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What are the best companies to buy a shotgun from? Mossberg, benelli, FN, HK, Remington?
Mossberg is cheaper than other companies, is this because they aren't made well? :cool:
 

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Does Mossberg have loose parts or ill fit? :mad:
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.

A slightly loose fit allows grit, grime and gunk to not affect the weapon's operation. As long as the parts are not falling off and the weapon functions reliably, a slightly loose fit is a good thing.
 

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What's your intended use? I didn't see Beretta or Browning on your list and I would definitely put their guns at the top of any shotgun manufacturer list. I see someone already mentioned Winchester. My Winny 1200 has served me well for many years. If you're looking for a coach style gun, I've been happy with my Stoeger.
 

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500's do have a little more wiggle/give in the racking mechanism then an 870 or other shot guns. Tinkering with them the main reason seems to be the internals as far as the chambering devices differ in both.. That said you really cant go wrong with 500s or 870s but id personally go with an 870 I love mine... That is if were talking pump action, never was specified.
 

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Does Mossberg have loose parts or ill fit? :mad:
troll!!! just kidding. yes and no.

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.
Mossbergs have a slop to them in places that doesn't matter. the forearm feels loose, but the bolt and barrel lock up tightly.

To be used for what purpose?
and what price range.
 

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I 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.
weatherby prolly fit the best
$500 dollar range give or take some moneys. :neutral:
$500 puts just about every NIB pump gun in your price range.
given the gun is going to pull double duty as HD and field, Mossberg has a package deal. Remmy prolly has it too.
 

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At the risk of being a traitor to the remington name (i own 3), I'd suggest the standard Benelli Nova. My roommate has one and we shoot trap every few weekends. His gun has never had any problems, points really well, and because it follows the polymer hype it is relatively light (but came with a nice recoil pad from the factory so it doesnt kick like a mule). Really nice guns for the money. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if i saw the need for another skeet gun, but my 870 Wingmaster works too well. =)
 
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