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    Mossburg Maverick

    Any good? Issues? Mates young fulla wants one!

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    pretty good work horse
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    pretty good work horse
    Would you buy 2nd hand or new?

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    Got one tucked up in the back of the cabinet. Did ok for a bit of bird scaring and casual clay and bunny shooting, barely sees the light of day now.
    Only issue I had with mine is the LOP as I am a very short tall person
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    They are cheap enough new and then you will get a warranty as well I had the 18" pump only reason I sold it I've got fukd shoulders
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    18in barrel Maverick lives on the quad bike here.
    Had a Mossberg 500 barrel fitted, so running a turkey (XX-Full) choke.
    Dynamite on hares.

    Good workhorse, as others have said.
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    Great, thanks guy's, info passed on.

    Cheers

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    yip the length of pull sucks for big fella,nothing a decent recoil pad wont fix. we used to put up to 250 rounds per night through one shooting rabbits and the only issue we ever had was some batches of falcon/cheddite shells had a tapered rim rather than a more right angled one and at times the extractor would slip over leaving empty in chamber..... decent shells no issues at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
    Got one tucked up in the back of the cabinet. Did ok for a bit of bird scaring and casual clay and bunny shooting, barely sees the light of day now.
    Only issue I had with mine is the LOP as I am a very short tall person
    Mine was too long LOP. I took the butt pad off and trimmed a little off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbs View Post
    18in barrel Maverick lives on the quad bike here.
    Had a Mossberg 500 barrel fitted, so running a turkey (XX-Full) choke.
    Dynamite on hares.

    Good workhorse, as others have said.
    I use the very same. Though I've replaced the choke with a Modified choke.
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    I've got one, longer barrelled version, shot a heap of rabbits with it (barrel got pretty hot, I got blisters on my thumb from reloading it kind of thing) used it on ellesmere for ducks, abused it, gave it heaps of work, still goes good and comes along as my backup gun for if the semi has any problems. Not the softest gun to shoot but I've used mine a heap got really familiar with it and when I knocked the front head off didn't bother replacing it because just knew where it was pointing but then, in other words. Yip they pretty good.
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    Mate only pump I would get would have to slam fire
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    this spot for rent

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    My brother had a Mossburg pump action shotgun years ago, it had a short barrel with a wide choke. You could see rabbits running through the shot pattern, it was the worst piece of shit I have ever fired. I don't have any idea what the mavericks are like but after firing my brother's piece of shit I would never use another one.
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    When hunting think safety first

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    had a 500 pump was shooting a lot of three inch cartridges and the spacers under the rib fell out.gunshop got me a replacement barrel took about 6 weeks apart from that it was a good workhorse only sold it to buy a 1187.

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    Had one shot it so much I wore the firing pin out, lost it in fire and didn't replace it and I miss it alot
    Cheap and never let me down at all, well until the pin wore
    Pretty sure I only cleaned it a handful of times too

 

 

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