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 Post subject: Mossberg O/U
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:45 am 
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I am thinking of buying the Mossberg Sporting Shotgun 12GA O/U #75418.

I understand it has a tang safety, but does it have barrel selective switch on the tang?

Does it have a shell Ejectors or do you have to pull the shells manually?

Any reliability problems?

I have read some of the threads.

Please add your opinions as well.

Thanks

John




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 Post subject: Mossberg O/U
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:34 pm 
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Tremendous problems with reliability. I'd suggest you consider a better gun. If that price point is your budget, there are lots of great pumps and autos that you will be happier with in the long run.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg O/U
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:03 pm 
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I keep waiting for someone to have something good to say about Mossberg O/U's. Haven't heard anything good yet.

I agree with Doc, there are lots of good-quality guns out there for the price you'll pay for a Mossberg. Take your time, read the reviews, and buy yourself a good gun.

If you are bound and determined to buy an O/U, take a look at Yildiz and Lanber. They go about the same price as Mossberg, but enjoy pretty good reputations as recreational-use O/U's.

Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg O/U
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:02 am 
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I have used Mossbergs for close to 40 years, if you buy Mossberg stay with the 500 or 930. JMHO.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg O/U
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:28 pm 
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Hi 55

The Silver Reseve O/U that I looked at did not have ejectors, it had extractors.

As far as quality, I have only heard similar reports of what everyone else has already said here.

I have 2 Yildiz O/U's that GrizzlyAlan spoke of, and they have turned out to be great guns. I have also heard good reports about the Lanber.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg O/U
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:46 pm 
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The reliability of the Silver Reserves has gotten much better. That being said, there is a reason it is half the price(or less) of most O/U's. It will never be a high volume target gun, but would probably serve many years as a hunting or occasional clays gun. I own one in 28 gauge that I use for Grouse. It fits me great, and I don't worry about a few scratches when dragging it through the brush.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg O/U
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:38 pm 
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I picked up a used SR 20ga to see if I wanted to shoot (after 37 years off) & the price was right and I wanted and O/U. It is an early model and after two yrs the top pin broke - Mossberg had new pins in my mailbox after one ph call and and five days.
Cost me $35 to have a local Gunsmith replace them.
It did have a heavy trigger (something I would have never known had I not picked up a pair of Brownings) .... but like Rule 303 said... I don't worry about this gun... I drag it through the bush chasing grouse.
You usually get what you pay for ... but this gun did all it had to get get me excitied about shooting/ hunting again. Extractors, not ejectors (simple is good sometimes).




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