View Full Version : Mossberg 500 range report LOTS OF PICS

August 24, 2009, 09:14 PM

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:



Slugs and Buck:

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.

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

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. ;)

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.

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....

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!

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:

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?

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)!