GUN POS Mossberg Broke

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  1. The Cable Guy

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    So I picked up a mossberg 500 combo deal from Big 5 about a month ago.

    Took it to an indoor range and put 40 rds of slugs through it, no problem.

    I go to BCSP today, put about 250 target loads, about 60 00buck, and 25 slugs through it.

    The during last remaining rounds, the pin for the forend fell out, both of them. The forend grip was loose from the rods. It was impossible to find them through the mix of casings, shells, dirt and rocks so we gave up. Turns out the synthetic forend cracked, allowing the rods to come loose.

    I remember another member lost one, but I lost both, and the forend is cracked. Is there a replacement part that uses the lug system rather than the one-piece forend deal? More importantly, would it fit snugly over my mag tube?
     
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    What I'd like is a Hogue OM forend, either that or the standard 500/590 synthetic forend with the rib-like grip. None of this flimsy cheaply made piece of shit forend.
     
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    870. Buy once cry once.
     
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    Liptonucf wee woo wee woo wee woo

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    thats why i went with an 870.
     
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    I've put over 5,000 rounds through my 500, and it's been in mud, water, frozen after being in water, had coffee and blood, and sand in the action. And about 3,000 of those rounds were without cleaning.

    Only problem I ever had was water getting in the action and freezing, stopping the pin from moving. Other then that it still runs like a champ.
     
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    that sure would suck in a fight. :o
     
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    Go Benelli or go home.
     
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    fixed
     
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    lol no
     
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    Shoulda bought a Remington.
     
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    you're AV, I can not stop staring at it
     
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    FYI I had a mossberg 1300 defender ( I think ) and after 1k rounds the fireing group assembly housing got boogered where the retaining pin goes ( don't ask me how it happened I never took the fireing group out before ) Anyways it became a ver large paperweight. Mossberg refused to fix it and they wouldn't sell me the part I needed to fix it. I ended up selling the gun for 25 bucks.
     
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    That's a good amount of ammo! That is more shotgun than I shoot in a match. Average 150-200 bird, and up to a dozen slugs.

    Why don't you come run your shotgun at the steel match in norco (1st, 3rd, and 5th sundays). More fun that what your doing right now and will get you more skilled with your shotgun.
     
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    I bought a used Maverick 88, and I had one extractor claw break after I don't know how many thousand rounds. That and a friend who didn't know how he broke it after he ran some rounds though it :rolleyes:. I hardly ever clean it too. I've yet to see why anyone would spend more than the $200 one costs on a hunting shotgun.
     
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    Well for the extra $100 for the 870, the thing is just more solid. You can just handle it and you will get the impression they are built to last.

    Believe it or not you can get a really fancy vang comp rem 870 for $1600 and people pay the $$$. I won't try to explain what makes it worth the $$$ but it is really slicked up.
     
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    My buddy has one, it's nice but I bought my 88 for $140 4 years ago. I guess for $100 extra it might be worth it if you are buying new.
     
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    i paid 175 shipped for my 870 a couple years ago, granted that was with a 28" barrel so i had to shell out an extra 100 for an 18. :o
     
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    I'll look into it. Would I stand a chance with a pump action?

    My buddies and I actually set up a small course (no barriers/cover) and shot up some boxes. Pretty fun :)
     
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    Well now I'm a little worried about the 500 I keep (under/next to) the bed.

    Is there anything I need to inspect / loctite to keep things secure? I've neverstripped this thing beyond removing the barrel because I've only shot it a handful of times. I have much nicer shotguns for going out and having fun. :o
     
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    Stand a chance with a pump yes. Are you going to win your first few times out, hell no. It is not going to be the gun that holds you back. It will be skill level. Not a big deal as your going to be ranked against the other newer shooters.

    Really for the first few matches it's not about time or placing. It's about being safe, having fun, and becoming more proficient with your gun.
     
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    Oh. LOL from other thread. :p


    So how was the buttstock? :o
     
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    Unless you got the big5 combo, I wouldn't be too worried.
     
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    Helps a lot. I changed the config to shoot clays with my 28" and the full stock.

    Even with bird shot, you could feel the difference.

    I ended up shooting clays with my 18 1/2" barrel and the knoxx stock :bigthumb:
     
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    Sounds like fun. When I get enough money, and get this damn thing fixed, I'll try to come by at least once. What type of loads are used in these matches? 00buck? slugs? oh and would you recommend some sort of red-dot for these events?
     

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