.....man...if you can afford the extra bucks...get the Remington, you will never regret it. I have been looking for a good deal on one myself. A Mossberg is certainly functional, I have gotten a lot of turkeys and such with it, but, you have to ask yourself if you want functional...or excellent. If you can find a good deal on an 870 Wingmaster, you will have the pride of the fleet. That sounds like a bird gun, but it just happens to be a damn fine shotgun, and I cant see any reason why you couldnt get a rifled barrel for it.