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Slug Barrel for my 8 shot Mossy 500

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Exmasonite, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. Exmasonite

    Exmasonite Member

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    Hey all...

    So I recently received a Mossberg 500 as a gift. It is 12 ga, 7+1 capacity, 20" cylinder bore barrel.

    I was interested in getting a rifled barrel for her to do some deer hunting. From looking around online, the replacement barrels all seem to be for the 6 shot model.

    2 questions:

    1) Do they make a slug barrel that will work with my 8 shot mossy?

    2) If not, what do i need to do to get a rifled barrel onto this shotgun?

    Thank you guys in advance for all the help and advice.
     
  2. foghornl

    foghornl Member

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    Here you go, copy-n-paste from Maverick Arms website:

    88™ and 500® 8-SHOT MODEL BARRELS (3" chambers)

    12
    90241 (part number)
    28" VENT RIB PORTED
    ACCU-SET
    BLUE (8-shot)
    $133

    12
    90235 (part number)
    20" BEAD SIGHT
    CYLINDER BORE
    BLUE (8-shot)
    $74

    12
    90240 (Part number)
    20" RIFLE SIGHTS
    CYLINDER BORE
    BLUE (8-shot)
    $105
     
  3. Exmasonite

    Exmasonite Member

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    ah, that's the key!! thank you.

    i was looking at Mossy's website, not maverick's.
     
  4. Exmasonite

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    wait... how accurate is that cylinder bore going to be?

    i mean, i've got a 20" cylinder bore barrel w/ the bead site right now. it has the screw holes on the tope of the receiver for adding scope rings.

    thanks!
     
  5. foghornl

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    Mine will drop slugs it likes into almost touching holes at 50Yds.

    18-1/2" cylinder bore bead using PMC or Brenneke "KO" slugs. Rem "Sluggers" ain't worth a Hoot in Hades in MY gun, but Your Mileage Will Vary.

    Buy a box of as many brands as you can find. One or 2 of those will give much better results than the others. When you find that brand, go buy a whole messa them, preferably from ther same "lot" of ammo.

    That's how I ended up with 250 of the PMC slugs...they worked very well, so i bought all of them (from the same lot) that my local Gander Mountain had on the shelf.
     
  6. Exmasonite

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    foghorn-

    hmm... thanks for the info. i may just try to get a scope on my current gun given that it's a 20" cylinder bore already and take your advice to do some checking out with ammo.

    thanks!
     
  7. Exmasonite

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    so, just to make sure i have this:

    There is NO rifled barrel for the mossberg 500 12 ga 8 shot model?

    Thanks!
     
  8. thebaldguy

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    I looked for a spare rifled barrel for slugs, but all I was able to find was a smoothbore with rifle sights. I'm guessing that will work pretty good to 75 yards. Try different slugs/buckshot until you find what works best. Sometimes cheaper is better.

    I noticed that the newer sabot style slugs for rifled barrels are 2-3 times more expensive than the old style Foster slug for a smoothbore barrel. I think they may be more accurate, but I'm not sure if they are 2-3 times more accurate.
     
  9. mnrivrat

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    Or - Buy the magazine tube & spring for the 6 shot gun, and change the magazine tube along with putting on a rifled barrel .
     
  10. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Mossies are common and not expensive. Get a slug gun for not much more than the parts you'd need to convert and enjoy....
     
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