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Mossberg 590 tactical pump

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by JesseJames, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. JesseJames

    JesseJames Member

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    I've been thinking about getting a Mossberg 590 tactical pump shotgun for defense purposes. Rifled slugs.:D
    I've handled some Mossbergs and haven't been too impressed with their build quality though.
    Are they as dependable as some people say?
    I believe that the Marines use this model and that gives it points so far.
     

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  2. pezo

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    I ordered sight unseen the 590-a1. The one with the heavy barrel, metal safety and triggergaurd but not the speedfeed stock. I am impressed with the build quality, handling and accuracy of this thing.
     
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    redocollection1-6-06.jpg I also grew up with 870's. but this mossy takes the cake imho.
     
  4. ACP230

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    The Mossberg 590 is a good way to get a large tube mag and rifle sights on a relatively short 12 gauge. The same set up on other makes costs more.

    I've had a 590 for several years. The only trouble I've had is some difficulty ejecting shells loaded into the chamber directly. Feeding from the magazine worked find. The problem may have been related to the type of buckshot I was using. It seems to have gone away on it's own and I still have a lot of confidence in the 590.

    It shoots slugs quite well for a smoothbore gun too. I've shot it out to 100 yards and could have killed a deer with them at that range by holding up some.

    I've also done some bird hunting with the 590. So far I've missed the grouse I shot at with it, but believe it to be my problem, not the Mossberg's.
     
  5. Skipper

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    If you can, go for the 590A-1. Heavier built, will last longer than you will.
    GREAT sights too !
    I love mine !

    SKIP
     
  6. JesseJames

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    Most excellent. Mossberg 590A1 it is then. The other gun on my wish-list for the year is the Marlin 1895 mxlr and that should hold me for a while.
     
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    590

    I have an 835 that i (believe it or not) use for shooting clays for fun. we never get too serious and just shoot a box of pigeons from time to time for fun. do you think the 590 would be ok for shooting clays? keep in mind that i will never be in a competition or anything. i would like a HD shotgun and figured that if the 590 could hit clays, i would be willing to get rid of my pristine 835 to help finance it and cut down on extra guns. (like extra guns could be a problem!!) i saw a 24" barrel for the 590 on gunbroker that i thought might solve the problem if the 590 would not be suitable.

    thanks for any help you can offer.
     
  8. Zach S

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    The mossbergs dont feel as smooth as the 870s, but work equally well IMO. Being half-way left handed, the mossbergs actually work better for me. Mine has never failed.

    I heard someone here say the remington will outlast the mossberg, but the mossberg will still outlast you.

    Dont know about shooting clay pigeons, mossberg's non-sporting guns are CYL bore. Works well for slugs and buckshot, but pretty much sucks for birdshot (mine does anyway). Screw-in chokes would be a big help IMO, but AFAIK, arent an option unless you want someone to do a little work on it.
     
  9. Dave McCracken

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    Unchoked, short barreled shotguns are at a disadvantage for trap and sporting clays. The lack of a choke limits them to best use inside 25 yards or so.

    Skeet's longest shot is maybe 23 yards, and fast skeet doubles will improve your moves mach schnell. Skeet's also Grade A fun.

    Adding a choked barrel willl set you up for the other games. The more you shoot, the better you get. The better you get with your defensive weapons, even used just to slay fierce and evil clay Frisbees, the more likely you'll survive in an armed encounter.....
     
  10. 1KPerDay

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    I use my 590 Marinecote (with barrel shroud and full-length mag tube) to bust hand-launched clays. I actually hit better with that than I do with my Franchi Ultralight. :D
     
  11. bowfin

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    I have a Mossberg 500 pump gun, and between myself and loaning it out to my uncle, we put that gun through H&LL in the last 20 years. Had to replace the hardwood stock when the "big guy" used it to break his fall off a river bank one year. We used it to shoot trap, ducks, geese, turkey, prairie chickens, sharptail, pheasant, quail, dove, and maybe a coyote or two, plus the infamous summer of shotgun shell testing,:eek: mostly 3" turkey and steel loads.
    I feel bad that we didn't take care of it a little better, but since it was "only a Mossberg", it got rode hard and (literally) put away wet. Dust, sand, water, mud, weed seeds, all have failed to knock it out of commission in the field. It shows its age, but I treat it with a little more kindness, and respect, because of where it went and what it has done.

    And I love that top tang safety!
     
  12. Spec ops Grunt

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    Should I make a 590 my next gun, or get my first rifle?
     
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    I'm wanting to get a 590 Mariner myself. I can't find no one who'll sell me one in NC. I take that to mean that no one wants to get rid of theirs.
     
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    I've shot a 20" 500 on clays and it isn't hard. You have to hit them in a hurry though. I don't know if my limited experience matters any, but the mossberg seems to be less susceptible operator errors.
     
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    How much does a 590a1 usually run?
     
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    590 - Great gun

    I recently purchased a 590. Mine has the barrel heat shield, regular stock, red dot scope, and 6 bullit side clip, (tacitcool, I know). Love the way it shoots. Dave is 100% right on the skeet shooting...gotta hurry with this short barrel. Anything just out of the thrower you will probably hit...1/2 second longer and you will probably miss.

    Love mine!
     
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    I just purchased a 590 and I am very pleased with it. I like the fact that it chambers the shells straght insted of angled so the action is smooth as can be. As of the quality the Marines, Army, and many Police Departments use it, so that there is enough said! The only downside to the shotgun that I have noticed is that its light weight gives it a heavier recoil. You can pick up a 590 "new in the box" for around $350 to $600 pending on the model and location of where you live. The model I purchased new has an MSRP of $590.
     
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    590-A1 is a winner!

    590-A1 is a virtually indestructible weapon. My brother is in the Marines, and after speeking first hand with several of his co-horts, all gave the unanimous agreement that the Mossy is THE way to go. Not terribly expensive, built sturdy, reliable, and did I mention sturdy? Some are now using the Benelli M4, but that seems to be refered to as the jam-o-matic and guys are switching back to the Mossy.

    I personally have a 590-A1 that has the Mesa tactical AR-style high mounted stock system with a Hogue overmoulded grip attached & love it, it has never failed me-ever. I also have the aforementioned Benelli M4 (along with an M3S90) and they tend to be a bit more finicky (in semi-auto mode, not pump on the M3) with ammo. They are cool weapons but the Mossy is by far my favorite.

    No experience with the 870, thought it also seems to be a fine weapon.

    Anyone here have experience with the FN Police Tactical Shotgun? Opinions? Reviews?
     
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    i hit 28 hand thrown clays in a row with a 590. couln't get 4 in a row for the rest of the weekend. If I remember right I was hiting them before they leveled out because i was afraid it wouldn't have enough range. Still don't know if the short barrel made it easier. only shot clays one other time.
    It was a blast.
     
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    oops was so busy bragging i forgot to pit in my 2 cents.
    I've a couple 500s and now the 590.
    The only thing I don't like about it:
    I read that for HD its best to have a stock with a pistol grip.
    So you can shoot it with on hand if you had to. So you can use the other hand to open doors or whatever. it made sence to me. Researhing I"ve been told that the 590 isnt good with a pistol grip stock because you can't reach the safety easily.
    I've seen some very nice shotguns with pistol grip stocks.
    They also have big price tags. so I'm good with what i have.
    I trust it.
     
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    Yep that is the one we use,however it is being phased out in favor of the benelli m4 super 90. Me myself think if it aint broke dont fix it.






    one shot one kill
     
  23. CZF

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    I now have a new 590 Mariner to go with my new 75B Stainless.
    Any of you with the CAR -15 style adjustable stock on your mariner??
    PICS?
     
  24. mr..plow

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    Keep in mind there are many different models of the 590, the military version is 590A1 Part number 51663.

    Bayonets on shotguns are just plain cool..
     
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    I have the 590 as my home defense gun...I'd get the 590A1 if I were combat bound...but for home defense, the 590 fits my requirements. Stock was too long for me...replaced it with a Pach and leather recoil pad which is just the perfect LOP for me.http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=3109624&postcount=5
     
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