Gun Report

Mossberg 590 Tactical Shotgun Heat Shield Speedfeed Synthetic 50665 12 Gauge

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The action is smooth, tight, and reliable. Feeding was very smooth. The heavy 20-inch barrel provided excellent recoil control, the best of the test. Pattern tightness was the best of the test with some buckshot loads. The magazine capacity is sufficient, and with the SpeedFeed stock, the Mossberg had sufficient on-board capacity. The 590 gave us confidence and was the only shotgun tested without any type of malfunction.

Mossberg 590 Tactical Shotgun Heat Shield Speedfeed Synthetic 50665 12 Gauge

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Home Defense
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The Mossberg 590 is a sturdy and well-made shotgun. We really liked the SpeedFeed stock, which allowed extra rounds to be carried on the gun, if not in the action itself.
The Mossberg Tactical's barrel attachment is rugged. No other shotgun in the test had this feature.
The standard ribbed forend gave plenty of leverage.
Some felt the shotgun was muzzle heavy with a full load of shells, but this is a heavy-barrel shotgun with an extended magazine and a heat shield. There will be forward weight bias.

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