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Are the Mossberg 500’s not what people say?

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  • candcallen

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    Jul 23, 2011
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    The only difference to me is the safety locations. I grew up totin an monkey wards 870 copy and work issued the 870 police models. I always bought mossberg or maverick personally.

    I don't like switching back and forth usually but my maverick has the safety by the trigger guard. My 590A1 has it in the traditional mossberg position. It was just too heavy a beast so I sold it.

    I would say I'm not too excited about a brand new remington 870 basic shotgun. I would say mossberg kills them and even maverick beats them. I just wish the trigger guards were all metal. Although I've never seen one broke.
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    My first shotgun was a 20ga Montgomery Wards Mossberg 500C, complete with the C-Lect choke. Growing up in the mid-west, hunting involved walking out of the woods and into a corn field. Cranking the choke down to Full, and then back tro IC or modified sure was handy. I have since had Poly-Chokes installed on all my shotguns except the doubles.

    As for the safeties, I prefer the top tang safety over the crossbolt trigger version. For me, it is much more natural to disengage when bringing up the gun.

    Currently have 5 or 6 of them in various configurations from Black powder .50 muzzle loader, to my 18" rifle sighted trunk monkey.


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    Dec 18, 2022
    Well I have a Winchester 1300, couple of 870's, one an old Wingmaster and an Express. two Mossbergs, an old 500 in 20 gauge and a 5 year old model 88. Personally I like the Winchester the best, like the safety in front of the trigger guard, by far the smoothest of the bunch with the Wingmaster 2nd. That said my shotguns get put through hell. My 20 gauge Express is presently rusting behind the seat in my truck. The Maverick has proven itself many times to be a tough reliable shotgun. Wait I forgot I just bought a 12 gauge Express slug gun that I used to hunt feral hogs in north Texas. Shoots great with it's rifled barrel. From new that one needed some work to get it reliable. The one that only gets used for nice days dove hunting is the Wingmaster. The rest know if I am taking one of them out it is going to be tough going somewhere wet and muddy. Lately that job has mostly been done by the Maverick 12 gauge. Right now the Winchester has a red dot mounted on it and it is sighted in for cheap Winchester rifled slugs to use on a nearby COE property hog hunting. The reality of it is I hardly do any bird hunting other than doves and mostly keep the shotguns for self defense and hog hunting.


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    May 9, 2022
    The mossbergs point better for me than the remington guns. Sold all my remys except a pre model 11, that one points well and is a hoot to shoot, even with the trigger slap! I never shot as well with any 870 or 1187, owned several. I keep a 590a1 and maverick 88 20" for home defense. My go to shotgun is a Beretta al391 field model for birds and clays. The mossbergs are hell on all things closer, strays, coons, snakes, 2 legged varmints.


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    I've shot thousands of rounds through my AL391 over the years. Never spit the bit one time even.

    But that 391 replaced a Mossy 500. It now sits in a new plastic stock due to decades of abuse. And I couldnt tell you last time I shot it, but my dad got it in the mid 70s. I've killed thousands of critters with it, from dove, quail, rabbits and other non-edible stuff. Since I got the 391 in 1997, its been shot less than 10 times. But my son will own it one day.

    The 500 is a reliable beast, that takes abuse like a crack head.
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    I have so far owned 2 maverick 88’s.
    I have the 18.5 security model. It’s so bare bones and a hoot to shoot. You literally can’t screw it up, just load, pump and bang. And it can be bought for 200$ or less anywhere.
    And the Maverick’s are assembled in Texas.
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