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Posted: 6/15/2009 2:54:35 PM EST
Sorry, I am sure this has been debated here before. I did a quick search and came up dry.



I know it's the old 870/590 debate.

I am just going to use it for HD, no double duty as a hunting gun. I like the extra two rounds in the mossy, but I like the ghost ring sight of the Rem. I have been out of the scatter-gun world for 20 years. I remember that the Rems always had a better rep then the old mossy 500. Is this still the case? About the only add-on I want is maybe a PG stock, maybe a Speed Feed. Any other recommendations or comments....

Thanks for putting up with me,
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:17:25 PM EST
I have had a Mossberg 500 and the 590. Both are good shotguns. However, the Remington 870 (which I now own), is by far the best. It has a smoother action, better fit and finish, better sights, and there are a million accessories available for it.

Checkout the Lasermax LMS 1202 when you get a chance. It fits on the 870 tactical and gives you a flashlight and a laser all in one just for this shotgun since it has the 2-shot extension. You can't go wrong with a Remington 870. Most police agencies use them over all other shotguns.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:25:52 PM EST
Get the 870 and sell the breacher choke for $40-$50 and replace it with a modified choke. You get a great shotgun with a $40-$50 rebate
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:27:12 PM EST
I have one of those 870's on the way. I went with it because of the ability to change chokes so I can shoot skeet with my taticool gun.

However I could have found a 590A1 I would have went with that, the ghost sites are better on the A1 and its parked.

You can't go wrong with either but I would say get the 870 if you want a gun now since its in stock and the 590 is out of stock.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 3:10:56 AM EST
The 870

-Barrel thread for choke tubes
-Factory +2 extension
-Short factory forend allows easy mods
-18" barrel is easy to maneuver
-Receiver already tapped if you later add optics

That's a lot of shotgun at that price.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 3:37:33 AM EST
Thanks for the replies. I guess it's the 870.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 8:12:44 AM EST
Get both that's what I did.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:05:19 AM EST
It's a tool. Buy the one that works for you.
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