Mossberg 590 vs. Winchester 12 Defender

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by radioflyer, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    Purpose is home defense. What are the different charachteristics of each and which do you prefer/why?
     


  2. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    I've had both, still have the 590...

    Eli
     
  3. DCortez

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    I can tell you why I like my 1300 over Mossy 500. 1300 racks fast & smooth, safety is a better spot, action lock lever is a "rounded bulb" instead of flat piece of metal that sucks to use.
     
  4. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    +1

    I have a 1300 bird gun. Love it.
     
  5. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    another vote for the 1300.
     
  6. country_boy

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    My 1300 still shoots good, I bought a knoxx spec ops recoil stock for it. I can shoot it all day!:fighting0010:
     
  7. Fisherman

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    They all seem to be good guns, be it Winchester, Mossberg, Remington, Benelli.

    Go with whichever you like best. Consider, fit, feel and the location of the safety and slide release.
     
  8. streakpi

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    Is the "spec ops" recoil stock different than the Knoxx CompStock? I'm new to shotguns and want to buy a Winchester 1300 Defender and get a good stock.

    Great thread.
     
  9. Hawghauler

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    I have the 590 tactical and I like it. I don't have a Winchester or Remington but I have no doubt both would please me (I am easy). I don't think you can go wrong with either.
     
  10. jtriron

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    New Moss 500 owner here / still making improvements but very happy with it. I also have a Rem. 1100 converted to tactical thats very good also.
     

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