View Full Version : New Mossberg!!!

Nine the Ranger
July 14, 2012, 12:21 PM
Hey everyone.

I JUST picked up a new Mossberg 500 20 gauge.

It's my first shotgun and I'm really excited to try it out later.

I picked it up used for $250, good deal?

July 14, 2012, 02:31 PM
I'm sure you'll like it - they're pretty reliable shellshuckers, AND there's plenty of aftermarket goodies available, if you're so inclined.

It's ALWAYS good, when a new gun is had. . :p


July 14, 2012, 03:54 PM
I picked it up used for $250, good deal?

If it is just the plane jane model with 28" bbl then you didn't get a steal. Wally World sells them for about that price new.

July 14, 2012, 09:07 PM
Congratulations! You'll love the 500.

Don't worry about the price. It wasn't a steal but, if it's in good shape, you didn't get taken advantage of either. It's worth it.

Al Den
July 15, 2012, 10:41 AM
Fair deal if in good condidtion. It is a sweet handling gun...

July 15, 2012, 11:12 AM
I own a 500 20 and I love it!
Simple, robust, easy to clean and accurate.
Mine is a 22" improved choke with wood furniture.
Before you start 'improving' your new shotgun you might want to ask the following question. Does your tactical zombie killer stop the bad guy any quicker than my 'fowling piece'?
This might make a difference when you are standing in front of the judge trying to explain your use of deadly force.

July 15, 2012, 11:18 AM
I sold my Mossberg 20 and bought a Remington. It was difficult for my fat thumb to load a 3 inch shell into the 500 but not the 870. My thumb would hit the ends of some metal parts. The 870 had a bit more gap or open area so my thumb didn't hit anything when pushing the shell in.

July 15, 2012, 11:21 AM
Congrats! Anxious to see how you like the 20! I know I would... :)

Nine the Ranger
July 15, 2012, 04:04 PM
Okay, I just ran a few rounds throught it.



Al Den
July 15, 2012, 04:50 PM
Pics, pics we cry!

Nine the Ranger
July 15, 2012, 04:58 PM
Sorry...No camera.

July 15, 2012, 05:52 PM
Depending on what part of FL you live in, there are a lot of good shotgun clubs - the trap/skeet type - for you practice swinging that gun

Make sure it fits you decently and go enjoy

Nine the Ranger
July 16, 2012, 12:18 AM
By the,way.

The shop threw in a box of Estate Birdshot.

Is Estate any good? I've never heard of them.

the rifleer
July 16, 2012, 12:41 AM
Yep, Estates is as good as any other cheap shotgun shell.

July 16, 2012, 01:30 AM
Enjoy your new toy and have fun shooting!

Try a bit of sporting clays, most fun and versatile discipline I reckon ;)



July 16, 2012, 07:35 AM
Estates are now owned by Federal

Al Den
July 20, 2012, 05:56 AM
They are? See, I didn't know that...

July 20, 2012, 04:08 PM
Part of the ATK family along with a LOT of formerly independent makers of various hunting and shooting goods

Major Products and Programs

Federal Premium and Estate Cartridge ammunition
Force on Force training system
CCI, Speer, Lawman, and Blazer ammunition
Gunslick, Outers and Shooters Ridge gun care and shooting accessories
RCBS reloading equipment
Champion clay targets
Weaver optics and mounting systems
Alliant Powder gun powders for sporting re-loaders and ammunition manufacturers
Eagle Industries law enforcement tactical accessories
BLACKHAWK! tactical, military, shooting sports, and law enforcement equipment

July 20, 2012, 08:04 PM
Federal isn't the only one. It seems that most of the major gun/ammo/accessories manufacturers are consolidating. There is the group that owns Remington, Marlin, Bushmaster, DPMS, etc. There is the group that owns Beretta, Benelli, Franchi, etc. The group that owns Winchester, Browning, etc. The group that owns S&W, Thompson/Center, etc. And so forth. At the way it's going we'll be down to all major firearms manufacturing being controlled by a handfull of super-sized corporations.

Of course, there is always the bottom-of-the-barrel group (Taurus, Rossi, and now Heritage).