Mossberg Maverick 88

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  1. scattergunguy

    scattergunguy New Member

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    After having so much fun at the range with my Remington 870 Express Magnum, I decided I'd get another shotgun that I could use for hunting, and give my 870 some company. I looked into getting the Maverick 88, and after much research, debate, and hesitation, I found out that the Maverick 88 is simply a cheaper version of the Mossberg 500, with a one piece forearm and safety on the trigger guard. I found one with a 26" barrel and modified choke for 175 at small gun shop here in town. It was slightly used, but in great condition. I cleaned it up a bit, and it's now sitting next to my 870. They get along great :D

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  2. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    They are both real good lookin guns
  3. danurve

    danurve New Member

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    The 88 will also take most accesories for the 500 mainly barrel options. And chokes. That means Accuchokes & winchokes, check out midwayusa, trulockchokes and the carlson line (choketube.com). I have owned one for 15+ years, ugmo keeps on kickin. I have one problem with it but it's most likely age/use related. When it's sub-freezing out some 3" shells tend to jam after fire. So I stick with the 2&3/4.
  4. rangerruck

    rangerruck New Member

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    ive got one for self defense. when I bought it, it had the vent rib on the top. so cool!. cut the bbl down to 16 inches, smmoothed out all edges, put red/green truglo turkey sites on it, black rubberized sling, with shell holders,took off the furniture, and let it set in a sythetic oil mix, in a stainless steel trough i had built, for about 1 week. Put it all back together, and man! It is slicker than snot on a doorknob.
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