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Mossberg 500 Field/deer Combo

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I was wondering if anyone has used this gun before and how you would review it. I'm just getting into hunting again and don't currently own a single gun. I would like to be able to hunt deer,dove,and hog, but "The Boss" is only letting me buy one gun this year. You know priorities and all, so no rifle until next year. I think this is what I'm looking for because versatility is important. Just wondering if anyone could shed more light on this for me.

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My friend owned a 500 years ago. I remember it kicks like hell compared to a the Remington 870 express mag I bought. .. I had the smooth bore vent rib barrel with sites. Slug gun! I even shot three inch shells all the time. No black blue shoulders with it.

Along with the 28 inch vent rib chock barrel. Mod chock will reach out there pretty good so I never even tried another. Nice tight patterns.

Loved that gun. Sold it because I needed money. But I'm getting another.

Pawn shops here have them all the time. Very popular gun.

It's also the pump gun the cops and military use. That says how good it is!

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So you are recommending the express 870 combo?

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So you are recommending the express 870 combo?

Yep. Every one else will chime in soon and agree I'm sure. It's hard to beat an 870. Unless they have something new out in the last few years I don't no about.

Edited .. to add they make a ton of different barrels for them. And parts for that matter.

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Cool man I appreciate you input. I'm going check out the 870's.

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I got up this morning. Still missing my 870. Lol. Thought is add. I don't no what typ of pattern folks use for doves. But keep in mind when buying choke tubes for a Remington. They are pretty tight patterned compared to others I've seen. The modified tube I had in mine was the tightest I've shot. Tighter even then a single shot Herrington Richardson now New England firearms. Single shots. I've owned a lot of them back in my younger days. I had forgotten till after I posted. I also owned a 20 gauge 870 I bought for my son. It had a turkey choke I'm it when I got it. And I never got another tube because we wanted to turkey hunt. So I bought some hot loads for it as well which made it kick a little hard. My son never liked it and I lost interest in turkey. So I sold it as well.

Another friend had pretty engraved mossberg. With two barrels I seem to remember field being in the name of it. Guessing that it's the same gun you ask about. There chokes seem very wide to me. Also watched him shoot at a few squirrels and decided I had no love for mossbergs. ( but I'm not knocking them to others. I do no that before Rem. made the 870 the Moss. 500 was The pump gun, and I have never heard of problem with them.) He tried to get me to shoot it serval times. Nope I'm fine. Lol. I was carrying a Richardson single.We shot a few nest on the way back that day. I busted them up pretty good, and he peppered them from beside me. Shooting the same shells and choked barrels.

I thought that might in some way help you decide which choke tube to buy. Doves can be way up there some times but fly like bats. I don't no what to tell you there.

Oh and both my Rem,s I had wear black Matt, looks like paint. Which I thought wouldn't want rust as bad as blued. Wrong that finish is worse.. It never hurt them but I just noticed anytime you whipped them down you could see the rag was brown from rust. And one staid in a case all the time. Couldn't figure that one out.

How ever that finish is tuff as nails. Neither got scratched while I owned them and that's saying something for it. Gotta take the good with the bad I guess.

Look out for the other dove hunters. I here they pepper each other fairly often. lMAO! It was an older thread.

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I have had a 500 combo for about 30 years. It has killed deer, ducks, pheasants, rabbit, quail, squirrel and various other assorted sundries. I have fired hundreds if not thousands of rounds through it. The recoil is not any worse than any other gun of that type because it's chambered for 2 3/4 and 3 inch shells. The foregrip developed a crack on the inside after being exposed to too much rain over the years. I fixed it with some carpenter's glue and a clamp (it also enabled me to turn that into a new Mossburg 835 because it was "broken" LOL). That's it in 30 years. Don't let people disuade you because it says Mossburg on it. It's no different than tackle. Check them out and make up your own mind.

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I have a Moss 500 and a Rem 870. For hunting I would use the 870 any day of the week over the 500. That 500 will kick the living crap out of you after more than a couple shots. I wanted a Turkey barrel for my 870 and my wife went to get it for me. They didn't have one in stock so they sold her a 500 cause it came with a choked barrel. I will be passing that one onto my stepson who thinks he is the toughest mofo this side of the moon. With that being said, I still use my muzzleloader for all my deer hunting.

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I grew up on an 870 for deer, quail, ducks, doves, and rabbits. You can't go wrong there. Cheap and lots of aftermarket parts and barrels. The 500 is probably similar from the Mossberg line, but I have very little experience with them. Fit, ammo, weight, and hold make a gun kick perceivably harder, not model.

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I purchased a Maverick 12ga pump shotgun. Same barrels as the Mossberg 500. I have the mod barrel it came with. I purchased the 18,5" riot barrel and the 30" full choke barrel for it too. Now I need another maverick.

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I own both a Mossberg 500 and a Rem 870, IMHO theres not a real big difference in the two. Both shoot great, and will kill whatever you would want. As far as one kicking more then the other I've never really noticed that, but just put a limbsaver recoil pad on there and it will cut down over 50% of the felt recoil. Really you cant go wrong with either one of them choices, both are solid guns. But with that said I'd sway towards the 870 unless you can get a good deal on a 500. 

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You cant go wrong with either for some folks its just a question if they like the safety on the trigger guard like the 870 or on top of the receiver like the 500. IF you ever what to tact out the gun with a pistol grip the 500 safety can be a PIA. 

 

Personally Ive had a 500 now for about 35 years(It was my dads) as a matter a fact its so old it has "Sears and Roebuck" stamped on the gun not Mossberg but its a 500 made for Sears back when you could just thumb thru a Sears catalog and purchase firearms. 

 

There are few stories out there from failures from either gun. So just buy the one that feels better to you. 

 

 

btw here is a good deal on an 870 depending exactly what you are looking for. $304 for the synthetic model

 

 

http://lanbosarmory.com/index.php?referrer=cnwr_4191340829622&main_page=product_info&products_id=9066

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