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Old December 23, 2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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Maverick 88 with Slugs and Magnum Cartidges

Hi everyone, I want to ask you guys about something.
Is the Maverick 88 capable of shooting Slugs (Like this ones http://www.remington.com/~/media/Ima...=570&bc=ffffff ) or will I wear out the barrel? The same question with Magnum Cartridges.

Someone told me that it is not recomendable to use Slugs and Magnum Cartridges on Maverick 88 shotguns, or else I will wear out the barrel or even brake some parts inside the shotgun, because he said it is not designed for heavy loads.

I want to read your opinions and experiences about it.
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Old December 23, 2015, 01:18 PM   #2
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It will do fine with slugs and magnum loads. You maybe don't want to use an extra full choke when shooting some slugs, but there's no reason they would wear out the barrel.

I own a Mossberg 500, which I believe uses the same barrels as the 88s. I've shot foster slugs, Brennekes, 3" turkey loads, 3" steel loads, buckshot, and various other game and target loads. No negative effects on the barrel that I can discern.
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Old December 23, 2015, 02:57 PM   #3
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That "someone" is an idiot. You won't wear out a barrel doing that at all. Now, you MIGHT wear out your shoulder doing it however......
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Old December 23, 2015, 04:34 PM   #4
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Usually improved cylinder is recommended for slugs. If you purchase a "slug" barrel that's what you get.
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Old December 23, 2015, 04:40 PM   #5
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As far as magnum buckshot , my wife's maverick has held up great her shoulder not so much. It's a light weight gun so it kicks hard. I had lots of laughs watching her
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Old December 23, 2015, 05:17 PM   #6
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OP, find "someone" else to listen too.
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Old December 23, 2015, 06:50 PM   #7
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I hope that someone wasn't working a gun counter.

Idiots happen.
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Old December 23, 2015, 07:19 PM   #8
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Fla dogman,

For tight patterning, low recoil buckshot try these:

http://www.ammunitiondepot.com/Feder...-p/le13300.htm

Eight 00B, Flite Control wad, 1145 fps - less recoil than 20 gauge buckshot!
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Old December 23, 2015, 09:04 PM   #9
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You'll screw up your shoulder well before you screw up your barrel.
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Old December 25, 2015, 08:54 AM   #10
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Who manufactures "Maverick"? I don't keep up on newer guns. If it is Chinese, there may be some fact behind the rumor.
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Old December 25, 2015, 09:40 AM   #11
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Plummer, The "88" is made by Mossberg. Its just an economical 500.

I have one, it will hold up to whatever you run through it. And yes its a lightweight gun.

Mine has been relegated to home defense with a HD barrel and Streamlight. I trust the reliability of it that much
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Old December 26, 2015, 01:51 AM   #12
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I had at least one Mossberg when there still was a lot of small game hunting going on. They had a bad name for being cheap back then, but I had no complaints.
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Old December 28, 2015, 01:47 PM   #13
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"...Who manufactures "Maverick"?..." It's a low end Mossberg M500. Exactly the same gun with a low end synthetic stock. Nothing 'new' about 'em though.
No 3" magnums out of an 88. A 2.75" magnum will be fine, except for the pain shooting 'em out of a 7 pound shotgun will cause.
http://www.mossberg.com/category/series/maverick-88/
Wearing out the barrel is just silly. Nothing to wear out in a smooth bore.
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Old December 30, 2015, 12:50 PM   #14
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Why no 3" magnums out of a Maverick '88 if the barrel is chambered for 3"?
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Old December 31, 2015, 10:44 PM   #15
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I've never shot slugs out of my maverick 88 but I've shot probably close to 1000 rounds of 2 3/4 and 3 inch buckshot. No issues so far.
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