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Which cheaper mossbergs handle magnums? 3 inch chamber = magnum slugs?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by alfred10, Feb 25, 2011.


  1. alfred10

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    I am looking for a cheap shotgun to keep at my cabin. I prefer mossbergs and will need to be able to put a folding stock or pistol grip on it for where I want to hide it.

    I am looking at the maverick 88, persuader, and 500. Will all 3 inch chambered guns handle all 3 inch and 2 3/4 inch shells? I was told the cheaper mossbergs wont chamber magnum and other common 3 inch ammo.

    I want to be able to shoot 3 inch magnum slugs and buckshot.
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  2. MedicOni

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    My 500 shoots magnums just fine. Never had a bit of problems with it.
     

  3. Ferdinandd

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    I've had a couple M500's and yes they can handle 3" loads. I'll strongly advise against the folding stock or PG-only since these setups are typically uncomfortable to shoot with 2.75 inch, let alone 3" mags. The M500 is generally a field gun and its light weight makes for more severe recoil compared to an 870.
     
  4. alfred10

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    Whats the difference between a maverick 88, persuader, and 500?
     
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    I have a mossy 88 and shot 3" shell with a PG. It wasnt fun. I changed it to a shoulder stock and it still hits hard.
     
  6. Big Bird

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    Most any currently produced pump shotgun will handle 3" magnum shells. Most shooters cannot.
     
  7. Feanor

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    What do you mean by cheap? Buds gun shop is selling model 51517 590A1 LE 6 shot's at $429.00 delivered! Thats the 18.5" barrel version of the USMC fighting shotgun, it's relatively inexpensive, but not cheap.

    You can also obtain 6 shot Remington Express 870's for about $330.00, one of the best HD weapons money can buy. So, what do you mean by cheap, $180.00 - $250.00? If it were me, I'd go with the either the 590A1 or one of the 870 tactical models, a virtual no-brainer.
     
  8. MrMurphy

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    Curiousity overwhelms me about how Alfred is planning on activating the safety on a Mossberg with a pistol grip, but then again, Alfred is a well known troll, so the odds of him ever having either a cabin OR a shotgun are slim.

    You have fun firing magnums with a pistol grip.