New to shotguns, Mossberg 590 feels loose.

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by DairyLandShooter, Nov 8, 2012.


  1. DairyLandShooter

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    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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  2. tenntornado

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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.
     

  3. VZ1600

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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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  4. WayaX

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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.
     
  5. DairyLandShooter

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    Thank you guys very much, I feel a lot better now.
     

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