Remington 870 or Mossberg 500?

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Jerryboy, Nov 30, 2012.

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Which is your favourite:

Poll closed Dec 3, 2012.
  1. Remington 870

    21 vote(s)
    53.8%
  2. Mossberg 500

    14 vote(s)
    35.9%
  3. other shotgun

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. H-D

    H-D Active Member

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    I have had a few Mossberg 500 s and never had a problem with them, I love the looks of an 870 also, Harrington and Richardson imports a copy called the pardner they can br had in the 175 dollar range I have no experience with them though
  2. soundguy

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    i like being abl eto look down at the top of the rcvr and see a safety indicator.. :)
  3. aa1911

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    the tang safety on mossbergs are very nice and my favorite place for it. With pistol grip stocks though, the 870's cross bolt is about the best though.

    Another small thing I like better on the mossberg is no spring loaded shell lifter; just toss 'em in and push them up the tube. Remington is a tiny bit trickier.

    Remington is better quality IMO and more aftermarket goodies, but the 590 is a great gun. Never understood why the 500 was so popular for home defense, the 590 is the same thing with 3 more round capability.
  4. MSGT-R

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    Because it's small.
  5. CCHolderinMaine

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    Between the 2, the Remington. Guess I grew up with a Remington 870 being "a 12 gauge"...like a Ruger 10/22 is " a .22"
  6. sting75ray

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    I agree 100% I have 12 Model 12s.:D I have had one Mossberg 500 20ga. It was the first shotgun I ever owned. I have one 870 youth model that I bought for the kids that shoot trap with us.
  7. Country101

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    Wow, won one....can't beat that. A lot of things, guns included you might get a real good one no problems or maybe a rare defective one or just personally get used to one over another. (I own neither 870 or 500.)

    I also like to rank things by the best for the money, but it's nice if money is not an issue.
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    i consider any 'won' gun an awesome deal.. :)

    my stepdad has won like 4 guns.. a couple of them spendy hunting riflesd and one a spendy OU shotgun.

    me? I have a hard time winning a gun AUCTION.. :)
  10. MSGT-R

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    Well, after purchasing an M1A1 and an AR15 at the Expo, I pretty much stuffed the ballot box with all the tickets I got; one box, 45 tickets. :eek:

    I was focused! :D
  11. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap New Member

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    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 !
  12. BulletArc47

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    I have to say I'm a bit biased towards the Remington 870. Of course, that might have to do with the fact that I own one!:p

    Seriously though, they're both respectable models.
  13. hobby_mesa

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    I had a Mossberg 590...loved the sights and it was fun to shoot. After a dozen rounds, it stopped working. Pin was bent. I had it replaced, a dozen rounds the pin bent again. Info I turned up seemed to indicate a design flaw...so I picked up a Benelli semi auto, pretty kick butt...and a Baikal IZH43K sawed off double barrel 12 gage for game running around in the house :).
  14. soundguy

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    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?
  15. howlnmad

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    Nah, that's what's people buy when all the Remingtons are gone off the racks.

    :D :lmao:
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    Locked in!

    I can't count how many times I've been oh so close to big prizes!

    I've hit $6400, $5200, $5000 on the lottery but close to $100,000 and other prizes more than a few times.
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    i don't think ive ever done better than 150$ :) ya got me beat!
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    I've never won more than $5 on the lottery. I guess this is my lottery!
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