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Remington 870 vs Mossberg 500

Started by dmatulis, 06/13/2011 03:00PM
Posted 06/13/2011 03:00PM Opening Post
I have an old Savage double barrel that I want replace with a pump. I am looking at these two, mainly because I am not interested in spend a big bag of money on the shotgun. Leaning towards the 870, but anyone have any thoughts on the purchase?

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Posted 06/13/2011 06:21PM | Edited 06/13/2011 06:28PM #1
Either are a good choice, however Mossberg is still a good ole American company that manufactures right here in CT. Remington has been owned by a big conglomerate now for a number of years.

I've used both models over the years. I like the safety on a Mossberg in that you can see it on the tang when you are sighting, however I like the safety on the Remington in that I'm used to it being behind the trigger guard. So that's a wash for me.

If I were buying now I might be tempted to get a Mossberg because I live in CT. But the 870 is just as good IMO, and for that matter I currently own a Remington 1100 semiauto shotgun and like it a lot.

What uses will you put it to?