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Mossberg Maverick 88 .12 Gauge Shotgun

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:03 AM
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Looking for some opinions on this shotgun. I'm a first time buyer looking for something for skeet-shooting, hunting, home defense, and when the economy collapses and anarchy reaches West Texas (just joking...sort of)

So I found the Mossberg Maverick as a well-reviewed entry-level shotgun that seems to be appreciated by both novices and veterans. At my local Academy Sports, it's running $159.99 - www.academy.com...

Anyone here own one/ever shot one?

Also looking for any other recommendations members might have. Thanks for the info!




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:09 AM
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I would stand behind ANY product mossberg makes. They are as high quality as it gets. The maverick is very entry-level, but a good gun. However, you can do better in that price range.

For around 200 you can get a savage. They make a great gun, and usually they come in an 8+1 capacity which is great for a shotty.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:13 AM
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Originally posted by Hawking
and when the economy collapses and anarchy reaches West Texas (just joking...sort of)


LOL, if you're gonna go for home security with a shotgun watch this.




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:27 AM
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What a great idea for July 4th haha



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:27 AM
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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
I would stand behind ANY product mossberg makes. They are as high quality as it gets. The maverick is very entry-level, but a good gun. However, you can do better in that price range.

For around 200 you can get a savage. They make a great gun, and usually they come in an 8+1 capacity which is great for a shotty.


Yeah the reviews for it are great and all about value. $200 is still definitely in the price range so I'll look in to that as well



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:31 AM
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Originally posted by Hawking

Originally posted by captaintyinknots
I would stand behind ANY product mossberg makes. They are as high quality as it gets. The maverick is very entry-level, but a good gun. However, you can do better in that price range.

For around 200 you can get a savage. They make a great gun, and usually they come in an 8+1 capacity which is great for a shotty.


Yeah the reviews for it are great and all about value. $200 is still definitely in the price range so I'll look in to that as well
savages are the only "value" gun that I have ever fired that holds up to mossberg and bellini.

Probably because they buy their designs.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:34 AM
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Haha, that video is amazing.

I can imagine someone trying to break down a door when, BLAM! the door + 20 feet out is suddenly flames, lol



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:43 AM
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Originally posted by captaintyinknots

Originally posted by Hawking

Originally posted by captaintyinknots
I would stand behind ANY product mossberg makes. They are as high quality as it gets. The maverick is very entry-level, but a good gun. However, you can do better in that price range.

For around 200 you can get a savage. They make a great gun, and usually they come in an 8+1 capacity which is great for a shotty.


Yeah the reviews for it are great and all about value. $200 is still definitely in the price range so I'll look in to that as well
savages are the only "value" gun that I have ever fired that holds up to mossberg and bellini.

Probably because they buy their designs.


Hey BTW since I am in a lower price range, any brands/models I should avoid completely?



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:26 AM
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Its hard to get a 'bad' shotgun. The design has been perfected. I personally steer clear of most 'off' brand guns, but truth is, shotguns pretty much all work. I wouldn't spend less than 200 personally, as at that point you sacrifice capacity more than anything else.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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I have heard some bad reviews of the Stoger's, kept me from buying one. The newer Rossi matched pair with the plastic stock is said to be too light to comfortably shoot with the shotgun barrel.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 08:51 AM
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28" barrel is going to be a little tough to maneuver with inside a building. But if defense is the goal you shouldnt be running around and clearing rooms in the first place.

Since 88 barrels and 500 barrels are interchangeable you can change that 28" to an 18" for around $100.

Aftermarket stocks, pistol grips, etc... are plentiful enough.

It's so cheap I'm tempted to pick one up just for the hell of it.

I just read that the Mavericks now have dual action slide bars. Nice to see in something so inexpensive.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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Personally, I am an 870 guy. My trusty 870 can transition from HD gun to a field or range gun rather quickly. Pop on the slug barrel and a cantilever mount and I'm ready for Deer Season. Parts and components are readily available. You would never know that my tactical 870 was actually born a Wingmaster. That beautiful Walnut stock is safely tucked away along with its original 30" trap barrel.

Essentially, the same interchangability holds true for the Maverick. However, it is mostly Mexican and other foreign parts assembled in Texas (Mossberg is shy about sharing that info). The main difference between the 88 and the 500 is the trigger group and the trigger block safety. (Not interchangeable).

IMHO if you must have a Mossberg save a little extra and buy the 500. Get one used at a local Gun Show for a very fair price and while you're there you can pick up different barrels to fulfill your every need. That's the beauty and the fun of owning a pump gun. They are easy to modify and service by the end user.

Have fun with it.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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personally the next shotgun I get will be about double your budget but still not bad at 400 dollars.

This is the mossberg Just In Case Package which comes with a mutlitool locking knife and floating storage tube plus a pistol grip pump mossberg marine version shotgun.
mossberg Just In Case



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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I have a Weatherby 459 in acu camo. It is light and has a pistol grip ghost rings and top and foregrip rail. And this is straight from the factory------ it is Turkish made.



All I needed to do was add a 2 round mag extension and a light.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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I would love to own this weapon. I would hunt squirrel and duck. Weapons feed us and keep us safe. I hope they never try to disarm the population.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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I own a model 88. As far as i am concerned it's a good reliable gun. I shoot a rifled barrel and have the synthetic stock. I use it primarily for deer season, but with the change of a barrel you can shoot skeet all day long with it. It's a tad bit lighter than your Remington, or even savage....both make a well made gun but tend to be heavier. I get a lot of crap from my buddies who all shoot 870's 1187's and expensive Binellii's.
The thing that always shuts them up though is that Model 88 will shoot and stand up to the beating just as good as a premium shotgun. ....and I get a deer every year any some of them don't



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 12:23 AM
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My first Mossy was a 500A 18.5" 6 Shot , great gun.. never a malfunction and ate everything I fed it , I beat the hell out of it and sold it to my cousin for his first HD Gun. I'm currently using a 590A1 (#51668) 20" 9 Shot for HD. The extra 1.5" of barrel was a good trade off for 3 extra shells in the tube. I'm about 650 shells into it so far without a hiccup, needless to say I'm a fan of Mossberg products!

The Maverick 88 is a great value and should give you years of worryfree service.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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I have a Maverick model 88....12 gauge and mine was purchased with the 20 inch cylinder bore barrel. I originally purchased it with a house gun in mind and it fits this bill nicely. I ordered a folding stock for it but kept the old fiberglass stock with it's butt pad. I also purchased the Mossberg 500 vent rib barrel of some 26 inches with the three screw in chokes. I switched back the original stock and put the 26 inch vent rib barrel/full choke for someone I know to use during hunting season and just got it all back. It has been converted back to my house gun. My friend got a deer this year and I too got some meat. It worked out well for both of us.

Deer meat and eggs for breakfast along with some toast and honey is great.

I think that this gun is a fine gun and good value for the monies. Are there better guns out there..there sure are..but the price goes up significantly on them.

Thanks,
Orangetom



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 02:19 AM
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Well I dont know much about the shooter, but 50 Cent loves it!

''You can do all them push-ups to pump up you chest,
I got a 12 Mossburg, to pump up your chest,
Have you gasping for air after that shell hits you vest,
Fear me like you fear god, 'cuz I bring death''


 
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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 04:54 AM
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Originally posted by Monkeygod333
Well I dont know much about the shooter, but 50 Cent loves it!

''You can do all them push-ups to pump up you chest,
I got a 12 Mossburg, to pump up your chest,
Have you gasping for air after that shell hits you vest,
Fear me like you fear god, 'cuz I bring death''


 
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Haha beautiful



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