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Axe Posts: 421 Member
Greetings everyone! I just picked up a Mossberg maverick 88 12ga for home protection and bear protection. I picked this gun up for $200 new and plan on modifying it a bit. Anyone have experience with this shotgun? I have a favorable opinion so far, but furniture feels rather cheep and it kicks like a mule with 3” mag loads. Putting a KickLite 6 position stock on it this week sometime to shorten stock length for tactical applications such as clearing rooms as the traditional shotgun is cumbersome inside a dwelling. Any input would be great.
IIRC, the original Maverick only had one bar attaching the forend and it tended to flex when you pumped forcefully and wear out the frame in the original design. The new ones I believe corrected that issue with the two bar design of the Mossberg 500. Other than that I believe they are pretty solid guns from what I've heard from others.
2. Add sling.
3. Add forend light.
4. Load. Federal Low Recoil Flight Control 00 for the house; 2.75" 1.25 ounce magnum slugs for your bear problem.
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I actually handled one of those recently and my thought was, this feels exactly like my Mossberg 500. I would go 2 3/4 for home and save the big stuff for bears, like already said.
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Don't matter much for HD unless you live in a castle. But I've read about enough failures and limitations with buck shot at distance in recorded SD incidents that I always run some slugs in the mag when Im camping. About the only time I use mine for SD..
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