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Old December 18, 2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Whats the purpose of these on the stock mossberg 500 series? Whats the advantages of having the bulk of that thing on the end of the barrel? Where can i get one
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Old December 18, 2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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eye candy, to look tacti-cool. Beyond that your guess is as good as any. Might try McMillan tactical it's a copy of their very efficient 50 bmg break.
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Old December 18, 2009, 04:02 PM   #3
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I did some research from when I first posted and a guy did some tests with it and found it actually reduced recoil and muffle blast, be interesting to try on a normal setup tactical
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Old December 18, 2009, 05:35 PM   #4
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I could believe a reduction in felt recoil. I would question a reduction in volume of noise (blast).

My question is why sacrifice the elegance of balance and weight for a bit of recoil reduction. To quote one of the great trainers in the field of tactical scatterguns " 12 gauge does not kick, IF you correctly wrap your body around the gun." That from a 140 lb skinny man.

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Old December 18, 2009, 06:07 PM   #5
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I can agree with that quote, BUT in a HD situation I may not be prepared as I would like, it would be nice to have a little less kick so i can move and get the next shot off..I cant seem to find a place to buy one, If they will sell it stock they should offer it for an accessory
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Old December 18, 2009, 06:19 PM   #6
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Did you mean something like this?

If so, most muzzle breaks/porting actually increase the noise level and muzzle blast. Some may actually reduce recoil a bit, but on shotguns it's dubious at best.

That's an actual Mossberg cataloged on their site by the way.
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Old December 19, 2009, 11:36 AM   #7
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Yea thats the exact model im referring to, but they dont sell that as an add-on?
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Old December 19, 2009, 02:33 PM   #8
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Yea thats the exact model im referring to, but they dont sell that as an add-on?
If you look at it carefully, it appears the barrel flares out a bit right where it attaches. My guess is that it would have to be purchased as a complete barrel.
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Old December 19, 2009, 03:16 PM   #9
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Yea I noticed that too, Ill have to ask the guys at the local shop for more details and maybe check it out. Thanks for the info
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