Quick Answer: What’s the best ammo for a Mossberg 500?

What kind of ammo does a Mossberg 500 take?

The name “Model 500” covers an entire family of pump shotguns designed to chamber 3-inch (76 mm) “magnum” shells. The standard model holds five 2.75-inch (70 mm) or five 3-inch (76 mm) shells in the magazine and one in the chamber.

Can you shoot slugs out of a Mossberg 500?

Can I shoot slugs or buckshot through a “smoothbore” field barrel with Accu-Choke™ tubes? (500/505/535/9200/88/930 models) Yes, and with sabots or rifled slugs, the more “open” the choke tube, the better the accuracy (“Improved Cylinder” recommended.)

What is the effective range of a Mossberg 500?

The Mossberg 500 has an effective range of 40m, and a maximum range of 50m for shot and 70-80m for slugs.

Are Mossberg 500 good guns?

In short: The Mossberg 500 is one of the best pump-action shotguns on the market today. There’s a reason these have been around for so long: they’re affordable, reliable, tough, and functional.

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Can you shoot steel shot in a Mossberg 500?

No, not all barrels. Barrels with an interchangeable Accu-Choke™ or Accu-Mag™ choke tube system, yes (with proper tubes installed.) However, steel shot is not recommended for older “C-Lect Choke®” or fixed-choke barrels.

What’s the difference between Mossberg 500 and 590?

The Mossberg 590 Shotgun is the upgraded version of the Mossberg 500 that is specifically designed for LEO, Military, self-defense, and 3-Gun competitions. the 590 can be used for hunting, but it’s not recommended because the barrels are shorter and there is less adjustment in the choke.

What choke should you use with slugs?

It’s important to select a choke tube with little to no constriction. That’s why a cylinder or improved cylinder choke is ideal for use with slugs. These types of chokes have a large enough diameter to shoot slugs without damaging the shotgun barrel or causing harm to the person firing.

Do you need a choke for slugs?

A cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. Sabot slugs should only be shot through our fully-rifled slug barrels. It is not safe to shoot slugs through chokes tighter than those listed here.

What Mossberg does the military use?

The Mossberg 590A1 is the standard-issue pump shotgun of most of the United States Military. There is also the M1014, the Remington 870 MCS, and the M26. Even with all the competition, the Mossberg 500 series of shotguns is the most common.

What is the difference between 12 gauge and 20 gauge shotguns?

In a 12 gauge shell, it will take 12 spherical balls (or shot or pellets or projectiles) of equal size and weight, to equal one pound of shot. In a 20 gauge, it will take 20 balls of equal size and weight to equal one pound of shot.

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Was the Mossberg 500 used in Vietnam?

The Mossberg 500 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Vietnam issued to the US Army and US Marine Corps Assault kits as an alternative to the M16. It has a 6-round magazine tube, and fires buckshot shells with potential to kill instantly at very close ranges.

What is the difference between a Mossberg 500 and Maverick 88?

The Maverick 88 is virtually identical to the Mossberg 500. Factory Maverick 88s feature a black, synthetic only stock and forearm, cylinder bore (although interchangeable chokes are available on some hunting models), and cross-bolt safety.

Is the Mossberg 500 a 12 guage?

The Mossberg 500 Field 12 Gauge Pump Shotgun is designed for hunting but versatile enough for other shooting sports.

Are Mossberg shotguns made in the USA?

Mossberg offers bolt-action, lever-action and auto-loading rifles as well as pump-action, auto-loading, and over/under shotguns. Manufacturing is done both in Turkey and in the US from parts made in both America and Mexico.