Remington 870 or Mossberg 500?

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

Which is your favourite:

Poll closed Dec 3, 2012.
  1. Remington 870

    21 vote(s)
  2. Mossberg 500

    14 vote(s)
  3. other shotgun

    4 vote(s)
  1. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    The 870 just for the fact I like where the safety is located. For me it is quicker to engage/disengage.
  2. MadScotsMan

    MadScotsMan Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    Given a choice between just the 870 and the 500, I'd go with the 500. I've had more than a few and I have beat the heck out of them and they keep coming back for more. And the safety is, to quote Jeff Quinn, "right where God intended them to be."

  3. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Near Fairbanks
    Mossberg's better location of the safety was the deciding factor for me.
  4. Iron Eagle

    Iron Eagle Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    I have shot the 870 quite a bit while working security. I like my 500 better. It isn't tactical, has the long ported barrel, and looks good. Nice heft eats up the recoil like a dream.
  5. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    I bought a Mossberg 500 on consignment; looked good (walnut stock), felt good, price good.

    Then less than a month later I won a Mossberg 590 in an expo drawing; looks good (synthetic stock), heavier, more shot storage.

    Tuff choice between the two.

    I tried a Remington and thought it was way too heavy for what it was.
  6. H-D

    H-D Active Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    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
  7. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    i like being abl eto look down at the top of the rcvr and see a safety indicator.. :)
  8. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    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.
  9. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Because it's small.
  10. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    Between the 2, the Remington. Guess I grew up with a Remington 870 being "a 12 gauge" a Ruger 10/22 is " a .22"
  11. sting75ray

    sting75ray Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    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.
  12. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
  13. mjp28

    mjp28 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    anytown, OHIO
    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.
  14. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    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.. :)
  15. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    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
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