MOSSBERG 500 A shotguns

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  1. shotgun12

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    getting one today are them good guns the 500 A
     
  2. Gil Martin

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    It depends. I have several Mossberg Model 500 and 500A shotguns that I bought off used gun racks and they appear to be about the same. Any differences are minor and mostly cosmetic. The stocks and forearms seem to differ a bit, but nothing to write home about. All the best...
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  3. BruceS

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    If the sliding safety is plastic, replace it with a metal one. Enjoy!!
     
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    I have 1 .410 2, 20s and a 12 I like them.
     
  5. ESOX

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    They rattle. They are scoffed at. And they will cycle and fire anything you feed them. Double extractors make them very, very reliable with even the crappiest of shells. If I had to stake my life on a shotgun, it would be in the 500 family.
     
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    The action gets harder to work when dirty. The plastic stock with 3" turkey loads will knock you good. It dies function good but the safety is a little stiff and more difficult to access with a scope.

    An 870 will cycle smooth as silk no matter how dirty.
     
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    i bought it, its a 24"barrel it was a 8 shot, now its a 3 shot. very good gun went out in the fields and shot 27 pigeons, so fits well.thanks all
     
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    500A mossberg shotguns are they steel proof.
     
  9. UncleNorby

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    My owner's manual indicates you can shoot steel shot. Just don't shoot it through X-full or turkey chokes. You can find a manual on the Mossberg website.
     
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  10. bearman49709

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    Mossberg 500 shotguns.
    A=12ga
    B=16ga
    C=20ga
    D=28ga (never made)
    E=.410
     
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  11. Mr. 16 gauge

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    My first 'real' firearm was a Mossberg 500 in 12 gauge that I got back in 1975; it had a 30" full choke barrel and one of my first purchases was a polychoke. Since that time I've taken ducks, geese, pheasants, rabbits, squirrels, crows........well, a truckload of small game! I've had to take it to the gunsmith a couple of times over the past 40 years, but it's still going strong and I still hunt with it.
     
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