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Old 11-08-2012, 14:14   #1
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New to shotguns, Mossberg 590 feels loose.

Hey everyone, I just picked up my new Mossberg 590 special purpose. I brought it home and took it out of the box. I cycled the action a few times, but when I grip the fore-end i noticed it has a good bit of side to side movement. Is this normal for a shotgun? Are they supposed to be sort of loose like this? It cycles fine, i just was wondering why it doesn't feel a bit more solid.

Please avoid commenting if you are not familiar with shotguns.

Yes, I know its not an expensive shotgun, I just want to make sure its normal before I go out and put a bunch of shells through it.

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Old 11-08-2012, 17:26   #2
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Perfectly normal,Mossbergs are known for their forend rattle.
Your 590 is still one of the best pump guns on the market.
Take her out and break her in.
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Old 11-08-2012, 22:12   #3
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Perfectly normal.

I own a 500A and a 590 Special Purpose (had this 590 for 20yrs now).

Congrats on the new shotgun!

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Old 11-08-2012, 23:07   #4
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Normal. If you do end up getting a tight one, it will just loosen over time. The action will also smooth out a little over time. I've got a shotgun class coming up soon where I'll be putting over 200 rounds through mine.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:39   #5
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Thank you guys very much, I feel a lot better now.
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