For the money, it's hard to beat a Remington 870. None of the Mossberg's I've looked at even come close to the quality of material and workmanship of the 870. Go to your nearest gun dealer, ask to see a Mossberg and an 870. Compare for yourself. Look at the workmanship, the feel of the action...heck, throw 'em up to your shoulder and see which one feels better.Like I said, in my opinion, it's hard to beat a Remington 870.I shot one for years and have never had a minutes trouble out of it.Let us know which one you decide to get!