On a truly reliable weapon, there will always be some "slop" in the fit. This is because the only place that a solid fit is necessary is the chamber so the case has the necessary support.
troll!!! just kidding. yes and no.
Mossbergs have a slop to them in places that doesn't matter. the forearm feels loose, but the bolt and barrel lock up tightly.No. Mossys are good solid shotguns. The debate is generally Mossy 500 or Remmy 870. Inexpensive but reliable. I believe the one under my bed is probably 25 years old now.
and what price range.To be used for what purpose?
weatherby prolly fit the bestI personally decided to pick up one of the weatherby pump shotguns after shooting one last weekend. Shot it better on clays than the 870 or 500.
$500 puts just about every NIB pump gun in your price range.$500 dollar range give or take some moneys. :neutral: