Does anyone have one of these or has anyone shot one? I'm looking for a decently priced, nice shooting O/U in 20 gauge and I can get one of these in the Field model for $400 brand new. Any opinions on these?
It is a $400 canoe paddle. I know 2 people that bought this gun and have had nothing but problems. Broken firing pins are a constant problem. Stay away from these guns. Look for a used Citori and you will have something that will work and hold it's value. JMHO. Ed
Lots of problems with the Silver Reserve, the Silver Reserve II is better.
I bought my son a youth Silver Reserve II 20ga this year and he has put just over 1000 rounds through it without a glitch. Only complaint is it breaks open hard for a 10 year old
It's going to take Mossberg quite a while to overcome the reputation of the original Silver Reserve. CZ finally seems to be doing it with their newer guns, but it is a challenge. It is still a $400 O/U. I'm sure it wouldn't be up to the task of shooting thousands of shells a year. Might be an acceptable loaner or hunting gun. There are better ways to spend $400. Mark
You might check out the MP310, in that price range. Made by Baikal (Russia) and imported by US Sporting Goods (USSG). I've heard that while it lacks style, it's built like a tank (probably at the same factory, too) and lasts forever. They have a sporting model that's a bit more refined. I'm tempted to get one myself, out of curiousity.