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Mav 88

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Rammer80, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Okay so I've decided i wanna beef up my Maverick 88 by givin it a few things. Im looking at a heat shield, pistol grip with solid stock. and a pistolgrip forend. but as i've read no one makes them so id have to switch out the 88 barrel and mag for a 590 or a 500 and then i can get the grip. Would all that be worth it and about what price range am i looking at? from just glancing i see about 100 in just accessories not the barrel change out and the forend grip.
     
  2. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    That's probably going to get up to the price of a new gun. Either a Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 are reasonably priced guns. Getting to take apart and accessorize guns is a lot of fun though.
     
  3. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    okay so i guess i wont be wanting to do the barrel exchange right away. i can live with that. But do you know of anywhere to buy a integrated flashlight forend? like they all have in the swat movies?
     
  4. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    Surefire makes a tactical fore end for the Mossberg 500/590. I don't know if it will fit your Maverick or not. I have heard back and forth about your gun on interchangability. There are other fore ends out there that less expensive. Stay away from the cheap ones that mount a Picatinny rail to the front of the fore end. I've heard that those do a good job smacking your hand with the rail. Ouch!
     
  5. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Okay ill continue to look around.
     
  6. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    All Mossberg 500 accessories will fit an 88. Unless specifically stated that it won't. They're essentially the same gun with a few minor differences.
     
  7. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    According to the sites the Mag tube on the 88 is larger diameter than the 500 thats why the forend grip wont fit.
     
  8. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    Most of what I've heard is that pretty much everything but fore ends are interchangeable. Then I've heard from others that you can switch them. Makes me wonder if those who claim you can have actually tried it or not.
     
  9. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    I don't think so. They just assume everything is the same. But then again if everything was the same why would it be 2 different models?
     
  10. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    One is a secondary brand meant to be a budget gun. That's like asking why there are still Stevens because there is Savage.
     
  11. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Ha yea. Speaking of Savage. I dont know if you know anything about em But i've heard good about their .22 rifles. This true? or look more into ruger? which would be typically cheaper?
     
  12. whutdidyousay

    whutdidyousay Hillsboro, OR Member

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    :thumbup:
     
  13. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    I personally have no experience with those particular Savages. I have a really old Stevens semi 22lr. It has lasted through way more rounds then I can dream of counting. I also have a 10/22. I don't know the availability of after market parts for the Savage but that's the big advantage with the Ruger. In my opinion the 10/22 kinda sucks when it's totally stock. You need a few definite upgrades right off the bat. It also is a shame that it seems to be a bit cheaper quality these days. My friend has one that is almost 4 years old. Mine is a little over a year. Mine has more plastic parts to it, mainly the trigger guard from what I know of off the top of my head.
     
  14. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Ah im just looking for something to shoot at random stuff. And i want a bolt action so the 10/22 or all that i could find are all semi-auto
     
  15. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    I do have a few year old Savage bolt action 22lr. I love that gun. I have a fairly basic Bushnell scope on it. I haven't ever shot it from a bench to dial it in really tight or see how good it really is, or isn't. I do know that it will confidently hit a golf ball from the other side of a gravel pit. That's all I care about.
     
  16. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    About how much did that cost you and where did you get it?
     
  17. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    I got it in a deal off the internet with another gun and some ammo. So it's kinda hard to say. I basically bought the other gun and got the rifle free. Gotta love a good deal! :thumbup:
     
  18. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Ah. sounds like a good deal. like the buy the gun get ammo. everyone knows its just really expensive ammo and the gun is free haha