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Thoughts on a Mossberg silver reserve?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bodybuilder, Jan 23, 2012.

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  1. bodybuilder

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    I know they are a cheap o/u but looking at one for hunting
     
  2. Oregunner

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    I try not to think about the one that I had, because it broke so often and I sold it at a huge lose. One of my worst gun buying decisions. But, nobody listens, so do what you want. Mark
     
  3. bodybuilder

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    Well I haven't bought one yet and I'll listen to bad responses
     
  4. grntitan

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    Save your money and buy a used Browning Citori Field gun. It will last a lifetime. Plus if you take care of it, you can easily get your money back out of it. Just my 2c worth.
     
  5. sliverbulletexpress

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    A friend had one and it shot so low you couldn't put enough moleskin on it to get it to even shoot flat. From what I saw it's just another cheap POS.
     
  6. Loyac

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    Ditto on the Browning field gun or a Beretta 686 variation. John
     
  7. esoxhunter

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    A piece of worthless junk. Wouldn't even make a decent canoe paddle.
     
  8. open choke

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    The guys are right.

    If you are stuck in that price range a Rem 1100 or Beretta 390 will do the job they are both semi's & go for around 600-700 new
     
  9. merlynstrapguns

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    Mossberg knows what their stuff is worth!! Want a shooter or fixer? Citori, Beretta 680 serries as well as some lesser Beretta's, are great for durability. Charles Daly's, 101's, Muriko's(sp?) are good, and Ruger's are not bad for hunting or light sporting.

    I'm sure there are others that hold up too!..........merlyn
     
  10. goose2

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    When I was a kid my dad told me to never own a Mossberg of any kind and further more do not let anybody ride in your truck who is hunting with one. I guess that pretty much sums up what my family and friends thinks about a Mossy.
     
  11. GunDr

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    Wait until you guys see the new Savage O/U. Possibly the worst POS ever made. I've had to work on two that a local dealer had sold. Never again!!!

    Doug
     
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    Lot of Mossberg 500s out there folks; can't all be bad.
     
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    Want to bet? HMB
     
  14. Tron

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    Not "everything" Mossberg made was junk. In their day, they didn't make a bad .22 target gun. Their bolt action goose guns weren't too bad and the 500 is a good pump. I just never understood why some guys would buy a 500 when if they just spent another 100 bucks, they could have an 870....which is a lot better. This said, the Silver Reserve is a total piece of crap.

    Jb
     
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    Even Stoeger's are better than the Silver Reserve...
     
  16. Tron

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    Funny you mention Stoeger there Tim. Just last weekend, I had a newer shooter with a Stoeger and he just couldn't hit $hit. I took him to the patterning board and I just had to laugh. From a rest, the top barrel low left about a foot and the bottom barrel up slightly right about a foot! This is typical. He's getting into a 3901 now and I'm sure he will do much much better.

    Jb
     
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    Not surprised Joe. I hear that a lot (bad barrel regulation.) I guess I got lucky with mine.
     
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