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. 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 !
  2. BulletArc47

    BulletArc47 New Member

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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.
  3. hobby_mesa

    hobby_mesa Active Member

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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 :).
  4. 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?
  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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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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