I will appreciate any personal experience info on the Mossberg 500 in the 50278 model. I searched, but only found a closed thread with one response. It was no help. Thanks in advance.
i agree with you 100% on the 6 position stock. they are simply inappropriate for use on a Mossberg with the top-mounted safety. I have a Mossberg M590A1 (51663) and it is a really great HD shotgun. I don't need a speed feed stock or a heat shield because they just add additional weight and I never fire a shotgun in enough rapid succession to heat up that heavy walled barrel anyway. My advice is to keep your HD shotty basic and that way you can use it in the field as well as for defensive purposes.Overall great shotgun. ONE problem I personally have is the 6 position stock. Never liked them on a shotgun, probably never will. I prefer a straight stock or a full length pistol grip stock (not the hip fired version). All this specific model of mossberg is, is the Mossberg 500 12 gauge with the marine-cote (mariner model) with an M-4 style stock and a "tactical" fore grip. Also, for anyone wishing to see it, heres a link to one I googled. By the way, I believe it is choked cylinder and hold the same as standard mossberg 500, 5 + 1.
TheGunSource: Mossberg Rifles/Shotguns Mossberg 50278 MARNR 12 18 6SH CB TACT SYN