Originally Posted by oneoldsap
The 870 is a more durable gun ! Remington has made over 6 million of them , and still going strong ! Mossberg is what one buys when one can't afford the Remington !
i'd like to see some hard physical data to back that claim up.
I've put untold # of CASES of shells thru my 500... shoots as good now as when i got it 22ys ago.
never jambs, always feeds any shell type, even those cheap full plastic no brass shells they used to have. Finish on it is still intact as well. I must say that my 870 which is less than half it's age and brobably has not had 50 shells thru it, has marks all the way thru it's finish in plases form normal handling.
Both are great guns.. and the 500 is cheaper... I don't see a 'huge' divide in loengevity between them.
my prefered shotguns are the browning.. I guess that's what one buys when they have enough money to not need to shoot the remington.. eh?