what's wrong with mossbergs?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by GaryGlock, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    So I bought my first shotgun about 6 months ago, a mossberg 500. It's a tactical version in my avatar an I've shot all different loads with it so far an I have to say I love it. So since this is my first shotgun an I haven't shot much more, what don't you guys like about them? What do you like about others more?
     
  2. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Don't listen to the haters. There are basically 2 1/2 camps on hd shotguns. Mossberg and Remington being the two. The 1/2 is the rest benelli, winchester, etc....

    From what I know, (not alot) Most everyone thinks the above brands have their merits. Remington and Mossberg both are tried and true. Sometimes it just comes down to safety placement and personal preferance. I love my 590a1 Mossberg but I would not knock a Remington 870 or the others.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    there are many different brands of shotguns that are proven performers ans Mossberg is one of them. i have had several Mossbergs, and never had any problems and would buy another. i do like the Remington's shotguns too, as the 870 is one of my favorites. personally for me, to decide between them, would come down to which one i could get the best deal on at the time. just enjoy your Mossberg and don't worry about it, because it's a good shotgun to own.
     
  4. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    mossburg is a good entry leval shotgun my beef with this sight is every shotgun link steers to hd and zombie killing well i have loud dog a cell phone and a 38 spl for that. my shotguns are for birds and clays
     
  5. gmaster456

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    Then use them for birds and clays. What's the big deal? I have guns for that as well. Who cares what other people use them for?
     
  6. misterjerry

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    The Remington-Mossberg "debate" is much like the pro's and con's of baseballs designated hitter rule. It either advances the sport or it takes away from the so-called "purity" of baseball. To each their own and if you are happy with your choice and it works for you, then go for it.
     
  7. BrooklynFaTs

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    How come nobody said anything about the winchester super xp or x3 fastest shotguns ever, I've had the 1300 crazy speed pump, still waiting to get the super xp,don't get me wrong I have the 870 and 835 love them bolth but mis my 1300 I gave that one away but looking forward to get the winchester sxp
     
  8. SSGN_Doc

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    I've run Mossbergs in the Navy and as my own personal shotgun for a long time. They are very dependable, and good shotguns. The price is usually a bit easier to swallow than a Remington. I recently got a Remington 870 Express. It is also a good shotgun.

    People have their preferences on placment of controls. Other folks have preferences about how the shotguns are made ( the Remington has a steel receiver while the Mossberg is aluminum). Others state that they prefer the feel of a Remington, (The Remington action bars are welded while the Mossbergs rails are riveted, and that causes the pump on a Mossberg to wiggle some. Neither is a badd way to attach the action bars, just different).
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Fats, i have the Winchester SXP Defender with the 18.5" barrel. pretty decent shotgun. nothing fancy or elegant, just functional. to date so far, not one problem. the only issue some may have with the SXP vs. the Mossberg 500 or the Remington 870, is the lack of aftermarket accessories and parts.
     
  10. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    Not a thing wrong with them. I own a 500 I keep the short barrel and pistol grip on it and removed the plug. It's very reliable but I wasn't crazy about the pattern with the long barrel. But nothing will ever take the place of my browning humpback IMO the best there is.
     
  11. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    Good post thanks. Didn't know those diffrences.
     
  12. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Mossberg has upgraded in the past decade or so.

    In 1981 when I bought my 870 Wingmaster 3" I paid about $40 more for it vs. a Mossy.

    The Wingmaster was a much more refined shotgun compared to the Mossy.

    The Mossy had a single slide bar and rattled as much as a baby's toy.

    The Remy Express and today's Mossbergs match up very well.

    I would buy a used vintage Wingmaster over an Express or a Mossberg.

    My $0.02, YMMV.
     
  13. BrooklynFaTs

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    Hay axx if you need parts for the defender, call up ATI gunstocks, they have parts for it now, the number is 1-800-925-2522 request a catalog I got the six piston scopion stock and the five sided forend,for that gun,two nasty parts when I get the sxp ,I'm looking at the halo heat sheald,now that's a sick part for the defender,its like its floating on the barrel
     
  14. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Whats wrong.......

    99 % of the time its the owner, There is nothing wrong with mossbergs, being pump or auto. They will kill just as much as the high priced guns.....:eek: :)
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Fats, not on mine! i like simple and clean. i am not into all that tactical stuff on my firearms, simple and clean. i only mentioned the accessories and parts for the 500 and the 870, because some people do like the tactical parts for their shotguns.
     
  16. BrooklynFaTs

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    I here ya axx, they got a lot of hunting stocks too
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Fats, do they have a website?
     
  18. Sniper03

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    Gary,

    I do not know who you were talking with but I will bet they have never owned one. And probably read everything they share with no real experience! I Own 870s, and have owned a couple of 500s and presently own a Mossberg 930 Semi-Auto Turkey Gun! There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Mossbergs...
     
  19. GaryGlock

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    Just hear people here an there bashing em, then I'm at my LGS the other day an there is a guy looking at shotguns and the employee goes to hand em a mossberg, he says * don't even hand me a mossberg POS* just kinds looked at him crazy an went back to what I was doin. Kinda got the wheels turning tho. Like I said Ive got a decent amount of rounds through mine an it works great for me.
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i see this type of person from time to time at my LGS. they spout off remarks like that, to try and make people think they know more about firearms than they really do. most of their knowledge comes from the internet and not really any actual hands on usage or true knowledge of a particular firearm. Mossberg has been making ffirearms for many, many years. if they weren't making good firearms, they wouldn't still be in business, would they?