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Old 02-11-2007, 09:32 PM
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Hey guys, I'm new to the boards and I have a quick question. Has anyone here used a Mossberg Maverick Field 88? I'm a student at Auburn University in Alabama, and at home I had always hunted with my dad's Mossberg 835. Now though I want to hunt some in Tuskegee Nat'l Forest up here, but my dad won't let his shotgun go that far from home. I can't really even afford any shotgun at the moment, but would the Maverick be a waste of money or not?
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:51 PM
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I have one, and it's worked fine for me.
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:54 PM
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I have one, and it's worked fine for me.
Thanks, that makes me feel much better. I've never bought one myself, and all I've ever shot is a Mossberg 500 and 835, so I'm really not a good judge. Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:24 PM
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It's pretty much a cheaper version of a Mossberg 500, I think you can even buy Mossberg 500 barrels for it, since the field model comes with a 28" barrel. It's longer then a dedicated turkey shotgun, but it'll get the job done.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:29 AM
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Hey why not? You're gonna have people respond that you gotta use a gun (whatever gun) that costs $650, $800 whatever, you need a big name screw-in choke, whatever.The Maverick will shoot, it will put you in the woods. If the cost is in your budget - I say go for it. Pattern it and go hunt.

Don't know what the cost is I think I see them at $200 if I remember right.
Whitetailcrazy posted that he saw Mossy 835 turk/water combo w/ red dot scope at $275 and Moss 500 turk/fowl combo at $300 over at Dicks. Something to think about.
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:13 AM
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I can get one of them new in Opelika for $160.
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:27 AM
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I say if it is what you can afford, then go for it. Go out before the season and pattern it and see what you can do with it. I know I just got a new gun and I am finding some interesting results...results that I didn't expect. This will definitely help me when the time to really shot happens. Best of luck to you this spring season!
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:26 PM
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yea, there a good value too. the parts are prety much inter changable with the model 500, and the one i looked at was noticeably lighter and felt more balanced than the 500. hey for that kind of money how can you go wrong, most trap shooters spend more than that on shells !!!
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Another gun for you to check out would be the H&R Pardner Pump Gun. It is basically an 870 clone, but takes mossberg chokes. I had one and it was pretty nice. They sell for around $200 or less with nice wood. Imported from china though. I had one and it was a nice gun for the money. Looked better than any mossberg or 870 field model I have seen, and was less money.

The maverick is basically a mossberg 500 though. Great guns for the money and pretty versatile. Throw some clamp on fiber otpic sights and a turkey choke and you should be ready to roll. My first turkey gun was a mossberg 500 bantam with the 12 ga ported barrel.

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