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Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by efcrew89, Feb 23, 2012.
just bought this a few days ago mossberg 500 jic
Right on brother. I like that grip.
Good reliable gun. But I would throw a stock on it. Or get the pistol grip forend.
That's a good kit you have. Mossbergs are the bees knees.
+1 on the stock. I don't know if you have a fixed cylinder, but if you can use chokes, they'll work as a trap and skeet gun if you just wanna have some fun.
I just can't understand why so many people like the Mossberg 500. I have had three of them and everyone of them had problems. To me they were junk. I am not a major pump gun fan, though I do have a Winchester Model 12 and a Win. Model 42. I also have a Benelli Nova that I use for duck hunting. I have had no problems with any of them. Not trying to be a troll and I'm sure I will ruffle some feathers so I apologize in advance. I will never own another 500. I'm just reporting my experiences.
Just curious as to what your problems were?
I own many 500's and they all run flawless, never a problem from any of them. In fact I own a JIC the same as the OP has in the green tube, mine now wears a conventional stock though.
Never had a problem with the 500 myself, nor have I personally known anyone who has.
I think maybe you just had a crappy run of luck, cottontop.
I may have just gotten ahold of three lemons, but the problem I had was that when you pumped the forearm back, the second shell from the magazine would fall out onto the ground and the third shell would be pumped into the chamber. It didn't do this every time, but often enough to be very frustrating. To me it seems like a flaw in the design as the bottom of the loading port is wide open and just a small flat piece of metal holds the shells in the chamber. When this piece of metal is pushed back into the receiver to allow the next shell to come out, it does not always spring back fast enough to catch the next shell, thus it falls out onto the ground as there is nothing there to catch it. The Winchester, Benelli, and the Remington all have an elevator type of follower plate to prevent this.
Maybe I got it in this picture. I have two.
Cottontop, I have no idea what would be causing that. I've pumped my gun fast and slow, using the shorty shells, 2 3/4, and 3 inch shells and never had that problem.
I can see where having that problem with three different guns of the same model would be pretty convincing though. I think I'd stay away too if I'd run into that problem.
Were the guns clean? I don't think my dad's had ever been cleaned and it never had that problem either.
Sounds to me like the cartridge stop was not working properly, It may have been short at the shell side and given enough movement of the Elevator it could drop one out before the Elevator was in position, That may be why it would drop the second but chamber the third, But to have 3 do it, I have no idea.
Just a thought.
Good luck to all on all accounts
Please disregard the Top rifle, Its my daughters.
Glad to report I have just received my heat shield from AIMPRO for my Mossberg 590A1. Took about a month as they are quite busy.
I don't know the names of these parts but if you drop the trigger out you'll see 2 flat pieces of metal about 6 inches long and curved on the end. That's what holds the shells in and let's a new one in the chamber when you pump the gun. After a while those can get wore out and the shells can slip through. It has happened to me. I went to the lgs to see if they could get me replacements and they told me parts like that can be hard to get from mossberg but if you take the old ones and put just a little more bend in the ends of em that will fix the problem. It worked for me
Sounds like run of the mill bad luck.
Congratulations on your soon to be non funtional right arm!
Seriously, nice shotgun. Do yourself a favor and buy a buttstock for it. It will be much more pleasant to shoot. Don't ask me how I know!
Nice purchase. The 500 has so nany ways to fix them up from pistol grips to folding stocks. I have a 500 and an old new haven but perform well.