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Glocker619
06-30-2011, 5:39 PM
So I have been trying to search for a extension tube for my mossberg 500 and cannot seem to find any. There are a few posts I found of people having to replace the barrel in order to increase the mag capacity, is that the only way?

Thanks

prc77
06-30-2011, 6:24 PM
there are 2 ways to increase mag capacity in the 18" 5+1, 500 series shotgun.

Buy the 20" barrel and the 7 shot magtube or

move the take down lug to the front of the 18" barrel, and cut a 7 shot magtube down to a 6 shot. This is not a DIY project and will cost a fair amount of money, but the end result is pretty nice. I have yet to see another.

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq149/prc77509th/DSC01465-1.jpg
http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq149/prc77509th/DSC01751.jpg

Ed_Hazard
06-30-2011, 6:31 PM
there are 2 ways to increase mag capacity in the 18" 5+1, 500 series shotgun.

Buy the 20" barrel and the 7 shot magtube or

move the take down lug to the front of the 18" barrel, and cut a 7 shot magtube down to a 6 shot. This is not a DIY project and will cost a fair amount of money, but the end result is pretty nice. I have yet to see another.

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq149/prc77509th/DSC01465-1.jpg
http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq149/prc77509th/DSC01751.jpg

Nice job, but I would venture to guess for close to the cost of the conversion you could buy a 8 shot Mossberg.

prc77
06-30-2011, 7:36 PM
True, I have an 8 shot also.
Just wanted something that was different from the norm

bohoki
06-30-2011, 8:53 PM
do 8 shot mossys still come with that little chopstick and o ring thing in the tube

J.D.Allen
06-30-2011, 10:21 PM
Nice job, but I would venture to guess for close to the cost of the conversion you could buy a 8 shot Mossberg.

Yup, also by the time you get a 20" barrel and a seven shot tube you've almost bought a new shotty.

Glocker619
07-01-2011, 6:43 AM
Thanks for the replies, looks like I am keeping my stock tube!