Mossberg Model 500 12 Ga Shotgun Product Review Details

Review Date: Oct 27, 2003

Product Information

Manufacturer: Mossberg

Model: Model 500

Product Type: 12 Ga Shotgun

Purchase Price: $250 - ish

Testing Information

Time Tested: 5 Deer Seasons

Testing Conditions: Snow, Rain ... Everything

Temperature Range: 60 - 0

Testing Terrain: Hills

Testing State: PA

Review Information

Reviewer's Name: Jim DiFilippo Jr

Recommended: Not for Slugs

Used for about 5 seasons with 3" magnum sabot slugs. This gun worked well at first, but after several seasons it started jamming, and now it jams EVERY TIME you chamber a shell from the magazine. I've read some of the other postings on this gun and they seem to have had good luck, but I noticed they are shooting shot-shells, not heavy loads like 3" magnum slugs. Maybe I've got a bad gun ... or maybe the Model 500 just can't handle the beating of a south-eastern PA deer season. PS: HATE the flip up rear sight, had it welded into place.

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