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Posted on 03/14/2011 5:09:44 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron

Am asking some advise on the MOSSBERG ‘SECURITY’ 12-GA. 8-SHOT SHORT BARREL PUMP SHOTGUN. I bought a Stoeger P350 a while back and now know that there is a problem with double feeds. Consequently I have no confidence in the gun if I should need it in an emergency.

Big 5 has these on sale for $289.99.....comments please??


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Does this shotgun also fire 3" and 3 1/2" shell, magnum?


1 posted on 03/14/2011 5:09:46 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron
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To: eXe; Travis McGee; Jack Black

Ping for your advise....


2 posted on 03/14/2011 5:11:13 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I bought Mr. Mossberg a number of years ago. Haven't had to use him in a game yet thank goodness but he does fine on the practice field.
3 posted on 03/14/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I’ve had one for years, and it has NEVER failed me. Mine fires 3 inch shells.


4 posted on 03/14/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I got 3 of them before obama took office I love them one for each entrance to the house made a nice shotgun cozy for each of them


5 posted on 03/14/2011 5:14:21 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

It is about as good as any. They don’t have the solid feel of the Remington 870 but they work fine.


6 posted on 03/14/2011 5:14:57 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Sorry to hear the Stoeger tries to two fist shells.
Check the loading ramp and associated springs for tension or wear.

The Mossy seems ot be max of three inch.


7 posted on 03/14/2011 5:15:30 PM PDT by Darksheare (Dear Interdimensional Monstrosity, I fear our relationship has taken a turn for the worse...)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The 3.5” Mossberg has always been the Ultimag not the 500.


8 posted on 03/14/2011 5:15:36 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: al baby

Hey Al....funny, that’s when I bought mine too...hmmm.

Three Mossbergs or three Stoegers?


9 posted on 03/14/2011 5:16:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Common problem with Stoeger’s - easy to fix. BTW I had a Mossberg 500 with exactly the same problem. If you are really looking M500’s can be had for under $250 around here at gun shows and that is brand new. You can also get 870’s for about $250 slightly used.
10 posted on 03/14/2011 5:18:10 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Las Vegas Ron
My 500 has about 30 years of life in the bottom of a canoe, soaking and freezing in duck blinds and rattling around in a pickup truck. It has never failed me once. It now has a black synthetic stock and forend and does guard duty here at home.

They aren't fancy but they're all gun!

11 posted on 03/14/2011 5:18:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Buy one. No, check that, buy two. Mossbergs are outstanding buys for the money. If you can find the model with the ghost ring sight system that’s the one you want.


12 posted on 03/14/2011 5:18:40 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I love mine. Simple design, incredibly rugged, does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It shoots up to 3” shells.


13 posted on 03/14/2011 5:18:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Never cared for Stoegers. Mossbergs aren’t Remingtons, but they don’t need to be. They’re solid and go bang, everytime. Just for less money. I belive that 3” is the limit on these. 3.5 would jump too much in a home defense situation....IMO.


14 posted on 03/14/2011 5:19:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Sharia? No, thanks.)
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To: Darksheare
Sorry to hear the Stoeger tries to two fist shells.

Seems to be a common problem, as far as I can tell...no fix that I have found so far though.

Too bad, nice gun otherwise.

15 posted on 03/14/2011 5:19:24 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; mad_as_he$$

Post ten, mad_as_he$$ knows of a fix.


16 posted on 03/14/2011 5:20:46 PM PDT by Darksheare (Dear Interdimensional Monstrosity, I fear our relationship has taken a turn for the worse...)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Common problem with Stoeger’s - easy to fix.

How?

I've searched but can't find any answers.

17 posted on 03/14/2011 5:21:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I used to have a 500A1 with parkerized, ghost ring sights. Carried 1 + 8 in the gun and 4 on the stock. Goes up to 3” but no 3 1/2.

Had it just about 11 years like other people around here. No misfeeds or other problems except I lost it in a terrible fishing accident.


18 posted on 03/14/2011 5:23:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; All
Thanks for the info...

Is the Remington really that much better?

This is strictly for home defense.

19 posted on 03/14/2011 5:25:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: driftdiver
No misfeeds or other problems except I lost it in a terrible fishing accident.

LOL, I'll prolly lose mine too on Lake Mead, next week.

I really hate when that happens!!

20 posted on 03/14/2011 5:27:40 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Darksheare

Thanks ;)


21 posted on 03/14/2011 5:29:46 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

No, it just costs more because of the name.

Notice that Mossberg is much more heavily into SP guns. For you, me, the Cops and the military.....


22 posted on 03/14/2011 5:29:53 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Sharia? No, thanks.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Proud owner for over 15 years. Never had a misfeed, misfire, or double feed. It has been about the most reliable 12 ga I’ve ever owned. Nothin’ fancy. Just good, workable hardware.

I outfitted mine with a Pachmyr Vindicator kit, and I’ve had it close by ever since...


23 posted on 03/14/2011 5:30:28 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: ottbmare

self-ping


24 posted on 03/14/2011 5:31:32 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I used to teach skeet at a Southern University. The school provided 3 model 870 Remingtons for those who didn’t have their own gun.

I once did some rough calculations and those guns probably had around 200,000 rounds each through them. One of the guns had developed a slight problem in that maybe once a week, it would allow a shell to come past the shell stop which jammed the gun.

Those guns were incredibly tough.


25 posted on 03/14/2011 5:32:58 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Welcome.

I lost both of my Ruger 10/22’s in a terrible turkey attack incident.


26 posted on 03/14/2011 5:34:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (Dear Interdimensional Monstrosity, I fear our relationship has taken a turn for the worse...)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Problem 1:

Had the exact problem you are describing on my P-350, took it back where I bought it and they sent it back with a description of what the problem was. Got it back 10 weeks later, the detent ball was not allowing the barrel to be fully seated when the mag cap was screwed down, they replaced the ball and the gun has worked fine since then. be as detailed as you can, I even sent pictures of the jams along with the detailed description.
Passing along a gun that has a problem to an unsuspecting person is not the answer. I hope this helps.

Read more: http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=98&t=227412#ixzz1GchteZs4

Go here:

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=98&t=227412

Look for p350 guy, he has all the tricks. You will have to get an account to email him but he is a good guy and knows the gun inside and out.


27 posted on 03/14/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: PubliusMM
Nothin’ fancy. Just good, workable hardware.

Thank you, that is exactly what I'm looking for.

Now I'm getting excited!!

28 posted on 03/14/2011 5:37:25 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The 500 will shot 2 3/4” and 3” shells. It’s a good choice, and is a good value for the money. If you can swing it, get a 590A1. It’s the 4WD version of the 500.


29 posted on 03/14/2011 5:38:18 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

The 930 spx is a nice model too, if you want a semi-auto 8 shot.


30 posted on 03/14/2011 5:42:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Check out the Mossberg 930 SPX.


31 posted on 03/14/2011 5:43:08 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Wow FRiend, thank you so much for the info!

I have to tell you though, I think I’ll go ahead and get the Mossberg and keep the Soeger as a second.

Once the confidence is lost, it’s hard to get back....

BTW, I have the Cougar 8000F too, sweet pistol.


32 posted on 03/14/2011 5:43:14 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I have one as well.. mine will fire the 3” no problem. I also have a Rem 870 which I love.. but it was more expesnive that that. That’s a decent deal.. I say go with it.


33 posted on 03/14/2011 5:46:11 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: SVTCobra03; Disambiguator

Okay, stop teasing me.....drooling ;)


34 posted on 03/14/2011 5:48:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: eXe

Thanks eXe....I think you and I discussed this problem some time back?


35 posted on 03/14/2011 5:52:50 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: eXe; Las Vegas Ron

I also have a Rem 870 that was passed down from my dad. Its probably 40 years old but hasnt seen shell in 20. Someday I’ll take it to a gun smith to have it checked out.


36 posted on 03/14/2011 5:58:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Mossburg 500 is a good value and reliable as Hell.


37 posted on 03/14/2011 6:00:33 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

In addition to the Mossberg 500, if you find yourself in a situation with LOTS of ‘zombies’, I also recommend a Saiga12 with a 20 round drum. Those are also very reliable, as long as you are using higher powered shells.(from my experience anyway)


38 posted on 03/14/2011 6:02:26 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: oyez

I’m sold....heeheee, I feel like a kid....is it tomorrow yet?


39 posted on 03/14/2011 6:02:38 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: al baby

ab,
read your comment and was left wondering what a “shotgun cozy” is...?

Can you help me with that...

ampu


40 posted on 03/14/2011 6:04:04 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
How weird is this? Not three weeks ago - after much research - wifey and I picked up a Mossberg 500 at Big 5...$279 versus normal $379; only difference is that ours is a 20 gauge since wifey might weigh 90 pounds with a full set of diving weights.

We've had one outing with it, and plan on another tomorrow or Wednesday. Simple, easy to work with. Ours came with the long 'bird hunting' barrel and the short 'home defense' barrel. The 20 G handles both 2 1/2" and 3" shells. We bought four boxes of skeet shot for practice and have some #4 load for home defense, being as I'm not big on painting and drywall repair ---- believe me, even such a lightish load in 20G will do the trick and save a whole lotta home repair and blood spatter removal.

Following this post, I'm going to pop up some 'tutorial' Youtubes I archived showing ease of loading, cleaning, etc.

Enjoy -- I did my research and the Mossberg 500, for the price, was the way to go.

41 posted on 03/14/2011 6:12:26 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You are welcome. Hope he solves it for you. I agree about the confidence thing. I have sold many cars once they let me down!!!


42 posted on 03/14/2011 6:12:28 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Las Vegas Ron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkEv3XQ9O5w&playnext=1&list=PL766B8B07C98FDE50


43 posted on 03/14/2011 6:14:19 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKbWcPdTRBI


44 posted on 03/14/2011 6:15:11 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGg-QvHVU5A&feature=related


45 posted on 03/14/2011 6:16:12 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48Ej0-oWQ1A&feature=related


46 posted on 03/14/2011 6:17:00 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
The 2 3/4" shells are the choice for anything except serious waterfowl hunting or maybe turkey hunting, and this gun isn't choked for either of those. The 3" shells "kill on both ends", as they say.

As for the gun, if that's what you want, that's what I want for you.

47 posted on 03/14/2011 6:17:50 PM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The Mossberg is a fine weapon.

At $289 it is reasonably priced.


48 posted on 03/14/2011 6:19:41 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

As others have said, it will do 3” shells.

3.5” shells are of very limited utility. The only “real” reason for 3.5’s was when we were forced to use steel shot on ducks and geese, and steel shot basically sucks at delivering consistent kills at longer ranges compared to lead.

The 500/590 specs:

http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=5&display=specs

If you really, really, really have to have 3.5” shells, you’d best go with a Mossberg 835:

http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=2&display=specs

BTW - if you’ve never fired a 3.5” 12ga loaded with lead shot... you might want to work your way up to it. I regularly shoot a .338 with 210 and 250gr pills... plenty of recoil that, and by comparison to the .338, a 3.5” shell out of a Mossberg 835 really makes me flinch. The 835 is a heavier gun than the 500 by a fair bit, too.

Other pump guns to consider are the Remington 870 and Ithica 37. IMO, the older Ithica 37’s were superior pump guns, slicker in action, lighter, faster-pointing.


49 posted on 03/14/2011 6:22:47 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: ErnBatavia

Kewel...thanks!


50 posted on 03/14/2011 6:24:37 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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