The Mossberg 500 Combo 12 Gauge w/24" Rifled and 28" Vent Rib Barrel Shotgun is a pump action shotgun that offers an incredibly diverse variety of hunting and shooting configurations. This fully bored 12 gauge has a 3'' chamber and comes with accu-set of chokes, 4 + 1 capacity, and wood stock. Twin bead and adjustable rifle sights. Blued barrel.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mauser78 Just a good old Mossberg
Granted this gun is new, but, this is a great shotgun, Mossberg has, once again, not let me down. It is a very well built, rugged field shotgun with an excellent finish with exceptional functionality. Though personally, I expect nothing less from Mossberg. This is my second model 500. The first of which had over 100,000 rounds blown through it before it broke and it was built in 1966. By the end, it could only be fired as a single shot, I had worn the shell holders in the magazine to the point of being completely rounded so that they would no longer hold shells in the magazine. If this one lasts even half of that, I will be a very happy man. You can't go wrong with a good old mossberg shotgun.
April 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by wizerd43 best shotgun ever
I have owned mine 20 years,finest pump action shotgun i have ever seen and i have 7 different brands.Keep a 18' barrel for home defense,have a 28"for turkey and deer.I keep reaching for one of my other guns for hunting but for some reason always end up taking it lol.Buy it you'll never regret it!
February 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYbronzeback14 Mossberg 500
This is my first shotgun and I'm very glad I bought it. I use it for turkey and grouse hunting and love it. I put a red dot scope on it for turkey hunting with and after market x full choke and have no plans of getting another turkey gun. I put the camo tape on it and it looks great.
February 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by kona Great First shotgun
Great gun over all! I was going to buy the rem 870 but than I went to bass pro and the 500 looked and was priced better! I have taken it duck, skeet and can shooting and not one problem! Would not trade it for anything!
January 4, 2011
vented rib barrel is the shot barrel for your bird shot to buck shot its the smooth bore barrel the only reason they say vented rib is the rib is a strip of metal on the top where your beads are to help protect the barrel from exploding and they cut gap in it to cool the barrel faster which is why its vented. the other barrel is your rifled slug barrel it is the one with the iron sights. do not fire anything but slugs through that barrel it is used for deer and other game such as that. the other one you can use for birds with shotshells. this gun will definitely fit what you need
It depend on what kind of slugs you are using and what kind of choke your barrel has, it has to be a fixed modified or less to fire a slug. This is due to the fact that a fixed modified choke has a bore diameter of .720" at the end and a foster slug. More commonly known as a rifled slug ( NOT SABOT SLUGS). In reality the sabot slugs would not harm the gun, they just wouldn't be accurate at all because they can't be spun around in a smooth bore barrel. A foster (rifled) slug has rifling on the slug itself allowing for the wind to stabilize the slug down range. The original slug barrels were smooth bore at .725", which is the diameter of a rifled slug. If you have interchangeable chokes, don't fire a rifled slug, you'll only accomplish blowing your gun up in your face.
Don't be fooled by the Remington followers. I have owned a Mossberg 500 for 40 years and it is great. It has never failed me. I just bought a 20 ga for mi wife. The Mossberg has better features than the Remington. The safety is located better and the slide release is also located better. Much easier to locate the safety when a bird takes off on the Mossberg than the Remington!
I have owned a Mossberg 500 for 40 years and I just bought another for my wife. They are a well made shotgun at this pricepoint. The Remington is also a good shotgun but I feel the Mossberg has better features! I have used mine for both slugs and shot and in 40 years it has never failed me!
I have owned many guns in my life and bought my first mossberg last year, it is the WORST gun I have ever owned. Buy a Remington, best gun for the money! If not, remember, you get what you pay for in guns!