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Old 09-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Mossberg Maverick 88

I have read a lot of different posts on here about this gun, but I still was curious if most of the 500 accessories (esp. from brownells) will fit the 88 or is that something specific I need to buy? Also is this a gun that is def. worth buying for a home defense gun or should I save the money and buy a 500, Remington 870, m4 etc.? Thanks guys.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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I have the H&R pardner security model, it is based off of the 870. Great gun and uses the 870 furniture, stock, forend.

I think the Mav 88 is a good gun as well, heard great things about it. I went with the H&R because I have a 870 28" barrelled version.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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when i bought my 500 it was cheap, now they are getting too expensive for my wallet. i've also considered an 88. but hesitant because i dont know about their overall reliability/reputation. not sure about the accessories.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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i know the 88 can accept the stock and forend of a 500. Most places that you buy them from can tell you if they will or not. A little google-ing will aid in that decision as well.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:20 AM   #5
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My Mav88 took the heat shield, Blackhawk pistol grip, Blackhawk shell holder, picatinny rail, red dot + offset Streamlight Polytac 88850. The forend's do differ in length between the 88 and 500 so you cannot use the forend piece that is included with the Blackhawk kit.





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Old 09-21-2012, 12:46 AM   #6
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Great gun. There are some things that will and won't work. The safety is by the,trigger wich most like. As far as using a mossy fore end go. You need to buy the operating rods from a mossy to use after market fore ends on the mav . The reason is the mav has a one piece set up. Other than that any 500 part will fit a mav .

Hope that explains it. I'm a bit drunk right now.

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:06 AM   #7
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Awesome, thanks for all the help guys, i'm going to pick one up next week from Academy. Ill do some more research on a specific item, if I think they it needs anything, after I launch a few hundred rounds downrange that is.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:47 AM   #8
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its a quality shotgun- simple and to the point and you cant beat the price. i have a 500 and a mav88 and i trust them equally to go bang every time.
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Love my 88. Never had a problem.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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I checked on the Maverick 88 at Wal-Mart today - $179.00. I'm looking really hard at it now. Got some birthday money I've been wanting to spend and at that price I could also afford the few accessories I want to add )Blackhawk adjustable stock, heat shield, ghost ring sights or a decent holo sight). Is it really just as good as the 500? I want it for HD, so it doesn't have to be a workhorse. Just very dependable.

Oh, does it happen to come with the breaching choke or will it even accept one?
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