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Old 06-28-2012, 06:57   #1
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Mossberg 500 Model#51523

I really like this shotgun. Does any one have one and if so your thoughts. Thanks
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:00   #2
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This one?

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Meh.

This one instead.

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Old 06-28-2012, 16:03   #3
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If it's a 500, it's a good shotgun. No worries unless you expect frequent sustained firefights with slugs or buckshot which will eventually wear it down over time. Otherwise, it will serve you well.
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Old 06-28-2012, 21:15   #4
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This one?

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Meh.

This one instead.

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The first picture with collapsable stock.
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Old 06-28-2012, 21:17   #5
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Thanks Sniperfox.
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Old 06-28-2012, 21:21   #6
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I love 500's. No worries. Get the one you like the most.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:37   #7
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I just the 590A1 with speed feed stock, The stock broke in 3 days. I Never even fired it. The butplate broke and the springs shot out the back. Mossberg is sending me another butplate, kinda sucks, brand new gun and I have to wait two weeks before the parts arrive. I got impatient and ordered the short hogue stock and forearm, its magnificent.

You may also be interested in the mag extension. For the 18.5 barrel there are not many choices. I got the +1 from choate actually allowed me to stuff two more shells. The problem is most extensions for mossberg will extend past the barrel, but the choate is even with it.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:42   #8
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For what its worth, a lot of people do not like the mossberg with the pistol grips because it makes the safety difficult to work. The mossberg controls are better suited for a traditional stock while the 870 is better suited for pistol grip. Also the slide release is more difficult to operate with pistol grip on mossberg. In other words by putting a pistol grip on the mossberg some of the advantages of the mossberg over the 870 are lost and in fact they are probably detrimental.

I don't have the experience to say either way, Im just repeating what I've read but when I picked one up it all made since. Good luck, I love my mossberg.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:03   #9
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I bought a Mossberg 500 at a police auction about 28 years ago for $25. Cut the barrel down to 20" and carried it for years as a self defense gun. I also bought a hunting barrel with chokes for it, a slug barrel and a muzzle loading barrel for it, all used. I've hunted birds, rabbits, turkeys, and deer with it. I don't think I have more than $200 in it total including all the barrels.

About a month ago I saw one at a garage sale. Barrel was rusty, it had been put away wet. Talked the guy down to $100 and called my son. He came and picked it up as his first shotgun.
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Old 06-29-2012, 13:27   #10
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500, with collapsable stock, rail and sights....

Solid gun anyway you slice it.

Not disagreeing with the control comments, but they are minor issues IMO, particulalrly considering how a gun for that purpose is used. A little practice and you'll easily get to safety off when mounting and learn the slide release stretch. Note, i am not someone who plays with the safety like it's my yang.

BG = Safety off until business is over period. Slide release is moot if you leave it cocked.

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Old 06-29-2012, 18:41   #11
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You'll like that gun. I've got pretty much the same thing as my turkey gun. This thing is a blast, black birds won't come near my place because of it.

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