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I was at wally world last night looking for some ammo.... I know really stupid to think they would have some, and saw a 12 gauge Mossberg for $177.00. Never owned a Mossberg and was wondering if it was a good shotgun. Heck for the price if they're decent I may buy 2 (1 to set up for HD, and 1 for the kids to hunt with) looking for input on quality of mossbergs. thanks in advance.
 

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I own a Mossberg 835 ultimag 12gauge i use for turkey hunting and it is beat to hell and it works great the mossberg 500 are good to the guy i work with has one and he said he has put about 4000rounds through it and it is still kickin
 

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heck yeah. mossberg's are really good shotguns. i have a 500 that i bought for HD and its a very solid gun. also, have the maverick 88, which is made by mossberg. you can't go wrong with either one imo.
 

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well thanks for the info everyone! after 3 positive posts guess I'm headed to wally world to go make a purchase!!! can never own to many firearms!!! especially now with our new "leader"
 

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Mossberg is a "budget shotgun". Don't expect good fit and finish, don't expect everything to fit nice and tight, and don't expect it to win any "miss shotgun" pageants.

But they go bang every time. Good working shotgun, I like them for home defense duties. Don't think I've ever had a mossberg break on me.
 

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+1 Joeywhat said. I've had a Mossberg 500 for about 4 years now and have put about 2000 rds of birdshot, buckshot, and slugs through it. It isn't a beauty, and it took a beating one winter in Oklahoma in snow, sleet, and freezing rain. One great thing about them is the interchangeable barrels. Mine came with a rifled barrel for slugs and one for birds/skeet. I bought a 18 1/2" barrel later for HD, and you can swap them out in about a minute without anything more complicated than opposable thumbs. My company has 30 we use for non-lethal/riot purposes, and all of them are reliable as hell, despite the fact they're old as dirt.
 

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The only Mossberg I have is the 590A1 DA, with ghost rings, and I like it alot. I put a side saddle on her and I think it is a good all purpose shotgun.
 

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I have been shooting a 500A since I have been shooting shotguns.

Sure, they rattle... and they look like crap after you beat them up... but they go bang. always.
 

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My brother has 2 Mossberg 500s that he hunts with (one is a standard model and one is a dedicated slug gun with scope) and he's never had any problems with either. He took his first 2 deer with the slug gun this year and has hunted everything else with the other one. I've shot both and they are very rugged, durable, easy to use and overall, of very high quality. I have a Remington 1100 and I'm not about to part with it, but if I was to get another shotgun it would probably be a Mossberg 500. I'd definetely recommend it for either home defense or for your kids to learn to hunt with, though I'd suggest starting them off with a 20 Ga due to the lighter recoil.
 

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Love my Mossberg 500 Slugster, still in the project stage.
It has a Knoxx stock installed and has a cut "beater" barrel installed. I have the slug barrel I can change if needed.



 

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I've had a Mossy 500 12 guage for about 25 years as a hunter. Just coverted to Hi Cap HD. Always went bang and pretty good accuracy. They are not "pretty" guns and may not be the tightest fit, but they got military use for a reason. I can't speak for the Maverick it is the bargain gun from Mossberg, most likely has some plastic parts in it like the trigger guard etc.
 

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Who makes the neat side saddle rig and rail top? It looks great! How much was it? Where did you get it?
The shell holder is a cheap TacStar I picked up to try out. I bought it on GT for $10. It is actually a fairly good shell holder.
The Picatinny receiver rail was bought on Midway USA, I think
it was like $30.
 
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