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Does any body recommend the Mossberg 500 in 12 gauge? Is the recoil bad?

Question by small game. Uploaded on December 14, 2009

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from slothman wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

C'mon man... you've asked this question like 10 times already! go back and read all the responses from your other posts! THEN if you have a DIFFERENT question ask it.

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from Brittle wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

true slothman
but i wouldnt get a 12 gauge it doesnt have that much better distance
i have a 20 gauge mossberg 500 and it is perfect so stop this

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from Bryan01 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I'm with you slothman, why bother answering his questions if he is just going to keep asking over and over again.

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from cody r wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

if you get up there with using nitro shells and 3 and 31/2 in shells it will kick a little harder

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from small game wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Hey Slothman, Brittle, and Bryan01, I am sorry for asking all of these questions, but you have to look at it from my perspective. I don't know much about guns(and hunting), and I am trying to get as much info as possible before I buy my first shotgun(thank you to all the people who did give me a answer that was not stupid). At different times, different people are able to answer different questions(I am trying to get as many possible answers as I can) and as long as I write different questions, my questions appear first when you open the answer part of field and stream(that is why I have been writing so many questions). This was and still is the last question I am going to ask about the recoil of the mossberg 500(now do you understand why I have been writing so many questions). Sorry if I angered you by posting all these questions about the same thing, and if you didn't like what I did, you should not have bothered by answering my questions.

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Small game, you dont have to repost the same question multiple times, there are very few questions the F&S online community doesnt respond to.
If you want to check to progress of your asked questions, simply click MY PROFILE next to the Field and Stream logo,then click ANSWERS.Every question youve asked here will be posted there. Same for MESSAGEBORDS and COMMENTS.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I will say if your worried about recoil buy a Semi-Automatic 12 ga 1100's are not painful at all.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I am not a fan of Mossberg guns. The Remington 870 is a better gun in my opinion. There are many who would disagree. If you succumb to the Mossturd, get the synthetic stock. I know 3 guys whose wood foregrips (the pump grip) have split and fallen off.

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from 86Ram wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Mossbergs are good guns the 500's and 835's are nice so is the 935 semi auto.

500 is easier on the wallet.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I have my Father's old Mossberg 500AT. I have over the years gotten a slug, riot gun, choked vent, and rifled barrel for it. I can take it anywhere and hunt anything with it. Eventually (many decades, I hope) it will go to my son, and then his.

But yes, a 12 will kick. It's a 12 gauge!

First, just fire a 12 gauge and determine for yourself if it is a bit too much recoil for you. Fire a 20 gauge.

I wouldn't buy something without having any idea about how it felt to shoot. There has to be someone in the family who can let you fam fire a few things.

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from Brittle wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

good idea jeff
i would fire a 12 gauge then see if it has too much recoil but i have a 20gauge mossberg500 pump action camo and it doesn't kick that much of course slug kicks more but it has a nice recoil pad and you will be wearing jackets and vests so i would choose a 12 gauge for you

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from K. Oney wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

i don't think so. as long as you are a decent sized man, it shouldn't be much of a problem. they come with recoil pads and the recoil of a 12 gauge isn't that much of an ass-kicker anyways. i still would suggest a remington 870 though, although several of the fine gentlemen ahead of me have already stressed this point. i am 5' 10" and 190 pounds and have fired both 870s and 500s, both in 12 gauge, and havent batted an eye at at the recoil of either of them.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I had a 5?5 that shot 3 1/2 inch, intermittently. It kicked like a mule on steroids. It was punishing. It was very difficult to pull the slide back. Sometimes it ejected.

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Small game, you dont have to repost the same question multiple times, there are very few questions the F&S online community doesnt respond to.
If you want to check to progress of your asked questions, simply click MY PROFILE next to the Field and Stream logo,then click ANSWERS.Every question youve asked here will be posted there. Same for MESSAGEBORDS and COMMENTS.

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from slothman wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

C'mon man... you've asked this question like 10 times already! go back and read all the responses from your other posts! THEN if you have a DIFFERENT question ask it.

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from cody r wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

if you get up there with using nitro shells and 3 and 31/2 in shells it will kick a little harder

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from small game wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Hey Slothman, Brittle, and Bryan01, I am sorry for asking all of these questions, but you have to look at it from my perspective. I don't know much about guns(and hunting), and I am trying to get as much info as possible before I buy my first shotgun(thank you to all the people who did give me a answer that was not stupid). At different times, different people are able to answer different questions(I am trying to get as many possible answers as I can) and as long as I write different questions, my questions appear first when you open the answer part of field and stream(that is why I have been writing so many questions). This was and still is the last question I am going to ask about the recoil of the mossberg 500(now do you understand why I have been writing so many questions). Sorry if I angered you by posting all these questions about the same thing, and if you didn't like what I did, you should not have bothered by answering my questions.

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from Brittle wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

true slothman
but i wouldnt get a 12 gauge it doesnt have that much better distance
i have a 20 gauge mossberg 500 and it is perfect so stop this

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from Bryan01 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I'm with you slothman, why bother answering his questions if he is just going to keep asking over and over again.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I will say if your worried about recoil buy a Semi-Automatic 12 ga 1100's are not painful at all.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I am not a fan of Mossberg guns. The Remington 870 is a better gun in my opinion. There are many who would disagree. If you succumb to the Mossturd, get the synthetic stock. I know 3 guys whose wood foregrips (the pump grip) have split and fallen off.

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from 86Ram wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Mossbergs are good guns the 500's and 835's are nice so is the 935 semi auto.

500 is easier on the wallet.

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from Brittle wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

good idea jeff
i would fire a 12 gauge then see if it has too much recoil but i have a 20gauge mossberg500 pump action camo and it doesn't kick that much of course slug kicks more but it has a nice recoil pad and you will be wearing jackets and vests so i would choose a 12 gauge for you

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I have my Father's old Mossberg 500AT. I have over the years gotten a slug, riot gun, choked vent, and rifled barrel for it. I can take it anywhere and hunt anything with it. Eventually (many decades, I hope) it will go to my son, and then his.

But yes, a 12 will kick. It's a 12 gauge!

First, just fire a 12 gauge and determine for yourself if it is a bit too much recoil for you. Fire a 20 gauge.

I wouldn't buy something without having any idea about how it felt to shoot. There has to be someone in the family who can let you fam fire a few things.

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from K. Oney wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

i don't think so. as long as you are a decent sized man, it shouldn't be much of a problem. they come with recoil pads and the recoil of a 12 gauge isn't that much of an ass-kicker anyways. i still would suggest a remington 870 though, although several of the fine gentlemen ahead of me have already stressed this point. i am 5' 10" and 190 pounds and have fired both 870s and 500s, both in 12 gauge, and havent batted an eye at at the recoil of either of them.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I had a 5?5 that shot 3 1/2 inch, intermittently. It kicked like a mule on steroids. It was punishing. It was very difficult to pull the slide back. Sometimes it ejected.

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