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Posted: 11/20/2012 8:56:11 AM EST
wandering around Dicks sporting goods at lunchtime and picked this up for what I thought was a decent price....Don't know much about them (Maverick) but it's got a 3" chamber, 18 1/2 cylinder bore barrel....will load here up with buckshot and wait on the apocalypse ...sorry for crappy cell pic
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:59:34 AM EST
It's basically a budget version of the Mossberg 500. I believe most parts are interchangeable.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:00:15 AM EST
Nice! If it's limited to 3rds, take the barrel off, hold the gun upside down and give it a shake, the high tech wooden mag plug will magically appear
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:03:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Nice! If it's limited to 3rds, take the barrel off, hold the gun upside down and give it a shake, the high tech wooden mag plug will magically appear


yeah I took the dowel spacer out of my Mossberg a long time ago. I need to remember to put back if I do any duck hunting this year.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:04:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:04:14 AM EST
Excellent choice...

Now go buy a 20, 24, or 28" barrel. All of these take chokes. I've got a 20 vent rib, but might buy a 24".
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:04:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By mak0:
It's basically a budget version of the Mossberg 500. I believe most parts are interchangeable.


that's saying something...
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:05:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By mak0:
It's basically a budget version of the Mossberg 500. I believe most parts are interchangeable.


Yep. It will serve you well, nice pick up.

I think I may go pick up a Mosin just for the hell of it this afternoon.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:06:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 9:09:40 AM EST by HUMONGO]
Originally Posted By paadams:
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Nice! If it's limited to 3rds, take the barrel off, hold the gun upside down and give it a shake, the high tech wooden mag plug will magically appear


yeah I took the dowel spacer out of my Mossberg a long time ago. I need to remember to put back if I do any duck hunting this year.


I forgot to put mine back on Saturday. Just grabbed a stick and carved a new one.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:06:57 AM EST
Meh, i'd rather have a club.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:07:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By TREETOP:
Cool. I doubt the salesperson bothered to tell you it'll be $159 on Friday, but $179 is still a good price.


It's a better deal today for $20 more trust me..........
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:08:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By HUMONGO:
Originally Posted By paadams:
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Nice! If it's limited to 3rds, take the barrel off, hold the gun upside down and give it a shake, the high tech wooden mag plug will magically appear


yeah I took the dowel spacer out of my Mossberg a long time ago. I need to remember to put back if I do any duck hunting this year.


I forgot to put mine back on Saturday. Just grabbed a stock and carved a new one.


I hunt on my grandfathers land so I'm not to concerned with game wardens but better safe than sorry.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:09:02 AM EST
Great shotgun!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:09:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 9:09:52 AM EST by HardShell]
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:09:37 AM EST
no joke, you may need to USE it on friday.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:10:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By nchapa:
Meh, i'd rather have a club.


Is this thing prone to failures? If it goes boom and ejects and loads shells without falling apart in your hands, I'd say it's money well spent.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:16:31 AM EST
Can the Maverick handle buck shot ?

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Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:18:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 9:18:40 AM EST by deanald2pt0]
If they had the same safety as the 500s, I'd probably pick one up just because. I don't need another shotgun with the controls in different locations.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:18:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:18:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By paadams:
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Nice! If it's limited to 3rds, take the barrel off, hold the gun upside down and give it a shake, the high tech wooden mag plug will magically appear


yeah I took the dowel spacer out of my Mossberg a long time ago. I need to remember to put back if I do any duck hunting this year.


Take the end cap off the pump and drop it in the hole? Or an un sharpened pencil cut to length if need be
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:20:56 AM EST
I have one and it hasn't had any problems. Not my go to gun for hunting, but with the pistol grip it fits great between the bed and the nightstand
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:23:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By deanald2pt0:
If they had the same safety as the 500s, I'd probably pick one up just because. I don't need another shotgun with the controls in different locations.



The Maverick's safety location is a plus as fas as I'm concerned. I hate tang safeties.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:24:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Originally Posted By mak0:
It's basically a budget version of the Mossberg 500. I believe most parts are interchangeable.


that's saying something...

I kept one in the bottom of my duck boat that I used to guide everyday of season for years and years and never even thought about cleaning it. Used it as a push pole, a paddle, and a backup for a client and it went bang every time someone pulled the trigger. That is saying something.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:26:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By nchapa:
Meh, i'd rather have a club.


Unless thrown accurately, clubs don't kill at 50 yards.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:26:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By M4-AK:
Excellent choice...

Now go buy a 20, 24, or 28" barrel. All of these take chokes. I've got a 20 vent rib, but might buy a 24".


Like a dumbass I sold my 500 with 24 " Vent rib,choke tubes.That is about the ideal length for a multiple use shotgun barrel.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:27:26 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:27:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Originally Posted By mak0:
It's basically a budget version of the Mossberg 500. I believe most parts are interchangeable.


that's saying something...


Budget of a budget
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:28:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:36:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Nice! If it's limited to 3rds, take the barrel off, hold the gun upside down and give it a shake, the high tech wooden mag plug will magically appear


I took the barrel back off it and smashed the forend on the floor a couple of times and this thing came out of the magazine
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:37:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By rod727:
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Nice! If it's limited to 3rds, take the barrel off, hold the gun upside down and give it a shake, the high tech wooden mag plug will magically appear


I took the barrel back off it and smashed the forend on the floor a couple of times and this thing came out of the magazine
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj67/lsheets65/rod.jpg


Is this your first shotgun? Those are put in because shotgun hunting laws in most places restrict capacity to 2 rounds.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:39:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By 74novaman:
Originally Posted By rod727:
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Nice! If it's limited to 3rds, take the barrel off, hold the gun upside down and give it a shake, the high tech wooden mag plug will magically appear


I took the barrel back off it and smashed the forend on the floor a couple of times and this thing came out of the magazine
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj67/lsheets65/rod.jpg


Is this your first shotgun? Those are put in because shotgun hunting laws in most places restrict capacity to 2 rounds.


For migratory waterfowl mostly which is a federal law. Otherwise it's good to go without it for most hunting, check with your state first. LA restricts it for migratory waterfowl (federal law) and all game birds, but nothing else.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:40:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By NathanL:
For migratory waterfowl mostly which is a federal law. Otherwise it's good to go without it for most hunting, check with your state first. LA restricts it for migratory waterfowl (federal law) and all game birds, but nothing else.



Gotcha. I'm not a hunter, but knew the law restricted capacity while hunting birds. Didn't know it was federal instead of state though.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:42:01 AM EST
Good gun, I would say in before the it's not an 870 crowd but it looks like I'm little late
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:42:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By 74novaman:
Originally Posted By NathanL:
For migratory waterfowl mostly which is a federal law. Otherwise it's good to go without it for most hunting, check with your state first. LA restricts it for migratory waterfowl (federal law) and all game birds, but nothing else.



Gotcha. I'm not a hunter, but knew the law restricted capacity while hunting birds. Didn't know it was federal instead of state though.


years ago they used to actually utilize a plastic plug that was full size ....now its a dowel rod......I thought it was funny
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:43:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By rod727:
years ago they used to actually utilize a plastic plug that was full size ....now its a dowel rod......I thought it was funny


Ah. The only 2 shotguns I've owned both just had a dowel rod.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:44:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:44:48 AM EST
I've got one and it does the trick, especially for a $150 gun. Plus I got lucky and it actually has an action tube separate from the fore-arm. I had to "adjust" the stops in my new forearm with a dremmel because apparently I have the short action tube, but it's better than the newer ones I see where the forearm is one solid piece and not removable.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:44:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By 1fromtx:
Can the Maverick handle buck shot ?

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Yes.

Unless you're putting a TON of shells through it on a regular basis, it'll last a good long time, too.

I had a 500A 8-shot that I rode hard and put away wet on a regular basis for the better part of 15 years before it was stolen and it never gave me any trouble.

I'm willing to bet you'll get similar performance out of the Maverick.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:45:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:49:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By rod727:
Originally Posted By 74novaman:
Originally Posted By NathanL:
For migratory waterfowl mostly which is a federal law. Otherwise it's good to go without it for most hunting, check with your state first. LA restricts it for migratory waterfowl (federal law) and all game birds, but nothing else.



Gotcha. I'm not a hunter, but knew the law restricted capacity while hunting birds. Didn't know it was federal instead of state though.


years ago they used to actually utilize a plastic plug that was full size ....now its a dowel rod......I thought it was funny
If you buy a Remington instead of a Maverick I think you still get a plastic plug instead of whittled wood



I think Mossberg always used the dowel.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:50:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:
We should have a cheap pump gun shoot off, not sure what to do other than shoot patterns and maybe slugs, might be kind of tooth rattling


That sounds fun actually.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:51:12 AM EST
After browsing the net, I think I might get one. Not really any bad info on them at all out there (except from the $1000 shotgun crowd, and even then it's mainly snobbery.)
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:52:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By Schlange:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
We should have a cheap pump gun shoot off, not sure what to do other than shoot patterns and maybe slugs, might be kind of tooth rattling


That sounds fun actually.


It does indeed.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:52:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:55:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By Schlange:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
We should have a cheap pump gun shoot off, not sure what to do other than shoot patterns and maybe slugs, might be kind of tooth rattling


That sounds fun actually.

After the flashlight deal my wife might get pissed if I shove a Chinese Shotgun in the freezer I guess we could pattern them at various yards )but it's so easy for the patterns to vary with types of buckshot) and shoot slugs for groups. See who needs shoulder surgery first?


we might just be surprised at the results......
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:58:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 9:59:36 AM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:01:56 AM EST
Can I shoot buckshot out of my Crescent Davis double barrel? It's the cheapest shotgun I own.
I paid forty bucks for it. A guy I knew drove a garbage truck and he found it when someone threw it away.
I'm guessing a widow didn't know what to do with it and tossed it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:02:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:05:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Originally Posted By mak0:
It's basically a budget version of the Mossberg 500. I believe most parts are interchangeable.


that's saying something...


Budget of a budget


I handled the Mossberg 500 28" barreled shotgun side-by-side with a Remington 870 and picked the Mossberg.

The Mossberg 500 has a MUCH smother action, has the safety in the best place for a field gun and doesn't have the annoying shell elevator. There was less than a $50 price difference, which to me really made them the same price.

This was in 2007, and I shot trap with that shotgun almost every weekend for several years. Round count? 10,000 maybe....Not a single part failure......
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:05:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By rod727:
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Nice! If it's limited to 3rds, take the barrel off, hold the gun upside down and give it a shake, the high tech wooden mag plug will magically appear


I took the barrel back off it and smashed the forend on the floor a couple of times and this thing came out of the magazine
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj67/lsheets65/rod.jpg


PUT IT BACK PUT IT BACK, THAT'S NOT IT!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:05:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 10:06:24 AM EST by bigrob88]
we have these maverick threads about every other month
12 of us show up that own them and tell you about never having a problem
2 870 owners show up talking about how crappy they are
sometimess some 500 owners show up not liking the safety
sometimes a shot gun snob shows up...

my maverick has been trouble free its 11 years old now and had the wood dowel even back then
my 870 has been trouble free.
my fancy 1100 has been trouble free but pretty much a safe queen
my cut down 1100 fun toy short strokes if you weigh less than 150 pounds. if your a typical fat arfcommer it runs like a champ

fwiw I plan on buying two more mavericks just to have around
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