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Mossberg 500 vs. Remington 870

Old 01-11-2006, 01:02 PM
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Easy - Remington 870 Express

I got one of thefirst models they made back in the 80's. I have hunted hard with this gun for>20 years now and it has not misfired even once. I lost count of the number of turkeys it is responsible for but it is well above 25 and too many ducks to count.I clean this gun thoroughly after duck and turkey seasons, but other than just wiping it down after hunting in the rain that's it.

My father and I were duck and goose hunting guides in NW Tennessee and I've seen all the guns out there. The Remington 870 is my choice for a gun that is reliable, easy to clean (I can take it completely apart, clean it, and put it back together in less than 3 minutes), easy to aim and shoot, easy to cycle the action, etc. It just works every time with no fuss. I've killed turkeys with it from 5 steps to 55 steps, all with the Remington Turkey Extra full choke.


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Old 01-11-2006, 03:03 PM
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what kind shell shot the best through your gun mouthcaller?
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:00 AM
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Mossberg 500 all the way!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:55 AM
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I have a Mossberg 500 and love it, I was gonna get a Rem. but my parents bought it for me so you can't complain about a free gun. Now I wouldn't trade it for anything. I have hunted Dove, Quail and other birds and I plan on trying my hand at Turkey this year with it. It works fine for everything I have used it for and its pretty lite.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:56 AM
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I got an old 835Ulti-mag and the 870 Super-mag...I like the Remingtion better. Also like 21" to 24" for gobblers.
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:23 AM
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i would go with a remington 870 or possibly a 870 super magnum.
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:31 AM
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If your shots are going to be under 30 yards a moss. 500 will work, but if you want to have a fighting chance, then I would use the rem. 870. At least you have the option to reach out farther . A 24 to 26'" barrel is all you need, but make sure you have screw in chokes, this way you can use a tighter choke for a tighter pattern. If you are interested, I know a deadly combination to use with the remingtons for turkeys.
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:09 AM
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If your shots are going to be under 30 yards a moss. 500 will work, but if you want to have a fighting chance, then I would use the rem. 870.
I've got both a Mossberg 500 and a Remington 870. The Remington 870 has never killed a turkey. My son used it once, and missed. On the other hand, the Mossberg has a long history of dead turkeys -- over 30 yds. I have a choice which one to use every time I go. I always pick up the Mossberg.

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Old 01-13-2006, 08:57 AM
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I don't want to start a long debate on this, but just because someone misses something once, that doesn't make it a bad gun. I 99.9% of the time it is operator error, not equipment error. To say that your 870 has never killed a turkey, well how could it if you don't use it? sounds like your son had a bad experiance, and you decided to blame the gun. Encourage him to keep using the 870, he won't be disappointed noce he finds a goold load that works with the gun. I know for a fact that they are capable of killing turkeys out to 55 yards, with only a 3" shell. I just don"t see a mossberg performing like that.
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:43 PM
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ORIGINAL: stickin8s

I don't want to start a long debate on this, but just because someone misses something once, that doesn't make it a bad gun. I 99.9% of the time it is operator error, not equipment error. To say that your 870 has never killed a turkey, well how could it if you don't use it? sounds like your son had a bad experiance, and you decided to blame the gun. Encourage him to keep using the 870, he won't be disappointed noce he finds a goold load that works with the gun. I know for a fact that they are capable of killing turkeys out to 55 yards, with only a 3" shell. I just don"t see a mossberg performing like that.
I'll encourage him to keep using the 870.I have nothing against it.

But it sounds like you have something against the Mossberg.

I have another son that killed a bird at 55 yds with a 20 gauge Benelli.

Range has more to do with the choke and ammo than it has to do with the gun model.

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