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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Mossberg 500 "Slugster"

I no longer want to shoot rifled slugs out of my smooth bored Remingtion 870 so I'm looking to get an actual slug gun. I've been checking out this gun and wanted to see if anyone has any experience with them, or any other gun for that matter.

I have $400 in Cabelas gift cards to use towards a purchase so I'm not looking to venture to much higher than that for the gun and combo.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Mossb...h-All+Products
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Re: Mossberg 500 "Slugster"

Easy question to answer. Take a look at the following: http://www.chuckhawks.com/savage_slug_gun.htm Plus read the many reviews to be found on the web site. I have the Browning which is a little more $$. However, the 20 ga. savage is in your apparent price range and is the current rage for extreme accuracy.

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Re: Mossberg 500 "Slugster"

I use a 500 with a cantilever barrel for my hunting in Allegheny County and Ohio. The fit and finish isn't anything special and it isn't the prettiest gun in the world, but it is reliable and shoots pretty well. Off a bench, I can expect to see sub 3" groups with the SST slugs at 100 yards.

I don't know much about the BSA scope that comes with the Cabelas combo in the link you posted above, but I do know the scope that originally came with mine (cheap Bushnell) didn't hold a zero very well, presumably due to the recoil. I would suggest that you do some research on the BSA scope, because if it doesn't work out for you, you could easily wind up spending another $150 on a decent scope down the road like I had to.

If I were personally in the market for a new slug gun right now, I would buy a Savage 220 or 212. My brother has the 220 and it really is a sweet shooting gun. The only drawback is that the Savage will probably be in the $600-650 range by the time you get a scope on it.
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Re: Mossberg 500 "Slugster"

Thanks for the input guys. I wouldn't mind going up a bit in price for a gun that's got such great reviews. I got the $400 in cabelas gift cards specifically from points I'd earned on a credit card that I use to purchase everyday purchases. So that $400 is essentially free. Even in the 600-650 range I'd only be looking at a $200 or so investment.
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Re: Mossberg 500 "Slugster"

I have a Mossburg 500 and it serves its purpose very well. Like others have said, it's not pretty. But with my Nikon 2-7 power shotgun scope, it's a nice deer gun for me in Allegheny county. 3" groups or better at 100 yards can be expected. I use Lightfield sabot slugs.
Here's the way I look at it... This gun is a tool made to do a job. It does it well. What more do you need? My guns are all hunting guns, not safe queens. I drive deer through brush, swamps, etc., hoist them up and down to and from my treestand, I've fallen with them and I don't worry if they get beat up a little. That having been said, I don't intentionally abuse them, but I use them without fear of them getting scratched up. I'd rather carry that kind of weapon than carry a showpiece.
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