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looking to get a new shotgun for Turkey season, I'm between a mossberg 500 and a Remington 870. Any suggestions would be helpfu

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  • remingman870
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    If you have the extra money go with the 870 wingmaster I used my dads forever than finally bought my own shotgun an express and it's half the gun the wingmaster is. I have never shot a pump that cycled as well as the wingmaster or handled as well. I killed my first deer with a wingmaster.

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  • 1994fordf250
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    Get the 870 because they cost less and is made by a better brand. you can also use it for other game to other than turkeys. deer, rabbit, squirrel, dove.

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  • sdboy
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    they are both quality guns, the key will be to get your hands on both and see how they feel. buy the one that is most comfortable because that is the one you will shoot the best. personally I own a 500 and absolutely love it, I've used it to hunt anything and everything; pheasants, ducks, geese, coyotes, doves, ect. I've put it through the worst conditions such as dirt, mud, sand, rain, snow, and ice and I've never had a single malfunction even with minimal cleaning. but as I said they are both quality products, buy the one that's most comfortable in your hands

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  • canvasbackhunter
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    Just to differ i say the 500. I have one and i like it. Never failed. I also have a 870 wingmaster. Never had much of a problem except broken firing pin but that is bound to happen once in your life if you shoot enough. Some of my friend have some newer 870 expresses. They don't work good at all. They keep good care of their guns but the 870 just doesn't work for them. I would get the 500, but if you go for the 870, get a wingmaster.

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  • JustTakeMeHunting14
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    870, mossberg has always been the company that supplies decent equipment for a lower price, however, the 870 is a better all around gun that boasts a nicer finish, higher quality metal, and solidity and toughness the mossberg cannot promise. especially since you said new shotgun which makes me think you already have one and are looking for an upgrade.

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  • Treestand
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    If I had to pick it would a 15Y-old Rem 870, not a New ChiRem! MB/500 are better to day then ever...just saying

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    I would stay away from the Mossturd, and go with an 870 Wingmaster.

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  • Sourdough Dave
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    About 30 or so years ago I was faced with the same question. At the time a big box store was having a really good sale on the Remingtons so the price difference wasn't that big. I compared the quality, fit, and finish, etc. of the two. The difference between the two left no doubt that the Remington was the way to go. I still have it and it is still putting food on my table. Mossberg may have a better shotgun today than it did back then, but a few years back I gave my sons shotguns for Christmas. They got 870's as well.

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  • allegnmtn
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    870 Wingmaster. The Wingmaster definitely has a smoother action than the Express and less stamped parts than the Mossberg or Express.

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  • Hobob
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    I have both. I carry the 500 when I'm covering ground because it is a lot lighter. The 870 is just as good and more solid and heavier so recoil is slightly less. Because I have a turkey choke for the 500 and cover ground thats what I use but either works.

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  • plinkster
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    I like both, but the 870 is better in terrain. You do need a stricter choke though.

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  • Pmacc60
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    870 just better

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  • vasportsman
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    MB 535 is a great turkey gun and great all around shotgun IMO

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  • country road
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    Don't know about the MB 500, but a turkey dies every time my MB 835 goes "bang" and has for the past ten years. (Same zombie turkey.)

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  • thehunter98.6
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    I'm sorry about the duplicate posts .

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