I love them both
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Flip a coin. I picked up a Mossberg 930 myself.
     
  14. jrl78

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    I have a Remington 887 as my home defense shotgun and I love it. Has smooth action, never jammed up on me and has a lot of rails to mount aftermarket parts on.
     
  15. GeneralPatton

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    I've never had an issue out of any Remington I've owned. I've never bought a Mossberg, but I have a good buddy that runs a LGS and he wouldn't own a Mossberg if you gave it to him. I personally have no opinion on the Moss since I haven't owned one, but I do know that Remington will stand behind their products should an issue arise.

    I love that. It's like the big green monster, that you wouldn't want to turn the corner in the dark and come face to face with :eek:
     
  16. blucoondawg

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    There's nothing wrong with Remington. I prefer them to Mossberg, the only feature I prefer on the Mossberg is the tang safety
     
  17. bdaniel9892

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    If you want pistol grip, the 870 because the safety seems to be more easily accessible. Heres my 870 Tactical. Bought it new with the pistol grip and mag extension tube from gander mountain.
     

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  18. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    That sling is serious!!! Cool setup man. Makes my bone stock 870 clone look....boring ;)
     
  19. HockaLouis

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    The sling is anything BUT serious -- it's a pendulum pulling the gun off target.
     
  20. 762

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    yeah, it's different, that's what i was going for. that and the green color looked darker on the duracoat website LOL. thinking about going back with another color or two and putting pattern on it. it's great though, dont have to worry about finger prints!

    x2 on that, that's the only thing i dont like about the 500 and the only reason i havent put a pistol grip on mine.