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chris in va
December 30, 2007, 02:05 AM
Friend of mine wants an autoloading shotgun primarily for HD. He mentioned some Mossberg at a store for ~$400, not sure what it is though.

Any other ideas? I piped in with the Saiga idea to no avail.:p

Smitty in CT
December 30, 2007, 10:51 AM
Mossberg makes three 18" autolaoders, theare all based on the 930 action.

The "Home Security" model:
http://www.mossberg.com/images/products/930/85320.jpg
These retail right around or just inder $400

The "Tactical", it is a ~16-17" barrel with the breacher / suppressor attached to the barrel
http://www.mossberg.com/images/products/930/85330.jpg
$448.44 @ R & R Arms - http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=G85330

The "930 SPX" has all of the "bells & wistles"
http://www.mossberg.com/images/products/930/85360.jpg
$525.46 @ R & R Arms - http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=G85360

There is also the "Field / Home Security" combo, you get the 18-1/2" barrel & the 28" incase you want touse it for hunting, too
http://www.mossberg.com/images/products/930/85325.jpg
$425.17 @ R & R Arms - http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=G85325

Since they are all based on the same action, they should be equally reliable, it just depends on what your friend is looking for...

If you have any specific questions let me know, I have two of them a 28" walnut "field" model and the 930SPX, they have both performed perfectly. No failures to feed, fire, or eject and I'm over 14,000 rounds between the two of them.

chris in va
December 30, 2007, 03:17 PM
Wow, thanks for the info. I'll pass this along to him. The field/HD version looks like a really good deal.

Smitty in CT
December 30, 2007, 03:53 PM
...The field/HD version looks like a really good deal.

Especially when you consider that the 28" waterfowl barrel by itself is $172 on Mossberg's website...

rugernut
December 30, 2007, 08:19 PM
here in dfw at the academy they have a mossberg-maverick that has an 18 and a half inch barrel for 168.00 plus tax of course.

cabbynate
December 30, 2007, 11:50 PM
here in dfw at the academy they have a mossberg-maverick that has an 18 and a half inch barrel for 168.00 plus tax of course.
He's looking for a autoloader.

Desert01
January 2, 2008, 09:48 PM
The 930 "Home Security" is a sweet deal, then you can add a Choate +2 extension and you have an HD semi, of course the extension is not required in that role.

EHCRain10
January 3, 2008, 01:45 AM
check out the stoeger 2000 its a lil bit more but would be easier to clean