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★★★★☆

“40 Years of Reliability”

Written on: 24/11/2012 by AKWalrus (1 review written)

I purchased my Mossberg 500 in 1972, a few weeks before moving to Alaska. Since it was a display model with a couple of scratches, I paid $72.00 for it. It came with a 28" full choke barrel whichI promptly replaced with an 18" slug barrel fitted with iron sights. This shotgun has been a constant companion in the decades I've roamed the rivers and mountains of alaska by foot, truck, 4-wheeler, canoe and riverboat.In all conditions and temperatures and it never ever let me down. It's compact… Read Full Review

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“Problem with a mossberg 500 410 Ga”

Written on: 21/10/2012 by Berberking (1 review written)

I purhased this mossberg used and didn't really check it out fully, now that I got it home I decided to fire it a few times since the place where I bought it I wasn't able to test fire it at that location. When I try to load it the shells don't want to stay in the tube and when I do get them to stay in as soon as I try to chamber a round it lets the rest of the shells come out and jams, I have always been pleased with mossbergs shotguns since I own 3 others of different models made by them and… Read Full Review

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Bill4165's Response to Berberking's Review

Written on: 10/01/2013

TAKE IT BACK. IF IT IS A REPUTABLE DEALER THEY SHOULD BE EAGER TO CHECK THE GUN OR MI
AKE IT RIGHT EVEN IF THEY PROVIDE YOU WITH A NEW GUN OR CASH BACK

BILL LIONL

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★★★★★

“MY $200.00 MOSSBERG 500 A ”

Written on: 05/07/2012

MY NEIGHBOR IS 73 YEARS OLD AND BUY'S GUNS AND TRADES THEM HE BOUGHT TWO MOSSBERG 500 A FROM SOMEONE THAT NEEDED MONEY FOR MEDICATION AND THE ONE WAS MADE IN FEB OF 1994 AND THE OTHER ONE WAS MADE IN 1995 MY UNCLE TRADED A MOSSBERG 185 K BOLT ACTION 20 GA MADE IN 1950 TO 1953 AND ALSO TRADED A REMINGTON VIPER 522. I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOOT THE MOSSBERG 500 A AND SEE HOW IT SHOOT'S I WANT TO COMPARE IT TO MY BUDDY'S 870 WINGMASTER THAT IS A 12 GA LIKE MY MOSSBERG. THIS MOSSBERG HAS THE CHECKERED… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I've had 4 mossy 500 in the past the 1 that i didnt...”

Written on: 24/02/2011

I've had 4 mossy 500 in the past the 1 that i didnt like was the hd model with syn stock it had to long of pull for me or something others were wood plain janes no problems they were 12,20,410 all shot fine have 2 870s express no probs there either& 2 1300 defenders in wood no probs there i think they all have ups&downs all have been good to me priced all about the same 1300 little higher as far as the safety location practice & do it often then no problems finding it or leave it off without… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I purchased my mossberg 500 brand new this year, and...”

Written on: 09/01/2011

I purchased my mossberg 500 brand new this year, and have used it about 5 times. It is a nice gun for the money, but just have a couple problems with it and was wondering if anybody else has had or has the same issues. It seems that the butt keeps coming loose where it meets at the chamber after its shot. My gunsmith put a shim in between hoping that it would give more thread to tighten the bolt that holds it together. The other prob is that the shells stick at times when feeding them into… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 06/09/2011

iwas told to sand down the edges slightly of the plug thats located in the magazine tube... its edges catch a little when the gun is brand new..

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Bill4165's Comment

Written on: 10/01/2013

ON THE INIERIOR SCREW CONNECTING THE STOCK TO THE RECIEVER A LIGHT COAT OF LOCK TIGHT SHOULD FIX THE ISSUE I HOPE THISN IS HELPFUL

BILL LION

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★☆☆☆☆

“Be careful ordering anything online from Mossberg. I...”

Written on: 02/11/2010

Be careful ordering anything online from Mossberg. I have never received this level of customer service from a company this large. No email confirmation of order to start. After a week called customer service. Was told I would receive an email when product shipped. Waited few more days...nothing. Called customer service again. They confirmed the order was entered but never shipped. Was told it would be shipped. Waited five more days - no product or email. Called again and was told I… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I own (2) 500's One I have deer hunted with for 25...”

Written on: 21/10/2010

I own (2) 500's One I have deer hunted with for 25 years and never had a problem with it ( knock on wood). Killed deer as close as 20 yds and as far away as 120 yds. If you want something to admire don't buy a 500. If you want a good dependable, good shooting shotgun for the money buy a 500. Not to mention I use the cheap Remington Slugger 12 gauge slugs… Read Full Review

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“I had an 870 and it would not eject the shells. I sent...”

Written on: 13/05/2010

I had an 870 and it would not eject the shells. I sent it back twice and then they finally offered me a refund. I bought a Winchester 120 to replace it which is the same gun as the 1300 model. Never had any problems with my Winchester ever. However because the Model 120's were a limited run and the value is going up a lot on Winchester which were made in the United States. I decided it was time to retire my shotgun and buy another one. Mossberg's are still made in the U.S. so I decided to buy… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“the mossberg 500 pump shotgun is built like a brick...”

Written on: 04/02/2010

the mossberg 500 pump shotgun is built like a brick out house, its a use it and abuse it kind of gun the triger is a little on the heavy side to pull and the stock is on the short side its a young mans gun in stock fiting the safty is in a good place so you dont need to move your shooting hand to push it on or off and it will fire any shot shell you put in it on the for shore falling over in the mud and filling the works with grit wont stop it working,,it a good all rounder for the price,,iv… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Mossberg 500 is a solid, reliable pump shotgun. ...”

Written on: 05/05/2009 by Starter (31 reviews written)

The Mossberg 500 is a solid, reliable pump shotgun. It may not be as slick as a 1950's Ithaca or as pretty as a Remington Wingmaster, but it is a good dependable shotgun at a reasonable price… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Mossberg Model 500 is VERY reliable. I got all sorts...”

Written on: 16/02/2009

Mossberg Model 500 is VERY reliable. I got all sorts of ice and grit in the action, let it freeze, and pumped a round in it and shot it about 5 rounds through it with no problems.
Good for leftys. It has a ambi safety.
Good solid construction.
Smooth enough action. One of my hunting buddies says that it is not that smooth at all, but it is good enough for me. The only improvement that I can see that can be made is not really that much of an improvement. Just to make it look better, put a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Despite not being as nicely finished/fitted as the...”

Written on: 30/12/2008

Despite not being as nicely finished/fitted as the Remington 870, the Mossberg 500 is nevertheless the equal in terms of reliability, perhaps superior when it's ergonomics are factored into a comparison… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great gun purchased one today i like that you can add...”

Written on: 25/09/2008

Great gun purchased one today i like that you can add acessories to it to make it look cooler fairly light weight gun my personal thought any serrious gun collector should have one… Read Full Review

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“No good points about this gun......if you want a pump...”

Written on: 26/03/2008 by PainTrane01 (1 review written)

No good points about this gun......if you want a pump get an 870 supermag or if you want a tactical ap...then the 870 marine mag.
The trigger sucks...dosen't line up well and dosen't feed right and is just terrible… Read Full Review

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Wjh2657's Response to PainTrane01's Review

Written on: 09/09/2009

I found this review not helpful because poster is definitely a believer in "more expensive is always better." I have Remingtons and
<br/>Mossbergs. The Remington is far the more expensive gun and should be compared to guns in it's price class. If he were compare the Mossberg 500 to the Remington Express (same price range) he would find the Mossberg equal to the Remington Express. The Remington 870 is a better finished gun but the Remington 870 Express is not. I love my Remingtons but I would buy a Mossberg 500 over a Remington Express. It's an Apples and Oranges thing!

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★★★★★

“I really like this Mossberg model 500, its fun to use,...”

Written on: 05/02/2008

I really like this Mossberg model 500, its fun to use, good value for money and its very easy to maintain… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“my son uses this gun and he likes it a lot. very good...”

Written on: 10/12/2007

my son uses this gun and he likes it a lot. very good beginners gun… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best for the money if you are looking for a "go to"...”

Written on: 23/07/2007 by Robert Goltare (1 review written)

Best for the money if you are looking for a "go to" arm or trapsing about the woods in dangerous country for four and two legged critters. Can't beat it for the money on any conditions… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Got it last year before deer gun season. It's a...”

Written on: 01/06/2007 by southenator (2 reviews written)

Got it last year before deer gun season. It's a Mossberg 500 12ga combo very versatile great knockdown power. Better value than Remington 870 express 12 ga combo… Read Full Review

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“I have owned Remington 870's, Winchester Defenders and...”

Written on: 29/10/2004 by Airgunfun (3 reviews written)

I have owned Remington 870's, Winchester Defenders and Browning BPS's. To be totally honest, on occasion all of the above have had feeding problems. I now carry a Model 500 "Mariner" using 12 gauge slugs for protection against four legged predators in remote areas of BC, Canada. The 500 has been fed many different brand names of slugs, birdshot and buckshot without a problem. I require a firearm that is reliable and the Mariner fits the bill.
Just a note to everyone out there who packs a 12… Read Full Review

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Arriviste's Response to Airgunfun's Review

Written on: 21/02/2010

I found this review very helpful because...the author is being very realistic, and displays a great deal of commonsense.
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<br/>I carried a Remington 1100 auto loader,for a long time through the jungles of West Africa, and had trouble with faulty loading. It's also a VERY heavy gun to carry continuosly for 12 hours.
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<br/>I also agree with the authors recommendation for the use of slugs. I ensured that I had a slug in the chamber(Canadian made "Polykor" I believe,...very accurate) with buckshot as follow-up.
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<br/>I like Mossberg because of the no-frills and simplicity. Remington 1100 auto loader rusted in an unbelievable manner and with amazing speed, also tended to be "fiddly' at the wrong time.

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