Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Which Do You Prefer?

Mossberg 500
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51%
Remington 870
20
49%
 
Total votes: 41

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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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In my hands. The mossberg is clunky and swings like a 8'x4"x6".
My 870 is so much better in my hands.

Still bought a 500 with a 20" bbl for the house. Doesn't feel as substantial as my 870 but if 8 shells of 00 buck won't stop em. I can at least beat em with the 500 once at least.

Now my Miroku OU is sweet.


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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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792mauser wrote: June 13th, 2021, 6:56 pm if 8 shells of 00 buck won't stop em. I can at least beat em with the 500 once at least.
if 8 shells of 00 buck won't stop em you shouldn't have screwed with them in the first place.
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Yeah. Probably right.

That's what the Brown Bess is for! A .75" lead ball and an instant smoke screen!
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Post by marlin39a »

I’ve owned a few 870 shotguns in my life, still have 2. Dependable, easy takedown, and superb quality. However, I recently went to a Mossberg 590, and a Shockwave. I found the same reasons to like as with the Remingtons. I shoot off the left shoulder, and find the Mossbergs to be easier to operate.
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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870, now if you were comparing the 870 to the 590, then it gets to be a bit tougher.
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Post by Ballistic Therapy »

I would take an older Wingmaster over any Mossberg.
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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870 for the long haul if shooting ALOT......

500 for the “long hauls”
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Post by TheJediknight »

M500
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Post by needsmostuff »

Used and cheap ???
500 ,,,, can't find any.
870 ,,,, yeah ,their not around either.
So their about equal .
So don't be picky , buy the one you can get your hands on .
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Post by PennysDad »

590 Mossberg
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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870 for sure
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Post by VITAXIN »

I have both, and I think they're both excellent BUT I
give the edge to the 500 because it's lighter weight.

I carry a Maverick 20" 12 gauge (6+1 with a bird's
head grip and 14 round bandolier shoulder strap)
in my car trunk; it's a little bit "lower quality"
500 design, which is cheap ($200 new) but good.
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Post by WhiteDragon »

Mossberg because I carried one in the Army and had to use it in many *ahem* "creative" ways and because I've broken three 870s in my career.
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Re: Mossberg 500 VS Remington 870

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Old Jeff H wrote: June 8th, 2021, 5:47 pm Of the two, which do you prefer?

I favor the Mossberg for two reasons:

- Slide release and safety are in better spots (to me, anyway)
- No shell lifter in the way when loading
Never owned a Mossberg 500 - but I love my 590...
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