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volkl08
March 22, 2006, 01:37 PM
I'm a little new to shotguns, and I was wondering if the Mossberg 590 could shoot slugs(and if so, is it accurate)? Any other opinions on the gun would be appreciated too. Thanks.

spyderdude
March 22, 2006, 01:54 PM
I don't know much about Mossberg shotguns, other than they're supposed to be right up there with Remington in terms of quality and reliability. I do know that if you have a smoothbore shotgun, then you should use rifled slugs, but if you have a rifled barrel, then use sabot slugs.

Death from Afar
March 22, 2006, 02:27 PM
Yes they can shoot slugs unless you have a super tight choke on. It will shoot best with a looser choke. I had a 590 for a few years and have trialled them for work. I think the 870 is a tad better, but where the Mossburg shines is the location of the safety. IT has a tang safety and is much easier to use with either hand.

rugerdude
March 22, 2006, 03:18 PM
The 590 has a fixed cylinder (maybe improved cylinder) so slugs will be fine as ling as they're rifled slugs.

I've not heard of a 590 with a rifled barrel but if such a beast were to exist, you'll want to use sabot slugs.

rifled slugs-smooth bore

sabot slugs-rifled bore

The 590 is an excellent gun, If you are in the market for one you should buy it and have no regrets. It is a very well made and solid firearm. I highly recommend them.

Pezo
March 22, 2006, 06:13 PM
My 590-a1 can and does shoot slugs impressively accurately.:)

Pezo
March 22, 2006, 06:14 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b260/pezo/redocollection1-6-06.jpg

Death from Afar
March 24, 2006, 03:52 PM
Nice gun Pezo.