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New to shotguns, Mossberg 590 feels loose.

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

  1. DairyLandShooter


    Apr 6, 2012
    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.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012
  2. tenntornado


    Oct 17, 2011
    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. 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

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    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


    Apr 6, 2012
    Thank you guys very much, I feel a lot better now.