I did't get either instead after mounting the 835, Nova, 870 and the Stoeger 2000 Auto I bought the 2000 in Max 4 camo yesterday. It fit me better than the other by a bunch. Like I said get what fits ya. :grin: [/i]jmckinley said:Guys,
I have been using the Mossberg for close to 40 years I guess and trying to use the 870 for nearly as long. For me the Mossberg is the gun use all the time. My old 835 would knock your backside in the dirt with 3 1/2's, but it sure killed bunches of ducks and geese. The new ported version is a sweetheart next to the first 835's. The 500 has been my all round shotgun for most of my 40+ years of hunting. I'll be buying the new set in a month or two. Now the secret...I could set the barrel of an 870 on my foot and still miss. Two years ago during a dove hunt I was 11 for 15 with my ole 500. switched to my buddies 870 a box later 0 birds. Back to the 500 4 shots and I had my limit. I love the way the 870 feels but at 6'5" it just doesn't fit me. That said I'm going to try again with the 20 ga 870, love the way it handles. Hard headed I guess. My advice to you is buy the gun that fits you the best. Im my humble opinion you can't go wrong with either.