Re: mossberg maverick 88 vs. mossberg 500
I have owned the 500, 835, and 535, all were great guns, the 500 we called the meat gun because it killed so many deer and pheasants... Coast to coast, sears, westernfield, and many other stores/companies had there own versions back in the 80's or maybe earlier they were mossberg 500's with a dept store name stamped on them.. you may find one used for a good price. The difference between them is the x35's are 3 1/2 inch chambered shotguns the 535 looks like the 500 with 3 1/2" option rather that 2 3/4 or 3 inch. Any one of them I beleive is a great choice, the mav. I have never shot or even held so I cant really say, I had a 535 but never used it so I sold it to a friend, I use my 1187 for almost all my hunting and I have been thinking of getting the mossberg 935 which is a 3 1/2" chambered semi auto, I cant wait to talk the wife into letting me spend the $$$ on it.
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