I love my 870 and the 500 is a great gun but always seemed very difficult to reassemble.
Damn I wish one of those was here in VA. Great deal.Big 5 is running their special on the 500 right now. It is a 500 with a 26" & an 18.5" barrel for $260. I picked one up in July and love it.
The 500 was harder to get back together? That's good to know while I make my final decision.. Thanks.I love my 870 and the 500 is a great gun but always seemed very difficult to reassemble.
i love my Winchester Defender 1300. It was the first gun that was my dad bought for me (he had plenty we all shot). He bought 4 at the time. one for me, one for him, one for my brother, and one for my sis.Surprisingly though, I found a Member selling his Winchester Defender 1300. There's not as MANY Mods for the Win, but they have everything I'll want, or need for it... AND... the 1300 is one of the few 12 gauges that can run the 1.75" and 2" "Specialty" Self Defense shells, enabling you to put 10+ rounds into a 7rd mag. (oh yeah... The 1300 18" is stock with a 7rd mag... Others require a mag extension).
That is a heck of a price. I bought a Maverick from Walmart for $170 and then an 18.5" barrel from the LGS for $90 and I thought I had a good deal. I find nothing wrong with the Maverick and would buy another one.Big 5 is running their special on the 500 right now. It is a 500 with a 26" & an 18.5" barrel for $260. I picked one up in July and love it.
I usually just pull the barrel off and swab it down and just clean the bolt face in the receiver.Not sure but I would think after each use like a pistol.. Am I wrong here?
comments in red. Other things that matter, mossberg is lighter, and a raised shell lifter. Rem is heavier and tighter.Fit and finish between the two, it's a dead heat despite what rabid remington fans wanna believe. Now, due to Remington trying to compete with a tighter design in price with a loose easy productionthat was designed to be cheap and easy to produce. Old remmys are better.
What should really sway you one way or the other is if you want a tang safety or crossbolt and if just a 5 round tube is enough for you or do you want the option to use a magazine extension on the 870.
It's fairly easy to find different barrels for either gun to add versatility. With the exception of the 8 shot 500, there's no other option but the 20" it comes with.not true a 28" Vent rib and a 28" bead exists, which is easy because a smith for 30 or 40 bucks can cut it down easy.
I believe all the guns mentioned can interchange their barrels, so you can swap them out for different use.Can you put another barrel on the 870 so that you could go from HD to hunting/skeet mode? I see Cabela's has a bunch of different ones and some look like they except or have scopes.