What is the best mossberg 500 model?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by hq357, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    Im not very sure what all the models are but i know there is a persuader and cruiser model that hold 8 shots and there are other models as well but im not sure what they are? Can sombody please tell me? And also what is the most versitile model i know there are combo deals at big 5 that come as a package with a security barrel and pistol grip and also a 28 inch barrel with the buttstock can sombody please tell me what model that is? I would like to be able to interchange the barrels one for home defense and the other for hunting and also, are the 28 inch barrels able to accept chokes? Okay thx :)
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    http://www.mossberg.com/products/shotguns/pump-action/mossberg-500

    Their website offers some pictures of different models. I have a model from the late 1970's that has a fixed-choke barrel, since then, it's been screw-in chokes to my knowledge.

    Generally, the barrels will fit any model with the same length ammo tube. I have the standard length ammo tube and the stock 28" barrel and a 18.5" security barrel (cylinder bore/open choke).

    I would not advise you to get a model that comes only with a pistol grip; a 12 guage has a heck of a kick for a pistol grip.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It depends on what you need/want it to do? The question is like asking which variant of F-150 is best. V-6, V-8, Ecoboost, 2dr, 4dr, Supercab, stepside, fleetside, 6 ft or 8 ft bed, 2WD, 4WD?
     
  4. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    If you want a really flexible gun you can do anything with the plain old wood stock field model is the best. It has a steel tube so you can install that tacti cool forearm with the flashlight built into it. It has an SAE bolt holding the stock on the gun so you can go to the hardware store and get a bolt without the aid of an engineer. It comes with combinations of barrels so you can do a lot with one gun.
     
  5. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    I will be working as a security guard soon and i would like to be able to have a security type shotgun if my job ever requires it ,and also i would like to be able to hunt dove, squirrel, turkey and deer if i had to what model shotgun would be best for me? Wich model is the most versatile? 8 shot or 6 shot?
     
  6. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    So what im looking for is a combination of both. tactical and be able to be a hunter a tactical hunter :)
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    It is my understanding that you have more dove hunting barrel options with the shorter ammo tube.
     
  8. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I would get a Mossberg 500. They build a bunch designs from this platform, changing and adding things are easiest on this platform. That's what the ones you mentioned are(500's)
     
  9. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Here is an example of what you can do with a 500
     

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  10. loctite44144

    loctite44144 New Member

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    Any one there are very customizable
     
  11. srtolly1

    srtolly1 New Member

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    The Mossberg 500 is like the lego set of the shotgun world. Any are good, I have an old clone from a hardware store chain and I've had everything from the original 30" barrel to slug barrels to the 20" it has now. Stocks from wood to synthetic to pistol grip and everything in between. If you stick to the smaller mag tube your options are a bit more imho
     
  12. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I answered the OPs questions before he asked them. This thread is a waste of time.