Remington 870 vs Mossberg 500

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Ruger703, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Ruger703

    Ruger703 New Member

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    Gun show coming up in less than a week. I am still torn in which shotgun to purchase. I've heard great arguments from my friends but I still have no idea on which road to take. Looking for simple home protection and fun at the range. What say you?
     
  2. gmaster456

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    Create a poll and let the forums decide :D. As you can see from my avatar, you know what camp I am in. Their are a number of reasons why I personally chose the M500 over the M870

    Looser/Smoother slide
    Safety Location
    Slide Release location
    Doesn't have that "flapper" shell elevator. Tired of getting my fingers pinched.
    Feels better in MY hands.
    Built to last
    The 870 seems to have dropped in quality from what I have seen in the last couple of years.
     

  3. Ruger703

    Ruger703 New Member

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    Yeah, I also like the feel of the 500 over the 870. Which is easier or offers more upgrades? Also easy on the pockets?
     
  4. Model70

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    I'll go the other way. I like the 870 over the 500. My 870 has never had a problem. Never even a hiccup. My buddy has a 500, always jamming.

    To be fair though, I'm anal about keeping mine clean, and my buddy never cleans his. But, look at the reputation the 870 has EARNED... ;)
     
  5. gmaster456

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    The mossberg is typically easier on the wallet although it depends on the model. As far as accessories go, I'd say they are both about the same.
     
  6. ryguy00

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    I own both. Both work well. But the 870 just feels better in my hands to me. And cleaning the Moss is a real PIA in comparison the the 870
     
  7. Cory2

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    They are both great shotguns. Usually it comes down to which one feels better in your hands. Buy that one.

    Or...

    Spring for the mossberg 590a1, and poop on the 500 and the 870. :p
     
  8. Bear304inc

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    +10^^^^^^_
     
  9. littlejimmy

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    I prefer the 500 for one reason - slide release location.
     
  10. Virginian

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    If there is any subject that has been beat to death, this is it. There are enough examples of both out there that their viability is unquestionable. Pick one and get on with life.
     
  11. NewEngland-Remmington

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    Remington 870 makes quite a bit of noise were as the mossberg 500 doesn't make a lot of noise but it depends on year and what you are doing
     
  12. Buckethead47

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    I beg to differ. My 870 is way more quite than my dads 20 ga 500. The bolt rattles inside the frame when closed on the 500.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  13. JohnJak

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    Boys like Mossberg's and men like Remington's.
     
  14. unclebear

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    870 all the way easier to take down then 500, also the safety is in the perfect spot for a pistol grip unlike the 500.
     
  15. gmaster456

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    fixed the typo for ya^
     
  16. akers06

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    Men like Benelli's boys like mossbergs and remingtons

    Lmao now I'm gonna have everybody going
     
  17. michael345

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    Remingtons are rugged, manly, kickass and simply the best. Mossbergs are a decent cheaper knock off. Benellis are those expensive plastic things the rich douches buy. And last Brownings are the things the other guys wish they had.
     
  18. Rick1967

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    I have a 500 that I bought used at a pawn shop about 10 years ago. It was beat to crap when I bought it. But it still works great. Goes bang every time I pull the trigger.
     
  19. Cory2

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    Yeah what all these remmington fanboys are saying. Mossbergs are for boys. Like the military. Concidering they are the only pump that meets milspec.... Remmingtons are for cool kids, like mall cops. And... normal cops. But not so much the people who actually use em in combat.


    Edit: not trying to be a fanboy here. Just keeping everyone honest.
     
  20. akers06

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    Ok back up there bud I'm not rich and I have owned benellis and anytime u wanna bring your remington to Ohio I will smoke you with my STOEGER m3500 that is made by benelli and cost less than any remington semi auto on the market..