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Sirearms/Shockwave Raptor "Shorty" 14" NON-NFA Custom Mossberg 500 (No-Stamp) - $599 apps47inc For Sale 0 09-29-2016 03:29 PM

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Old 10-05-2016, 11:08 PM
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Yes, all mossy barrels fit
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My buddy had one for a while and a shot it quite a bit and I would definitely buy one and trust it. I actually almost bought my buddies but I didn't buy fast enough. Definitely not flashy but functional and good prices. Never heard anything bad aside from its a cheaper 500 and it needs to be broke in. That's the worst I have heard about one. Maybe not as heavy duty as a 500 but you aren't going to be breaching with it for HD I think it is great for the price.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:19 PM
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Why would you by an off shoot of a Mossberg 500 when, for a little more, you can have the real thing? There are so many nice used 500's and even rem 870's around, why would you buy cheap crap? Get a good one that is "compatible" with everything and have no worries.
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Lol!!!

Good one, bud!! Best laugh I've had all day! Your shotgun knowledge amazes me. Mind if I quote you on that on a couple of other forums?
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Guess he doesn't know that +/- 92.88963% of the parts interchange with the mossberg 500
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Pretty much *all* parts interchange with the 500. It *is* a 500 model made by Mossberg after all.
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Only real difference between the 88 and the 500 s safety location. I use a 88 as a base when I add a pistol grip stock. The finger safety is much easier for me to hit when gripping a PG style stock.
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Only real difference between the 88 and the 500 s safety location. I use a 88 as a base when I add a pistol grip stock. The finger safety is much easier for me to hit when gripping a PG style stock.
Same for me. I just picked up an 88 for the ability to swap out a collapsible stock on one of my 500's to the 88 with the trigger guard safety. That puts the full size stock on a 500 where the receiver safety is easily accessible.
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Bought my Maverick 88 several years ago. Upgraded with longer tube and 22" barrell. I have three 12 gauge pumps set up similar. The Maverick is my favorite and most reliable. Other two are Remington 870 and Mossberg 500. It goes everywhere in whatever vehicle I am driving.
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After installing Magpul furniture on my Maverick 88, I realized the forearm was very sloppy. The Magpul anti-rotate bushing helps when pulled back but has a lot of side to side play when forearm is in forward position. I know about the mossberg rattle but do others notice it is quite a lot with the magpul installed? Also, I had to dremel a bit of the magpul stock to get it to fit with the trigger assembly group. Nobody else seemed to have this issue online. With the trigger group jnstalled, the magpul stock would not sit flush. Anyone having these issues?
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If you get an 88 check out my trigger job on youtube. helps get rid of the trigger slack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaizYr-MYLE
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I picked one up a couple of years ago for $179. I put a Hogue shorter stock on it and a heat shield on the barrel, side saddle for shells and a red dot scope. I've put maybe 200 shells through it, barely broken in. So far I like it a lot, always cycles well, easy to break down for cleaning.
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I picked one up a couple of years ago for $179. I put a Hogue shorter stock on it and a heat shield on the barrel, side saddle for shells and a red dot scope. I've put maybe 200 shells through it, barely broken in. So far I like it a lot, always cycles well, easy to break down for cleaning.
Slightly off topic but since the heat shield was mentioned I thought I'd ask.
Is the heat shield a worthwhile addition? I've considered one but wasn't sure about it.

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I picked up a Maverick O/U. We are limited to steel shot so I figured it was best just to use a cheap shotgun. It works just fine, no problems. Not pretty and has no snob value but is a fine shooting gun
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Slightly off topic but since the heat shield was mentioned I thought I'd ask.
Is the heat shield a worthwhile addition? I've considered one but wasn't sure about it.

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They look cool, but unless you are doing CQB or some abnormal things with it, it serves no real purpose.

If you ARE doing those things, it wouldn’t be a bad idea.
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Some of the local gun games have us blowing twenty to thirty rounds of birdshot at a selection of poppers, steel and paper. Lots of fun but not what I expect to need a shotgun for.

During those long strings the barrel gets mighty hot and when reloading the ventilated hand guard is awesome for protection of the hand. In my case it is a gamers add on but a welcome one on occasion. My closet 870 however is currently set up with original rifle sights that prevent my use of the handguard and when I run it in competition I have to be careful reloading.
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I have one and it is just as good as the mossy 500 I had as a kid.

They have one problem that an render them un-usable and its a problem that can happen pretty easily......... If you end up depressing the little button thingy in the picture below (which can happen without much pressure) and if it gets stuck inside the receiver your pump will not work and its a huge pain in the a$$ to get it back out..... You have to take the gun apart to get it back in place. (not good in a hunting or life threatening situation that's not good).

BUT........ Because the 88 doesn't have the tapped holes in the top of the receiver like the 500 does you have to buy one of THESE To put any kind of optic on it........then it covers the button thing and you will have a great indestructible Mossberg with a pic rail on it.
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Slightly off topic but since the heat shield was mentioned I thought I'd ask.
Is the heat shield a worthwhile addition? I've considered one but wasn't sure about it.
They look cool, but unless you are doing CQB or some abnormal things with it, it serves no real purpose.

If you ARE doing those things, it wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Or if you want to lean it against something after shooting. Hot barrels no bueno against wooden tables.
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I purchased a Maverick 88 during the Rodney asking riots in 1992. My office was in San Diego and I needed to go to Los Angeles. L.A. County instituted a moratorium on ammo and firearm sales. I purchased a Maverick 88 in San Diego, as a "traveling companion" to L.A.. Big 5 store for $95.00. Long and short barrel incl.
Yep.
I was stationed at Norton AFB in San Bernardino during the riots and bought an 870 Express. They'd already sold out of 88s.
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Slightly off topic but since the heat shield was mentioned I thought I'd ask.
Is the heat shield a worthwhile addition? I've considered one but wasn't sure about it.

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I have a plastic one on it right now, I have to tweak the steel one I have for a better fit. If I put a bunch of shells through it, the barrel gets hot and the shield does help.
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