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 Post subject: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:27 pm 
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Just getting into these sports. I only see Rem 1100 and Beretta Auto around here. I want to stick to an automatic. I like my Mossy 500. I just picked up a 28" rib barrel at the gun show for $60.

Does Mossberg make competition shotgun models?

I like the looks of the new Remington 1100 Competition. Most seem to have the Beretta A400 and Beretta 391.




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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:36 pm 
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FamilyTrapShooting wrote:
I only see Rem 1100 and Beretta Auto around here.


There's a reason for that. Mossberg makes guns that are adequate for field shooting (where you might go through a few boxes of shells a year), but are woefully inadequate for serious clay target use (where you'll probably go through at least a flat of shells a week).

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:44 pm 
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Skeet_Man wrote:
FamilyTrapShooting wrote:
I only see Rem 1100 and Beretta Auto around here.


There's a reason for that. Mossberg makes guns that are adequate for field shooting (where you might go through a few boxes of shells a year), but are woefully inadequate for serious clay target use (where you'll probably go through at least a flat of shells a week).


Dumb question :?: .....how many in a flat of shells? A box is 25.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:25 am 
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I used my Mossy the first time I shot trap, my best round was 14. It's a 20 gauge that I bought for my wife to shoot. Now I have a Browning 725, but haven't been able to shoot it yet, other than at the patterning board. It will make its debut this Sunday, maybe earlier if my clay delay shows up in the mail.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:37 am 
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It's not a competition model but take a look at the mossberg 930 field.I have one and have been pleased with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
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FamilyTrapShooting wrote:
Just getting into these sports. I only see Rem 1100 and Beretta Auto around here. I want to stick to an automatic. I like my Mossy 500. I just picked up a 28" rib barrel at the gun show for $60.

Does Mossberg make competition shotgun models?

I like the looks of the new Remington 1100 Competition. Most seem to have the Beretta A400 and Beretta 391.


We have all started where your at now and then purchased equipment that we liked based on available funds and interest level in the game. The more serious about trapshooting, the more serious the gun.

Yes....Mossberg made a high rib trap design 500 back in the 80's. It was still a mossy 500 in the end and was never able to keep up to the workload of avid shooting.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:50 am 
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Is it the quaility of materials or the design or that makes them inadequate for high volume shooting?


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Yes, those plus the manufacturing tolerances.
So, there many reasons a Mossberg is not the same as a Perazzi.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:31 pm 
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If you were to spend some time at a local trap range you might see some inexperienced shooters bringing a Mossberg to the range in a box.
Watch them a few weeks and see the problems they are having. Jamming, fail to fire. Just not up to that many shots.
Easy to shoot 200 rounds in a few hours. Real easy.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:48 pm 
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I don't have any experience with these guns but why would Shooting professionals put their name on a product that could be considered so inferior.

http://www.mossberg.com/products/shotgu ... erformance


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
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I don't have any experience with these guns but why would Shooting professionals put their name on a product that could be considered so inferior.

http://www.mossberg.com/products/shotgu ... erformance


Because they get paid to. Flanigan shot for Winchester until they parted ways. When he shot for Winchester, the SX3 was the greatest gun on the face of the planet. Now that he shoots for Mossberg, its the greatest gun on the face of the planet.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:52 am 
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duckqwacker wrote:
why would Shooting professionals put their name on a product that could be considered so inferior.


Ah, Grasshopper, you have much to learn.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:45 pm 
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The semi autos you are looking at are good guns. If you want to shoot your model 500, shoot it and have fun. I shoot trap with a guy hat has used a model 500 for the last ten years and I have never seen the gun malfunction. I have seen the Mossberg model 930 break a piece off of the bolt that holds it closed with a shell in the chamber. My friend and I were goose hunting. When he fired the gun the bolt opened before the shot discharge fully out the barrel. The forearm shattered and the hot gasses burnt a hole in his glove. Mossberg repaired the gun, but he traded it for a Remington 11-87 premier when the gun came back. The 930 also had a lot of light primer strikes when we shot trap. Maybe the gun was just a lemon. Mossberg does have excellent customer service though.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:56 pm 
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My first shotgun was a Maverick 88 that I bought at Academy for $139.00 (Thanksgiving sale). I learned very quickly that I loved trap shooting and I wanted to try my hand at skeet shooting as well. The Maverick never malfunctioned, but I could see very quickly that its quality was not the same as the other guns that were being shot at my club. I saved my money, sold my Maverick, and bought a Kleinguther O/U, which was a step up from the Maverick. After a while, I saved more money, sold the Kleinguther, and bought a Browning Citori (which I intend to hang on to). What's the point? Most of us have gone through these steps in our acquisition of our shotguns. I also have two Benelli semi-autos, which I also love. You have to start somewhere. Your Mossberg 500 will get you started, but rather than buying another Mossberg, you may want to consider saving a bit more money and move to the 1100 or another similar gun that has a bit more quality in its workmanship. If you want to do some sports shooting (trap, skeet, sporting clays), you will want to be sure to get a gun that will hold up to the volume of shells that you will run through it. I only shoot once a week, and I shoot a half of flat every Saturday. I don't believe that any Mossberg will hold up to that kind of volume.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:55 am 
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I have a friend who shoots a Mossberg Silver Reserve O/U. It's aTurkish gun. It works fine, breaks the clays, shoots about 50/50, a bit hard to open and close, but it's not going to be around when my Guerini hits 100,000 shells.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:06 pm 
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My Mossberg 535 worked great for trap and skeet. I even shot doubles with it. Never had an issue with it. I now use a Remington 1100 and a Ruger Red Label. Still have the 535. May bring it out this weekend again as it has been some time since I used it.


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 Post subject: Anyone use a Mossberg for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:20 pm 
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I shoot a mossy 835 for geese and turkeys - deer too and it is wonderful for those tasks. Started on trap with it but an 1100 proved better and more reliable. After a few weeks the mossy started having minor problems and I realized I was ruining a great field gun by working it to death.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Location: somewhere east of the I-95 corridor, until you get to connecticut. but you can bank on vanzant, mo..
when you dance, buy dancing shoes.
when you ski, buy ski boots.
when you shoot trap......buy a trap gun.

not a do all gun.

no matter what the brand, make sure its a trap gun. whats a trap gun?
1. its well built.
2. it has a monte carlo stock.
3. it has a full choke (or screw ins)
4. it has a good balance and a pad that really pads.
5. it patterns 70/30.
6. it has 2 beads.
7. and it has a means to catch your hulls.

if it has the mentioned and it passes muster at a trap range, you have a trap gun.
whats muster?
four others will squad up with you and not avoid you.



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