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OK, so I buy an old 12g Mossberg 500...

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Slugo, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Slugo

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    from one of our astute colleagues here. It's a very nice 1980's 12g Mossberg 500 riot gun with real wood and factory sling swivels. 18.5" barrel choked CYL. Sort of a fun gun and one that I could really use for HD with the right ammo. I get to thinking, I want to shoot this gun, but not with the short CYL barrel. I start to search around and came across a lightly used 28" factory VR barrel choked Mod. I installed the new/old barrel and took off to shoot some standard 16 yard ATA trap. It worked great and the best part, I put this whole thing together for $275 bucks!! Take a look...

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    thanks BOOMER!!
     
  2. timberfaller

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    A good Buy!! and a nice well built shotgun, the early 500 are a tank compared to most pumps of today.

    They've always been overlooked because of their low price.

    And if you can HIT with it, thats a bonus!!

    Brownells has a upgrade for the "safety" button, get one! if yours has the plastic one still on it.
     
  3. Slugo

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    the safety is metal on this one. Thanks...
     
  4. deadnout

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    I started with 500 pump back in 1974. broke a lot birds with it. great gun and my son still has it. rich.
     
  5. Slugo

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    deadnout, you're bringing back good memories. Got out of college in 72 and went to work as a construction estimator for a masonry contractor. My boss was a hunter and an exceptional skeet shooter. He was my first shooting mentor. He let me shoot his pair of Remington 1100's, a 12 and a 20. I could never thank him enough for doing that.

    Not sure why I even brought that up!?!
     
  6. timberfaller

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    Slugo,

    I seen Brownells has come out with a new one that has a raise point on it for a more positive feel.

    If I still had a 500 this is a great upgrade.
     
  7. Oregunner

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    For $40 plus shipping, for a new safety button, you are going to get Slugo upside down on his investment. :) Mark
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

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    Mossberg 500s are no nonsense, well made, bargain priced shotguns.
     
  9. Slugo

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    I don't use the safety anyway! I know, not a good idea, especially in the field...
     
  10. Brian in Oregon

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    not to worry, I don't hunt... =)
     
  12. timberfaller

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    "I don't use the safety anyway! I know, not a good idea, especially in the field..."

    Yikes!!

    I don't either, because most of my firearms DON'T have a safety!!

    The best safety is the person pulling the trigger and handling the firearm.

    As I teach, Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction at ALL times and Keep your trigger finger off the trigger until you ready to fire. Make it a "habit"!
     
  13. Brian in Oregon

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    The hunters safety program here has cited some injuries and deaths caused by brush getting caught in the trigger guard of rifles and shotguns that did not have their safeties on. It would appear that the muzzles were not in a safe direction, but in a couple of cases they were, and the brush wrenched the gun around.

    A tool is useless unless it is being used.

    The Ten Commandments of Gun Safety are useless unless they're being used.
     
  14. Slugo

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    What was Dick Cheney's excuse! LOL
     
  15. Brian in Oregon

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    Cheney violated the rule about improperly identifying your target and what is beyond it.
     
  16. Slugo

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    Cheney violated allot of rules, aside from shotgunning...
     
  17. Brian in Oregon

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    And he was hunting lawyers out of season.
     
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    Dear Brian

    You act as though that was a bad thing! LOL
     
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    yes slugo those are some good memories. I only paid $35.00 for the 500 when I bought it. those were some fun times back then. rich
     
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    I remember a father and son that each had the 500 high rib trap guns that would show up at our club in the 70's or early 80's.. They shot the lights out w/ those guns.