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Rem. 870 VS. Mossberg 500 (pump)

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by abrink, Apr 8, 2008.

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500 or 870

  1. Mossberg 500

    112 vote(s)
    43.8%
  2. Remington 870

    144 vote(s)
    56.3%
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  1. abrink

    abrink Member

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    Both guns fit me very well. It will be a 12 gauge and it will be used for both hunting (primarily deer) and home defense.

    So mossberg 500 field

    VS

    Remington model 870 Express



    Also about what barrel length is the minimum for a shottie when used for deer hunting?
     
  2. pdowg881

    pdowg881 Member

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    I'd recommend a search.
     
  3. abrink

    abrink Member

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    Wow OK lol never mind. I have to remember to search the forums before asking:(. Sorry about that folks. don't have to answer.
     
  4. GRB

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    Why should you search the forums? Don't you want a currents answers for your poll question. It is quite possible that anyone who took a previous poll, or whop talked about preferences between these 2 shotguns in previous forums, may have well changed their minds for some reason or another. Asking a question like this one, in a brand new poll, only makes sense to me.
     
  5. 1BLINDREF

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    I have and like both, so I didn't vote.
    My 870 is a skeet gun and my 590 is my HD gun.
    I do like the action and feel of the 870 better, but I like the way the controls are set up with the 590.
     
  6. Vicious-Peanut

    Vicious-Peanut Member

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    I have a Mossberg 500 and love it, but both are great shotguns.
     
  7. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    It's illegal to refer to a shotgun as a "shottie" in NC...

    lpl/nc

    :D
     
  8. Blue .45

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    I have a Mossberg 500 Field/Security combo. It comes with an 18.5" cyl bore and 28" threaded barrel. I probably saved about $25 by getting it as a combo rather than buying the 18" barrel separately. Remington sells combo packages as well.
     
  9. rantingredneck

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    If only that were so..........:D
     
  10. rantingredneck

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    I have and use both frequently.

    My preference is to the 870, but my Mossbergs have given great service.
     
  11. Gord

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    So if I'm wondering this same thing, should I make another poll right on top of this one?

    It's not as if this doesn't come up every couple of weeks at the longest. By the way, fellas, 9mm vs. .45: go!
     
  12. earthling?

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    I had both at one time. I got rid of the 870 and went hunting with the 500. Never shot anything with it but I still have it. It is a 20", and is great for home defense and is a keeper.
     
  13. guntotinguy

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    Mossberg 500...I like the Rem 870's but the Mossberg 500 tactical I have,seems to work better for me,thats my vote.
     
  14. Chris B

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    This same thread was posted literally a week ago.


    I still say 870 but go with what feels best. You can get the 870 express combo with a 20" smoothbore (perfect for deer and unwelcome guests) and a 26" field barrell for the birds and clays.
     
  15. mossberg

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    I voted 500.
     
  16. Blarelli

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    I have owned both, and I thought that the Remington was by far the better gun.
     
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    Ford vs. Chevy
     
  18. mossberg

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    Wheres the Dodge? (Winchester 1300) Not my favorite, In fact it's my third choice but, alas, I am wondering how many fans there are of that gun. I would like the 870 more than the 500 but that loading gate being down just isn't for me.
     
  19. dasanii19

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    The Remington 870 always wins in poll' over the Mossberg... :):):):)
     
  20. ozwyn

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    You need a 3rd choice: "they are both great, flip a coin".
     
  21. mossberg

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    dasanii19: I know!:banghead:;)

    Come on 500 lovers, we're losing it.
     
  22. sacp81170a

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    The only thing I don't like about Mossbergs is the fixed mag capacity. Otherwise, the ergonomics are better for me as a lefty. Location of the safety is a big issue for me. Mossberg by a hair, though both are fine shotguns.
     
  23. lvcat2004

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    If your best comment is "do a serach" or "this same thread was here", then don't post.

    Forum is ever evolving, if you are annoyed by same threads, then ask a moderator to make it a sticky instead of whining and making non-productive comment.

    I too am in the market for those 2 tactical shotguns and would like to know the results of the latest poll.
     
  24. BlackJackal

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    I think both are great shotguns, i have more expierence with the 870, but i prefer the controls on the 500/590 better :)
     
  25. Gordon

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    I admit I have a .410 500 Mossy. I have 4 870s for the serious stuff.:p
     
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