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Old 09-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Mossberg 500 Specs

Weight = 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) to 7.5 (3.4 kg) empty

Length = varies with model

Barrel length = 14 to 30 inches (350 to 762 mm)

Caliber = 12 gauge, 20 gauge, .410 bore

Action = pump-action

Muzzle velocity = 403 m/s (1,325 ft/s) for 12-gauge, 2", 00 buckshot load; 475 m/s (1,560 ft/s) for 12-gauge 437-grain rifled slug

Effective range = 40 m

Maximum range = 50m for shot, 300m for slugs

Feed system = 5 to 8 rounds; internal tube magazine

Sights = bead sights
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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How do you guys feel about Mossbergs?

I know its a good gun for the money, but I'm not really a fan... it's all personal preference, but for me they always feel a bit loose and rattle more than other scatterguns I prefer.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I have handled one before (never fired it) and from what I can tell it seems like a fairly solid weapon. I am looking forward to compairing it in person though with other types of shotguns, but as I understand it, the shot you use also changes how the weapon feels as you fire it. Is that true?
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Mossberg 500 is a stout little shotgun. Yeah it rattles a little bit (part of it's character) but when you rack it the sound is unmistakable. That's one reason a lot of folks like a pump shotgun. When the bad guy hears the racking of a round it's pretty intimidating. It's gotta be quite the "Oh Shit Moment".
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ohhh indeeeeeeeeed
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I have a Mossberg 500A Self Defense Shotgun, which is a well built, solid shotgun.
When compared to, say, a Remington 870, the Mossberg 500 field 12 guage feels a little shaky, not as solid. But Mossberg has a good, long solid reputation, and is certainly a good value.
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I have a Winchester Defender 12 ga. With a 18 1/4" barrel with a pistol grip,Holds 8 rounds.Nice home defense.
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Check out the Mossberg 590A1....pure solid mil spec kit.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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I got to shoot a Mossberg 500A shotgun today.... SWEET. I sooooo enjoyed it . My shoulder is a little sore, but its a good sore
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It's a very nice shotgun, time to buy some shells and shot some more
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