GUN Mossberg Reserve Over/Unders

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  1. Atheist

    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    What do you guys think? Anyone own one? For a mid priced O/U it seems like it'd be a decent gun. The smaller manufacturers seem to have a lot of inconsistency and repairing them seems to be a hassle, that's the turn on here for me.

    Yes, I know its not a citori or a RRL, but I am talking about a lower price point here.

    http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=15&section=products

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    A buddy of mine owns one. He got it as a gift a couple years back and if I had to guess I'd say he's put over 2k of mixed loads down it without any issues. We shoot a lot of clays and I've had my share of time on it, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one. It's a good O/U for the price. Biggest drawback is no auto ejectors, but there is a rising extractor so you can grab the spent hulls easily. If you reload, it's probably better this way.

    It's actually built by Kahn out of Turkey. They have a decent rep for the O/U's.

    http://www.khanshotguns.com/
     
  3. 1979TA

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    Hmmm, they have these on sale for $419 at my local shop and I need a beater O/U, i may have to go take a look
     
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    I held one when I was looking at O/Us. The fake wood stock turned me off the most. Other than that they seem decent, aside from the old ones with firing pins.

    I would look hard and try and find a used O/U by a big name. There are deals to be had, they are just not as abundant as your glocks, ar's and ak's everyone talks about.
     
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    fake wood? oh nevermind
     
  6. bursty

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    Price? I want a budget O/U
     
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    one66stang Haters.com

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    The Reserve Series® was conceived to fill the void recognized in the field and by sport shooting venues around the world - that of an affordable over-and-under. These double-guns share the same classic lines, craftsmanship, and most importantly, the reliability associated with so-called "high-end" over-and-unders, all at a price everyone can live with.
    Features:
    Vent rib, chrome plated bores, front bead sight, silver precision machined receiver w/ gold game scenes, 5-choke tube set, blued finish, satin finished select black walnut wood.

    At the heart of every Reserve Series over-and-Under is an underlock design, box-lock action for superior strength and low profile. Low profile barrels are positioned lower in the receiver and in closer alignment to the shooter's eyes and hands. So when you shoulder the gun, you'll almost instinctively be right on target! Precision machining keeps the action completely closed, keeping dirt and other unwanted debris out of the receiver, helping to reduce wear and maintenance. Manual extractors provide a smooth, effortless operation of the action, while serving as an environmentally friendly way of keeping spent hulls from littering the range or hunting fields.

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    Simple, reliable, easy to maintain operating system
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    Available in 12, 20, 28 and .410 - 3" chambers.
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    Highly figured, hand-checkered black walnut stock and schnabel-style forearm
    Radiused recoil pad for stable positioning, shouldering and aids in recoil reduction
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    Ambidextrous thumb-operated top-tang safety with an integrated Barrel selector
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    Steel receiver with top-tang Action Release Lever
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    Dual locking lugs
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    Detailed engraving with gold accented game scenes on Silver Reserve™ models
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    Wide ventilated rib
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    Chrome-plated chambers and bores
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    Set of 5 interchangeable choke tubes, including
    Improved Cylinder(2), Modified, Improved Modified, and Full, with wrench supplied
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    Includes free gun lock
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    One-Year limited warranty
     
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    kf4zht New Member

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    I swear the one I held had a high density plastic for the furniture. They may have changed, or it I may have been wrong, but it didn't feel like any piece of wood I had ever held.

    Even if they are wood, I would still look for a used name brand. Just go check one of each and you will see and feel the difference.
     
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    There's a guy who runs with the local skeet group near my house that has one...

    I remember him liking it a lot at first, but I know now he's moved on to something else. Like most of the "budget" O/U, the lockwork simply doesn't hold up under lots of usage. It ends up getting worn, loose, and sloppy feeling.
     
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    Held one today, is definitely a wood laminate or very thin wood for the forearm

    Held a stoeger for $20 cheaper, felt much nicer
     
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    condor?
     
  12. 1979TA

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    Yes...

    I've heard the only issues with the Stoegers is that you have to take the firing pins out, degrease and regrease and you will have a flawless shotgun. I have not shot one but a lot of the guys at the shooting club have the Stoeger side by sides to shoot in that class and this is what they have told me
     
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    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    I've also read/heard that from several people.

    I've been looking hard at the condor competition.

    adjustable comb, palm swells, vented barrel for ~$500
     
  14. bursty

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    bumping this. any other opinions on these reserves? i'm also looking for a "budget" o/u
     
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    I've been suggested these or Lanber Sporting 2097.

    Do you own a Stoeger? How much did you pay?
     
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    I own a stoeger auto loader, fucking great guns for the price.

    They're part of the franchi/berretta/benelli family, so they're mutts of their designs, just made in turkey instead of italy
     
  18. jabbadeznuts

    jabbadeznuts ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I've got a Condor 12ga base model. Love it. Not as nice as a Citori, obviously, but damn does it shoot.

    Gripes:

    No auto ejectors. (nice for the trap field though where they make you dump your shells in a bin)

    Auto safety. Every time you break the gun open to reload, you have to take off the safety. You get used to it after a round or two, but still kinda a pain. :dunno:

    No barrel selector. If you're shooting singles, you HAVE to use the lower barrel. No choice.



    Nice things:

    Price. I got mine for $300 out the door. It was used, but only one box.

    Takes standard "Invector" style chokes , iirc.

    Fit and finish. For a gun this inexpensive, the wood is nice and the fit is tight. the Barrels lock up TIGHT the first ~200 rounds.

    Extractors. I prefer extractors to ejectors. Personal preference.

    Good quality lockwork. I took the gun completely apart all the way down to the firing pins and I didn't notice a single machining mark.
     
  19. eric5678

    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    I own a M2000 autoloader. Cycled countless shell through it with no problems.

    I'm going to buy a Condor Competition here in the next month or two. They offer a setup that comes with a receiver, a 12ga double and a 20ga double for about $600.


    And the competition does have auto-ejectors, iirc.
     
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    I dont get why I see so many combo shotguns out there. Whats the advantage of running a 20ga other than just less felt recoil? I've only been shooting trap/skeet for a couple months.
     
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    i'm wondering the same thing

    local dealer has a saiga20 and it wont be months until he gets more saiga12s :wtc:
     
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    lulz at shooting skeet with a saiga. that would rustle some feathers with the old timers at my skeet range.
     
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    That's one of the first things I would do with a Saiga-12. :bowdown: :rofl:
     
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    A guy at my range used to shoot skeet and trap with a box mag fed Mossy 500. He would wipe the floor with the guys that were using thousand+ guns. So they passed a new to ban mags, so he showed up the next day with a trench gun clone, 18" barrel, bayonet, and all. They were pissed when he still out shot them.:rofl:
     
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    i dont want to shoot skeet with it :rofl:

    just curious about 20 gauge compared to 12
    i've only shot 12
     

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