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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Mossberg

Of all places I thought I'd not be recommending...Mossberg.

My son bought a Mossberg rifled barrel last week (for an old 500 shotgun I gave him). It shoots lights out. 12 ga 2 3/4 inch Remington sluggers, cloverleaf at 50 yards. So it is off to a family New York deer hunting in 10 days.

Like all pump guns sling swivels are difficult to mount on the mag tube. Mossbergs are especially tough as they have a screw not a nut (unlike Rem 870s). but I have tapped a plug screw on a few.

Now it seems the new barrel mag bolts have a tap hole in them. I tried Brownells and Midway to get a screw that would mate..no luck.

so I emailed Mossberg, defining the problem.

They emailed back today and said if I gave them my home address, they would send me on free. An American made product that is inexpensive and they SUPPORT their customer base.

Hats off to Mossberg.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 12:52 AM
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Re: Mossberg

I have no idea why some people hate Mossberg shotguns. They are dirt cheap and work great. Sure they are rough around the edges, but they smooth out the more you hunt with one.

It's sort of like beer if you will. If you are used to cheap beer, and never drink much else you wouldn't know the difference. But if you got used to "good" beer anything less is...well...less.

I see guys on here all the time telling how they wouldn't even paddle a conoe with one. I'm guessing either they never tried one or they are just used to a much higher end gun.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 02:39 PM
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Re: Mossberg

the only brand shot gun i have had for years is mossberg. i wont by nothing else. good luck to all
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 07:47 PM
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Re: Mossberg

I have 2 Mossbergs...the 500 and the 835.Never had a problem with either one of them.

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Re: Mossberg

I bought my first 835 a year after they came out. Got my son an 835 about 6 years ago because I was impressed with the reliability of mine. Now between the two of us we have 4 835's and a 935. Can you say were sold on Mossberg? Also my FIL has an old maverick that I've never seen malfunction either.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 12:35 PM
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Re: Mossberg

I have owned and still own two 500s have for years. Never had a problem with either, they are the easiest gun to take down for a though cleaning I have owned. I own a couple other shot guns, a Rem and a Winchester, The rem is a great gun with beautiful wood, but not something I want to take out fox hunting at mid-night in the brush, or on the marsh duck hunting, or for that matter stomping through the brush rabbit hunting.
If the old Mossberg gets another scratch no big deal. The Mossberg is like the Timex, takes a beating and keeps on ticking.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 12:56 PM
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I have an835 and have taken it to Saskatchewan and Missouri for snow geese. Fired around 150 shots in 3 days in Sask. and no problems. 2 trips to Mo. and fired around 100 shots, no problems. Think it is a great gun. I fired 3 1/2 and 3" magnums.

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My 835 patterns better than my $1600 Benelli SBE 2.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 08:32 PM
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I got 3 Mossberg 500's and 1 Mossberg 835 ..... ALL excellent guns for the $$!

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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I bought the 500 I gave my son back in 1972, when the steel shot ban came out. $56.

It has taken a beating, constantly. Probably killed 40-50 geese, 10 turkeys, untold ducks and more than a few bunnies with it.

The blueing when new is so thin that it rusted every day I took it in the boat waterfowl hunting. So I automotive strayed the barrel 9action is al) then I use hose paint on the stock, Lexington green, as all the finish disolved in a rain/sleet storm in Crawford county.

I've only had one design/manufacturing failure. the magazine tube 3-shot restrictor was made from 3/16 raw wood. I warped terrible and bound the mag spring. $45 to rebuild it. at Mossberg gunsmith. i replaced with a 3/8 impregnated hardwood dowel. Works good now. I understand that they use a plastic rod now, good thinking guys.

They are low cost, low end finshed, but are cheap. And durable. No comparison to and Rem 870 nor any of my Italian doubles. But they are cheap and durable..again.

For a guy starting hunting, not a bad way to get into the sport.

PS I've shot a 25 at trap with the old clunker. Yep, it got laughs..but 3 of the other guys on line that night shot less than a 25. LOL
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