mossberg 500 vs Rem. 870

Discussion in 'Hunting Gear Talk' started by rocco641, Aug 21, 2009.

mossberg 500 or rem 870

  1. mossberg 500 12ga

  2. Rem 870 12ga

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  1. rocco641

    rocco641 New Member

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    I myself am a true mossberg 500 guy. just like to hear some different opinions
     
  2. preshrd3cpy

    preshrd3cpy New Member

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    Dept issue and I love the gun it shoots good. Buckshot and slugs at 50 yds right on without scope and its easy to mount flashlights lasers and other mods I love it and wouldnt give it up if I had too..:big_smile:
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2009

  3. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Rem 870, I've had recurring quality issues. Plus the balance, to me, seems like it's muzzle heavy enough to use it on a tripod.

    Mossberg 500, good quality, rugged, dependable and, to me, has good balance.

    Mossberg 835, same as the 500 plus able to shoot 3½" shells.

    :004:
     
  4. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    i think its a personality type thing. if your wearing white tennis shoes, plaid pants and walk around swingin a golf club, your likely to go for th remington.:smile2: if your a no nonsense get out u my face type guy that wants a good relieable gun that can take some abuse then itll be a mossberg.:big_smile::cool2:
     
  5. rocco641

    rocco641 New Member

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  6. LMHart

    LMHart New Member

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    I dont think you could go wrong with either one
     
  7. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    I'll pretend i didnt' hear this. I dont own white tennis shoes, plaid pants or a single golf club.
    My 870 has, however, been used as a boat paddle more than once. Its a fun feeling to break your shotgun down at the end of the year for a thorough cleaning only to find marsh grass inside:crazy:.
     
  8. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    I think that they are both great pump shotguns. I think that the Mossberg
    500 was the reason Remington started making the 870 express. They were loosing to much business. I have always heard that the military were testing
    pump shotguns for military use. Both the 500 and the 870 had 1000 rounds
    fired through them in one day and no misfires or jams. The only pump guns
    that did that.
    Mossberg got the military contract because price. This was pre-express and
    the wingmaster was more expensive.
    This is where the mossberg model 590 military& police came from.
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with this post. Both great guns.
     
  10. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i own both and never use my REM 870 my mossberg 500 and 835 are my favorite out of the two....actually my mossberg turkey gun out patterns my benelli at 40 - 50 yards.
     
  11. calogan

    calogan New Member

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    I'm afriad that I have to dissagree on this one, I'm none of those things listed above and own an 870 and I'm one of the most no nonsense guys alive. No offense taken though:wink:
     
  12. Shimano_cat

    Shimano_cat New Member

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    Even though I don't have the white tennis shoes, plaid pants or even a golf club, I do own a Remington 870 Wingmaster. I'm not knocking the Mossbergs as I have never owned one. Just voting in the poll and that's my choice.
     
  13. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    As I own both 870 s and 500 plus several other pumps , does that mean I can only ware my plaid pants when I carry one of the 870s? What should i ware carrying a browning or benelli?
    Either one will serve one will as they have passed the test of time.
     
  14. Shimano_cat

    Shimano_cat New Member

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    I wasn't even going to mention that I own a few Brownings as well until you brought it up. I thought I'd be shopping for the plaid pants for sure in the morning.:crazy:
     
  15. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I dont own an 870,but I do own an older Ithica 12 ga,and a Browning auto 5, 20 ga , I have two mossbergs,one in .410 and another in 20,I hope my next purchase is an 835.:wink: ohh I almost forgot I do have a Remington,Its a model 11 ,aside from a broken mainspring,no problems in over oh I think 10,000 rounds would be conservative. It was my granddads before the Auto 5,now I've inherited both.That said I believe both are great shotguns. One fits all in the budget dept tho.:wink:
     
  16. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I have an 870, greatest shotgun I ever shot. Other folks talk about their shotguns, and I'm ok with that, I like my 870. I have another 12 ga its either a mossberg or a savage, not sure, it has been modified for use indoors. Purchased used and cheap, quite reliable,
     
  17. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I've shot both but own only Mossberg. I have three actually 500 12ga, 590 12ga and 500 410ga. My mom bought me the 500 12ga when I was 15 years old.
     
  18. bobs bait

    bobs bait New Member

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    i love my 870 with the slug barrel i have can hit a paper plate with a red dot almost every time with open sights am i am 57 and not as steady as i once was just my 2 cents
     
  19. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i shoot both models and love them. i have abused the living hell out of both of them with no consequences. they do point a little different, but i am lethal with either one. i take my 870s out more though.
     
  20. ol'catmandoo

    ol'catmandoo New Member

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    gotta love them 500's