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 Post subject: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:01 am 
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This is not a mossberg vs remington post

I would like to get a marine model because I live near
the beach.

Does any one have any experience with either finish?
Is one finnish more durable?

I just want less rust to deal with in my life.




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 Post subject: re: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:23 pm 
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I have the Remington and I am very pleased with it. I must say though I am partial to the 870, I have two other 870s. I have no experience with the Mossberg.


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 Post subject: re: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:51 am 
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There is a third way :lol:

Have you considered a Benelli Nova H2O Tactical?

Rob


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 Post subject: Re: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:42 am 
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Does any one have any experience with either finish?
Is one finnish more durable?

The Remington finish is very durable and rust resistant. I have no experience with the Mossberg.


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 Post subject: re: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:56 am 
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i have am 870 marine magnum and i like the electroless nickel finish. It is nickel plated even on barrel bore, bolt and trigger parts, but i will prefer the newer model called marine xcs, which is colored black but has a rust resistant finish like nickel


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 Post subject: re: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:30 pm 
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I have a Mossberg 500 Mariner. It's spent the last 20 years in South Florida, primarily kept in my closet without any special care and it's in perfect condition. No rust at all. I'd go for the 590 Mariner if I was buying today.


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 Post subject: re: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:05 am 
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They're both good shotguns, but I am a big Mossberg fan, so I would be remiss if I didn't advise you to go with the 500. :D


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 Post subject: re: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:03 pm 
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I would choose the gun you are most familiar with...I have had them both...each has functioned well...I have been running a Marine w/a Surefire forend..for the last 4yrs, it functions great and no rust...
..from rainy Oreeegun.... :)
Watch6


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 Post subject: re: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:51 pm 
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These look nice, just expensive.

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/shotguns/model_870/model_870_xcs_marine_magnum.asp

Model 870™ XCS Marine
The original Model 870™ Marine Magnum® set the standard for all-weather reliability, and our latest upgrade to its design launches it beyond the capabilities of any shotgun out there. Featuring the extreme corrosion and abrasion resistance of our proprietary Black TriNyte® Corrosion Control System, the new 12-gauge Model 870™ XCS (Xtreme Conditions Shotgun) Marine Magnum will serve and protect in the most extreme conditions on earth. For even more rugged endurance, all internal metal parts are coated with electroless nickel, and the trigger group is plated to resist fouling and oxidation.

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The tactical-style SpeedFeed® I stock and R3® recoil pad with LimbSaver® technology work in conjunction to tame the recoil of even the most potent 2 3/4" or 3" magnum rounds. The stock is equipped with a shell holder to keep up to four extra rounds at your fingertips. Match these features with a 7-round capacity and 18" cylinder bore barrel, and you have the ultimate special-purpose firearm. Anywhere, anytime – count on it.


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 Post subject: re: 500 mariner vs 870 marine magnum
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:11 pm 
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I own both, although my Mossberg is the 590, which has a 20" barrel and 8+1 capacity. The 870 is a 18.5" barrel and 6+1 capacity. The 870 feels more solid than the 590, probably due to the steel receiver, but I've not had any problems with the 590 in the 13 years I've owned it. I do prefer the top mounted Mossberg safety. Both are good quality guns, IMO.




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