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Tatsumi67
August 24, 2009, 09:14 PM
http://th05.deviantart.net/fs47/300W/i/2009/224/b/9/Mossberg_500_Tactical_by_Tatsumi67.jpg

I finally got around to takeing that used 500 I bought earlier this month to the range.and I'm very very happy with it!! No jams, lock ups, misfires, failures of any kind.


I put a box and a half of my usual Remington STS Light Target into it test it out, and then put a handful of 00BKs and rifled Slugs through it. it was actually a very smooth shoot, put it was a bit slower to cycle than my usual Winchesters but we all know why.

I'll let the pictures explain:

Target:
http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs48/i/2009/236/e/0/12_gauge_birdshot_vaporizer_by_Tatsumi67.jpg

Slugs:
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs46/i/2009/236/0/7/12_gauge_slug_death_by_Tatsumi67.jpg

Slugs and Buck:
http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs48/i/2009/236/f/4/Buck_and_Ball_Carnage_by_Tatsumi67.jpg

chris in va
August 24, 2009, 09:17 PM
Now take it out to your local trap range and see what it's all about.

Tatsumi67
August 24, 2009, 09:19 PM
I bought it for home defense. I've already got a trap gun.

inSight-NEO
August 24, 2009, 09:23 PM
Congrats...Although Im personally a fan of the 590, the 500 should make for a fine HD weapon.

People need to keep in mind that not everyone who owns a shotgun is interested in spending all day shooting at skeet, birds, or whatever. ;)

Xyas
August 24, 2009, 11:23 PM
Now start firing different buck through it and patterning it out. Find the shot that keeps the tightest pattern, and there's your HD load.

Hank15
August 24, 2009, 11:41 PM
How far were you from the target?

Dave McC
August 26, 2009, 02:02 PM
Good start. Keep it up....

shortwave
August 30, 2009, 11:06 AM
Sounds as though your happy with your new purchase. Being a HD weapon, hope you never have to use it in a negative way. Keep in practice. Congrats!

Greg_TX
August 30, 2009, 11:35 AM
I wish I could find an indoor range in the Houston area that allows shotguns. I have the Persuader and haven't had any luck finding a place to shoot anything other than slugs on an outdoor range. I haven't fired anything other than slugs, so I have no idea what the pattern looks like with different loads. Trying to shoot skeet with the short barrel wouldn't be much fun. :rolleyes:

JerseyDrez
August 30, 2009, 05:32 PM
I doubt hes looking to shoot clay with it...

Anyway, nice shotgun. I was gonna get the 500 but decided on the 88. About how many yards were the targets at?

KPSquared
September 3, 2009, 02:08 PM
The Mossberg 500 will be a fine HD weapon. We got 3 in our arms room here on Camp Victory, Iraq (marked 500MILS on the bottom)!