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ported Mossbergs

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by MoNsTeR, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. MoNsTeR

    MoNsTeR Member

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    Mossberg 500, 12ga, 28" ported barrel, $200 at Walmart. Very tempting, except I'm nervous about that porting. Anyone have first-hand experience with a ported Mossberg? I'm mainly concerned about it being louder.
     
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    shot one last year with 1 1/8 oz target loads. it was a 28" ported with modified choke tube. I didn't notice any significant reduction in muzzle climb, and the noise was noticeably louder, though not extreme. I shot the same loads in a Rem 870 28" modified choke barrel for comparison. It might only be the difference in the guns, but I prefer the 870. Like the Mossy-- like the 870 more. Don't really care for the ports.

    Compared the same barrels and loads over a chronograph, and the non-ported 28" 870 barrel consistently shot 50 fps faster. I didn't notice a significant difference in recoil, either.

    HTH...
     
  3. HSMITH

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    They are a LOT louder.
     
  4. Dave McCracken

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    In a side by side test, a Mossy 835 with porting was much louder than Frankenstein with its bunty little 21" barrel.

    I'm no fan of porting,but the price is nice. It's up to you...
     
  5. Ewok_Guy

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    I got my ported 500 at Wal-Mart. $200 well spent..
    If a little extra noise doesn't bother you, the slight reduction in muzzle climb is worth it.
     
  6. Marshall

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    Heck, all 12ga. shotguns are loud! If loud noises bother you, guns are not your deal. If the thing was 18" and ported maybe it would be a problem but, a 28" ported bbl, naaa. ;)
     
  7. Peetmoss

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    I bought a ported 500 combo this year. I used to shoot an unported old as dirt 500. I really didnt' notice a diffrence shooting the gun at the range with ear protection. I shot twice while hunting without ear protection using 3" sabbat slugs with my rifled barrel and didn't hear a thing. So as far as target, fun shoot's I wouldn't be concerned. And as far as hunting well an unproted 12ga can theorectly destroy your hearing so I wouldn't worry about it.

    Oh and I also sighted in my ported 12 gauge this year beside 2 12gauge unported 870's and my old Mossie unported 12 and the diffrence was neglible with ear plugs. Everyone was shooting 3" slugs except for the old mossie 500 shooting 2 3/4 .
     
  8. JeepDriver

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    I bought the 500 Trophy with the rifled and ported barrel.

    I can't say I've noticed a noise difference but I can say I have noticed a recoil difference when using the Remington Copper Solids.


    They are a really good gun, I don't thinlk you'de be making a mistake buying one.
     
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