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Help me make a decision on a social shotgun.

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by CAcop, Oct 20, 2010.


  1. CAcop

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    I currently have a Mossberg 590A1 18.5" shotgun with GRS, Choate forearm with pic rail for TLR-1, Limbsaver recoil pad, and Vickers sling. I like it a lot the downside is that I can't really shoot pigeons, clay or otherwise with it. I bought it because I wanted to see if the powers that be would let me carry it at work and in the meantime I would use it at home for defense.

    Time pased and I bought a centerfire autoloader and the idea of using a shotgun for home defense started taking a backseat. That and the powers that be at the PD pretty much said we would have shotguns over their dead bodies.

    So now I find myself having a shotgun that just doesn't serve my needs now. I am thinking of selling it for a Mossberg 930 probably woodstocked with two barrels, one long for fun and one short as backup to my rifle in the house. Am I on the right track or am I off track? Keep in mind this thing would be mostly for fun, mostly for the kind of shooting bead sights rule and I am left handed.
     

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  2. Victoriagotagun

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    I would either get an 835 barrel for it but you would have to remove the rear GRS or get another shotgun.

    If you like it then I wouldn't get rid of it.
     

  3. WiskyT

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    I would keep the one you have, and get a dedicated sporting SG.
     
  4. CAcop

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    835 barrels work on 590A1 bases? Hmmmm.
     
  5. GAFinch

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    FYI-can't shoot slugs in a smoothbore 835 barrel. They do make rifled 835 barrels though.
     
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    Why not?
     
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    I would think you could shoot Brennekes or sabot slugs through it. Correct?
     
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    This would be my suggestion.

    Mossberg 500's aren't that expensive, and are usually available used.

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  10. GAFinch

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    The smoothbore barrels are 10 gauge necked down to a 12 gauge size...helps recoil and patterning. No types of slugs can be used in these, as they'd bounce around in the beginning of the barrel. The rifled barrel is a standard 12 gauge meant for slugs only (deer hunting).
     
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    I believe they can be used on the 18.5" 590's (unofficially), but not the 20" ones because of the magazine connector being in a different position.
     
  12. Victoriagotagun

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    Yes, 835 barrels will work on the 18.5" 590A1 the only thing is that you can only shoot 2 3/4 and 3" shells.
     
  13. jbh2000

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    Social shotgun???

    Here I jumped in expecting a serious discussion on which shotgun to use for a "shotgun wedding.":whistling: Sorry CAcop...devil made me do that.
     
  14. CAcop

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    As much as I would like a new gun. This is very interesting. If I can get a bead barrel for a 590A1 and field barrel for a 835 I can switch between the two once I get rid of the rear ghost ring sight. The only hang up is the 590A1 nbarrel because they don't list it on Mossberg's website that I could find.
     
  15. Victoriagotagun

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    Mossberg doesn't list alot of things on their website....your best bet is to contact AIMPRO to see if they have a bead sight barrel.