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 Post subject: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:36 am 
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Would the Mossberg Maverick 88 be a good entry gun to duck hunting and are they reliable.




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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:23 pm 
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Yes to both questions if you have a limited budget.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:30 pm 
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When I was selling guns, I sold several Mavericks to a duck and goose guide. He told me he had many clients who either left their gun at home, or showed up with a POS, and the Mavericks held up fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:53 pm 
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They are neither fancy or tight but they are inexpensive and reliable. I bought a used one off G.B. 3 years ago and it serves as my loaner gun for friends who are new shooters and might abuse it and also as my zombie fighter. The many accesories that are sold for the 500 will also work on the 88 including extra barrels.Don't be alarmed by the loose forearm,it is not a defect.Hey what do you expect from a shotgun costing less than$200.00 ?


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:55 am 
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Spend a few more buck$ and buy a Remington 870 Express.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:55 pm 
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I have owned Remington Wingmasters, Mossberg 500s, and currently also own a Maverick 88 in 20 gauge. I have repaired enough Remington Express models to make them usable that I will no longer put one in my hands, ever. The Maverick or Moss. 500 is a much more trouble-free gun, in my opinion. Remington should be embarassed to offer the Express for sale, again, in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:29 pm 
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I use this gun for duck hunting and trap shooting and have put well over a thousand rounds through it. I also am pretty rough on it and have not had one malfunction. You also don't feel bad when you dunk it because of the low cost.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:56 pm 
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Mossberg/Maverick firearms aren't fancy but they work great. On the the other hand I will never buy another one b/c their customer service is horrendous. When I buy a firearm I always factor in the quality of Customer Service.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:44 am 
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Mossberg/Maverick firearms aren't fancy but they work great. On the the other hand I will never buy another one b/c their customer service is horrendous. When I buy a firearm I always factor in the quality of Customer Service.


I've owned several Mossbergs including the Maverick. I don't know about their customer service because I've never had a problem with one of their guns. They are real basic guns but they seem to shoot and last. I know several guys who have really nice shotguns but unless there is a reason to show off they take their Mossbergs to the duck blind.

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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:02 am 
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I have had an experience with Mossberg customer service-different than most, it seems. I had a primer ejector problem with my blackpowder conversion barrel. I followed the instructions on their website, mailed it to them, and had it back repaired free of charge in 18 days! It cannot get better than that. After that I bought a 20 gauge Maverick, which has not and probably never will need to be repaired . Their pumps are very owner serviceable, being so simple. I also like how cheap parts are for them. I've owned over 20 Moss. 500 pumps, and all any of them needed was a good cleaning-and some were VERY used!


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:25 pm 
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What a lot of people don't understand about the internal workings of a mossberg action is that it may not be smooth but it's dead reliable. When I went through the police academy one of my fellow recruits had a maverick, most of the class had 870's including myself. I saw all kinds of problems out of 870's but he never had any trouble from his maverick and we probably fired 500 rounds.


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 Post subject: Re: Mossberg Maverick 88
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Mossberg's are the only shotguns made,right?




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