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Old 07-16-2013, 9:50 AM
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Cool Woman's first shotgun: Remington 870 vs Mossberg 500

A young lady working for us is ready to buy her first shotgun however she cannot decide between the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500. We've had her try out our Remington however have not been able to give her the opportunity to try out a Mossberg. Any suggestions or advice?
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:52 PM
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Try the Mossberg?
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Old 07-24-2013, 8:35 PM
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I shoot with ladies from time to time. Most seem to prefer the Mossberg pumps.

All things being equal, barrel length, furniture, etc, Mossberg is lighter than Remington.

Most of the women shooters I have been with at range have small, thin, fingers so they are able to load the Mossberg easier the way the load ramp is designed vs the Remington. Also, I have seen women, and men for that matter, get ther fingers stuck in Remington load ramp (training issue mostly) but it does happen.

Of course, if she is a lefty, the Mossberg safety is easier to manipulate.

I have used and owned both, I like both, but the Mossberg fits my personal needs better.

Plus, I tend to use the Hogue Short LOP Stock so it's easier for the smaller stature shooters.

Just what I've experienced anyways.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:20 PM
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The two main questions in my opinion.

1. Where do you want the safety located?

2. Does the location of the shell elevator matter to you when loading the tube?

Both are great choices. Make sure the stock isn't too long. Better to have a 12" lop than a 14" lop.
I think Thor's hammer was an 45-70 lever action loaded with Garrett cartridges.

I find that 90% of the questions asked here have been answered 20 or more years ago by Jeff in hid Gargantuan Gunsite Gossip books.

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