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GATMOG
August 30, 2007, 12:11 AM
Hello all, my name is Joseph...and I *was* a lurker of the shotgun forum..

But thanks to all your contributions I am now a proud, proud owner of a Mossberg 500 Persuader. I bought the combo pack for 250$ at Big 5 Sporting goods. It came with a 20" bbl and a 26" bbl; both smoothbore..

I originally wanted a remy cause they look better in pics (my oppinion) however, now that I have my mossy, I could care less..

I'm a huge newbie, but what can I use the 26" smoothy for? I thought 26's were threaded for chokes? Or maybe I just didnt see threads?

Anyways theres a goblin lurking the neighborhood and one cant be too safe nowadays..

I preferred the 20" to the 18"

Anyways, everyone loves pics!

-Joseph

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a101/xgatmog/CIMG0057.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a101/xgatmog/CIMG0054.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a101/xgatmog/CIMG0053.jpg

RevolverLover
August 30, 2007, 12:56 AM
I'm a huge newbie, but what can I use the 26" smoothy for? I thought 26's were threaded for chokes? Or maybe I just didnt see threads?


The 26" barrel can be used for the various clay games and hunting. I don't know if its threaded for choke or not but you will easly be able to tell if it has threading at the end of the muzzle.

GATMOG
August 30, 2007, 02:49 AM
got it! upon further inspection of the box, its a 28" modified choke barrel--fixed tube (idk the propper terminology) but its a tapered barrel and not threaded..

What Just Happened?
August 30, 2007, 12:12 PM
Oooohh. That's the shotty that I'm looking at too. Gonna put a pistol grip on that bad boy?

djturnz
August 30, 2007, 01:02 PM
Now you need Mossberg ghost ring sights. They are on the Mossberg website for about $60

GATMOG
August 30, 2007, 08:32 PM
im not gonna modify it just yet--but what i will do is put a few boxes down range and see what needs to change :D

the only mod i have on it are an allen slip on sidesaddle holding 5 shells of #4 shot (i fear overpenetration)

RevolverLover
August 31, 2007, 12:34 AM
im not gonna modify it just yet--but what i will do is put a few boxes down range and see what needs to change


Good...now go put some wear marks on the action bars. ;)

GATMOG
September 1, 2007, 01:22 AM
man this thing kicks like a mule! i'm new to firearms, and this is my first centerfire--that is my excuse to complain =-]

i think next time i'll toss some snap caps in the magazine with live rounds to make see if im developing a flinch..

it needs a sling! other than that, i'm quite happy with my setup :D

while i'm all up for the tacticool stuff, i think my (new) good old shotgun looks (imho) best as a good ol' shotgun..so itll be a while until i change any furniture on it.

is it just me? or is aiming with a bead going to take some getting used to when you usually use open sights and ghost rings?

Dave McC
September 1, 2007, 01:43 PM
For starters, use light loads. The increasingly popular 7/8 oz loads are great for not just beginners. Little kick.

Stick the long barrel on and go shot some trap doubles. This will help you learn to operate your new pump in short time frame scenarios and fast target acquisition.

And have fun.....