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Mossberg 500 Road Blocker

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by sarduy, Jan 2, 2010.

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  1. sarduy

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    what do you guys think about the Mossberg 500 Road Blocker as SD/HD/Truck Gun/Range toy, all around shotgun...?
     
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  2. Zach S

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    I'd rather have a plain jane 500 with a full stuck and nothing goofy hanging off of the front.
     
  3. Boris Barowski

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    nice try from mossberg, but something like that belongs on a Barrett, not a shotgun I think :)

    On that particular model i'd lose the strap (if you need to let go for some reason, hand might get caught) and the muzzle brake. Shooting without a stock works, but I don't call it comfortable, you really feel it in your wrist. go with a normal stock. The basic design served millions, and it will serve you :)
     
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    Zach nailed it - K.I.S.S. is your friend when it comes to anything HD/SD related. That muzzle break is a joke, and you're better off with a regular stock you can plant in your shoulder
     
  5. sarduy

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    this is more like a range toy more than anything alse...plus the muzzle break looks so wierd that i find it nice....i don't really know much about shotguns but you can remove the muzzle break just like an AR15 brake and intall anything alse... as a funny shotgun (range toy) is the mossberg 500 a good shotgun?
     
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    Mossbergs are a very reliable basic pump gun that, along with the Remington 870 and the Ithaca 37 make up the triumvirate of popular HD/SD pump guns. All will last a long time with minimal care and can be used for any application necessary of a shotgun.

    By range toy, I am assuming you mean a typical rifle/pistol range and not a trap/skeet club.
     
  7. Zach S

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    Um, I said I rpefer a simple 500 over the roadblocker.

    I dont think my SD/HD shotgun qualifies as KISS
    [​IMG]
     
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    With the exception of the built-in light (which isn't a bad thing), sure it is - things that are absolutely necessary are different from things that aren't
     
  9. The Deer Hunter

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    Well that barrel shroud isn't really necessary.
     
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    Range toy or it's true calling, comic relief, is about the only thing the load hocker is good for.
     
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    I hate those things beyond all reason.

    Everyone wants to look and ask questions about what it is for. I honestly dont have a friggin clue what it is for and neither does Mossberg. They are just laughing at idiots all the way to the bank.
     
  12. Zach S

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    What I hate is that they'll put all kinds of goofy tacticool crap on the end of their bbls, but they wont thread them for chokes.
     
  13. sarduy

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    what kind of scope/reddot rail works with the mossberg 500?
     
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    Mossberg is reading the market and noting all the aftermarket stuff that folks buy, and just trying to intercept some of that cash. Tacticool looks sell (unfortunately).
    Forgive a minor rant, but the term is muzzle BRAKE, the term resulting from its braking effect on the rearward movement of the gun.
    The handguard was originally developed in WWI for the time when a solider would grasp the barrel with his left hand from the top when using the bayonet, and at that time the barrel would presumably be really hot. There is a rationale for it if you are going to use the gun as a blunt weapon (I do NOT recommend bayoneting anyone in this day and age), as in the vertical or horizntal butt stroke. Properly done those strikes are very damaging and potentially lethal, so do not think that you are using less than lethal force, rather than firing the weapon. You use the offensive strokes to retain the weapon or when it is dry. Anyone who has gone through basic training will remember the technique really well.
     
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    Personally I think people who use them should wear a pink tutu to the range. It would look real cute. :D

    lpl

    (The pink tutu thing is an old range joke here... joke was that if an IPSC match winner wore a pink tutu to the range, pretty soon everyone would have one.)
     
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    Funny how all the experts harp on Knoxx recoil reducing stocks all the time....and yet laugh off the most efficient recoil reducer ever mounted on a shotgun because it's on the opposite end. Too many "experts" with too little knowledge seems to be a big hit in this hobby.

    r
     
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    Considering how vents to the side offer nothing, the only recoil reduction will come from the added weight of that appurtenance, not from any magical work. Actual recoil reduction comes from using a heavy gun with light loads - nothing more
     
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    They aren't vented to the side. They're vented at approx a 45 degree backward angle just like the .50 Barrett it seems to have been copied from. It redirects more than 60% of the gas to the rear to reduce recoil. It works on a Barrett, it works on a Mossy.

    rich
     
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    how in the world do you expect to use a red dot on a pgo shotgun??????? have you thought this through much?
     
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    If it works for you, OK, have at it
     
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    The things are ugly... and do seem a little skeptical. But I'd give it the benefit of the doubt before making an assumption. I have yet to shoot one, but as RandKL said, "It works on a Barett, it works on a Mossy." But I'm no expert
     
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    I have several basic Mossberg HD guns without any tacticool things on them. The 590A1 stays in the safe. I'm a little paranoid of a liberal leaning jury freaking out over an EBSG. I have an old pump with the Cuts Compensator on it and it works. It throws plastic from the wads on everyone around you...
     
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    I does not work for the shotgun just like porting does not work for a shotgun.
    They are just noisemakers to the shooter.
    On a 50 caliber where smaller bore diameter and whole lot more powder and pressure are concerned then yes it does work.
     
  25. RandKL

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    They *are* ugly, but they work. That's why so many folks get rich each year designing new muzzle brakes for guns. It's cheap improvement.

    rich
     
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